Little Rhymes for Little PeopleLittle Rhymes for Little People
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Where to buy: Ford Street Publishing

A great children’s book of simple poems that children will love to listen to and then talk about. Imagine if a possum came to visit or what would happen if you saw a group of zebras; would you really be able to see them? Open Little Rhymes for Little People to find out.

Features & Benefits

  • Great for building the imagination of children
  • Targeted at younger readers
  • Beautiful illustrations

Reviewer’s Experience

John Stewart Westlake has written a great collection of poems about animals for children. I loved that every rhyme had a quirky illustration to accompany it and it also introduced new words for inquisitive little minds.

While most poems talk about cats and dogs, it’s refreshing to see other animals included in this mix. Animals like tadpoles, goldfish and rhinoceros are often overlooked but in John Stewart Westlake’s book, these characters come to life. Whether they are swimming in a pond like the tadpoles or eating fairy floss like the rhino, it’s fun to listen to their adventures.

This collection also has the ability to encourage its young readers to make choices. If they want to read about Nana’s Jersey Cow called Jess one day and then about Grandpa’s horse called Captain the next day, they can.

Although my son is only very young, he loved the sound of the rhythmic reading and I enjoyed discussing the illustrations with him describing the colors and what was going on in each picture.

A great collection of rhymes for this first time author and for an anytime reader.