Rhymes for Kindly Children by Ethel Fairmont - Johnny Gruelle - Vintage Child Book, Book from 1930s, Children's Rhymes

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Vintage 1937 edition of "Rhymes for Kindly Children" by Ethel Fairmont.

Written by Ethel Fairmont. Illustrated by Johnny Gruelle. 1937 revised edition. The Wise-Parslow Company, New York.

PREFACE

"So many things a child should know!
But, first, he ought to learn
That kindly children live to love,
and joy is their return.

Now he who would be very kind,
Perceives his brother's needs;
And every signal of distress
His loving spirit heeds.

Those children who are taught to love
And call all creatures "Brothers,"
Soon grow to be more thoughtful
Of their mothers and all others."

"Rhymes for Kindly Children" includes more than fifty charmingly illustrated rhymes that reinforce the many ways children can show kindness to each other, family, friends, and animal friends. Illustrated by Johnny Gruelle, the creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy.

MOON WISHES

"I've been told if you wish on a moon
that is new
All of your wishes are sure to come true.
We can't be quite certain, but let's have a
try
And toss some good wishes up into the
sky;
A sweater for Bobby, a glider for Ted
And Henry I know has been wanting a
sled.
And maybe I'll wish for one thing, just
for me,
Now wait...let me think...what, oh
what shall it be?
I can't make a choice so I now what I'll
do-
I'll wish that your wish is the wish that
comes true!"


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