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50 Favourite Nursery Rhymes
  • 50 Favourite Nursery Rhymes

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    A classic BBC compilation of nursery rhymes, with light-hearted commentary from two BBC presenters.

    In this popular collection, actors Andrew Branch and Anne Rosenfeld perform over fifty fantastic nursery rhymes, from familiar favourites to lesser-known gems, speaking the rhymes aloud and chatting about their meanings. As they listen, children are encouraged to think about and appreciate the words, increasing their communication skills as they join in and play.

    Among the favourites included are: Humpty Dumpty; Sing a Song of Sixpence; Hickory Dickory Dock; Hey Diddle Diddle; Little Jack Horner; Polly Put the Kettle On; Mary Mary Quite Contrary; Doctor Foster Went to Gloucester; Baa Baa Black Sheep; Little Miss Muffet; Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat; Goosey Goosey Gander; The Queen of Hearts; Boys and Girls Come Out to Play; Oranges and Lemons; Wee Willie Winkie; The House That Jack Built and Little Bo Peep.

    This unique collection brings to life traditional nursery rhymes with music and sound effects to thrill a new generation,and is ideal for preschool children who can listen and follow along.

Since the 1960s the very best of BBC radio’s spoken word output has been available to own, first on record and cassette and now on CD and digital download. In addition to its extensive backlist catalogue, BBC Audio continues to publish a wide range of entertainment drawn from recent radio programming and the BBC archive. Comedy titles include Hancock’s Half Hour, The Goon Show, Round the Horne, Cabin Pressure, Ed Reardon’s Week, Just a Minute and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. The realms of fantasy are depicted in Doctor Who, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia. There’s radio drama based on the works of some of our most popular and significant writers including William Shakespeare, Agatha Christie, Anthony Trollope, Arthur Conan Doyle, Samuel Pepys and Alan Bennett. History, science and culture epics include A History of the World in 100 Objects, This Sceptred Isle, A History of Childhood and The Making of Music. These are many more titles are waiting to be discovered in the BBC Audio collection, available from bookshops and online retailers. More information about the BBC’s spoken word radio services can be found at www.penguin.co.uk