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Twiddling Your Thumbs: Hand Rhymes by Wendy Cope (Children's Paperback Picture Book) Paperback – October 1, 1992
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1 This picture book collection of 20 finger plays not generally known to American children presents some problems. While the cartoon illustrations are colorful and pleasingly silly, the arrangement of pictures which show hand positions along with pictures which show plot may be confusing. Some of the pictures of hand positions are hard to decipher. In addition, several of the pictures and poems with multiple verses are set up to look as if they read across the page when actually they are to be read up and down. Mild Briticisms and British phraseology will probably not be a problem for most children. While the introduction clearly sets this book up as one for parents to share with children, librarians may want to acquire it for use in preschool story hours. However, those that have Marc Brown's Finger Rhymes (1980) and Hand Rhymes (1985, both Dutton) or Tom Glazer's Eye Winker, Tom Tinker, Chin Chopper (Doubleday, 1978) can pass it by. Barbara Chatton, College of Education, University of Wyoming, Laramie
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Wendy Cope was born in Erith, Kent. After university she worked for fifteen years as a primary-school teacher in London. Her first collection of poems, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, was published in 1986. In 1987 she received a Cholmondeley Award for poetry and in 1995 the American Academy of Arts and Letters Michael Braude Award for light verse. Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems 1979-2006 was published in 2008.
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