By Ada M. Skinner, Frances Gillespy Wickes, Maud Petersham, Miska Petersham
First quantity of A kid's personal booklet of Verse, a three-volume set deliberate to be used through the 4 basic years. This strangely advantageous number of poetry used to be chosen with the kid's pursuits in brain. comprises sound rhymes and jingles to entice the ear, descriptive poems to create photographs within the imagination, lullabies and lyrics to hot the center, and story-telling poems to stir the mind's eye. Attractively illustrated by way of Maud and Miska Petersham. appropriate for a while five to eight.
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Drift the flying snow! Send it twirling, whirling overhead! There's a bedroom in a tree Where, snug as snug can be, The squirrel nests in his cozy bed. Shriek, wind, shriek! Make the branches creak! Battle with the boughs till break o' day! In a snow-cave warm and tight, Through the icy winter night The rabbit sleeps the peaceful hours away. Call, wind, call! In entry and in hall! Straight from off the mountain white and wild! Soft purrs the pussy-cat, On her little fluffy mat, And beside her nestles close her furry child.
Call, wind, call! In entry and in hall! Straight from off the mountain white and wild! Soft purrs the pussy-cat, On her little fluffy mat, And beside her nestles close her furry child. Scold, wind, scold! So bitter and so bold! Shake the windows with your tap, tap, tap! With half-shut dreamy eyes The drowsy baby lies Cuddled closely in his mother's lap. —MARY F. BUTTS Shoe or Stocking In Holland, children set their shoes, This night, outside the door; These wooden shoes Knecht Clobes sees, And fills them from his store.
So, Lemuel Laugh and Samuel Smile, Come in, my dears, and tarry awhile! —LAURA E. " Three Little Owlets Three little owlets In a hollow tree, Cuddled up together Close as could be. When the moon came out And the dew lay wet, Mother flew about To see what she could get. She caught a little mouse, So velvety and soft, She caught some little sparrows, And then she flew aloft To the three little owlets In a hollow tree, Cuddled up together Close as could be. " Tu-whit, tu-whit, tu-whit, Tu—whoo! Over in the Meadow Over in the meadow, In a nest built of sticks, Lived a black mother crow And her little crows six.