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Title:
Mary had a little lamb
Author:
Hoberman, Mary Ann.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Summary:
This expanded version of the traditional rhyme shows what happens after the lamb gets to school. Includes music on the last page.
General Note:
"Megan Tingley books."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780316606875
Format :
Book

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Summary

In this familiar children's nursery song, Mary arrives at school one day with her friendly lamb following close behind her. Going against school rules, the students sneak the adorable lamb inside where they teach it the alphabet, to count ot ten, and even how to play ball! This hilarious adaptation, is complete with musical notation and an activity page. It is the first original hardcover in the newly branded and redesigned Sing-Along Stories series.


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Booklist Review

PreS. What happens when Mary's little lamb gets to school? Like The Eensy Weensy Spider (2000) and other books in Hoberman and Westcott's Sing-Along Stories series, this playful extension of the original nursery rhyme adds to the nonsense with simple words and clear, slapstick watercolor-and-ink illustrations. Spruced up by Mary with bleach and spot-remover, the snowy lamb plays ball in the schoolyard and tries to learn in the classroom. The children "laugh and play" all right, but what does the teacher say when the lamb is asked to read aloud and "all it said was . . .'Baa'"? Hoberman maintains the rhythm with each verse and includes musical notation, so kids can sing along. Westcott's bright pictures, detailed without being busy, add to the fun--best of all is the little lamb seated at the lunch table, eating grass. A few activities are appended. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2003 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

In the latest book in the Sing-Along Stories series, Mary Had a Little Lamb, adapted by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott, Mary and her classmates sneak the lamb into their classroom, where they attempt to teach it to read and write: "The lamb was asked to read aloud, Read aloud, Read aloud, The lamb was asked to read aloud But all it said was... BAA!" With musical notation and an activity page, this humorous interpretation of the original song will delight young children. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-For youngsters who wonder what happened to Mary and her lamb, this book completes the saga. Hoberman's rendition extends the song's usual 4 stanzas by 12 verses. Cheerful watercolor-and-ink illustrations in clear pastels reveal the close relationship between the girl and her pet. At school, all of the variously hued children dote on the charming, pink-cheeked fluff and include her in their play as well as in their classroom endeavors. The large, humorous illustrations have real child appeal and will work well in storytimes. A concluding page offers five activities. The recto has the music and words to the first verse along with the suggestion to "repeat this melody for each verse in the song." Whether sung or read, this eighth book in the series is a welcome addition.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.