Giraffes can bend their necks, monkeys can wave their hands, and donkeys can kick their legs. And so can you! Throughout this interactive book, the animals of From Head to Toe invite young readers to copy their antics as they play.
“Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” is an English nursery rhyme. The earliest surviving version dates from 1731. It is sung to a variant of the French melody “Ah ! Vous dirai-je maman”. Uncorroborated theories have been advanced to explain the meaning of the rhyme. In 1930, Katherine Elwes Thomas in The Real Personages of Mother Goose suggested the rhyme referred to resentment at the heavy taxation on wool.
“Hickory Dickory Dock” is a song about a curious mouse who runs up a clock and gets frightened by the sound made every hour! The lyrics, that imitate the clock sounds, introduce children to the fundamentals of telling the time in English.
«Two Little Dicky Birds» is a traditional nursery rhyme and fingerplay for children. It was first published in the collection called “Mother Goose’s Melody” in London around 1765. The lyrics of the modern version have been slightly modified and the names of the birds have been changed.
“Mary Had a Little Lamb” is an American English language nursery rhyme. It’s a beautiful rhyme for kids that remains a classic!
Follow the Incy Wincy Spider up the waterspout with this adorable nursery rhyme. It deals with a spider that goes up, comes downs and again climbs up the waterspout of a gutter system.
“Old MacDonald Had a Farm” is a nursery rhyme for children. It deals with a farmer named MacDonald and the various animals he keeps on his farm.
Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann is almost a “wordless” book. It introduces children to different animals of the zoo : a gorilla, an elephant, a lion, a hyena, a giraffe and an armadillo.
“Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see ?” by Bill Martin and Eric Carle is a classic of children’s literature in which a series of animals including a brown bear, a red bird, a white dog, a yellow duck and a teacher all cross the pages, introducing each other as they go.