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Wednesday 31 December 2014

Review: Nursery Rhymes

This collection of four board books by prolific author/illustrator Tony Ross is the perfect gift for young children, and an excellent addition to any home bookshelf.

Each rhyme covers either a single or double page spread, and each book has a particular focus: playtime, bedtime, animals and actions (although some could probably fit into more than one category). There are plenty of classics like Baa Baa Black Sheep, Rock-A-Bye Baby and Jack and Jill, and some perhaps less well known rhymes like Sing A Song of Sixpence and Little Boy Blue.

In typical Tony Ross style the illustrations complement each rhyme but are slightly quirky and full of expression, and the characters suit the traditional nature of the content.

There are twenty rhymes in total, which makes a substantial repertoire for any parent, teacher or librarian to teach their children.

Title: My First Nursery Rhymes Collection
Author/Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press, $26.70 RRP
Publication Date: July 2014
Format: Board book
ISBN: 9781783441846
For ages: 0-5
Type: Picture book