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Nutshell Library

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Nutshell Library (Caldecott Collection)
by Maurice Sendak

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September 1, 2010 at 1:15 pm Leave a comment

One was Johnny

Really Rosie

Maurice Sendak’s Really Rosie Starring the Nutshell Kids

1 was Johnny who lived by himself
2 was a rat who jumped on his shelf
3 was a cat who chased the rat
4 was a dog who came in and sat
5 was a turtle who bit the dog’s tail
6 was a monkey who brought in the mail
7 a blackbird pecked poor Johnny’s nose
8 was a tiger out selling old clothes
9 was a robber who took an old shoe
10 was a puzzle–what should Johnny do

He stood on a chair and said,
“Here’s what I’ll do-
I’ll start to count backwards
And when I am through-
If this house isn’t empty
I’ll eat all of you!!!!”

9 was the robber who left looking pale
8 was the tiger who chased him to jail
7 was the blackbird flew off to Havana
6 was the monkey who stole the banana
5 was the turtle who crawled off to bed
4 was the dog who slid home on a sled
3 was the cat who pounced on the rat
2 was the rat who left with the cat
1 was Johnny who lived by himself
And liked it like that!

A counting book by Maurice Sendak

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August 31, 2010 at 2:15 pm 1 comment