My Favourite Nursery Rhymes
A Dean’s Happy Times Book
While it isn’t as old as books you find in a library archives, it is old to me. It smells musty, and is being held together by sticky tape but it is holding on…just.
I loved this book as a child and I have now had it 37 years. Even when I would have been considered too old to read nursery rhymes I was still opening this book up before bed and reading each one until then end of the book.
I had my favourite rhymes of course and was particularly fond of Diddle Diddle Dumpling My Son John. I can’t be sure why I loved it so much but I was always fascinated that he had one shoe on and one shoe off.
The Sing a song of sixpence rhyme however used to scare me. I think it was because of the poor ladies nose being pecked off and her looking so aghast in the picture.
Some of the rhymes are still use today, in fact I regularly use 1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive during story and baby times at work, I wish I remembered to use of the older ones more especially Polly Put the Kettle on.
I know I do not take the time to appreciate nursery rhyme books now like I should but I am glad that I Had this one as a child. I am glad that I was given books to read by both family and friends. I am also glad that I still get to treasure this book after 37 years.
Leave a comment about your favourite nursery rhyme, either now or when you were a child.