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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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GRASSHOPPER GREEN

Grasshopper Green is a comical chap;

He lives on the best of fare.

Bright little trousers, jacket and cap,

These are his summer wear.

Out in the meadow he loves to go,

Playing away in the sun;

Its hopperty, skipperty, high and low—

Summer's the time for fun.


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Grasshopper Green has a dozen wee boys,

And soon as their legs grow strong

Each of them joins in his frolicsome joys,

Singing his merry song.

Under the hedge in a happy row

Soon as the day has begun

Its hopperty, skipperty, high and low—

Summer's the time for fun.


Grasshopper Green has a quaint little house.

It's under the hedge so gay.

Grandmother Spider, as still as a mouse,

Watches him over the way.

Gladly he 's calling the children, I know,

Out in the beautiful sun;

It's hopperty, skipperty, high and low—

Summer's the time for fun.


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