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A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young

A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young

Fall 2015 Poetry
Ages: 3 - 7 yrs.
Author: Michael Rosen
Illustrator: Chris Riddell
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763681166
Hardcover Price: $19.99

"Itty-bitty/Bat/Tittle-tattle/Tat/Shilly-shally/Shout/Dilly-dally-Out" ... Nonsense words, sound effect words, made-up words and all around silly fun ("I've got a sausage/You've got a pie/I can't whistle/And I don't know why") characterize this big, read-aloud picture book collection of poems by prolific author Michael Rosen. Chris Riddell's imaginative, comic watercolor and pencil illustrations add notable charm.

Lynne Heffley   ©2015 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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