for Wee Rhymes by Jane Yolen and Jane Dyer
"Upside daisy, / Oh so crazy, / Look out-all fall down. / Pick you up / And dust you off, / And kiss away that frown" ("All Fall Down"). A collection of original nursery rhymes interspersed with occasional Mother Goose classics emphasizes playful language, sounds, rhythm, and the joy of rhyme-making moments in daily life. Babies and toddlers will delight in the merry tone and silly sounds of Jane Yolen's verse, which is rooted in familiar routines and objects of early childhood: diaper-changing, eating, dressing, toys, and of course the presence of loving adults. Jane Dyer's illustrations show an array of diverse, sweetly rounded faces and adult caregivers in a book sure to inspire some original sound- and wordplay. (Ages birth-3)
CCBC Choices 2014. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2014. Used with permission.