From Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Brian Pinkney comes an extraordinary must-have collection of classic playtime favorites.
This very special book is sure to become a treasured keepsake for African American families and will inspire joy in all who read it.
Parents and grandparents will delight in sharing this exuberant book with the children in their lives. Here is a songbook, a storybook, a poetry collection, and much more, all rolled into one. Find a partner for hand claps such as âEenie, Meenie, Sassafreeny,â or form a circle for games like âLittle Sally Walker.â Gather as a family to sing well-loved songs like âAmazing Graceâ and âOh, Freedom,â or to read aloud the poetry of such African American luminaries as Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. And snuggle down to enjoy classic stories retold by the author, including Aesopâs fables and tales featuring Brâer Rabbit and Anansi the Spider.
"A rich compilation to stand beside RollinsâsÂ Christmas GifâÂ and HamiltonâsÂ The People Could Fly." âThe Horn Book
"An ebullient collection.... There is an undeniable warmth and sense of belonging to these tales." âKirkus Reviews, Starred
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