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Schoolyard Rhymes: Kids' Own Rhymes for Rope Skipping, Hand Clapping, Ball Bouncing, and Just Plain Fun

 
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Schoolyard Rhymes: Kids' Own Rhymes for Rope Skipping, Hand Clapping, Ball Bouncing, and Just Plain Fun
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Release Date
July 12, 2005
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0375825169
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"Schoolyard rhymes are catchy and fun. They are easy to remember. In fact, they stick in the mind like bubble gum to a shoe." writes Judy Sierra in her introduction to this lively collection of traditional playground chants. Included are more than 50 verses ranging from the familiar jump rope rhyme about the mythical lady with the alligator purse to less familiar counting-out ones, from funny rhymes for ball-bouncing and hand-clapping games to "Liar, liar, pants on fire, nose as long as a telephone wire" and other choice insults of children. Melissa Sweet includes bright, colorful fabric swatches in her watercolor-and-pencil collages to perfectly capture the spirit of these funky, street-smart verses that children love to recite and chant.

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Liar, Liar, pants on fire . . .
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From the "nah nah nah" type of verses, such as

"I'm rubber, you're glue/
Everything you say about me/
Bounces off me and sticks to you."

to the bouncy jump roping and hand clapping ditties, here are 50 classic rhymes children say and hear everyday. They are illustrated with funny, lively, whimsical drawings by Melissa Sweet.

I gleefully revisited my childhood rhymes (and learned new ones). Pure pleasure for readers of all ages!
TM
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