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Title:
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes : and other action rhymes
Author:
Newcome, Zita.
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Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
60 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
A collection of approximately fifty nursery and counting rhymes, most accompanied by fingerplays or other activities.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780763618995
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Book

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Summary

Summary

From the creator of the best-selling TODDLEROBICS comes an exuberant collection of more than fifty favorite action songs and rhymes.
Are you ready for a hand-clapping, finger-snapping, jumping-up-and-down good time? This comprehensive collection of more than fifty favorite rhymes and songs is more than a buoyant picture book - it's a how-to manual for having fun, toddler-style. Illustrating each rhyme are the hand and body movements that go along with it - including such classics as
Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake, I'm a Little Teapot, Ten in the Bed, and many more. A must-have for parents, grandparents, babysitters, teachers, and anyone else with a healthy respect for the fine art of play


Author Notes

Zita Newcome has written and illustrated many books for children


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

PreS. Like Newcome's Toddlerobics (1996) and Toddlerobics' Animal Fun (1999), this collection of more than 50 traditional songs and rhymes shows a multiethnic cast of toddlers having a great time as they act out the hand and body movements of the verses. From "Ten in the Bed" and "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" to "Oats and Beans and Barley Grow," each page includes the words of one rhyme and energetic watercolor-and-colored pencil illustrations of kids in action. Sometimes there's a sidebar for adults demonstrating the movements. This is exercise and play as well as a lively celebration of the sound and beat of words in the nonsense rhymes that live on. --Hazel Rochman


Publisher's Weekly Review

Little ones can get into the groove with a host of titles featuring poetry and song. Heads, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes and Other Action Rhymes by Zita Newcome contains more than 50 rhymes, including such favorites as "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" in a square, paper-over-board volume. Boxed illustrations suggest movements for select songs. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-A cast of adorable children, of all colors and sizes, inhabits and decorates this charming collection of 51 traditional nursery rhymes and songs. Aimed at and perfectly suited to toddlers and preschoolers, the volume has many familiar favorites, some with new or not-so-familiar second verses. There are several counting rhymes, like "Five Little Monkeys" or "Five Fat Peas," using the numbers to count up or down. Others are classics like "The Wheels on the Bus" and "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep." Oftentimes, two or three rhymes are grouped together on a spread with small, captioned boxes on the side of each page to illustrate finger or body movements in addition to the spot art. The youngsters are constantly in motion, bowing, jumping, reaching, or clapping. The book's 10-inch square trim size; its sturdy, but not stiff pages; and generous use of white space make it an ideal choice for both storytime and lap-time sharing.-Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Number One, Touch Your Tonguep. 8
The Wheels on the Busp. 10
Baa, Baa, Black Sheepp. 12
Moo, Moo, Brown Cowp. 12
Chook, Chookp. 13
I'm a Little Teapotp. 14
Pat-a-cakep. 15
Five Cream Bunsp. 16
Five Big Ice Creamsp. 17
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toesp. 18
Five Little Monkeysp. 19
Ten Fat Sausagesp. 20
Jumping Beansp. 21
Itsy Bitsy Spiderp. 22
I Hear Thunderp. 23
Round and Round the Gardenp. 24
Mouse in a Holep. 24
There Was a Little Turtlep. 25
Hickory, Dickory, Dockp. 26
Johnny Taps with One Hammerp. 27
The Three Bearsp. 28
Little Peter Rabbitp. 30
Little Miss Muffetp. 31
Two Fat Gentlemenp. 32
One Man Went to Mowp. 33
Five Fat Peasp. 34
One Potatop. 34
Five Little Leavesp. 35
Five Little Firemenp. 36
One Step, Two Stepp. 38
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bearp. 39
Here Is the Seap. 40
One, Two, Three, Four, Fivep. 41
When I Was Onep. 42
Three Jellyfishp. 43
The Elephantp. 44
Boa Constrictorp. 45
Row, Row, Row Your Boatp. 46
Mr. Crocodilep. 47
Oats and Beans and Barley Growp. 48
Dingle Dangle Scarecrowp. 49
This Little Piggyp. 50
Five Little Ducksp. 51
Here Is the Beehivep. 52
Two Little Dickie Birdsp. 52
Five Little Froggiesp. 53
The Animals Went in Two by Twop. 54
Walking Through the Junglep. 56
Five Bananasp. 58
Three Elephantsp. 59
Ten in the Bedp. 60