This third book "in two voices" uses the traditional reading teaching techniques (alliteration, rhyme, repetition, short sentences) to invite young children to read along with an adult. This time, twelve short nursery rhymes fit on one spread each and feature the characters and stories that children love best: Humpty Dumpty; Jack and Jill; Little Miss Muffet; Old King Cole and the Cat and the Fiddle; Pussycat, Pussycat; Jack Sprat; Little Boy Blue and Little Bo Peep; Old Mother Hubbard; Jack, Be Nimble; Peter Pumpkin Eater; Little Jack Horner and Little Tommy Tucker; Simple Simon; and Baa Baa Black Sheep. With the clear, color-coded typography and amusing illustrations, this collection is sure to entertain while encouraging reading skills and interaction with others.
"Sure to draw giggles from the most reluctant young readers."
"The energy never flags, neither in Hoberman's trademark bouncy rhythms nor in Emberley's exuberant illustrations."
Mary Ann Hoberman is a former Children's Poet Laureate and a winner of the National Book Award. During her tenure as Children's Poet Laureate, Ms. Hoberman visited numerous classrooms and libraries, introducing both children and adults to the joys of reading and memorizing poetry. She is the author of more than forty books for children, including All Kinds of Families! and the award-winning You Read to Me, I'll Read to You series.
Michael Emberley is the creator of the highly acclaimed picture books Ruby and its sequel, Ruby and the Sniffs; Welcome Back Sun; Dinosaurs!; and Mail Harry to the Moon! Having grown up in a family of writers and artists, he is an avid reader and comic book fan. A native of New England, Mr. Emberley now lives in Ireland.