Author: Rosemary Milne
Illustrator: Andrew McLean
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, April 2011
There’s a Goat in my Coat is a fun book for counting, hopping, running, rolling, wriggling, giggling and dancing. Can you do the Jelly Belly Shakes? Are you a Tip Top Dancer?
Rosemary Milne and Andrew McLean have captured the exuberance of childhood in this lively collection of rhymes – perfect for play and for developing children’s language.
Mr Bandicoot and Other Tales
Author: Anne Lawson
Format: Book and CD
Publisher: Mr Bandicoot Publishing, November 2010
Mr Bandicoot and Other Tales is a uniquely Australian interpretation of nursery rhymes for kids. Available as a book and CD set and coupled with wonderfully whimsical illustrations, it’s a package that can be read, sung, listened to and laughed with, all at once!
Publisher: Ladybird, September 2010
Ladybird First Favourite Nursery Rhymes contains 15 well-loved, classic nursery rhymes to share and enjoy together. A beautifully illustrated first nursery rhyme book with tabs, it is perfect for young children. This lovely book has a squishy padded cover and sturdy tabbed edges to help find and choose playtime, sing-along or bedtime favourites!
By Raymond Briggs
Publisher: Puffin Books, September 2010
With over 250 nursery rhymes, including both well-known favourites and hidden gems, this collection has something for every child. Beautiful illustrated throughout by Raymond Briggs, the much-loved creator of the Snowman, this revised edition of a famous classic first won the Kate Greenaway in 1966 and is now available again for a whole new generation
By Mary Hoberman
Publisher: Orchard (Hachette), October 2010
This sumptuous collection of over 60 favourite nursery rhymes is beautifully illustrated with warmth and humour by best-loved artist Penny Dann in her fun, contemporary new artwork style. Rhymes are arranged in seven themed sections, perfect to dip into.
By Priscilla Lamont
Publisher: Frances Lincoln(Walker Books), 20 March 2008
With traditional rhymes to listen to, action rhymes to clap and dance to, and lullabies complete with music, here is a book brimming with opportunities for children and their parents to have fun together. This collection of classics is a treasure for any young child.
Editor: Iona Opie
Illustrator: Rosemary Wells
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd, October 2007
With her fun and simple rhymes, Mother Goose is beloved all over the world. This collection brings together some of the lesser known rhymes that will delight the young and old.
By Sally Gardner
Publisher: Hachette Children’s Books, May 2005
The perfect collection of rhymes for children to sing, count, hop, skip, jump and dance to. Chosen with the help of infant school teachers, the 37 rhymes include all-time favourites such as ‘The Wheels on the Bus’, ‘Old MacDonald had a Farm’, ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’ and ‘Ten Fat Sausages’. It is just right for any family with young children, or for use by playgroups and reception classes.
Publisher: Ladybird, October 2004
Presenting classic Nursery Rhymes Ladybird style! Packed full of colourful favourites like Little Bo Beep, Baa, Baa, Blacksheep and The Grand Old Duke of York; and flaps for curious children to peek behind on every page.
By Zita Newcome
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd, August 2003
Exuberant and fun-filled, this bumper collection of over 50 favourite action and counting rhymes includes best-loved classics such as I’m a Little Teapot; Pat-a-cake; Ten in the Bed; and Hickory, Dickory, Dock. With step-by-step illustrations demonstrating the actions, “Five Little Monkeys” is the perfect book for energetic little monkeys everywhere!