2 December 2020
A CLPE Booklist Nursery Rhyme Collections Rhyme and song play a vital role in the development of children’s language and literacy and nursery rhymes provide a distinctive way of encouraging children to focus on the sounds, patterns and rhythms of language; a vital step in learning to read. [...] A First Book of Nursery Rhymes by Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell Walker 9781406374636 Following their collaboration on the collection of poems for young children A Great Big Cuddle, this companion volume by Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell includes some familiar rhymes and also many that are less well known, gathered from a variety of anthologies and inspired by the living language that can be hea. [...] © CLPE 2020 www.clpe.org.uk A CLPE Booklist The Puffin Book of Nursery Rhymes illustrated by Raymond Briggs Puffin 9780141370163 A revised edition of the classic Mother Goose Treasury that won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1966 and is just as comical and fresh today. [...] The clothes in which people are attired suggest medieval times and yet have the timeless quality of fairy tales, while the animals are a combination of the real and the fantastic. [...] Isabelle Forlath’s illustrations complement and extend the words in the rhymes and depict characters of a variety of ethnicities.