Tickle-toe Rhymes

 
9780006635970: Tickle-toe Rhymes

A light-hearted collection of counting rhymes inspired by "This Little Piggy Went to Market". Joan Knight has created a series of new rhymes, each one featuring a different group of five animals in a nonsensical setting.

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From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-K-- Each of the 13 original counting rhymes featured in this book shows a different animal in a different setting: hippos on a picnic, monkeys in a circus, tigers in a bedroom, etc. Every poem is six lines long, and progresses from one to five in a pattern that is obviously meant for finger or toe counting games with very young children. The grouping of animals on the double-page spreads move the eye from left to right, a good pre-reading exercise. The text, for the most part, is competently written and amusing. "One Little Bunny" has an infectious rhythm and interesting yet comprehensible language. Others are not so effective. "One Little Hippo" has a more forced rhythm ("Five little hippos said lunch was over,/ And they hopped back in the pram"). "One Little Piggy" uses the word prig , an unfamiliar, abstract word which is hardly understandable to a very young child. The full-color watercolor-and-ink illustrations add humor and detail, and are clear and attractive. They are rather static and posed looking, though, since there is a lack of shading and a very flat look throughout. Marc Brown's Hand Rhymes (1985) and Play Rhymes (1988, both Dutton) and Clyde and Wendy Watson's Father Fox's Pennyrhymes (Crowell, 1971) and Catch Me and Kiss Me and Say It Again (Philomel, 1983) are better choices. --Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, Ill.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

Variations of the familiar "One little piggy went to market" form a grand collection of 13 counting rhymes. Musical owls, bedtime lambs and snowy pandas live in cozy houses where they cavort and frolic. For example, when five groups of hippos indulge in a gargantuan feast, "One little hippo brought a blanket. / Two little hippos brought ham," and eventually, "Five little hippos said lunch was over. / And they all hopped back in the pram." Wallner's amusing watercolor-and-ink drawings portray a delightfully eccentric crop of creatures. Parents and children alike will enjoy the droll humor, from a panda that reads Poe to five opera buff owls who "Don't give a hoot." Ages 2-7.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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