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Nov 13, 2012
| ISBN 9780763664015
| 7-10 years
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Nov 13, 2012 | ISBN 9780763664015 | 7-10 years
“The mood is insouciant glee. A treasure.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”That’s what children chant when they are being teased; it’s what their parents chanted, and their grandparents and their great-grandparents before them. Collected in this invaluable book are the wit and wisdom of generations of schoolchildren — more than one hundred and seventy rhymes ranging from insults and riddles to tongue twisters, jeers, and jump-rope rhymes. With Iona Opie’s introduction and detailed notes and Maurice Sendak’s remarkable pictures — vignettes, sequences, and full-page paintings both wickedly funny and comically sad — here is a book that deserves a place among the classic texts of childhood.
ALA Notable Children’s Book
New York Times Notable Book
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