Out on 23 March 2023

A Nursery Rhyme for Every Night of the Year

Allie Esiri

Illustrated by Emily Faccini

Baby and toddler
23 March 2023
9781035013326
416 pages

Synopsis

Allie Esiri’s beautiful new gift anthology, A Nursery Rhyme for Every Night of the Year, is a definitive collection of nursery rhymes, with enchanting illustrations by Emily Faccini. The book includes 366 rhymes - traditional classics as well as favourite rhymes of today - each accompanied by an enlightening introduction. Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with children of all ages.

Familiar rhymes, riddles and tongue twisters including: ‘Oranges and Lemons’, ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’, ‘We're Going on a Bear Hunt’, ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’, ‘As I Was Going to St Ives’ and ‘She Sells Sea Shells’. Songs range from the traditional; ‘Rock A Bye Baby’, to contemporary favourites such as ‘Baby Shark’; and new rhymes from writing stars Giles Andreae, Floella Benjamin, Rod Campbell, Julia Donaldson, Brian Bilston and Michael Rosen, all making this the most joyful book to read together, every day of the year.

Each month includes rhymes on different themes:

January: Winter
February: Love, Pancake Day and Leap Year
March: Spring and International Women’s Day
April: April Fool's Day, Easter, Passover and Ramadan
May: Farmyard and City
June: Playground Rhymes
July: Summer
August: The sea
September: ABCs and Back to School
October: Action Rhymes
November: History
December: Festive

Allie Esiri's daily introductions teach the significance of the nursery rhyme; offering historical facts, answers to riddles, helpful instructions for the action rhymes, football fans’ playful variants and much more. The day-to-day format of the anthology invites readers to share one of the great nursery rhymes every day – or night – of the year.