Up and down on the Merry-Go-Round (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Up and down on the Merry-Go-Round (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Bill Martin, Ted Rand, John Archambault
     
 
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Depicts in words and pictures the unforgettable childhood thrill of riding on an old-fashioned merry-go-round.

Overview

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Depicts in words and pictures the unforgettable childhood thrill of riding on an old-fashioned merry-go-round.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
One by one, the children choose from a plethora of handsome steeds: horses, zebras, ostriches, boars and bears, assembled in the ring of a merry-go-round. Rand's luscious watercolor technique adds to the momentum of the swirling merry-go-round, a dazzling array of vibrant colors. A diversity of phonetic sound, coupled with the staggered meter of the merry-go-round grinding to a halt, mirrors the feelings of ambivalence that children experience when such a wonderful ride is over. The combination of Martin and Archembeault's masterfully written and highly readable verse and Rand's characteristically rich illustrations makes this a rhythmic, raucous read-aloud. Ages 5-8. (June)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2 A little girl joins other multi-ethnic children on a merry-go-round, and they seemingly take turns narrating a rhythmic poem describing the thrill and joy of the ride. This is similar in structure and concept to Donald Crews' Carousel (Greenwillow, 1982), but here the multiple viewpoints tend to confuse, and the poem is not particularly distinctive or memorable. Splendidly decorated, brilliantly colored animals fill the pages: there are zebras, frogs, elephants, and gaily caparisoned horses bursting with energy. This book lacks the power of the trio's Knots on a Counting Rope (1987), and is also less successful than their Barn Dance (1986) or The Ghost - Eye Tree (1985; all Holt). Yet it is a representation for children of an adventure that once experienced is rarely forgotten. Leda Schubert, Vermont Dept . of Education, Montpelier

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833575180
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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