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Schoolyard Rhymes
Kids' Own Rhymes for Rope-Skipping, Hand Clapping, Ball Bouncing, and Just Plain
Written by Judy SierraAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Melissa SweetAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Melissa Sweet


· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· eBook · Ages 6-9 years
· July 25, 2012 · $10.99 · 978-0-307-98317-6 (0-307-98317-X)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

"Schoolyard rhymes are catchy and fun. They are easy to remember. In fact, they stick in the mind like bubble gum to a shoe." writes Judy Sierra in her introduction to this lively collection of traditional playground chants. Included are more than 50 verses ranging from the familiar jump rope rhyme about the mythical lady with the alligator purse to less familiar counting-out ones, from funny rhymes for ball-bouncing and hand-clapping games to "Liar, liar, pants on fire, nose as long as a telephone wire" and other choice insults of children. Melissa Sweet includes bright, colorful fabric swatches in her watercolor-and-pencil collages to perfectly capture the spirit of these funky, street-smart verses that children love to recite and chant.

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Judy Sierra is the acclaimed author of many picture books, including the award-winning Wild About BooksZooZicalMind Your Manners, B.B. WolfThe Sleepy Little AlphabetWe Love Our School!; and Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur. She holds a PhD in folklore, is an experienced puppeteer and storyteller, and lives in Eugene, Oregon, with her husband, Bob, and their poodle, Keiko. You can visit her at JudySierra.net.

Melissa Sweet is the illustrator of many acclaimed children’s books, including her collaboration with Judy Sierra on Schoolyard Rhymes. She is also the author and illustrator of Carmine: A Little More Red. She lives in Rockport, Maine.

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