Bananas in Pyjamas is a humorous anthology of nonsense poems and other rhymes selected by Helen Cook and Morag Styles. Skipping rhymes, jumping rhymes, playground rhymes, nursery rhymes, rhymes on their head, rhymes on their tales, rhymes you know, and rhymes you don't. Lots of nonsense, crazy fun, why not sit down and read one (or two)? Bananas in Pyjamas is one of thirteen books that make up Independent Reading Level A, for children in Year 3/Primary 4. This phase of Cambridge Reading aims to extend children's experience of fiction, motivate them to enjoy reading, and improve their independence as readers.
Table of Contents
Bananas in pyjamas Carey Blyton; Jim-Jam pyjamas Gina Wilson; Ode to the Queen on her jubilee Spike Milligan; Humpty dumpty and humpty dumpty Anon and Michael Rosen; Piggy on the railway Anon; Dis lickle pig from Jamaica Maddah Goose; This little pig Michael Rosen; The man in the wilderness Anon; There was an old man in a tree Edward Lear; Twinkle, twinkle, little bat Lewis Carroll; Extracts from 'The star and back yard, july night' Jane Taylor and William Cole; Pet food Terry Jones; Nature poem Adrian Mitchell; The squirrel Anon; Rope rhyme Eloise Greenfield; Jumping Joan Anon; The one who does not love me Traditional, Nigeria; Black dot Libby Houston; The Frog Anon; P's and Q's Roger McGough; To amuse emus Roger McGough; Ruthless rhyme five and short sharp shock Harry Graham and Colin McNaughton; The gentle giant Dennis Lee; Have you seen the hidebehind Michael Rosen; Dragon night Jane Yolen; Sweet dreams Ogden Nash.