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The Bay and Padie Book Kiddie Songs   By: (1881-1942)

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The Bay and Padie Book Kiddie Songs by Furnley Maurice is a delightful collection of children's songs that will surely captivate the hearts and minds of young readers. With its vibrant illustrations and catchy melodies, this book offers a fun and engaging way for kids to learn and sing along.

What sets this book apart from others in its genre is its unique focus on the African culture and tradition. Maurice beautifully infuses his songs with elements of African rhythms and melodies, bringing a fresh and distinct flavor to the collection. Readers will be exposed to a variety of African languages, instruments, and stories, making this book not only entertaining but also educational.

The songs featured in The Bay and Padie Book Kiddie Songs cover a range of topics that resonate with young children. From playful tunes about animals and nature to songs that teach valuable lessons about friendship and kindness, every song carries a meaningful message that will surely leave a lasting impact on young readers. The repetitive nature of the lyrics makes it easy for kids to join in and sing along, enhancing their learning experience.

Moreover, the illustrations by Maurice are simply exquisite. The vibrant colors, intricate details, and expressive characters truly bring the songs to life. Each page is filled with joy and energy, making it impossible to resist tapping your feet and bobbing your head to the rhythm of the music.

One aspect that could be improved in this book is the organization of the songs. While the songs themselves are fabulous, the lack of a clear sequence or categorization makes it slightly challenging to navigate through the pages. It would have been helpful to have a table of contents or an index, allowing readers to easily locate their favorite songs.

In conclusion, The Bay and Padie Book Kiddie Songs is a remarkable collection of children's songs that successfully blends entertainment, education, and cultural appreciation. Furnley Maurice's passion for African culture shines through every page, making this book a valuable addition to any child's library. With its infectious tunes and captivating illustrations, it is bound to become a favorite among young readers and their families.

First Page:

"Do you like ours 'n' father's new book, Bay?"

"Aw, there's not any picture of the Santa cart written in it!"

Oh! What a lot of lots of things For little boys to like!

[Illustration: So Bay doesn't stay in the stars any more]


The Writer wishes to thank the Editor of "The Bulletin," Sydney, for permission to reprint "Nonsense Immortal," and the Editor of "The Triad," Sydney, for a similar courtesy regarding "Kitchen Lullaby" and "Little Boys."




Illustrations by VERA HAMILTON and CYRIL DOBBS

Commonwealth of Australia Sydney J. Endacott Melbourne 1917

[Illustration: Signature: Sydney J. Endacott]

First Edition November 1917 Second Edition February 1918

Wholly set up and printed in Australia at the Galleon Press, Norris street, Surrey Hills, Vic., for Sydney J. Endacott, 14 Cumming street, Moonee Vale, Vic.


Trains with wheels and clouds of smoke, Funny crowds of dodging folk, Trams that run along with sparks, Sofa games and pillow larks, Grubs and ponies, worms and tigers, Sparrows on the tree, Oh! What a lot of lots of things For little boys to see!

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