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July 13, 2012 12:04 PM Subscribe
What are some rhyming kids' books (4-7 yrs) that are actually enjoyable for the poetry, as well as the story and pictures?
posted by Bardolph to Writing & Language (25 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Lately, I've really been enjoying reading Ogden Nash with Toddler B. Julia Donaldson
and various bits of Lewis Carroll are also favorites, but I'm looking to add some other fun and well-written rhymed stories to the mix. Can anyone recommend some leads?
-- For reading-aloud purposes, I'd love language more in the classic 18th/19th-century (or mock-18/19c) mode: sonorous, relatively formal diction, strong meter, strong rhyme. Doesn't have to be Tennyson or anything, but I find that sparer/less structured stuff, like Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss, is not as fun from a speaker's perspective.
--Good story and/or interesting topic is always a plus!