For many children, the nursery rhymes of Mother Goose (and other oral traditions) are their first exposure to poetry. They love the regular rhythm and rhyme and utter nonsense of these verses. Other children, however, completely miss hearing these rhymes which is a shame given how often we allude to them in everyday life. Either way, there are many Mother Goose collections available for sharing, including this sampling of titles.
The list begins:
Ada, Alma Flor and Campoy, Isabel. 2010. Muu, Moo! Rimas de animales/Animal Nursery Rhymes. New York: Rayo/HarperCollins.
Addams, Charles. 2002. The Charles Addams Mother Goose. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Agard, John, and Nichols, Grace. 1995. No Hickory, No Dickory, No Dock: Caribbean Nursery Rhymes. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
Beaton, Clare. 2000. Mother Goose Remembers. New York: Barefoot Books.
Crews, Nina. 2004. The Neighborhood Mother Goose. New York: Greenwillow.
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