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Michael Foreman's Book Of Playtime Rhyme
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Michael Foreman has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice, most recently for "War Boy", the Kurt Maschler Award, the Children's Book Award, the Bologna Graphics Prize and, on two occasions, the Francis Williams Prize.

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Michael Foreman is one of the world's leading illustrators. He has written and illustrated many children's books and won several major awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice (most recently for War Boy), the Kurt Maschler Award, the Children's Book Award, the Bologna Graphics Prize and, on two occasions, the Francis Williams Prize. For Walker he has illustrated Creation: Stories from Around the World (compiled by Ann Pilling) and Michael Foreman's Nursery Rhymes.

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PreS-K-An impressive collection of songs, rhymes, and activities. Old standards such as "This old man, he played one" are side by side with lesser-known selections such as "Two fat gentlemen met in a lane." An abundance of illustrations adds to the fun, with combinations of characters from zoo, wild, and farm animals to 18th-century farmers and Kate Greenaway-style young ladies dancing or frolicking with modern-day children or with highly imaginative personified creations (a scarecrow, snowman, and the man in the moon). The watercolor-and-pastel spreads sometimes offer clues as to the upcoming selections. A golden teddy bear appears randomly throughout and children will have fun spotting it. Instructions for some of the activities are appended, but there is no indication in the body of the book which ones are included. Since many of the pieces are songs, one can't help but wish that the music were provided. Still, this is an entertaining and useful book for storytimes or one-on-one sharing.-Marlene Gawron, Orange County Library, Orlando, FL Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

"This is not only a wonderful exhibition of self-assured draughtsmanship... it is also an ingeniously dynamic piece of book-making... Go out all of you and get a copy of this book." The Times "This anthology is one to be treasured... A magnificent book." Practical Parenting

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