I just finished reading Sing-Song to my girls. It’s a wonderful book of poetry by Christina Rossetti. We have the Dover edition which really is quite nice. However, I was surprised to see such a high price on amazon and began looking for other editions. Here are a few more I found :
Sing-Song Hardcover 1924 edition
Sing-Song 1893 edition
I found another 1893 edition inscribed by the poet and playwright A.C. Swineburn to his sister Alice:
-Mrs Karl T. Cooper, Jr.
Here are some books I turn to when bedtime is running late. I enjoy reading them and they are always well received.
Pat the Bunny
Pat the bunny is such a classic. One that I did not grow up with and was happy to discover with my first toddler. It’s an Interactive book that maintains a certain simplicity and elegance. Children love it and it’s fun to read. My favorite page is the little book within a book.
Time For Bed
A sweet rhyming goodnight story. Peaceful and soporific. Jane Dyer’s illustrations are beautiful.
Little Donkey Close your eyes
Another rhyming goodnight story, this one is by the beloved Margaret Wise Brown. It is similar to Time for Bed in it’s lulling verse and tender illustrations. A cozy read.
Each Peach Pear Plum
Here’s another interactive book, it’s an eye spy in verse. The rhyming makes it easy to read out loud and children love finding the different fairy tale characters on each page.
Fierce Bad Rabbit
Beatrix Potter’s Fierce Bad Rabbit a concise cautionary tale of a very naughty rabbit a bedtime story for when brevity is key.
-Mrs. Karl T. Cooper, Jr.