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Here is a brand new edition of the classic anthology of nursery rhymes--over 500 rhymes, songs, nonsense jingles, and lullabies traditionally handed down to young children. Included are all of your favorites, ranging from "Yankee Doodle Came to Town" and "A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go" to "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep," Jack and Jill" and "Old Mother Hubbard." And complementing the ...more
Hardcover, 592 pages
Published March 19th 1998 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1951)
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Melissa
The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes
By Iona Opie

Genre: Mother Goose

What a wonderful collection of timeless nursery rhymes! This is a must for every classroom.

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A. This is one of the best collections of nursery rhymes. Though some of the nursery rhymes are a bit odd, children and adults will enjoy this book for years to come.
B. When I really think about some of the poems, they are kind of weird. Who thought of these? And how did they become timeless classics? I think in the times when
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PF
This is my master first-stop go-to reference resource for any inquiries about the history and meaning of nursery rhymes. Extremely well researched, with thorough citations, this is the master tool for any scholarly inquiry into traditional English language nursery rhymes.
Mckinley
Nice collection with music and black and white illustrations. Not good for reading to a youngster who wants pictures though.
Shoshana
Every time I put this down,
put this down,
put this down,
every time I put this down,
rhythms filled my brain.
Ali
An excellent source book.
A necessity for keeping nursery rhymes alive in the modern age
Leah
The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes by Iona And Peter Opie (1997)
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Common Core
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Iona Archibald Opie is a folklorist of children's literature and verse.
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