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Wee Rhymes: Baby's First Poetry Book    by Jane Yolen & Jane Dyer order for
Wee Rhymes
by Jane Yolen
Order:  USA  Can
Simon & Schuster, 2013 (2013)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Here's a special collection of poems to celebrate baby's first days and to share together at read aloud time. There are poems addressing everything from meals and bedtime to riding in a supermarket basket as mom shops. 'Let's go to the supermarket. Ride down every aisle, wave at all the shoppers, make everybody smile.'

The seventy-five short verses are a combination of new material and classic rhymes. Jane Dyer's wonderful illustrations show children at various ages engaging in the activities alluded to in each poem. They capture baby's first steps, children playing with favorite toys, activities with mom and dad, and even enjoying some milk out of a non-spill, sippity sup cup. Remember those plastic cups that enabled your child to drink by himself without spilling?

This is not only an excellent way to enjoy some simple poetry about everyday events but also to introduce your child or grandchild to the wonder of words. Wee Rhymes is one you and your child will treasure for years to come.

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