Humpty Dumpty

To Market, To Market

Sing a Song of Sixpence

Rub a Dub Dub

Hey Diddle Diddle

My Son John

Jack Be Nimble

Little Boy Blue

Ding Dong Bell

Old King Cole

Baa Baa Black Sheep

There Was a Crooked Man

The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

Jack & Jill

Sippity Sippity Sup

Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater

Little Bo Peep

Little Jack Horner

Little Miss Muffett

Wee Willie Winkie

Little Tommy Tittlemouse

Jack Sprat

Hickory Dickory Dock

The Man in the Moon

Wise Old Owl

There Was a Little Turtle

What Are Little Girls and Boys Made Of?

My Favorite Nursery Rhymes


These are the fun ones...the timeless rhymes that beg to be read aloud and remembered forever.


Some rhymes are miniature stories. Others are character sketches done in a few words. They should be illustrated that way, and that's what I've tried to do with this book.


There are allowances for words that are

bygone – "Snips and snails" becomes "Frogs and snails" – but mostly the rhymes are retold in their true form.


With one exception! I never liked the ending

to the The Old Woman Who Lived

in a Shoe, so I changed it.


They tell me you shouldn't do that.

I don't care.


Copyright ©, 2019, Steve Stinson