Over in the Meadow
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Over in the Meadow

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  82 ratings  ·  18 reviews
The old animal counting song. “Numbers for knee highs couldn’t be more fun. . . . Also has music for the song at the end. . . . Feodor Rojankovsky’s charming illustrations are in full color and black and white.”--Kirkus Reviews

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades K-1, Read-Aloud Poetry).
Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 18th 1973 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published August 26th 1957)
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I'd love to own this one. We borrowed it from the library with the CD and enjoyed the book sung to us, rather than read to us. Just loved it!

Update: I almost returned this one to the library, but have been so glad that I held on to it. My two year old can't get enough of listening to the song and looking at the pictures. He sings the song as he plays.

Amazon has MP3 downloads for "Over in the Meadow" and "Frog Went a Courtin'"
Langstaff has once again created a delightful picture book with illustrator Feodor Rojankovsky. Their previous book "Frog Went A-Courtin'" won the 1956 Caldecott Medal, and I loved the little detailed nature illustrations. It was based off a folk song and this book is based off a nursery rhyme counting song (the lyrics and music are in the back). The story/song is rhyming and through each verse, the animal, number and activity change. For example, for the number 7, there are one mother frog and...more
5* art
4* song

We sing this with squeaky voices for the animal babies, which makes Squirt giggle.
This 1957 classic is still a hit with young children. In my preschool classroom we use it to encourage children's careful observation and participation in nature when we explore the marshlands near our school.
Jan 10, 2009 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Cute illustrations that go along with the song lyrics to "Over in the meadow." Our girls enjoyed counting the animals. We also enjoyed watching the pages animated to the song as sung by Mae Robertson on a Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVD. It included seven other sing-along songs with animations of the illustrated books. It was a great way to see the book in a new way.
I'd give this 4 1/2 stars if I could, but rounded up since I can't. I don't remember ever hearing this song as a child, but have fallen in love with it as an adult. This book (or the edition with newer illustrations by Voce) is one of my favorites for preschool storytime, and could definitely be sung to babies one-on-one.
We will be buying this one. My kids and I have been singing this song over and over since the first read. They ask to sing it, they can predict the text, they (usually) understand the rhyming cues, and love the animals in the illustrations. I loved it.
Kathryn Joyce
Rhyming book that includes a CD. I would use this in a center where the students can use the book as a model then create their own song. I think younger grades would appreciate the creativity and sing song like rhythm.
Julie Antal
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Beautiful illustrations, good counting exercise with the baby animals close to each other and easy to find, and a familiar song that is easy to read.
Vintage illustrations and a well-known song/story make this a fab read, but the text likely a little too long for storytime.
Beautiful illustrations! Singing while reading never tires at our house!
Nowhere near as good as Ezra Jack Keats' version.
classic. must add to storytelling. song book.
Feodor Rojankovsky does the art.
Classic - last picture is a bit scary
A great simple poem.
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