cover image Fiddle-I-Fee


Santiago Cohen. Blue Apple Books, $7.95 (14pp) ISBN 978-1-59354-020-3

A similarly oversize version of the folksong Fiddle-I-Fee by Santiago Cohen also encourages youngsters to chime in with animal names and sounds in a cumulative rhyme: ""I had a horse and the horse pleased me,/ And I fed my horse under yonder tree./ Horse goes neigh-neigh.../ Hen goes chimmy-chuck, chimmy-chuck.../ Cat goes fiddle-i-fee."" Cohen's off-kilter color scheme (the cat is green, the pig yellow) plays up the fun.