Thursday, March 22, 2012

Book Review: Jo MacDonald Saw A Pond by Mary Quattlebaum

Title: Jo MacDonald Saw A Pond
Author: Mary Quattlebaum, Laura J. Bryant (Illustrator)
Publisher: Dawn Publications
ISBN: 1584691506
Release Date: September 1st 2011
Pages: 32
Genre: Children’s
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher for Review

Blurp. Croak. Quack. What is making those sounds? Come along with Jo MacDonald and learn about the wild creatures at the pond on her grandfather's farm. You'll find fish, frogs, ducks - and a few surprises. This delightful riff on "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" playfully introduces youngsters to the concept of ecosystems. Author Mary Quattlebaum engages little ones with rhythm, repetition, wordplay, and onomatopoeia and illustrator Laura Bryant charms them with lively watercolors of a pond community. And check out the outdoor activities and games in the back, sure to encourage young naturalists at home and school.

What a wonderful book (anything with a frog is alright with me). This nice thing about this book is it is teaching the youngster about nature and what can be found on the farm. The ecosystem message is easy to understand and can be understood my many age ranges. The rhythmiing is great and makes the book fun to read aloud.

Reading challenges:
101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge
2012 100+ Books in A Year Reading Challenge
2012 100+ Books Reading Challenge
2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
An Illustrated Year: 2012 Picture Book Reading Challenge
Free Reads 2012 Reading Challenge
Pages Read Challenge

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