A Nursery Rhyme for Every Night of the Year


Author: Esiri, Allie, Faccini, Emily Published 23/03/2023 | Hardback
165 x 243 x 44 | 702g

ISBN: 9781035013326 Category:

Allie Esiri’s beautiful gift anthology, A Nursery Rhyme for Every Night of the Year, is a definitive collection of nursery rhymes, with enchanting illustrations by Emily Faccini. The book includes 366 rhymes – traditional classics as well as favourite rhymes of today – each accompanied by an enlightening introduction. Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with children of all ages.

Rhymes include ‘Oranges and Lemons’, ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ and ‘Rock-A-Bye Baby’, alongside modern songs such as ‘Nellie the Elephant’, ‘Baby Shark’ and ‘Puff the Magic Dragon’; with new entries from writing stars Floella Benjamin, Brian Bilston, Rod Campbell, Joseph Coelho, Julia Donaldson and Michael Rosen, all making this the most joyful book to read together, every night of the year.

Each month includes rhymes on different themes:January: Winter, BedtimeFebruary: Love, Pancake DayMarch: Spring, Women’s Day, Riddles April: April Fool’s Day, Spring Festivals, Tongue-TwistersMay: May Day, Farm, Market, LondonJune: Playground Games, AnimalsJuly: Weather Lore, Travel, ClassicsAugust: Sea, Rivers, OutdoorsSeptember: Back to SchoolOctober: Food, Action Songs, HalloweenNovember: History, Divali, ThanksgivingDecember: Lullabies, Festive RhymesAllie Esiri’s daily introductions teach the significance of the nursery rhyme; offering historical facts, answers to riddles, helpful instructions for the action rhymes, football fans’ playful variants and much more. The day-to-day format of the anthology invites readers to share one of the great nursery rhymes every day – or night – of the year.

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