From School Library Journal
PreSchool-- Adults looking for new ideas for interactive play with babies and toddlers will appreciate this step-by-step introduction to play rhymes. Old favorites are included along with some newer rhymes, and some familiar ones are put to imaginative use. The 30 selections are organized according to parts of the body and each is accompanied by several pen-and-ink illustrations with watercolor washes depicting a child and adult performing the actions. Tiegreen captures the loving interactions, but the similarities in facial expressions in the adults is slightly annoying. While the rhymes themselves will appeal to babies, the illustrations are geared to adults, and the book functions more as a how-to manual than a read-aloud. Marc Brown's Hand Rhymes (1985) and Finger Rhymes (1987, both Dutton) and Carol Ra's Trot, Trot to Boston (Lothrop, 1987), beautifully illustrated by Catherine Stock, are better choices to share with children. --Ruth Smith, formerly at Chicago Pub . Lib .
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About the Author
Joanna Cole is the author of the popular Magic School Bus series, I'm a Big Brother, I'm a Big Sister, and many other award-winning books. In Asking About Sex & Growing Up, she provides a reassuring blend of practical guidance and scientific fact for the audience that needs it most.
Stephanie Calmenson is the author of many acclaimed books for children. They have been called "marvelous" (Publishers Weekly), "lyrical" (School Library Journal), and "sweet, funny, and right on the mark" (ALA Booklist). Her books include Dinner at the Panda Palace, a PBS Storytime Book; Welcome, Baby! Baby Rhymes for Baby Times; Good for You! Toddler Rhymes for Toddler Times; and Kindergarten Kids: Riddles, Rebuses, Wiggles, Giggles, and More!