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

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Candlewick Press, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 80 pages
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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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THIS LITTLE PIGGY: and Other Rhymes to Sing and Play

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Divided into the types of games parents and children can play as they read these rhymes, this collection focuses on lifting, bumping, wiggling, clapping and pantomiming motions. With directions for ... Read full review


User Review  - gabc -

I bought this as a birthday gift for a one year old. Since these are the beginning games we play with babies it seemed like a good idea. The baby loves them and there are some new lap games to be learned also. Read full review


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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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