The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles

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The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles

by Maud Petersham, Miska Petersham
Illustrator Maud Petersham

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | March 1, 1969 | Picture Books |

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Here is part of America''s heritage -- gay verses beautifully illustrated by famous artists. "The rooster crows and away he goes", pictured on the jacket, is only one of these well-known nursery rhymes, counting-out games, skipping-rope songs, finger games, and other jingles beloved by American children for generations. They come from collections all over America, so you may find some that are new as well as your own favorites.
"Mother, may I go out to swim", "Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear", "Roses are red, violets are blue", all are here, each one charmingly illustrated to make this an outstanding picture book. An American Mother Goose for every child''s library.

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 64 Pages, 7.87 × 10.24 × 0.39 in

Published: March 1, 1969

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0027731006

ISBN - 13: 9780027731002

Appropriate for ages: 3

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The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles

The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles

by Maud Petersham, Miska Petersham
Illustrator Maud Petersham

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 64 Pages, 7.87 × 10.24 × 0.39 in

Published: March 1, 1969

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0027731006

ISBN - 13: 9780027731002

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From Chapter Rhymes and Jingles

Peter, Peter pumpkin eater,

Had a wife and couldn''t keep her.

He put her in a pumpkin shell

And there he kept her very well.

Jack and Jill went up the hill

To fetch a pail of water.

Jack fell down and broke his crown,

And Jill came tumbling after.

Patty-cake, patty-cake, Baker''s man,

Bake me a cake as fast as you can.

Roll it up and roll it up.

And put it in the pan.

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet,

Eating her curds and whey.

Along came a spider and sat down beside her

And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Copyright © 1945 by Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Copyright © renewed 1973 by Miska F. Petersham

Table of Contents

Contents

Rhymes and Jingles

Finger Games

Rope Skipping Rhymes

Counting-out Rhymes

Games

Yankee Doodle

From the Publisher

Here is part of America''s heritage -- gay verses beautifully illustrated by famous artists. "The rooster crows and away he goes", pictured on the jacket, is only one of these well-known nursery rhymes, counting-out games, skipping-rope songs, finger games, and other jingles beloved by American children for generations. They come from collections all over America, so you may find some that are new as well as your own favorites.
"Mother, may I go out to swim", "Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear", "Roses are red, violets are blue", all are here, each one charmingly illustrated to make this an outstanding picture book. An American Mother Goose for every child''s library.

About the Author

Maud Fuller Petersham was born in Kingston, New York on August 5, 1889. She graduated from Vassar College in 1912 and later studied at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art. She worked at the International Art Service, where she met her future husband and life-long illustrating partner, Miska Petersham. The husband-and-wife team illustrated more than 70 books for children, many of which they also wrote. They received the 1946 Caldecott Medal for The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles. Their other works include The Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg, The Box with Red Wheels, and The Christ Child. She died in 1971.

Miska Petersham was born in Torokszentmiklos, Hungary on September 20, 1888. He graduated from the Budapest Academy of Art in Hungary and immigrated to the United States in 1912. He worked at the International Art Service, where he met his future wife and life-long illustrating partner, Maud Petersham. The husband-and-wife team illustrated more than 70 books for children, many of which they also wrote. They received the 1946 Caldecott Medal for The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles. Their other works include The Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg, The Box with Red Wheels, and The Christ Child. He died in 1960.

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A collection of traditional American nursery rhymes, finger games, skipping rhymes, jingles, and counting-out rhymes.

Appropriate for ages: 3

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