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Mouse Tales, by Arnold Lobel (Harper, 1972). The sound and rhythms of folklore characterize these seven bedtime tales a Papa mouse tells to his children. Ages 4 to 7.
Millions of Cats, by Wanda Gag (Coward, 1928). Children enjoy the rhythmic refrain about the cats as well as the story of this old classic. Ages 3 to 7.
Don't Forget the Bacon! by Pat Hutchins (Greenwillow, 1976). The humorous illustrations match the delightful word play in this story showing a boy on a shopping errand. Ages 3 to 7.
The Dancing Stars, by Anne Rockwell (Crowell, 1972). An Indian legend about the origin of a constellation has been made into a stylish picture book. Ages 5 to 9.
There's a Nightmare in My Closet, by Mercer Mayer (Dial, 1968). One child comes to terms with the scary creature that had been inhibiting his sleep. Ages 4 to 7. Little Pieces
KUNITZ I. Read Aloud, Part II. Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(10):1179. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120230125030