The Story Hour by Child Horizons Author:Esther M. Bjoland TO BOYS & GIRLS EVERYWHERE: — "When does the story hour come?" a little boy asked one day. "Show me on the clock." — the story hour is a magical hour. Sometimes you can show it on the clock, sometimes you cannot. Sometimes it comes just before you go to bed. Other times it may come on a rainy afternoon or on a sunny picnic day. Sometimes it even ... more »comes when you and your mother are walking down the street and she begins, "Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been?" or "Once there was a very young little dog whose name was Angus."
Whenever you say "Read me a story" or "Say a rhyme!" and your mother or father or perhaps your big sister says "Yes!"-that is the story hour. When you curl up in a chair and read a story or rhyme to yourself - that is the story hour, too!
And so we made The Story Hour book just for you. Here are all kinds o rhymes-Mother Goose rhymes, ABC rhymes, play-in-the-park rhymes, counting rhymes and rainy-day rhymes and rhymes about elephants and witches and fairies and spacemen!
Here are all kinds of stories, too-funny stories, magic stories, stories about little bears and kittens and goats. Here are stories about boys and girls-all kinds of boys and girls. A little Indian boy wants a horse-do you like horses, too? A little girl of Japan runs a funny kind of race. Mary Jo brings a surprise to Show and Tell Time. What do you bring?
When does the story hour come? It can come right now when you open this book and find stories to read and rhymes to say and wonderful, colorful pictures to see!