This book is a good introduction to nursery rhymes. The simplified nature of the well-known rhymes makes them accessible to very young children. It is important that children have short, fun rhymes/poems to choose from to memorize in order to develop an appreciation of poetry and reading. Rhymes are short stories that have been passed down, usually orally, among generations and are the beginning of poetry for children. The brevity of nursery rhymes makes them appropriate for children's short attention spans. The pleasure of sounds often begins with the type of rhymes found in this book. The illustrations are basic and traditional but it suits the purpose of the book. I recommend this book for preschool.
Mother Goose Rhymes is a book of many classic nursery rhymes for young children. It has poems like Little Bo Peep, Jack and Jill, Old King Cole, There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, Twinkle Twinkle, and so on. The poems are simplified versions of the originals so that they are not overwhelming to early readers. The book is small for little hands and made of strong materials for durability. Each page has cartoon illustrations to go along with the poems.