This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy

Lap Songs, Finger Plays, Clapping Games, and Pantomime Rhymes [With CD]

By Jane Yolen (Editor); Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator); Adam Stemple (Other)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763613488, 80pp.

Publication Date: February 2006


You won't be able to resist acting out these dozens of rhymes and games for very young children - an endearing, annotated collection sure to become a family heirloom.

Open this delightful anthology of more than sixty lap songs, clapping
games, and action rhymes and discover the perfect book for babies and
toddlers - and their grateful parents and caregivers. Featuring familiar
favorites such as "Goosey, Goosey, Gander" and "I'm a Little Teapot"
as well as lesser-known rhymes like "Harry Whistle" and "In Went the
Prairie Dog," this comprehensive collection includes directions for play,
historical tidbits, and fourteen simple musical arrangements for piano
and guitar. Masterfully selected and edited by Jane Yolen, whom
NEWSWEEK calls "America's Hans Christian Andersen," THIS LITTLE PIGGY is lavishly illustrated in charming detail by Will Hillenbrand. The bonus CD contains fifteen minutes of lively music and vocals, based on Adam Stemple's original arrangements, including "Dance to Your Daddy", "I'm a Little Teapot," and many others.

About the Author
Jane Yolen is one of the most distinguished and successful authors for young readers and adults in the country. She is the author of more than 200 books--including "Briar Rose", "Sister Light, Sister Dark", "Owl Moon", and the immensely popular "The Devil's Arithmetic". Her books have won awards including the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, the Jewish Book Award, and two Christopher Medals. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts.

WILL HILLENBRAND has written and illustrated many award-winning picture books, including The House That Drac Built by Judy Sierra and his own Down by the Station. He lives in Terrace Park, Ohio.

A working rock-and-roll guitarist in bands such as the Tim Malloys, Cats Laughing, and Boiled in Lead, Adam Stemple has collaborated with his mother Jane Yolen on several music books for children, including "The Laptime Song and Play Book" and "Hark! A Christmas Sampler".