Fun rhyming books/poetry to read to 5yo

(17 Posts)
Quangle Mon 20-May-13 19:48:29

All the AA Milnes are good esp When We Were Very Young..

Also Hilaire Belloc. We have a fab edition of Jim by Hilaire Belloc and Mini Grey which is great and a bit grisly so v appealing to my DCs.

RosieMBanks Mon 20-May-13 13:07:34

If you google 'great rhyming books for children' you will find lots of useful sites. I recently bought 'Whiffy Wilson' on recommendation - it's funny! www.amazon.co.uk/Whiffy-Wilson-Caryl-Hart/dp/140830919X

Takver Thu 16-May-13 09:59:44

bookmark poem from his site

Takver Thu 16-May-13 09:56:59

The other fantastic poet for children who really doesn't seem to be known in the UK is Shel Silverstein. Where the Sidewalk Ends is my favourite.

freetrait Wed 15-May-13 22:52:31

We have this www.amazon.co.uk/Puffin-Fantastic-First-Poems-Poetry/dp/0141308982/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1368654689&sr=1-1&keywords=First+book+of+poems and it's very good. DS (6.5) has been spotted reading it at bedtime and chuckling.

BettyYeti Wed 15-May-13 18:42:33

My DCs love Kenn Nesbitt poems. If you google there are lots of his poems on line, and you can get his books on amazon.

Takver Wed 15-May-13 18:38:39

We have "Read Me And Laugh: A funny poem for every day" which is great.

evertonmint Wed 15-May-13 17:43:32

Thank you all smile Last week I stole back from his sister dug out the Hairy Maclarys and Julia Donaldsons and he is enjoying revisiting those.

Never tried Dr Seuss before then picked this up in the library last week and he is really enjoying it. So if that is representative then I'll definitely search out some more of those.

BanjoPlayingTiger Wed 15-May-13 17:28:07

There are loads of Dr Seuss books that range from early readers to relatively complicated kids books. If he already likes some Dr Seuss could you get him more of that?

Leeds2 Wed 15-May-13 17:24:34

Hairy McLary From Donaldson's Dairy series, by Lynley Dodd.

Little Bo Peep Has Knickers That Bleep. Think it was by Laurence Anholt.

BreasticlesNTesticles Wed 15-May-13 16:02:02

And Roger McGough if my memory serves me correctly

BreasticlesNTesticles Wed 15-May-13 16:00:40

A lot of the Julia Donaldson books

Also dirty beasts to go with revolting rhymes by Roald Dahl

hardbeingme Wed 15-May-13 15:57:37

micheal rosen; bananas in my ears, still makes me laugh (bonus points for illustrations by quentin blake) spike miligan has some funny ones, vaguely remember reading edward lear when i liked poems as a child

ChoudeBruxelles Wed 15-May-13 15:26:17

Revolting rhymes

DeathMetalMum Wed 15-May-13 15:23:24

Oops missed the part about being funny sorry.

DeathMetalMum Wed 15-May-13 15:22:35

I have 'A Childs Garden of Verses' by Robert Louis Stevenson that I got when I was a child still enjoy flicking through it now.

evertonmint Wed 15-May-13 15:19:11

DS has got into rhyming words in a big way and spends a lot of time making up silly poems and rhymes. I've been reading him poems from an anthology I have, but he only wants funny/nonsense ones rather than serious ones at the moment and this anthology only has a few funny ones! So I'm looking for fun poetry anthologies or rhyming books (he likes the Dr Seuss feet book and Pants for example) that I can read to him. I'm also interested in any simple ones he might be able to read himself. Any suggestions? Thanks grin

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