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National Rhymes of the Nursery is a delightful compilation of traditional nursery rhymes that aims to bring joy and education to young readers. With an array of classic and well-loved rhymes, this collection provides a captivating experience for children and parents alike.

One of the book's notable qualities is the diverse range of rhymes included. From familiar favorites like "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Humpty Dumpty" to lesser-known gems such as "Girls and Boys Come Out to Play" and "Little Polly Flinders," there is something for everyone to enjoy. The variety ensures that children will find something they connect with, and also allows for parents to introduce them to rhymes they may not have come across before.

What sets this book apart is its beautiful illustrations that accompany each rhyme. The vivid and colorful artwork brings the verses to life, capturing the imagination of young readers. The pictures are vibrant, engaging, and suitable for all ages, enhancing the reading experience and making the rhymes more accessible and enjoyable.

Furthermore, this collection serves as an excellent tool for early literacy development. Nursery rhymes provide numerous cognitive and linguistic benefits, such as improving phonemic awareness, building vocabulary, and enhancing memory retention. By exposing children to these rhymes at an early age, National Rhymes of the Nursery helps promote a love for language and sets a solid foundation for future reading skills.

The book's layout also deserves praise, as each rhyme is laid out on a separate page. This clear organization makes it easy for parents and young readers to navigate through the rhymes and select their favorites. Additionally, the large font used ensures that children can read along or identify familiar words, aiding in their literacy journey.

While the book is mainly targeted towards young readers, it also holds nostalgic value for adults. The inclusion of well-known nursery rhymes evokes a sense of nostalgia, reminding parents and caregivers of their own childhood experiences. This can create a bond between generations, as parents can share their favorite nursery rhymes with their children, allowing them to pass down cherished memories.

Overall, National Rhymes of the Nursery is a charming and comprehensive collection of nursery rhymes that will delight and entertain readers of all ages. Its diverse selection, stunning illustrations, and educational value make it a must-have for any family's bookshelf. Whether read as a cherished bedtime ritual or used as a resource for early literacy development, this book serves as a gateway into the magical world of nursery rhymes.

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[Illustration: INTRODUCTION]

It is a good many years since Peacock, in one of those curiously ill tempered and not particularly happy attacks on the Lake poets, with which he chose to diversify his earlier novels, conceived, as an ornament of "Mainchance Villa," a grand allegorical picture, depicting the most famous characters of English Nursery Tales, Rhymes, &c. Margery Daw, Jack and Jill, the other Jack who built the House, the chief figures of "that sublime strain of immortal genius" called Dickory Dock , and the third Jack, Horner, eating a symbolic Christmas pie. At the date of Melincourt , in which this occurs, its even then admirable author was apt to shoot his arrows rather at a venture; and it may be hoped, without too much rashness, that he did not mean to speak disrespectfully of the "sublime strain of immortal genius" itself, but only of what he thought Wordsworth's corrupt following of that and similar things... Continue reading book >>

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