A storehouse of rhymes and rhythms for poets--as handy a tool for a writer as a thesaurus.
A collection of more than 200 short poems by both known and anonymous American and English authors.
Rhymes from the Niger This is a collection of poems written as rhymes to help children in their nursery and early primary classes gather knowledge about Nigeria. Using common national symbols and the nation's aesthetics, the author helps the child to not only grasp the early concept of reading but also create a sense of patriotism to their nation and continent. Whether as a class textbook or an evening read after dinner, children will find the book to be fun and educational.
What rhymes with Google, or Beyoncé, or better yet, what rhymes with ORANGE? This book full of words that rhyme has all the answers! With over 50,000 rhyming entries, this essential reference tool will help songwriters, poets, and advertisers overcome writer's block and quickly find the right rhyming word. It features slang, phrases, idioms, and pop-culture terms, not just dictionary words. Compiled using Family Rhyme and Slant Rhyme, it gives you far more rhyme options than traditional Exact Rhyme. This allows; ORANGE, FOREIGN, WARREN, and FLORENCE to rhyme together. Pick up this book today to tremendously widen your margins of creativity!
Includes five full-page pop-ups and ten smaller pop-ups, each illustrating a nursery rhyme.
From the international bestselling author of Red Herrings and White Elephants—a curious guide to the hidden histories of classic nursery rhymes. Who was Mary Quite Contrary, or Georgie Porgie? How could Hey Diddle Diddle offer an essential astronomy lesson? Do Jack and Jill actually represent the execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette? And if Ring Around the Rosie isn’t about the plague, then what is it really about? This book is a quirky, curious, and sometimes sordid look at the truth behind popular nursery rhymes that uncovers the strange tales that inspired them—from Viking raids to political insurrection to smuggling slaves to freedom. Read Albert Jack's posts on the Penguin Blog.
Bug! Rug! Mug! Hug! These dust bunnies love to rhyme. Well, except for Bob. Much to the other bunnies’ frustration, Bob can never get the rhythm right. Then he saves everyone from a big, scary monster wielding—gasp!—a broom, and they all breathe a sigh of relief. But can Bob save them from the big, scary monster’s next attack? Vrrrrrroooommm...
If asked to list the greatest innovators of modern American poetry, few of us would think to include Jay-Z or Eminem in their number. And yet hip hop is the source of some of the most exciting developments in verse today. The media uproar in response to its controversial lyrical content has obscured hip hop's revolution of poetic craft and experience: Only in rap music can the beat of a song render poetic meter audible, allowing an MC's wordplay to move a club-full of eager listeners.Examining rap history's most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. Book of Rhymes explores America's least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingly complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.
Meet familiar friends and new neighbors in this playful collection of nursery rhymes. On a misty, moisty morning, we meet the snoring old man, and by evening we’re running through the town with Wee Willie Winkie in his nightgown. A day full of nursery rhyme enchants, delights, and enlightens young readers. Gorgeous illustrations paired with quintessential nursery rhymes introduce familiar friends like Little Bo Peep, Georgie Porgie and the Grand Old Duke of York, as well as meet new neighbors, including Little Polly Flinders, Honest John Boldero and Little Tommy Tucker. An attractive and easily giftable collection of tried and true favorites.
The well-known authority in the field of children's literature presents a selection of familiar nursery rhymes.
Kevin has a bad attitude. He's the one who laughs when you trip and fall. In fact, he may have been the one who tripped you in the first place. He has a real knack for rubbing people the wrong way—and he's even figured out a secret way to do it with poems. But what happens when the tables are turned and he is the one getting picked on? Rhyme Schemer is a touching and hilarious middle-grade novel in verse about one seventh grader's journey from bully-er to bully-ee, as he learns about friendship, family, and the influence that words can have on people's lives. Includes bonus material! - Book Club Discussion Guide - Reading and Writing Connections
Nursery rhymes book that displays positive images and teaches African American history.
Bruce Kiskaddon (1878-1950) is America's premier cowboy poet. Far from any Hollywood image, his poems, which were written for cowboys, have a ring of truth that makes them accessible to everyone. Rhymes of the Range is illustrated with drawings by Katherine Field, Kiskaddon's original illustrator. Hal Cannon was the first director of the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada, and founder of the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering. He lives in Salt Lake City.