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Roll Over!: A Counting Song Hardcover – April 6, 1981


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Clarion Books (April 6, 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039529438X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395294383
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 9.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,254,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Works as a whimsical, energetic bedtime story." The New York Times

"A pleasant way to count backwards; good for young groups and for singing at bedtime." School Library Journal

About the Author

Merle Peek is a free-lance illustrator who lives in Denver, Colorado. He received his BFA degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts, and enjoys ice-dancing and riding roller coasters as well as illustrating children's books.

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By Bonnie Ferrante on May 13, 2014
Format: Board book
This is a new version of the classic song Roll Over which begins “10 in the bed and the little one said: “Rollover! Rollover!” They all rolled over and one fell out. I assumed that these were stuffed toy animals the boy had crowded into his bed.

The illustrations appear to be pen and ink and watercolor. The pages are done entirely in soft yellow, blue, and white.

The little boy begins his night by sharing the bed with a bear, snake, rabbit, monkey, and so on. After all the animals have fallen out of bed and the child is “alone at last!”, he falls asleep. The animals are now pictured in a wallpaper border encircling the room below the ceiling. So, I guess they weren’t stuffed animals after all.

While this is a novel concept for the song, I felt the pictures were lacking in interest. They needed either more detail or more color. I realize the story took place at night, but since the words were already familiar, the illustrations needed to draw the reader in more.

Not recommended.

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By Katie Mueller on October 21, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My boys love this book! We have played "Roll Over" so many times since getting it! It is a lot of fun!
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