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Let's Go Visiting

Let's Go Visiting

by Sue Williams, Julie Vivas
     
 

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From the creators of the bestselling favorite I Went Walking comes a colorful farmyard adventure brightened by lively baby animals and lots of counting fun. Let's go visiting and see who's ready to play—one foal, two calves, three kittens, four piglets, five ducklings, and six puppies! And once we've stomped in the mud with the piglets and swum in the

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From the creators of the bestselling favorite I Went Walking comes a colorful farmyard adventure brightened by lively baby animals and lots of counting fun. Let's go visiting and see who's ready to play—one foal, two calves, three kittens, four piglets, five ducklings, and six puppies! And once we've stomped in the mud with the piglets and swum in the lake with the ducklings, let's curl up with this adorable menagerie and take an afternoon nap. This adventure-filled cumulative counting book will help youngsters practice their counting skills while they learn to identify their favorite animal babies—a visit every child will remember.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A pair of oversize board books introduce classics to youngest booklovers: Let's Go Visiting by Sue Williams, illus. by Julie Vivas ("A cumulative counting tale bursting with frisky baby animals," said PW); and Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh (a PW Best Book of the Year). In the first, the child narrator introduces colors, numbers and animals, while the trio of mice in the second title use red, blue and yellow to demonstrate primary, complimentary and contrasting colors. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Fans of I Went Walking will welcome the offspring of that cast in this playful companion. Here Williams and Vivas present a cumulative counting tale bursting with frisky baby animals. A wild-haired child (could be a boy or girl) issues an invitation to a friendly golden retriever: "Let's go visiting. What do you say?/ One brown foal is ready to play." All three then start a small parade as they move on to visit two red calves, three black kittens and so on, until they find "six yellow puppies... ready to play." Eventually, the weary menagerie curls up in the hay for a communal nap. Toddlers will chime in with Williams's simple, repetitive narrative, and Vivas's unadorned, large-scale watercolor art offers a bright visual subtext: after a quartet of playful pink piglets coats themselves and the youngster with mud, a visit to the habitat of five green ducklings (one of whom perches atop a pig's head) gives the grimy group a chance to wash off. And kids will be delighted to note that the irresistible pups who complete this counting tale belong to the child's canine companion. A charming antidote to quell preschoolers' restlessness before naptime. Ages 1-3. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Kathleen Kelly
In this companion book to the equally charming I Went Walking, Williams and Vivas have created another winner for the toddler set. A young boy and his dog visit a series of farm animals, from one brown foal to six yellow puppies. The text is brief and bold, and each page offers plenty of white space, against which Vivas' bright, lively watercolors stand out perfectly. The spirited actions of the boy, whether he is squishing in the mud with four pink piglets, or lying in a heap with all of the accumulated animals, move the story along. From the initial spread of the boy and dog eager to set off visiting, to the closing image of the whole group asleep in the hay, this energetic story is a perfect read-aloud for little ones.
Children's Literature
In this companion book to the equally charming I Went Walking, Williams and Vivas have created another winner for the toddler set. A young boy and his dog visit a series of farm animals, from one brown foal to six yellow puppies. The text is brief and bold, and each page offers plenty of white space, against which Vivas' bright, lively watercolors stand out perfectly. The spirited actions of the boy, whether he is squishing in the mud with four pink piglets or lying in a heap with all of the accumulated animals, move the story along. From the initial spread featuring the boy and dog eager to set off visiting to the closing image of the whole group asleep in the hay, this energetic story is a perfect read-aloud for little ones. Now reissued in a large board book format for a new group of kids. 2006 (orig. 1998), Harcourt Brace, Ages 6 mo. to 4.
—Kathleen Kelly
From the Publisher

"The simple text with its repeated refrain will have audiences chanting along in no time."--School Library Journal

"The bold illustrations, simple yet full of motion, combine with a lively text to make this perfect for toddler story hours."--Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152024109
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
465,390
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range:
2 - 3 Years

Meet the Author

Sue Williams lives in Adelaide, South Australia.

Julie Vivas lives in Sydney, Australia.

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