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A Nursery Rhyme for Every Night of the Year

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Allie Esiri and her amazing guests perform a selection from Allie’s beautiful anthology A Nursery Rhyme for Every Night of the Year – a definitive collection of nursery rhymes, each introduced with a quirky fact or historical reference.

Each month includes rhymes on different themes, such as Winter, Farmyard and City, Playground Rhymes, and ABCs and Back to School. Julia Donaldson and Michael Rosen, all making this the most joyful book to read together, every night of the year. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item.Publication dates are subject to change (although this is an extremely uncommon occurrence overall). Allie Esiri, who read Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge University, is an accomplished curator and host of live poetry events at the National Theatre, Bridge Theatre, and at the Hay, Oxford, Bath and Cheltenham literary festivals. Allie Esiri’s beautiful gift anthology, A Nursery Rhyme for Every Night of the Year, is a definitive collection of nursery rhymes, with enchanting illustrations by Emily Faccini.

This may result in small marks to the dustjacket and title page, please also bear in mind that each signature will be a little different from the one we show here. Her anthology, A Poem for Every Night of the Year was a best book of the year in The Times and the New Statesman and won the IBW 2017 book award. Allie Esiri’s daily introductions teach the significance of the nursery rhyme; offering historical facts, answers to riddles, helpful instructions for the action rhymes, football fans’ playful variants and much more.Rhymes include ‘Oranges and Lemons’, ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ and ‘Rock-A-Bye Baby’, alongside modern songs such as 'Nellie the Elephant', 'Baby Shark' and 'Puff the Magic Dragon'; with new entries from writing stars Floella Benjamin, Brian Bilston, Rod Campbell, Joseph Coelho, Julia Donaldson and Michael Rosen, all making this the most joyful book to read together, every night of the year. Each month includes rhymes on different themes:January: Winter, BedtimeFebruary: Love, Pancake DayMarch: Spring, Women’s Day, Riddles April: April Fool’s Day, Spring Festivals, Tongue-TwistersMay: May Day, Farm, Market, LondonJune: Playground Games, AnimalsJuly: Weather Lore, Travel, ClassicsAugust: Sea, Rivers, OutdoorsSeptember: Back to SchoolOctober: Food, Action Songs, HalloweenNovember: History, Divali, ThanksgivingDecember: Lullabies, Festive RhymesAllie Esiri’s daily introductions teach the significance of the nursery rhyme; offering historical facts, answers to riddles, helpful instructions for the action rhymes, football fans’ playful variants and much more. Allie Esiri’s A Nursery Rhyme for Every Day of the Year is a brilliant idea and a splendid collection to read, recite or sing. Rhymes include ‘Oranges and Lemons’, ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ and ‘Rock-A-Bye Baby’, alongside modern songs such as ‘Nellie the Elephant’, ‘Baby Shark’ and ‘Puff the Magic Dragon’; with new entries from writing stars Floella Benjamin, Brian Bilston, Rod Campbell, Joseph Coelho, Julia Donaldson and Michael Rosen, all making this the most joyful book to read together, every night of the year. The book includes 366 rhymes - traditional classics as well as favourite rhymes of today - each accompanied by an enlightening introduction.

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