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The Big Book for Toddlers

Edited by Alice Wong and Lena Tabori

  • September 22, 2009
  • Hardcover
  • Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
  • Welcome Books
  • 9 x 9
  • $24.95
  • $29.95
  • 978-1-59962-071-8

About This Book

For all the toddlers of the world, here is one special book celebrating the wonder of youth and filled with classic material guaranteed to occupy, fascinate, and delight. Included are fairytales, activities, songs, games, and nursery rhymes. Designed with vintage illustrations that are as timeless as the book's contents, The Big Book for Toddlers is destined to become a well-thumbed favorite in no time.

The Big Book for Toddlers will include:

Activities & Crafts
15 Activities and Crafts to entertain your toddler, including Christmas Decorations, Easter Bunny Eggs, Leaf Rubbings, Mouth Puppets, Noisemakers, Starry-Night Snow Globe, and Tiny Boats

15 Classic Fairytales to read, including: The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Cat and the Fiddle, Chicken Little, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, The Three Little Pigs, and The Ugly Duckling

15 Old-Fashioned and Finger Games to play with your toddler, including: Five Little Monkeys, Duck, Duck, Goose, Here is the Church, I’m a Little Teapot, Leap Frog, Shadow Puppets, and Simon Says

Nursery Rhymes
15 Nursery Rhymes, including: Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Little Miss Muffet, Old King Cole, Old Mother Hubbard, One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, and Goosey, Goosey, Gander

17 songs with sheet music, including: “A-Tisket, A-Tasket”, “If You're Happy”, “Little Bunny Foo Foo”, “Mulberry Bush”, “Old MacDonald”, “Rain, Rain, Go Away”, “Skip to My Lou”, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”

And much, much more!


  • "Full-bleed vintage illustrations by Jesse Wilcox-Smith, Maxfield Parrish, Margaret Evans Price and others grace the pages of this cheerful 9"x9" hardcover book, divided into five sections: arts and crafts activities, condensed fairy tales, songs, games, and nursery rhymes.  The projects are simple and have buoyant instructions (steps to make 'Animal Masks' suggest, 'Add some hairs if you are a mammal, scales if you are feeling reptilian, or feathers to fluff in the birdbath'); songs such as 'Old MacDonald' and 'Ants Go Marching' include musical notation; and familiar stories and rhymes appear as well.  The lively assemblage will appeal to toddlers, and the heirloom images should captivate them as well as nostalgic adults."
    -Publishers Weekly

    "A treasure trove of games, activities, songs, rhymes, stories and more that toddlers will adore.  All the well-loved classics of childhooh are given pride of places, along with fabulous cintage children's illustrations in gently muted, textured colors that add to the nostalgic appeal...a great resource for preschool staff and teachers, libraries, and parents and schools as well.  Children will love the beautiful pictures that heavily stud the whole book.  Great editorial selection of literature, ideas and illustrations are presented beautifully to children and adults."
    -MBR Bookwatch
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