Father Fox's Pennyrhymes by Clyde Watson

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Life proclaimed this long-unavailable classic the "first authentically colloquial and breezily American nursery rhyme" when it was published in 1971. Now it is back for new generations to enjoy!

All of Clyde Waterson's verses have what School Library Journal calls the "foot-stomping rhythm of an American square dance call." Some feel cozy and nostalgic; others are silly. Many evoke the pleasures of changing seasons. But they all keep readers and young listeners entertained, page after page. Wendy Watson's fully imagined and finely detailed pictures of the splendid fox family, at home and on joyous outings, will make children giggle. As The New York Times Book Reviewexplains, "Put it all together -- rhymes and pictures -- and the book is like a breath of fresh air."


About Clyde Watson

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Clyde Watson is the author of fifteen children's books, including "Father Fox's Pennyrhymes"--an ALA Notable Book, on which she also collaborated with her sister Wendy. She lives in Hanover, New Hampshire.Wendy Watson has illustrated nearly one hundred books, twenty of which she has written herself. She lives in Brattleboro, Vermont. Wendy Watson has written and illustrated twenty-one children's books, and has illustrated more than sixty children's books by other authors. ?She divides her time between Phoenix, Arizona, and Truro, Massachusetts. ?For more information visit " "www.wendy-watson.com " .
Published January 1, 1971 by Crowell. 64 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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A pennysworth of ditties with an old-time air, aping traditional rhymes but tending to be sugary and in fact preoccupied with confection: sassafras, ginger beer, gooseberry pie, sugar hearts and lemon tarts;

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From Father Fox arriving home "with sweets in my pockets & holes in my socks" and the cubs making a snow horse ("Up into the saddle/ Holding tight to your mane/ I'll gallop to the North Pole/ & come right back again") to wishing on the "first star I see tonight" for "peace & love & joy," this boo...

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Father Fox's Pennyrhymes (1971) by Clyde Watson, illus. by Wendy Watson, with its delicately framed watercolor-and-ink vignettes of animal friends and families, brims with as much wit and charm as

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