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Kindergarten Gems by  Agnes Taylor Ketchum & Ida M. Jorgensen

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Kindergarten Gems
by Agnes Taylor Ketchum
A full collection of stories and rhymes for the youngest listeners. In addition to the usual fairy tales, folk tales, and fables, there are numerous stories about animals, tales of everyday doings, and stories of the seasons. The material is conveniently arranged in groups, with several stories and rhymes for each holiday and season throughout the year. Numerous black and white illustrations complement the text.  Ages 4-8
356 pages $13.95   




There was once a small child who never said please,

I believe if you went down on your knees;

But with arms on the table, would sit at her ease,

And call out to her mother, in such words as these:

"Pass me the butter, give me some cheese,

Cut me some bread, I want some peas."

So the fairies, this very rude daughter to tease,

Blew her away in a powerful breeze

Over the mountains and over the seas,

And there she must live till she learns to say "please."

Good little girls should never say,

"I will," or, "Give me these."

Oh! no, that never is the way,

But, "Mamma, if you please."

And, "If you please," to grandmamma,

Good girls to say are ready.

And "Yes, sir," to a gentleman,

And, "Yes, ma'am," to a lady.

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