Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes

Book review by
Jennifer Gennari, Common Sense Media
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Beatrix Potter and Mother Goose -- a great team.

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What 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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Adult Written bySpiff April 9, 2008
Adorable book...my 2-year-old loves it!
Kid, 10 years old April 9, 2008

Good for all ages!

This is a great book! so are all of the Beatrix Potter books. i have enjoyed them since forever and i still love them.

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.

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