The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles


The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles

Maude and Miska Petersham

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1945

62 pp.

age: infants on up

Interests: poetry

A collection of simple poems for all ages, with many illustrations. A standard repertoire of all those sing-song little rhyming tidbits that everyone seems to know, from “Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear” to “How much wood could a woodchuck chuck…” and “Star bright, star light, first star I see tonight…”. There are sections on Rhymes and Jingles, Finger Games (with diagrams), Rope Skipping Rhymes, and Counting-out Rhymes.

The emphasis, pictorially, is on historical Americana; the charming illustrations depict pioneer children, farm children, pilgrims, and men in tricorn hats.

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