Digital List Price: $9.99
Kindle Price: $1.00

Save $15.99 (94%)

Read this title for free. Learn more

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

OR
Read for Free
with Kindle Unlimited

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Narration Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more

Get the Free Kindle App

Enter email or phone number to get a link

Processing your request...

Around the Neighborhood: A Counting Lullaby Kindle Edition

27 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$1.00

Kindle Delivers
Kindle Delivers
Subscribe to the Kindle Delivers monthly e-mail to find out about each month's Kindle book deals, new releases, editors' picks and more. Learn more (U.S. customers only)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

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.–School Library Journal

From Booklist

This adaptation of the classic counting rhyme Over in the Meadow is set in a bucolic neighborhood environment. Opening with Around the neighborhood, / inside a room full of sun, / lived a happy, laughing mother / and her little baby one, the stanzas proceed through various outdoor settings and feature different parent-baby animals, which increase in number by spread. For instance, there’s an old father hound dog with his little puppies two and an old mother ladybug and her little beetles five. The counting doesn’t end with 10, but returns to the now-tired mother and little baby one, who is sound asleep. Christy’s digitally rendered, brightly colored illustrations are evocative and soothing. While the rhymes and rhythms are occasionally awkward, the human element is a nice, cozy touch and emphasizes the universality of parent-child relationships. On the final spread, there are 10 small vignettes featuring the animals, thereby reinforcing the numbers lesson. An appended author’s note gives background on the original song and musical notation. Preschool-Grade 2. --Shelle Rosenfeld

Product Details

  • File Size: 1346 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0761461647
  • Publisher: Two Lions (September 18, 2012)
  • Publication Date: September 18, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007TX67VM
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #786,913 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R.M. Putnam VINE VOICE on October 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I read this story to my grandchildren their first night sleeping over. They loved it. The colorful illustrations were a delight but the story in verse made it almost sing as I read it... sure enough I read it a second night and the third night upon their request. My grandchildren read along with me on that third night enjoying the rhythm without even realizing they were learning to count. Learning is always easier when it is fun. Fantastic book, Bravo!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By OAT VINE VOICE on February 5, 2013
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I love this colorful counting book! It works in counting nicely into the story, and ends the story with the number of animals in the books. For instance: one baby, two puppies, three kittens, four spiders, five ladybugs... The last page of the book is for grown-ups, it's an Author's Note about the folk song "Over in the Meadow," which came from the Appalachia Mountains, as well as other versions of the song. It even includes the music notes as if you were to sing the first three pages of the book. How cool is that?
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This book for young children is both well written and beautifully illustrated. I read it to the little boy of some neighbors of mine; he loved it so much he wanted me to read it twice more to him and I did! Author Sarah L. Thomson uses rhyme and all the right words to make this book appealing to children just learning to count up to ten and read. Similarly, the vibrant, pretty colors used by illustrator Jana Christy are just splendid. In addition, the book teaches children the names of some animals; some are basic like "dog" and "cat" while others are a bit more advanced like "crow."

The author's own words tell a good deal about how the story in this book evolved. Sarah L. Thomson writes that "'Around the Neighborhood' is based on an old folk song from the southern Appalachians. The song is often known as `Over in the Meadow,' but sometimes has other titles. Cecil Sharp, a folk-song collector, included it in a 1917 collection of tunes under the name `Sing,' Said the Mother.' Sometimes the song is attributed to Olive A. Wadsworth, the pen name of author Katherine Floyd Dana. She did include a version (hers added up to twelve) in her novel `Kit, Fan, Tot and the Rest of Them,' published in 1870. It's a `funny little song' that Tot's mother uses to teach her how to count. The wording suggests that Dana did not invent the song but simply included a folk song she knew, imagining it was the kind of thing a mother might sing to a young child."

Regardless of the exact origin of this story, the loving relationship between mother and child charms me as the mother in the story teaches her child about counting--and even the names of some animals--as a soothing, affectionate way to bond with her child as she sings her child to sleep. I highly recommend this for young children learning to count as they also discover names of some of the beautiful animals in this world; this is a beautiful lullaby book to be cherished!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Library Girl Reads VINE VOICE on December 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I love the book Over in the Meadow but for whatever reason my four year old does not. When I saw this new take on the counting story I decided to get it for the baby for Christmas. Although it is much too advanced for her now my hope is that if I start reading it now she will still let me when she is older. At this point, she loves the brightly colored illustrations and the rhythm of the words.

Even my four year old came over to check out this story. I heard her asking Grandma to read it to her later in the day and she has already started to memorize the rhyme. Perhaps moving the animals to a more familiar setting helped her feel more connected to the story than she was to the original version.

Even if you are unfamiliar with Over in the Meadow, Around the Neighborhood is a wonderful story in verse that teaches counting and vocabulary along with wonderful bright pictures. I am hoping this will become one of our regular bedtime stories.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mayflower Girl on October 29, 2012
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This is a very lovely book--perfect for bedtime. My toddler and five year old both enjoyed it. The illustrations are beautiful--and there's lots to talk about in them. (Do you see the kitty? Do you see the Mommy? Do you see the blue dog house? etc.) The story/rhyme is engaging and soothing--one that your kids will likely request again.

My only complaint is that it's a "normal" book rather than a board book. For the target audience, I really believe that board books are best. My toddler wants to hold the book and "read it" himself--and it would be easier to just let him have fun with it if it weren't a normal hardback book. The book's size is larger than I expected--so perhaps it might be cost-effective to make a smaller board book should this prove a success.

All in all, a wonderful bedtime book!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Reid VINE VOICE on December 17, 2012
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I have to get my nitpick out of the way - as somebody who learned the folk version of the rhyme ("Over in the meadow") at her mother's knee, I'm troubled by the way "Around the neighborhood" scans...or doesn't. That one extra syllable trips me every time.

That out of the way, this is really a charming little book with sweet illustrations of people and animals. The digital illustrations are gauzy and restful. The rhyme takes us through the rhythm of the day from start to finish.

It would be more interactive, of course, if the book pages were hard rather than paper. In counting books, children like to touch the items, and this is good counting practice, aiding tactile learning. Paper pages don't hold up to that kind of manhandling for long.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?