Back of Book says: This inspirational cllection of songs and rhymes draws upon the ancient wisdom of oral traditions from around the world. handed down from generation to generation and gathered in one complete colume, they are as fresh today as they were a century or more ago. Today we understand that the use of rhythmic sounds and sensations are not only fun, they actually strengthen the bonds between you and your baby, and are, in fact integral to your baby's devolopment and well being.
I Say: A very useful book. Starts with a discussion of the value of such material. The musical score is included with many of the songs and rhymes. A sampling of the countries represented: American Indian; Samoa; Germany; France, Japan, India. Range from familiar ones like Pease Porridge to less familiar like Fais Dodo Colin.