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"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me." That's what children chant when they are being teased; it's what their parents chanted, and probably their grandparents before them. Collected in this invaluable book are the wit and wisdom of generations of schoolchildren—more than 170 selections ranging from insults and riddles to jeers and jump-rope rhymes. With Iona Opie's introduction and detailed notes and Maurice Sendak's remarkable pictures—vignettes, sequences, and full-page paintings both wickedly funny and comically sad—it offers knowledge and entertainment to all who open it.

About the Author

Iona and Peter Opie were married in 1943 and worked together for nearly forty years, studying and writing about childrens lore and literature until Peters death in 1982. Among their collaborations is The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes. Iona Opie lives in England.

Maurice Sendak has created texts and illustrations for more than seventy books, which have sold millions of copies around the world. He has won numerous awards, including a Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award for his body of work. He lives in New England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763664015
Author:
Opie, Iona
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Author:
Sendak, Maurice
Author:
Opie, Peter
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.24 x 5.58 x 0.85 in 0.665 lb
Age Level:
from 7 up to 12

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