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A Child's Own Book of Verse II by  Ada M. Skinner

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A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book Two
by Ada Skinner
Second 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 6-9
137 pages $8.95   




A tired caterpillar went to sleep one day

In a snug little cradle of silken gray.

And he said, as he softly curled up in his nest,

"Oh, crawling was pleasant, but rest is best."

He slept through the winter long and cold,

All tightly up in his blanket rolled,

And at last he awoke on a warm spring day

To find that winter had gone away.

He woke to find he had golden wings,

And no longer need crawl over sticks and things.

"Oh, the earth is nice," said the glad butterfly,

"But the sky is best, when we learn to fly."

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