School Library JournalPreS-Gr 1—Vibrant, cheery spreads illustrate this fun, imaginative song by a folk musician and singer. Three children sail in a hot-air balloon over land and sea, near and far, through the clouds and to the stars. As with many songs turned picture book, the refrain ("Up, up, up, up in a balloon./Up so high I can touch the moon…"), which flows nicely when sung, becomes repetitive and tedious on the page. The accompanying CD features two instrumental versions as well as a pleasing, folksy rendition by Reed, and musical notations are appended in the book. An additional selection for picture book and CD collections, especially where other titles in the "Singalong" series and Reed's albums are popular.—Rachel Kamin, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL
- Barefoot Books
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.20(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 6 Years
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Up, up, Up! based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
I work with children with multiple disabilities ages 3-5. They love all the barefoot books with cd's.
I use this book in Speech Therapy sessions with children with special needs but it's also great for children who do not have special needs. The elementary school-aged children love it. The music is catchy and the illustrations are captivating. This story highlights different types of geography so we discuss rivers, mountains, oceans, beaches, farms, cities, earth, the moon and the balloon.