- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Lexile Measure: 380 (What's this?)
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: North-South Books; Reprint edition (August 1, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0735818711
- ISBN-13: 978-0735818712
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 0.3 x 10.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 113 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,319,511 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Over in the Meadow Paperback – August 1, 2003
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About the Author
Anna Vojtech has illustrated numerous books for children, mostly folktales and stories about nature. Nature has always been a strong source of inspiration for Anna. Her pictures are full of flowers and animals, of giraffes and elephants, of little bi
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My only criticism is that my version as a kid had the beaver's saying 'Build" and not "Beave said the mother. We beave!" said the babies. It seems odd since it's not a verb, but it's a counting and rhyming book so I don't think that part is really going to impact your child's vocabulary. You can always just say "build" when you get to that part I suppose....
Anyway, cutest illustrations I could find in a current edition of this book on Amazon! I recommend it!
As you can see from the excerpt of the first verse in the editorial review above, this book is very rhythmic and sing-song in fashion, which children, of course love. But, it's an enjoyable read for me as well, unlike some children's books that I dread to get out. Each page spread has a different mother animal with her babies (1 more each time). The pictures of the animals are also quite attractive. My only peeve is that in the final verse the mother and little beavers ten "beave," whatever that means. Would have been nice if some other word, and if necessary, another animal had been used.
This may be a small thing to some, but if you remove the dust jacket, the hardcover book has the same attractive cover. I love this! I hate dustjackets because of tearing, but I love hardcover books for durability. I love it when hardcover books (especially children's books) also have the "real cover" on the book itself.
I highly recommend this book as a read-aloud to anyone with young children.
Reading this book brings back wonderful childhood memories and I hope my kids will feel the same one day.
The rhythmic cadence of the poem make this an easy read,and the illustrations are beautiful and helpful in learning to count!
I do wish it was a bit bigger, however the item is exactly as described so I cannot fault them for that.