Over in the Meadow

Over in the Meadow


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Welcome to a lush meadow bustling with activity, where one turtle digs, two fish swim, three bluebirds sing, and so on to ten fireflies that shine in the night. Keats's collage-style illustrations perfectly complement this classic Appalachian counting rhyme, which is also a popular song for toddlers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140565089
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/28/1999
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 71,255
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Ezra Jack Keats (1916–1983) is the Caldecott Medal winning author of The Snowy Day, which broke ground in 1962 as one of the first picture books for young children to portray a realistic, multi-cultural urban setting. Since its initial publication, The Snowy Day has come to be regarded as both a children’s classic and one of the most important picture books ever written/illustrated. Ezra Jack Keats’ legacy lives on in the popularity of his most famous character, Peter—the star of The Snowy DayWhistle for WilliePeter's ChairA Letter to AmyGoggles, and others. Visit the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation online at www.ezra-jack-keats.org

Date of Birth:

March 11, 1916

Date of Death:

May 6, 1983

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, New York

Place of Death:

New York, New York


Thomas Jefferson High School, New York City

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Over in the Meadow 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My kids loved this book from the first time I read it to them, and when they wanted story time, it was the one laid in my hands to read. Now my daughter is 15 years old and she is still loving this book, even though she has it memorized now, she plans to read it to her babies as I did with all 5 of my children. Story time is most precious between a mother and a child, but you know it even more when they come to you with a book at 15 and still wants to hear you read it to them. I suggest all mothers to read to their young, it is a BOND for life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lovely book of rhymes for little ones. There are other editions of the rhymes but the Ezra Jack Keats is my favorite. Great for teaching numbers. I give this to every new mother.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When my son was young, we loved this book. It has a lovely rythym and if you read it just right, it is very soothing. We read this book so much that I knew it by heart. I have since given this book as a gift at several baby showers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The rhythm of the verses is just right for 3-4 year olds. The illustrations are beautiful and appropriate for demonstrating to one or more children at a time. I would recommend this book to parents and grandparents whose children love baby animals and are ready to start counting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the illustrations and the counting rhyme goes all the way to 10.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
beautiful, yet simple illustrations and a text that children learn by heart.
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ohcarolita More than 1 year ago
This is a book about a mother and their children. It incorporates counting and a mother's love for their offspring. I look forward to reading it at night time and have already read it dozens of times already. I would recommend the hard cover if it's available.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a lovely book to read aloud to toddlers/preschoolers to teach counting, animal recognition, and tenderness between mothers and children. Great gift idea.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My kids loved this book! They would respond with the babies numbers. I'm now buying it for the second generation - my grandkids!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son loves this book! We have been reading it since he was 6 mos old and he always comes back to this one. We love the rhymes, the counting and the animals. In fact, I know this book by heart and told it to him when we went on vacation. Perfect book for bedtime!