The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles

Picture Books | March 1, 1969

byMaud Petersham, Miska PetershamIllustratorMaud Petersham

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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.

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

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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 c...

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 ...

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Format:Picture BooksDimensions:64 pages, 10.25 × 8 × 0.6 inPublished:March 1, 1969Publisher: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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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

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