A lot of the rhymes don't scan properly so you really need to read them to yourself a few times to get the 'rhythm' right. I don't think younger children would understand 'shrug' in Nod, Shake, Shrug, which makes the rhyme meaningless. Other rhymes just aren't very interesting. Having said that, my Grandson likes to join in with the ones he understands and is learning to recognise some written words. All-in-all, I think there are many better books by the same author.