Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes
By Jennifer Gennari,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Beatrix Potter and Mother Goose -- a great team.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that it's hard to beat Beatrix Potter and Mother Goose for immersing young children in high-level language with a rhyming, metered format which entrances them. Because the language is so rich, it's also good for beginning readers.
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What's the Story?
Potter's original nursery rhymes about mice, rabbits, pigs, and hedgehogs are illustrated in fine detail..
The seven rhymes range in subject from a mouse's hairstyle to Potter's take on a certain shoe-dwelling elderly lady.
Is It Any Good?
Beatrix Potter's delightful nursery rhymes for the very young show off her talent with words. Each stanza is illustrated with a watercolor in a formal square or a soft circle. The pictures, unfortunately, are clumped two and three per page in this large collection.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about nursery rhymes. Try reading this in conjunction with classic Mother Goose rhymes. How do they compare? Young kids can also come up with some rhymes of their own.
- Author: Beatrix Potter
- Illustrator: Beatrix Potter
- Genre: Poetry
- Book type: Non-Fiction
- Publisher: Penguin Group
- Publication date: December 31, 1969
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 2 - 5
- Number of pages: 58
- Last updated: July 12, 2017
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