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Marc Brown's Playtime Rhymes: A Treasury for Families to Learn and Play Together

Marc Brown's Playtime Rhymes: A Treasury for Families to Learn and Play Together

Fall 2013 Picture Books
Ages: 3 - 6 yrs.
Author: Marc Brown
ISBN: 9780316207355
Hardcover Price: $18.00
Review:

This collection brings together a variety of traditional finger-play rhymes for parents and children to learn and sing together. Some, like "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "The Wheels on the Bus," will undoubtedly be familiar to many readers; others, like "The Squirrel" and "Here is the Beehive," may be less so. Each rhyme is illustrated in two ways: with a whimsical depiction of the subject, and with diagrams of the accompanying hand motions, so that readers who have never heard a particular rhyme can learn it as a finger play.

Parents, teachers, librarians, and children will all enjoy this collection. Young readers will appreciate seeing the verses they already know enhanced by Brown's appealing and gently humorous illustrations, and adults can add to their own toolbox of finger play rhymes for occasions when a little diversion is needed. This treasury is well worth adding to the family's collection.

Naomi Lesley   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Naomi Lesley taught middle and high school English for six years. She is currently in a doctoral program at the George Washington University, focusing on American young adult literature.

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Little Brown Books for Young Readers
http://www.lb-kids.com

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