The Peter Patter Book of Nursery Rhymes (Version 2)

Leroy F. Jackson (1881 - 1958)

PETER PATTER told them to me,
All the little rimes,
Whispered them among the bushes
Half a hundred times.

Peter lives upon a mountain
Pretty near the sun,
Knows the bears and birds and rabbits
Nearly every one;
Has a home among the alders,
Bed of cedar bark,
Walks alone beneath the pine trees
Even when it’s dark.

Squirrels tell him everything
That happens in the trees,
Cricket in the gander-grass
Sings of all he sees;
Rimes from bats and butterflies,
Crabs and waterfowl;
But the best of all he gets
From his Uncle Owl.

Sometimes when its day-time,
But mostly in the night,
They sit beneath an oak tree
And hug each other tight,
And tell their rimes and riddles
Funny little Peter Patter
And his Uncle Owl.
- Summary by Leroy F. Jackson

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Peter Patter, A Copper Down a Crack, I'm Much Too Big for a Fairy, Did You Ever Play Tag with a Tiger, The Blue Song, Hippity Hop to Bed, Away to the River, Our Little Pat LittlePeanut
Play 02 The Animal Show, Tommy Trimble, Dickie, Dickie Dexter, On the Road to Tattletown, Polly and Peter, I Went to Town on Monday, Where Are You Going?, Christopher Crump LittlePeanut
Play 03 Pinky, Pinky, Pang, Tick, Tock, Under the Willow, High on the Mantel, Boots, Boots, Boots, Butterfly, Beela By the Sea, A Matter of Taste LittlePeanut
Play 04 Tommy, My Son, Oh, Said the Worm, Buzzy Brown, The Wind, The Hobo Band, A Beetle on a Broomstraw, Mule Thoughts, A Candle, a Candle LittlePeanut
Play 05 Baxter, Loddy, Gin and Ella Zander, As I Was Going Down the Hill, A Little Boy Ran to the End of the Sky, Discretion, A Beetle Once Sat on a Barberry Twig, The Thieves, Upon The Irish Sea LittlePeanut
Play 06 Duckle, Daisy, I've Got a New Book, The Carrot and the Rabbit, Hippy-Hi-Hoppy, Up on the Garden Gate, Most Any Chip, A Moon Song, What Makes You Laugh LittlePeanut
Play 07 Timmy O'Toole, A Man Came From Malden, Baron Batteroff, Six Little Salmon, To Carry on the Toot-Toot, Doubbledoon, The Party, I've Got a Yellow Puppy LittlePeanut
Play 08 Doctor McSwattle, Columbus, Terrible Tim, What's the Use, All Aboard for Bombay, Water, Old Molly is Lowing, Snowflakes LittlePeanut
Play 09 Dippy-Dippy-Davy, When I'm as Rich as Uncle Claus, Rinky-Tattle, Twenty Little Snowflakes, Slippery Slim, The Freighter, No One at Home, Patters and Tatters LittlePeanut
Play 10 Crown the King with Carrot Tops, The Canada Goose, Hipperty, Clickerty, Clackerty, Bang, Sonny, The Stove, The Thunder Baby, Hinky, Pinky, Pearly Earl, Tipsy Tom LittlePeanut
Play 11 Jolly Jinks, Transformation, The Thief Chase, Somebody, Consolation, The Robin and the Squirrel, The King Had a Platter, Rain LittlePeanut
Play 12 Old Father McNether, Jerry Was a Joker, King kokem, Old Missus Skinner, Oh, Mother, Cella Ree and Tommy To, If I Were Richer, The Army of the Queen LittlePeanut
Play 13 Romulus, The Hero, Pensive Percy, Moon, O Moon in the Empty Sky, The Rag-Man, Whenever I Go Out to Walk, A Free Show, Billy Bumpkins LittlePeanut
Play 14 Blue Flames and Red Flames, Timothy Grady, Captain Tickle and his Nickel, Grandmother Grundy, Needles and Pins, A Toe Rime, Harry Hooker, Jelly Jake and Butter Bill LittlePeanut
Play 15 Cut Up a Caper, Eat, Eat, Eat, Hetty Hutton, A Big, Fat Potato, A Bundle of Hay, Peter, Popper, Old Father Annum, The Tippany Flower LittlePeanut
Play 16 Here Comes a Cabbage, Plenty, The Runaways, The Salesman, A Race, a Race to Moscow, A Prince from Pepperville, Boats, Pretty Things LittlePeanut
Play 17 Did You Ever?, Hootem, Tootem, Clear the Track, Doctor Drake, Babies, Twenty Thieves From Albion, As I Came Out of Grundy Greet LittlePeanut