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
Release Date: September 1st 2011
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.
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