A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book One by Ada M. Skinner, Frances Gillespy Wickes, Maud Petersham,

By Ada M. Skinner, Frances Gillespy Wickes, Maud Petersham, Miska Petersham

First quantity of A kid's personal e-book of Verse, a three-volume set deliberate to be used throughout the 4 basic years. This surprisingly superb selection of poetry used to be chosen with the kid's pursuits in brain. comprises sound rhymes and jingles to attract the ear, descriptive poems to create photographs within the imagination, lullabies and lyrics to hot the center, and story-telling poems to stir the mind's eye. Attractively illustrated by way of Maud and Miska Petersham. compatible for a while five to eight.

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Little Jack Frost ran down the hill, Late in the night when the winds were still, Late in the fall when the leaves fell down Red and yellow and faded brown. " Little Jack Frost tripped 'round and 'round Spreading much snow on the frozen ground, Nipping the breezes, icing the streams, Chilling the warmth of the sun's bright beams. But when Dame Nature brought back the spring, Brought back the birds that chirp and sing, Melted the snow and warmed the sky, Little Jack Frost went pouting by. The flowers opened their eyes of blue, Green buds peeped out and grasses grew; It was so warm and scorched him so, Little Jack Frost was glad to go.

It is hoped that by so constant and so thoughtful a use of verse as these volumes suggest there may result a liberating of the sense of beauty, an instilling of an abiding love of poetry, the interpreter of beauty, and, it may be, a freeing of the power of poetic expression. —EMMA J. SEBRING ST. AGATHA Contents Acknowledgements Introduction Little Wind White Sheep Time to Rise Pussy-Cat Mew Seven Little Chicks Once I Saw a Little Bird Bow-Wow-Wow The North Wind Doth Blow Some Little Mice Bobby Shafto The Rabbits Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dee Little Cock-Sparrow There Was a Little Robin Blow, Wind, Blow Daffy-Down-Dilly The Rain Rosy Posy A Bonny Boat Lock the Dairy Door The Clucking Hen Little Brown Bobby Whisky Frisky Jack Frost Sing, Little Bird Who Has Seen the Wind?

Oh, up in the morning early. The round red sun is the door to go through, That is the way quite clearly. —KATE GREENAWAY Cradle Song Sleep, baby, sleep! Thy father's watching the sheep, Thy mother's shaking the dreamland tree, And down drops a little dream for thee. Sleep, baby, sleep. Sleep, baby, sleep! The large stars are the sheep; The little stars are the lambs, I guess, The bright moon is the shepherdess. Sleep, baby, sleep. —ELIZABETH PRENTISS God's Care In the pleasant sunny meadows, Where the buttercups are seen, And the daisies' little shadows Lie along the level green, Flocks of quiet sheep are feeding, Little lambs are playing near, And the watchful shepherd leading Keeps them safe from harm and fear.

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