Let's Go Visiting

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Children will love counting their favorite baby animals in this spirited board book edition of Sue Williams and Julie Vivas's classic barnyard adventure.

A counting story in which a boy visits his farmyard friends, from one brown foal to six yellow puppies.

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Overview

Children will love counting their favorite baby animals in this spirited board book edition of Sue Williams and Julie Vivas's classic barnyard adventure.

A counting story in which a boy visits his farmyard friends, from one brown foal to six yellow puppies.

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Editorial Reviews

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

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152046385
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 640,761
  • Age range: 1 - 3 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

SUE WILLIAMS is the author of many acclaimed picture books, including most recently Dinnertime!, illustrated by Kerry Argent. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.

JULIE VIVAS is the illustrator of the Mem Fox classics Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge and Possum Magic as well as several other picture books. She lives in Australia.

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