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A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book One by  Ada M. Skinner and Frances Gillespy Wickes

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A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book One
by Ada Skinner
First volume of A Child's Own Book of Verse, a three-volume set planned for use during the four primary years. This unusually fine collection of poetry was selected with the child's interests in mind. Includes sound rhymes and jingles to appeal to the ear, descriptive poems to create images in the mind's eye, lullabies and lyrics to warm the heart, and story-telling poems to stir the imagination. Attractively illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham.  Ages 5-8
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I know the song that the bluebird is singing,

Up in the apple tree, where he is swinging.

Brave little fellow! the skies may be dreary,

Nothing cares he while his heart is so cheery.

Hark! how the music leaps out from his throat!

Hark! was there ever so merry a note?

Listen awhile, and you'll hear what he's saying,

Up in the apple tree, swinging and swaying.

"Dear little blossoms, down under the snow,

You must be weary of winter, I know;

Hark! while I sing you a message of cheer,

Summer is coming and springtime is here!

"Little white snowdrop, I pray you arise;

Bright yellow crocus, come, open your eyes;

Sweet little violets hid from the cold,

Put on your mantles of purple and gold;

Daffodils, daffodils! say, do you hear?

Summer is coming, and springtime is here!"


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