A Nursery Rhyme for Every Night of the Year


by Esiri, Allie, Faccini, Emily | Children’s, young adult & educational
Hardback | 464 pages

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Allie Esiri’s beautiful gift anthology, A Nursery Rhyme for Every Night of the Year, is a definitive collection of nursery rhymes, with enchanting illustrations by Emily Faccini. The book includes 366 rhymes – traditional classics as well as favourite rhymes of today – each accompanied by an enlightening introduction. Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with children of all ages.

Rhymes include ‘Oranges and Lemons’, ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ and ‘Rock-A-Bye Baby’, alongside modern songs such as ‘Do Re Mi’; with new entries from writing stars Floella Benjamin, Brian Bilston, Rod Campbell, Joseph Coelho,
Julia Donaldson and Michael Rosen, all making this the most joyful book to read together, every night of the year.

Each month includes rhymes on different themes:
January: Winter, Bedtime

February: Love, Pancake Day

March: Spring, Women’s Day, Riddles April: April Fool’s Day, Spring Festivals, Tongue-Twisters

May: May Day, Farm, Market, London

June: Playground Games, Animals

July: Weather Lore, Travel, Classics

August: Sea, Rivers, Outdoors

September: Back to School

October: Food, Action Songs, Halloween

November: History, Divali, Thanksgiving

December: Lullabies, Festive Rhymes

Allie Esiri’s daily introductions teach the significance of the nursery rhyme; offering historical facts, answers to riddles, helpful instructions for the action rhymes, football fans’ playful variants and much more. The day-to-day format of the anthology invites readers to share one of the great nursery rhymes every day – or night – of the year.