Throwback Thursday – Nursery Rhymes

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.

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