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In the Nursery

(My Book House #1)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  112 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Volume 1 of the 6-volume original version
Board book, 224 pages
Published 1965 by The Book House for Children (first published January 1st 1920)
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The illustrations in this book are so beautiful, they truly do not make them like this today. There are many rhymes from different places.

All the places are depicted with people dressed in their traditional garbs, no one is wearing a t-shirt and jeans.

I'm originally from Cuba, my four grandparents from Europe, they moved to that fairly new country, Cuba. I learned from dna tests, that I have ancestry from the four corners of Europe. And so it is very entertaining to see all the countries depicte
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love these books as a child and now I am reading them as an adult. Wonderful illustrations and collections of nursery rhymes from different countries as well as beginning stories. Children's literature at its best. ...more
Jan 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rhianwen LOVES this book. She flips through it every day and brings it to us to read many times during the day.

I love it b/c it has so much in it that I don't get bored with it right away.
Brenda Conry
May 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I grew up with these books. The edition I have was a 1956 printing--the year of my birth. I flatter myself to think that Mom and Dad purchased them in honor of the occasion, but I had a three-year-old sister who was probably more ready for them. Both of us read all twelve volumes. I became custodian of the set and am re-reading them again before handing them to the next generation.
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great classic poems and stories that both my 7 year old daughter and I enjoyed at bedtime.
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Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of fun for our three-and-a-half year old daughter. I also enjoyed reading the many different rhymes, and it may have helped her figure out what a rhyme means. I imagine we'll read it again to our infant son. There are unfortunately some stereotypical depictions of African Americans with some of the rhymes from the American South. ...more
Nancy Ellis
Apr 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I gave this five stars not just because it's great classic literature, which it is, but also because of its sentimental value to me. With Mother's Day just around the corner, and before I send the set along to the newest member of the family, I decided to revisit it and revel in nostalgia. My parents purchased this set in 1951 (I was one at the time!), and my mother read to my sister and me from it every night at bedtime. This first book has nursery rhymes from all over the world, and as I sat r ...more
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book of classic poems, nursery rhymes, and stories is wonderful. It is exemplary for having content from all over the globe.

As a teacher, I was impressed by the treasures of complex phonemic patterns and rich vocabulary.

This is the "book I can read in a day" book for my Reading Challenge 2017.
April Sarah
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I found this on my grandmother's bookshelves ages ago and she said I could take them. I loved flipping through and seeing the nursery rhymes I knew (and some I didn't). To think at one point other members of my family went through this book and did life with it. ...more
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Olive Kennon Beaupré was born in Aurora, IL on September 11, 1883. She received her B.A. from Smith College in 1904 and returned to Aurora to work as an English teacher for two years. Olive and Harry Edward Miller were married October 2, 1907.

Olive began writing rhymes and stories to entertain her daughter Virginia, and was encouraged by Harry to publish some of her writings. In 1919 Olive founde

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