«The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles», written and illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham, is a 1945 picture book published by Simon & Schuster. The Rooster Crows was a Caldecott Medal winner for illustration in 1946. This book is a collection of traditional American nursery rhymes, finger games, skipping rhymes, jingles, and counting-out rhymes. They come from collections all over America. The book the rooster crows is 64 pages, with rhymes and jingles as well illustrations on each page. The illustrations in the book are Native American, done in pencil with color. The colors in the book stay within grey, white, green, orange, and red.
Off to bed stories for wide awakes. Stories include The Bear Cubs, The Naughty Chick, The Opossum Family, One More Grasshopper, A Strange Bed, The Baby Penguin’s Bed, and Three Little Coons.
Seven short animal tales to read at bedtime, one about two bear cubs who discover the world outside their den and another about a duckling who swallows a bumblebee by mistake.