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Publisher Comments:

In this clever reworking of the classic folk song “Over in the Meadow,” readers meet villagers who spent their day spinning, cleaning, cooking, dancing, and more. The text counts up from one baby dragon to ten court jesters, and kids will enjoy counting along with each of the characters as they go about their daily work. At the end of the day, all the villagers look out their windows for a special surprise from their dragon neighbors. Readers will pore over illustrations filled with the same unexpected, warm humor of Boni Ashburn and Kelly Murphys first book, Hush, Little Dragon.

Review:

"The dragons from Hush, Little Dragon are back with a new twist on a familiar rhyme. Instead of 'Over in the Meadow,' the scene is set in a castle, and readers are encouraged to count servants, guards, weavers, and even a prisoner in the dungeon. Ashburn twice interrupts the counting with a couplet about a waiting baby dragon (' 'Now?' begs little dragon. 'Not yet!' says his mother'). At the end of the day, the dragons present a surprise display of flames and fireworks. Murphy's sun-drenched illustrations, featuring gentle humor and child-oriented characters, beget a fanciful medieval world. Ages 3 — 6." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

This counting-book companion to "Hush, Little Dragon" focuses on the occupants of the medieval village, who spend their day spinning, cleaning, cooking, dancing, and more. The song Over at the Meadow provides the inspiration for the counting game in the text. Full color.

About the Author

Boni Ashburn is the author of Hush, Little Dragon. She lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her husband and four children. Visit her online at www.boniashburn.com. Kelly Murphy is the illustrator of Hush, Little Dragon and several other picture books. She lives in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Visit her online at www.kelmurphy.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810984141
Author:
Ashburn, Boni
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Illustrator:
Murphy, Kelly
Author:
Murphy, Kelly
Subject:
General
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Counting
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
20100301
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 pages of full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 10 x 0.5 in
Age Level:
03-06

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Product details 32 pages Abrams Books for Young Readers - English 9780810984141 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The dragons from Hush, Little Dragon are back with a new twist on a familiar rhyme. Instead of 'Over in the Meadow,' the scene is set in a castle, and readers are encouraged to count servants, guards, weavers, and even a prisoner in the dungeon. Ashburn twice interrupts the counting with a couplet about a waiting baby dragon (' 'Now?' begs little dragon. 'Not yet!' says his mother'). At the end of the day, the dragons present a surprise display of flames and fireworks. Murphy's sun-drenched illustrations, featuring gentle humor and child-oriented characters, beget a fanciful medieval world. Ages 3 — 6." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , This counting-book companion to "Hush, Little Dragon" focuses on the occupants of the medieval village, who spend their day spinning, cleaning, cooking, dancing, and more. The song Over at the Meadow provides the inspiration for the counting game in the text. Full color.
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