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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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AN OLD RAT'S TALE

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He was a rat, and she was a rat,

And down in one hole they did dwell.

And each was as black as your Sunday hat,

And they loved one another well.


He had a tail, and she had a tail,

Both long and curling and fine.

And each said, "My love's tail is the finest tail

In the world, excepting mine!"


He smelt the cheese, and she smelt the cheese,

And they both pronounced it good;

And both remarked it would greatly add

To the charm of their daily food.


So he ventured out and she ventured out;

And I saw them go with pain.

But what them befell I never can tell,

For they never came back again.

—LAURA E. RICHARDS.


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