Over in the Meadow

( 1 )
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (3) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $40.23   
  • Used (2) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$40.23
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(7)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2011 Hardcover New Book New and in stock. 4/1/2011. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you ... will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Morden, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

More About This Book

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
McDonald's buoyant mixed-media artwork creates a cheerful meadow of colors, textures, and animals in this version of the traditional nursery rhyme. Patchwork sheep "bah!" with their mother, music notes swirl out of the beaks of young robins, and a family of nine lizards basks "by the old mossy gate." Bright colors, swooping shapes, and smiling animals make this an especially friendly vision of the great outdoors. Musical notation is included, as are light details about each animal (and meadows in general) and a CD with music performed by Susan Reed. Ages 3–6. (Apr.)
Children's Literature - Kathy Leggett
A watch and sing along book for all ages. The topic: a simple, classic counting story song that has long been a part of childhood literature. This version of the meadow story is updated and brought to life in an enhanced CD format, designed with delightful illustrations and accompanied by a unique soundtrack, making this a book that begs to be shared at least three times. A book to be read, listened to, and then watched. The meadow is brimming with life as the mothers and babies are all hard at work doing what they do. Be it squeaking or spinning or digging each has a way of life in the meadow different from all the others. The vibrancy of the quilt like landscape emphasizes one character at a time in a double page spread. The pages are packed with enough personality to nourish a child's imagination and allow even the youngest reader to get lost in the beautifully painted paper collages. The rhythm and rhyme of the accompanying CD capitalizes on the twang of the fiddle giving the song a blue-grassy, homey feel. This unique accompaniment shapes the book into a vision of playfulness that invites the listener to sing and tap along to the beat. This is a beautiful book to share with children of all ages. Diversity in the meadow goes hand in hand with the diversity seen in the world. Each of us has our own special job to do. A simple counting book that packs a big punch! A book children will certainly ask for over and over again. Reviewer: Kathy Leggett
Kirkus Reviews

The animals, counting theme and catchy tune make this song a perennial favorite with readers and creators alike, but the illustrations are what make any version stand out from the crowd—and this one does. By changing a few animals and key words, McDonald encourages readers not just to count her menagerie but to experience their textures, as well, both in the words she uses and in her paper collages. "Over in the meadow in the reeds on the shore, / Lived a spiky mother muskrat / And her little muskrats four." The mother muskrat is pictured leaping into the water, her individual paper spikes poking out from her body. Similarly treated are her bumpy toad, wooly sheep, smooth robin, fuzzy bee, furry mouse and hairy spider. Using painted papers in digital collage, the illustrator creates a quiltlike textured world for her animals, and many pages come complete with "stitches." Unfortunately, however, a few of her textures fail to make the leap from the page—the crow is not really shiny, the lizard's scales are painted on and "slippery" is a very difficult adjective to portray with paper. Backmatter includes a CD of the song (not heard), the sheet music for one verse, some facts about meadows and a short paragraph about each featured animal. Visually stunning if not always totally successful. (Picture book. 2-6)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846865435
  • Publisher: Barefoot Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.24 (w) x 10.03 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted November 2, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    I use this story with the music in my Speech Therapy sessions with children with special needs but it's also great for children who do not have special needs. This book highlights Mommy animals and baby animals such as, toads, robins, sheep, lizards, muskrats, fish, bees, crows and spiders. With this book I am able to ask questions about: counting, animal names and sounds, and where the animals live. The music that goes with this story is beautiful because of the violins in the song.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)