This Little Piggy: Lap Songs, Finger Plays, Clapping Games, and Pantomime Rhymes

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Jane Yolen
Candlewick Press, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 80 pages
10 Reviews
You won't be able to resist acting out these dozens of rhymes and games for very young children - an endearing, annotated collection sure to become a family heirloom.

Open this delightful anthology of more than sixty lap songs, clapping
games, and action rhymes and discover the perfect book for babies and
toddlers - and their grateful parents and caregivers. Featuring familiar
favorites such as "Goosey, Goosey, Gander" and "I'm a Little Teapot"
as well as lesser-known rhymes like "Harry Whistle" and "In Went the
Prairie Dog," this comprehensive collection includes directions for play,
historical tidbits, and fourteen simple musical arrangements for piano
and guitar. Masterfully selected and edited by Jane Yolen, whom
NEWSWEEK calls "America's Hans Christian Andersen," THIS LITTLE PIGGY is lavishly illustrated in charming detail by Will Hillenbrand. The bonus CD contains fifteen minutes of lively music and vocals, based on Adam Stemple's original arrangements, including "Dance to Your Daddy", "I'm a Little Teapot," and many others.
  

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Review: This Little Piggy with CD: Lap Songs, Finger Plays, Clapping Games and Pantomime Rhymes

User Review  - Samantha - Goodreads

A collection of lap rhymes, fingerplays etc to play with young children. A note about each rhyme's origin appears after the title and instructions for play can be found at the bottom of each page ... Read full review

Review: This Little Piggy with CD: Lap Songs, Finger Plays, Clapping Games and Pantomime Rhymes

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

A book of mostly British & American nursery rhymes (predominantly ones I had never heard of)that are used for babies and toddlers. They are in the form of lap songs("To Market, To Market"), finger ... Read full review

Contents

Dance to Your Daddy
11
BUMPETX BUMPETY
20
Ride a CockHorse
26
WIGGLE WIGGLE
37
Foxys Den
44
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About the author (2005)

WILL HILLENBRAND is the award-winning illustrator of KISS THE COW! by Phyllis Root, THE BIGGEST, BEST SNOWMAN, and PLEASE SAY PLEASE by Margery Cuyler, and the author-illustrator of DOWN BY THE STATION.

JANE YOLEN has played many of these games with her three children and six grandchildren. She is the author of more than 250 books for children and young adults, including the Caldecott-winning OWL MOON and the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY GOODNIGHT? END

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