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I am reading "Heaven on Earth" right now by Sharifa Oppenheimer and she suggests to read stories to a 2 year old told in verse form, which makes use of the language in an elegant form. I agree with her and love the idea but have not found many in that direction, as English is not my native language I seem to have a bit of a problem in finding books in this area.<br>
I have found a couple of books as she suggested already, like " Goodnight little one", "Goodnight Moon" or "Jam Jamboree", but that is pretty much it.<br><br>
Has anybody else any more book suggestions which could possibly include gnomes and earth creatures as well (or is age 2 too young for that kind of story)?
 

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I recommend Children's Garden of Verses used off Amazon.<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Foffer-listing%2F014036692X%2Fref%3Ddp_olp_2%2F104-9392881-6345550%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1179926227%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...9926227&sr=8-1</a><br>
They also have a hardback edition, board book edition, 1928 edition, etc. It has a ton of different ones, some with gnomes/fairies.
 

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Thanks Rikki Gard!<br>
I know that book actually, I just got a childrens CD with those poems made into celtic songs, very pretty! I planned on getting that book as well. Thank you very much for the suggestion!<br><br>
Anyboody else with some other ideas?<br>
Maggie
 

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Sheep in a Jeep<br>
Sheep out to Eat<br>
Sheep in a Shop<br><br>
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb<br>
The Foot Book<br>
I'll Teach My Dog A Lot of Words<br>
The Eye Book<br>
Go, Dog, Go<br><br>
First Steps - by Lee Wardlaw<br>
Baby Dance - by Ann Taylor and Marjorie van Heerden<br>
Time for Naps - by Jane Yolen<br>
Bear Snores On - by Karma Wilson (ooohhh I just saw that there are more books in the series - I'm so excited!!!!)<br><br><br>
Sometimes I pause at the end of a verse and dd's say the last word of the verse. Don't know how we started it, but they love it!. Now they will be reading on their own, and I hear them saying the last words of a verse on the correct page. It's so much fun.
 
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