Rufus and Friends Rhyme Time: traditional poems extended and illustrated by Iza Trapani (Charlesbridge, 2008)
Rufus and his canine friends star in a show about rhymes. Silly sounds, familiar rhymes, and illustrations with hidden pictures all make for a fun read-aloud with young children! This book contains familiar rhymes such as "Diddle Diddle Dumpling" and tongue-twisters like "Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers", along with several less familiar but wonderful early childhood rhymes. Iza Trapani is also the author/illustrator of other traditional rhyme books, including Froggie Went A'Courtin' and Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush.