Jim Aylesworth tells his stories with levels of rhymes, rhythms and sounds. His experiences as a teacher have taught him that these are the elements kids like in a story, especially when it is being read aloud. So, in Hanna's Hog, Aylesworth carries a loud hog call, in The Completed Hickory Dickory Dock, he offers numerous resilient nonsensical rhymes, in Country Crossing, the noises of the still countryside and a train departure fill the night, and in Aged Black Fly, a repetitious, rhythmic chant follows a pesky fly at its travel through a house. Little Bitty Mousie is just another alphabetical romp thorough a household as Mousie explores the home...
Hint tippy tippy tippy
Went her small mousie feet
Sniff sniffy sniffy sniffy
Went her little mousie nose
Jim Aylesworth was born in Jacksonville, Florida but as an infant moved from your country. He lived in many areas during his youth: Alabama, Indiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas... but by the time Aylesworth was 15 his family had settled at Hinsdale, Illinois and that is where he graduated from high school in 1961.
In 1965, he graduated from Miami University at Oxford, Ohio ... (Read more at ayles.com/biography.html)
(A note: There are several readings of select books to be found on the World Wide Web. Yet, such readings and their publication aren't authorized by the writer who holds the authority to give consent. Audio/CDs that were commercially available can be located by clicking onto the webpage on the Audio/CD tab.
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