There was a little man who traded everything he could, until he ended up with everything he started with.
Beatrice Schenk de Regniers and Irene Haas have recorded the antics of this funny little hero with rhythm, rhyme, and humor in this delightful picture book based on a folk song. First published in 1957 and completely reillustrated by the original artist, Was It a Good Trade? is a book to read, sing, chant, and rhyme along with. Readers can even trade it!Was it a good trade?
Was it a bad trade?
Was it a good trade -- hey?
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Beatrice Schenk de Regniers wrote many well-loved children's books, such as What Can You Do With A Shoe? and the Caldecott-winning May I Bring a Friend? Ms. de Regniers was once a social worker, a dancer, and the founder of a children's book club, but her true passion was writing children's books. She died in 2000.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-This rhyming, whimsical story, based on a folk song, was first published in 1956 (Harcourt; o.p.) and has been completely reillustrated. In it, a man trades a knife for a wife, a cake for a rake, a shoe without a mate for a slate, and more. Periodically, he asks if the results are good or bad, but readers know that his swapping doesn't amount to much, which is why he keeps at it. Near the end, he has the knife back, and announces that he is through with trading, but the next spread belies his words. Full-color drawings of the man and the things he trades bounce across each spread on white backgrounds. Roly-poly, rosy-cheeked characters enliven the frolicking text, which flows and curves along the pages. The music and words for the song are included at the end. You may not want to trade your original for this version but you will want to add it.
Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL
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