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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   

 

 

TO THE LADYBIRD

Ladybird, ladybird! fly away home!

The fieldmouse has gone to her nest,

The daisies have shut up their sleepy red eyes,

And the bees and birds are at rest.


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Ladybird, ladybird! fly away home!

The glowworm is lighting her lamp,

The dew 's falling fast, and your fine speckled wings

Will flag with the close clinging damp.


Ladybird, ladybird! fly away home!

The fairybells tinkle afar!

Make haste, or they 'll catch you, and harness you fast

With a cobweb to Oberon's car.

—CAROLINE BOWLES SOUTHEY.





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