Wilhelmina Seegmiller, 1866-1913, was an early-20th century writer of primary readers, drawing books, and poetry for young readers.  Other Rhymes for Little Readers, originally published in 1911, was a sequel to Little Rhymes for Little Readers, published in 1903.  Both are designed to introduce youngsters to the wonders and delights of poetry without intimidating them.  Each poem (there are sixty of them) is short, written from a child's perspective, deals with matters that kids generally find interesting, and rhymes (always important when writing for children... just ask Dr. Seuss).

Add to those attributes fifty six drawings by professional illustrator Ruth Mary Hallock and you have a powerful lure for the young mind.  What better gift for child or grandchild than a lifelong love of poetry?


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