I don't know when or how I learned about Each Peach Pear Plum, but I know that I memorized as a child. When my kids were little, I would recite it to them (even though I didn't have a copy of the book), and then we got to the point where I would say the first part of the sentence and they would finish it. Somewhere along the way, I stumbled across a copy of the book so my kids could see that I wasn't completely nuts and this really was how it was read. My kids are all grown up now, but I still buy copies of Each Peach Pear Plum to gift to expecting parents as shower gifts. May their children grow up hearing the rhymes so much that they too can tell you who each character spied.