First Verses: Composite Volume

First Verses: Composite Volume

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This is a collection of modern poems for children, many of them written specifically for this book. It is divided into four sections: Counting Rhymes, Finger Rhymes, Chanting Rhymes, and Action Rhymes. The brief poems are fun-to-read, and Carol Thompson's beautiful illustrations show young readers how to act out the rhymes. This brings children into the poems to play along, making reading even more more

Product details

  • 3-5
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 200.66 x 256.54 x 15.24mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0192761455
  • 9780192761453

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"Parents, care-givers, and teachers will find many of these verses, and their accompanying illustrations, inviting ways to encourage children to join in the reciting and the reading themselves."--School Library Journal"Noisy action rhymes full of playful nonsense will have toddlers and their caregivers counting, pointing, clapping, and acting out... The appeal is in the sounds of the words, the physicalness of the scenarios, and the combination of the gross, the fantastic, and the cozy."--Booklist"These rhymes are useful, refreshing, and fun to use...lively pictures..."--Children's Book Review Service"John Foster's selections are designed to 'make even the wiggliest toddler listen up...' The verses also introduce young ears to the fundamentals of poetry and encourage children to focus on content by acting out the rhythms. The verses are illustrated with round purple plums, mischievous monkeys and smiling, laughing kids."--Curriculum Reviewshow more

About John Foster

John Foster is one of the most prolific compilers of poetry anthologies for children. He is also the editor of the widely popular First Poetry anthologies as well as Dinosaur Poems, Magic Poems, Monster Poems, and Dragon Poems (all available from OUP.)show more

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