Jack and Gill

Jack and Gill Went up the hill, To fetch a pail of water; Jack fell down, And broke his crown, And Gill came tumbling after. Up Jack got And home did trot, As fast as he could muster; Went to bed To mend his head With vinegar and brown paper. Gill came in And she did...

Bah! Bah! Black sheep

Bah! Bah! Black sheep, Have you any wool? Yes, marry, have I, Three bags full. One for my master, One for my dame, But none for the little boy Who cries in the lane. More recent version: (oral tradition) Baa, baa, black sheep,Have you any wool?Yes, sir, yes, sir,Three...

Twinkle, twinkle, little star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky. When the blazing sun is gone, When he nothing shines upon, Then you show your little light, Twinkle, twinkle, all the night. Then the travellers in the...

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

This is a tale about a tail-a tail that belonged to a little red squirrel, and his name was Nutkin. He had a brother called Twinkleberry, and many many cousins: they lived in a wood at the edge of a lake. In the middle of the lake there is an island covered with trees...

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were- Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. They lived with their Mother in a sandbank, underneath the root of a very big fir-tree. ‘Now my dears,’ said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning,...