The Schoolchild's Pocket Book
Hardback 160pp Illustrated
9780744521511   Product Code: 18283
First published in 1947 as I Saw Esau: traditional rhymes of youth, this was Peter and Iona Opie's first collection of children's rhymes - the nonsense, riddles, insults, repartee and games that have the 'oomph and zoom' peculiar to school playgrounds. In 1992 Iona Opie revised the collection and Maurice Sendak illustrated it in his inimitable style to produce this exuberant and, for many, nostalgic book of rhymes.