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I Saw a Ship A-Sailing (or the Wonderful Games that Only Little Flower-Plant Children Can Play, a Picture Book with Mother Goose Rhymes), a book of Singable, Illustrated Rymes

Posted on: April 17, 2017

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i saw a ship montresor cover
I Saw a Ship A-Sailing (or the Wonderful Games that Only Little Flower-Plant Children Can Play, a Picture Book with Mother Goose Rhymes)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Beni Montresor

The pictures in this book are delightful, fantastical, and psychedelic.  The down side is that only the first verse of each of the rhymes is printed on a page.

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i saw a ship beni montresor - Copy
I Saw a Ship A-Sailing
From: I Saw a Ship A-Sailing (or the Wonderful Games that Only Little Flower-Plant Children Can Play, a Picture Book with Mother Goose Rhymes)

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The rhymes featured in this book include:

  • As I Went to Bonner
  • Henry Was a Worthy King
  • Here am I
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Higgelty Pigglety Pop
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • I Saw a Ship a-Sailing
  • Jack Be Nimble
  • Little Tommy Tittlemouse
  • Mary Quite Contrary
  • Peter Pumpkin Eater
  • Pretty Maid
  • Rain on the Green Grass
  • There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
  • Thirty White Horses
  • What’s the News of the Day

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Images from this book can be found, here:
http://www.oldchildrensbooks.com/books/i-saw-a-ship-a-sailing-beni-montresor-8290

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A blog post about Beni Montresor that includes images from this book:
https://twicemodern.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/beni-montresor-picture-books/

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Another blog post with images from this book:
http://snag-blog.com/the-biannual-booksale/

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Related Posts

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MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES: SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SONGBOOK SERIES (SBWE SBS)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-mother-goose-nursery-rhymes/

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MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES FOR SBWE
A compilation of Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme titles linked to posts about the rhymes so you can learn more and sing along
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/nursery-rhymes-and-mother-goose-for-sbwe/

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYMES – INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED
Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes with Individually Illustrated Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/mother-goose-and-nursery-rhymes-with-individually-illustrated-singable-picture-books/

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYME COMPILATIONS

A list containing compilations of Mother Goose and Nursery Rhyme Singable Picture Books, including links and resources for learning, singing, and playing the tunes
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/mother-goose-singable-picture-books-rhymes-and-songs-in-compilations/

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I Saw a Ship a-Sailing, an Illustrated, Singable Rhyme
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/i-saw-a-ship-a-sailing-an-illustrated-singable-rhyme/

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