Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond (Jo MacDonald)
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...more
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This book is a cute twist on the "Old MacDonald" song, and the illustrations are delightful, although I would have left off the black and white drawing that looks like a coloring page sheet -- SUCH a bad idea for a library picture book.
Actual rating: 3.5 stars, but I round up.
I'd also like to complain about the "matching game", done in black and white at the end of the book, which is going to shout "color me!" to any toddler with crayons and an inattentive p...more
Read with Jo as she sees fish, frogs, ducks, birds, racoons, deer, dragonflies, and the plants that live along the pond!