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Around the Neighborhood: A Counting Lullaby
     

Around the Neighborhood: A Counting Lullaby

by Sarah L. Thomson, Jana Christy (Illustrator)
 

The popular lullaby “Over in the Meadow” is reimagined in this fun counting book that visits the families in a neighborhood, including a mother and her child, a dog and his puppies, a spider and his spiderlings, and a mallard and her ducklings. Sarah L. Thomson’s lyrical text is paired with Jana Christy’s adorable artwork for a perfect

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The popular lullaby “Over in the Meadow” is reimagined in this fun counting book that visits the families in a neighborhood, including a mother and her child, a dog and his puppies, a spider and his spiderlings, and a mallard and her ducklings. Sarah L. Thomson’s lyrical text is paired with Jana Christy’s adorable artwork for a perfect bedtime treat.

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School Library Journal
PreS-K—This bright, joyful adaptation of "Over in the Meadow" is set in a neighborhood that many children will find familiar. A laughing mother cuddles her baby in a room full of sun. A dog and his pups, a calico cat and her kittens, and a spider and his spiderlings are in the yard. The neighborhood expands to the school playground, where a ladybug and her little beetles crawl, two children watch a rabbit and his hopping bunnies through their classroom window, and so on. As the sun sets, a father swallow and his little birds soar over the whole neighborhood. Back in the house where the story began, the baby sleeps. A final spread shows 10 cameos of the various youngsters sleeping. The digitally rendered artwork has a bright jewel-tone palette as the day moves from morning to night and features both mothers and fathers tending their young. An author's note traces the history of this familiar counting rhyme and provides music. Whether read aloud or sung, this is a lovely addition to most collections.—Mary Jean Smith, formerly at Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761461647
Publisher:
Amazon Childrens Publishing
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Sarah L. Thomson has published more than twenty-five books for young readers. She has created fiction and nonfiction, poetry and prose, fantasy and realism for age levels from kindergarten through high school. Her books include an adventure about two friends who rescue a dragon’s egg; a picture-book biography of Abraham Lincoln; and a young readers’ version of the best-selling title Three Cups of Tea; along with poetry for picture- book readers and nonfiction I Can Read! titles about tigers, whales, sharks, gorillas, and snakes. She is the author of Pirates, Ho!, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin, and Cinderella, illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli. Sarah lives in Portland, Maine, with her daughter, who helps with inspiration, and her two cats, who help by lying on the piece of paper that she needs most. Visit her online: www.sarahlthomson.com

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