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Yankee Doodle
Hoberman, Mary Ann.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown and Co., [2004]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Expands on the familiar song to include a girl, a poodle, a toad, and a rooster who, along with Yankee Doodle, open a restaurant called Yankee Doodle's Noodles. Includes music.
General Note:
"Megan Tingley Books."
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J PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Picture Books
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J PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
J PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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n the latest addition to the successful Sing-Along Stories series, Yankee Doodle's famous ride to town takes an unexpected turn when he meets a lovable girl and her loyal poodle, a friendly toad, and an old rooster. This merry band works up quite an appetite while traveling together, and they come up with the brilliant idea of opening a restaurant called 'Yankee Doodle's Noodles' to satisfy their hunger! Complete with musical notation and a fun-filled and educational activity page, this hilarious adaptation is sure to entertain young readers, at home or in the classroom.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 2. From the Sing-Along series, this jaunty picture book begins with the rousing first verse and chorus of Yankee Doodle. The song soon veers off the beaten track for an imaginative adventure in which Yankee, a fine young fellow astride his horse, picks up a girl, her poodle, a toad, and a rooster. They open a wildly popular restaurant called Yankee Doodle's Noodles. Precise in both timing and rhyming, the verses bounce along at a merry clip, while the jaunty illustrations add their own madness and comic touches. The setting? A fanciful rural America where ladies dress in long skirts, children roll hoops, roadside stands have electric lights, and ketchup comes in plastic squirt bottles. In other words, look elsewhere for predictable interpretations of Yankee Doodle and here for a rollicking good time and a little more: the endpapers include simple music notation for the song and a list of activities contributed by librarian Pat Scales. Recommended for reading aloud or, better yet, singing aloud. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2004 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-This installment in a series of stories based on children's songs features that macaroni-wearing horseman. As Yankee Doodle rides his pony through town, he is joined by a girl "A-walking with a poodle," a smiling toad, and an old rooster "A-singing cock-a-doodle." By the time the tale (well, song) ends, they have opened up a restaurant called Yankee Doodle's Noodles. Westcott's bright and cheery illustrations include funny details such as the poodle sneezing, the pony dancing with the rooster, and a lightbulb over one character's head when an idea strikes. The festive macaroni-and-cheese endpapers feature the music and original lyrics in the front and a list of ideas called "More fun with Yankee Doodle" in the back. With the imaginative range of rhymes and the vibrant illustrations, this book will be oodles of fun for storytime (with the obvious craft idea of macaroni necklaces).-Bina Williams, Bridgeport Public Library, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.