Science tells us that babies develop best when they are spoken to, sung to, and read to. Introduce your baby to a world of words and pictures with these 30 classic nursery rhymes from the Mother Goose collection and beyond paired with images of Chloe Giordano’s delightful hand-embroidered illustrations on cloth.
Even when they’re tiny, the sound of their parents’ voices helps babies make sense of the world and feel comfortable with new people and places. This treasury gives you the opportunity to rediscover just how useful (and calming) these best-loved nursery rhymes are in one, handsome volume.
Bond with your baby and help them grow as you recite and sing these timeless rhymes:
Hey, Diddle Diddle; Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; This Little Piggy; Hush Little Baby; Hickory, Dickory, Dock; Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star; Little Bo-Peep; Pussy-cat, Pussy-cat; Row, Row, Row Your Boat; The Itsy Bitsy Spider; London Bridge; Mary Had a Little Lamb; One, Two, Buckle My Shoe; Humpty Dumpty; Rub-a-dub-dub; Pat-a-Cake; I Saw a Ship A-Sailing; Old MacDonald; Rock-a-Bye Baby; The Wheels on the Bus; I’m a Little Teapot; This Old Man; Jack and Jill; The Muffin Man; Little Miss Muffet; The Owl and the Pussy-cat; Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush; Old Mother Hubbard; Pop! Goes the Weasel; Are you Sleeping?
Continue this cherished daily ritual of reading to your child with the follow-up book of folktales, Read to Your Toddler Every Day.
About the Author
Chloe Giordano began to sew in the last year of her illustration degree at the University of the West of England, and since graduating in 2011 she has continued to experiment with freehand embroidery, using sewing thread and hand dyed fabrics to make her work. Read To Your Baby Every Day and Read to Your Toddler Every Day are illustrated with her hand-embroidered artwork. Her clients include Penguin, Vintage Books, Bloomsbury, Liberty, and the BFI. Originally from Buckinghamshire, she now lives and works in York.
Australian-born Rachel Williams studied creative writing before becoming an editor and publisher of children's books. She is the author of many books for children, including Atlas of Animal Adventures and Illuminature. She lives and works in London.
"Best of all are Giordano's illustrations, done in heart-stoppingly delicate embroidery"—Maria Russo, The New York Times
"The beautiful presentation sets this book apart... This is a beautiful book that will make a perfect gift for new parents."—Parents in Touch
"What really sets the book apart is the beautiful embroidery images created by artist Chloe Giordano that accompany each story."—Dalene Rovenstine, Grok Nation