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Animal Crackers: A Delectable Collection of Pictures, Poems, and Lullabies for the Very Young (Animal Crackers)

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  54 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
A lavishly illustrated anthology celebrates a child's early years with favorite nursery rhymes, soothing lullabies, and playful verses. Full color. (Baby/Preschool)
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Veronica
May 05, 2015 Veronica rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-books
This beautiful book is divided in seven chapters with many rhymes dedicated to educate and stimulate the babies and toddlers learning experience.
Table of contents

ABC, 123, Shapes, Color
. One, two, buckle my shoe.
. One, two, three, four, five.
. Seven blackbirds in a tree.
. Color.
. The End.
. A apple pie
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
. The months of the year.
. Monday's child.
. Sneeze on Monday.
. How many days has my baby to play?
. Tommy snooks.
Food, Food, and More Food
. Ladies and Gentlemen.
. Pease p
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Laura
May 15, 2008 Laura rated it liked it
A now-classic collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes, poems, and songs, all arranged by topic (ABC’s, the seasons, food, animals, and so on). This book is a nice anthology of rhymes for toddlers and preschoolers, with beautiful watercolor illustrations full of charming details.

CIP: “An illustrated collection of Mother Goose rhymes, lullabies, and contemporary verses that celebrate special times in a child’s first years.”

Positively reviewed in Hornbook and SLJ, which anticipates it will have
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Jasmine Robinson
Sep 03, 2013 Jasmine Robinson rated it liked it
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"Animal Crackers is a collection of poems by Jane Dyer. There are multiple lullabies, poems and pictures to identify with the poems. The poem I selected is “A Apple Pie” and alphabet poem. This type of poem is a acrostic poem. This book of poetry is on a "kid friendly" level, meaning that it can be read by some pre-k students and kindergartener students. This Alphabet poem that stuck out to me is a great way for the children to learn their alphabet and practice it as well.
The Library Lady
Oct 30, 2007 The Library Lady rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone with a young child or who works with young children
Just as advertised--a "delectable" collection. Nursery rhymes, Mother Goose, poetry, lullabies--this has a wonderful selection of rhymes and songs for children, all illustrated with beautiful, delicate pictures that draw children into the rhymes. Another book I love to give as a gift because it's one my girls and I loved reading together!
Somona
May 22, 2010 Somona rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
Author: Jane Dyer
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Genre: Poetry Book
Summary: A collection of familiar nursery rhymes, lullabies, and poems about animals, food, and ABCs.
Response: A lot of the poems in this collection were familiar. I think it would be nice to have a book like this where all the poems are organized and easy to find.
Theme/Concept/Connection: Poems, rhymes
Maryanne
Jul 31, 2009 Maryanne rated it it was amazing
I found a copy of this old favorite for a quarter at the library book sale...good selection of poems with lovely watercolored illustrations.
Alexandria Hiam
Classic poems, nursery rhymes, and lullabies for the little ones. Beautifully illustrated.
Jazmyne Henry
This book is a collection of poetry is a great way to to teach children about humor and the different types of poetry there are.
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Classic poems, nursery rhymes, and lullabies for the little ones. Beautifully illustrated.
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I love these illustrations with poems!
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Jane Dyer has been illustrating children's books for over a decade. Publishers Weekly described her art for Talking Like The Rain: A Read-to-Me Book of Poems, selected by X. J. and Dorothy Kennedy, as "unusually striking... vibrantly coloured, splendidly detailed illustrations [which are] some of this gifted artist's finest work."

Ms. Dyer lives and works in a 100 year-old brick house in Northampto
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