Title: The Lady With The Alligator Purse
Author/Illustrator: Mary Ann Hoberman & Nadine Bernard Westcott
Publisher: Megan Tingley Books
"Miss Lucy had a baby,
His name was Tiny Tim,
She put him in a bathtub
To see if he could swim.
He drank up all the water,
He ate up all the soap,
He tried to eat the bathtub,
But it wouldn't go down his throat..."
Synopsis: Miss Lucy isn't sure what is wrong with Tiny Tim so she calls in the doctor. She calls in the nurse. She even calls in the lady with the alligator purse but only one of them can figure out what is wrong with the baby.
Why I liked it: Nursery rhymes set to song was a strong part of my childhood and when I turned to the first page of this picture book, I immediately went back in time to childhood memories of jump rope on the playground while singing nursery rhymes. What a fun read with a chance for little ones to sing along with the story.