Oral folk poetry surrounds children daily--in jump-rope chants, jokes, poems, songs, and street rhymes. This is an encyclopedic collection of over 250 such rhymes, some over three centuries old, that are a testament to the vitality and originality of the American language. Both children and parents will recognize the familiar and delight in the new.
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Alvin Schwartz is known for a body of work of more than two dozen books of folklore for young readers that explore everything from wordplay and humor to tales and legends of all kinds. His collections of scary stories -- Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, More Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, Scary Stories 3, and two I Can Read Books, In A Dark, Dark Room and Ghosts! -- are just one part of his matchless folklore collection.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
As sure as a vine grows round a stump,
You are my darling sugar lump.
As sure as a vine grows round a rafter,
you are the one that I am after.
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Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60227575
Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060227575 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0013124