By Ada M. Skinner, Frances Gillespy Wickes, Maud Petersham, Miska Petersham
First quantity of A kid's personal ebook of Verse, a three-volume set deliberate to be used in the course of the 4 basic years. This strangely advantageous selection of poetry was once chosen with the kid's pursuits in brain. contains sound rhymes and jingles to entice the ear, descriptive poems to create pictures within the imagination, lullabies and lyrics to hot the center, and story-telling poems to stir the mind's eye. Attractively illustrated by way of Maud and Miska Petersham. appropriate for a long time five to eight.
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Extra resources for A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book One
Never were we in graver peril of forgetting our poets, of losing their liberating influence, of dulling, benumbing our sense of beauty than at present; for modern education, pressed by economic needs, confronted with industrial exigencies, dominated by the scientific spirit of the age which exults in marvels of mechanical invention, is rapidly tending to extol efficiency as its exclusive pursuit, forgetting the eternal need of beauty in human life, if man is to be more than a human mechanism, unmindful that starvation of the soul is more fatal than starvation of the body.
First whirling and frightened, then braver grown, Up, up, he rose through the air alone, Till the big kite looking down could see The little one rising steadily. Then how the little kite thrilled with pride, As he sailed with the big kite side by side. While far below, he could see the ground, And the boys like small spots moving round. They rested high in the quiet air, And only the birds and clouds were there. " The Rainbow Fairies Two little clouds one summer's day, Went flying through the sky.
Crooning so drowsily, crying so low— Rockaby, lullaby, dear little rover! Down into wonderland— Down to the under-land— Go, oh go! Down into wonderland, go! —J. G. HOLLAND Baby Seed Song Little brown seed, oh! little brown brother, Are you awake in the dark? " the lark says, "waken and dress you, Put on your green coats and gay, Blue sky will shine on you, sunshine caress you— Waken! " Little brown brother, oh! little brown brother, What kind of flower will you be? I'll be a poppy—all white, like my mother; Do be a poppy like me.
A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book One by Ada M. Skinner, Frances Gillespy Wickes, Maud Petersham, Miska Petersham