Jo MacDonald Saw A Pond

Jo MacDonald Saw A Pond

Paperback - 2011
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Old MacDonald had a . . . pond? Yes! Come along with Jo MacDonald and learn about the wild creatures at the farm pond. 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. Quattlebaum engages little ones with rhythm, repetition, wordplay, and onomatopoeia, while Bryant charms them with lively watercolors of a pond community. A resource section in the back features both outdoor and indoor activities and games sure to encourage young naturalists at home and school. Jo MacDonald's pond discoveries closely resemble those that Mary discovered, too, when she grew up in the country with fields, gardens and ponds.

Publisher: Nevada City, CA : Dawn Pub., 2011
ISBN: 9781584691518
Branch Call Number: E


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screllin Feb 26, 2017

An absolutely lovely modern retelling of the original which encourages appreciation of nature in a fun and catchy way. The illustrations and writing are spot on. Preschoolers will want to hear this again and again!

SCL_Preschool Dec 29, 2011

A cute and fun take on "Old MacDonald Has a Farm." A section at the end of the book provides family-friendly information on pond life and and pond ecosystems, as well as some ideas on getting kids engaged with and exploring nature.


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