Read Me a Rhyme, Please! is designed for two age groups: children as yet unable to read and older children who not only can read but can also answer the follow-up questions. The non-readers will enjoy listening to Ernestine Beyer’s bouncing, melodious rhythms in shorter versions of the poems. The older children will enjoy a range of activities related to the complete versions of the poems, with help from teachers or caregivers when needed. Read Me a Rhyme, Please! is a book that little ones will grow into. As the poems become increasingly familiar, an enriched vocabulary will seep into their consciousness, along with an enduring appreciation of fine poetry. Before long they will be eager to read the entire poems themselves and choose the right answers to the questions. The book’s amusing illustrations will appeal both to children and their caregivers in school or at home.