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The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (Oxford Dictionary of Nusery Rhymes) Hardcover – 30 Oct 1997
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About the Author
Iona Opie is a leading authority on children's lore and literature. With her late husband, Peter, she wrote the pioneering study of children's culture, The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren, followed by its companions Children's Games in Street and Playground and The Singing Game. The Opies have also edited The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book, and The Classic Fairy Tales.
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If you want a flimsy collection of illustrations, buy something else. If, like me, you delight in traditional children's rhyme, your collection won't be complete without this.
There is much here to enchant the grown-up. But if you want nursery rhymes to sing to your children, other slimmer books will do the job more easily; here you'll be hard put to sort the classics from those which, to modern ears, are bizarre or even horrid. Political correctness has no place in this earthy world. Anyone fed up with the bland, the carefully edited and the harmless will relish it hugely. Drawings and illustrations from early chap-books enliven the text.
There are 550 rhymes in all, spread out over 443 pages not counting the index. The listing attempts to be alphabetical, although it has its idiosyncracies; best just to browse, and enjoy.
I just dipped into it for a short while..three hours later I was still dipping!!
Buy this book to find out lots of odd surprises about facts, fiction and figures.
I was fascinated to be able delve into our 'horrible history' of kings,commoners, and fairy stories.
The Opie's are careful and competent researchers. It is a great book.
Jeannette Ellwood (Tales out of School)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this for my mum (lol) she was very pleased with this book,she loves nursery rhymes,I would say more for older children.Published 7 months ago by V. Weatherley
If ev ery primary school teacher had one our children would have a deeper understanding of our culturePublished 19 months ago by Alisdair Bruce