cover image Play Rhymes

Play Rhymes

Marc Tolon Brown. Dutton Books, $12.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-525-44336-0

Fans of Finger Rhymes and Hand Rhymes will welcome this energetic collection of 12 rhymes with accompanying motions and music conveniently supplied in the back of the book. Familiar rhymes like ""I'm a Little Teapot'' and ``Do Your Ears Hang Low'' are mixed with such lesser-known ones as ``The Wheels of the Bus.'' The book is in bright colors, imbued with a soft pastel quality and the movements are illustrated in small black and white hieroglyphs placed next to each phrase of the text. Each spread has its own central theme and mood and is populated by animals and humans with Brown's characteristically gentle and humorous appeal. This inviting book should occupy a favorite space on any child's bookshelf. Ages 2-6. (October)