By Ada M. Skinner, Frances Gillespy Wickes, Maud Petersham, Miska Petersham
First quantity of A kid's personal booklet of Verse, a three-volume set deliberate to be used through the 4 basic years. This surprisingly fantastic number 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 pictures within the imagination, lullabies and lyrics to hot the guts, and story-telling poems to stir the mind's eye. Attractively illustrated by means of Maud and Miska Petersham. appropriate for a long time five to eight.
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I," said the duck, "I call it fun, For I have my little red rubbers on; They make a cunning three-toed track In the soft, cool mud. Quack! " And she lifted a towsled yellow head Out of her green and grassy bed. "I hope 't will pour! " —CLARA DOTY BATES The Lost Doll I once had a sweet little doll, dears, The prettiest doll in the world; Her cheeks were so red and so white, dears, And her hair was so charmingly curled; But I lost my poor little doll, dears, As I played in the heath one day; And I cried for her more than a week, dears, But I never could find where she lay.
To this land of ours and the dear old flag, The Red, the White and the Blue. Then hurrah for the flag! " The Dustman When the toys are growing weary; And the twilight gathers in, When the nursery still re-echoes With the children's merry din; Then unseen, unheard, unnoticed, Comes an old man up the stair, Lightly to the children passes, Lays his hand upon their hair. Softly smiles the good old Dustman, In their eyes the dust he throws, Till their little heads are falling And their eyelids gently close.
Coo-coo! Coo-coo! Coo-coo! Let me speak a few words too! " "Caw! " "Cluck! " said the hen; "Don't ask me again. Why, I haven't a chick Would do such a trick. We all gave her a feather, And she wove them together. I'd scorn to intrude On her and her brood. Cluck! " "Chirr-a-whirr! Chirr-a-whirr! All the birds make a stir! " A little boy hung down his head, And went and hid behind the bed; For he stole that pretty nest From poor little yellowbreast; And he felt so full of shame, He didn't like to tell his name.
A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book One by Ada M. Skinner, Frances Gillespy Wickes, Maud Petersham, Miska Petersham