cover image Trot, Trot, to Boston: Play Rhymes for Baby

Trot, Trot, to Boston: Play Rhymes for Baby

Carol F. Ra. Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books, $15 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-688-06190-6

Familiar play rhymes""To market, to market,'' ``Pat-a-cake,'' ``This little piggy''and lesser known games have been included in this small feast for new parents. The collection features clear instructions for play beneath each of the illustrations and gives reasons why baby might enjoy it (the rhythm of the words, the switch of motions, etc.). The mood of this treasury runs from serene to lively, all of it engaging, and it's perfect for reading aloud. Stock's sweet watercolors show vivid wallpaper and fabric patterns, dancing animals, pastoral backgrounds, and parents and babies sharing time together. Ages up to 3 years. (March)