cover image DK Book of Nursery Rhymes

DK Book of Nursery Rhymes

Debi Gliori. DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), $14.95 (64pp) ISBN 978-0-7894-6678-5

Need a nursery rhyme? Pick up The Dorling Kindersley Book of Nursery Rhymes, illus. by Debi Gliori, and find one. Unique to this collection are the facts about the meanings behind the rhymes. For example, after ""Hickory, dickory, dock,"" one learns, ""Children have chanted this rhyme for centuries. It was once used to decide who should go first in a game."" Clever illustrations unite characters from different rhymes (e.g., the grandfather clock that the mouse perches atop in ""Hickory dickory"" appears in the old woman's shoe with her many children). ( Apr.)