Tag: nursery rhymes
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Since the publication of The Tale of Peter Rabbit in 1902, Beatrix Potter’s anthropomorphized animals have delighted generations of readers. Accompanying her stories are her lively illustrations, drawing upon her close observation of animals and love of the countryside, especially that of the English Lake District. Many of her best-known characters take their names from […]more
It’s uncanny: when most of us hear the lines “Twinkle, twinkle, little star” or “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall”, we find our brains mysteriously capable (how many years after our youth?) of reciting the full nursery rhyme, as if on autopilot. These are rhymes many begin to learn in the cradle from parents who […]more