|Rating||:||4.68 (803 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||24 Pages|
very cute M. Rembold I bought this book for my tiny granddaughter who loves the Animal Fair song. I was very surprised when I got the book to see that the author has expanded the story to include more animals than just the baboon, monkey, and elephant, such as juggling bears, and kangaroos shaking silver spoons. The words are easy to sing along with the tune, and the antics of the mischievous monkey in each segment are so entertaining (the skunk has a little story of his own going on). Very well written and illustrated. She loves it and I love reading (singing) it to her.. J. Vickery said Fun classic retold for younger audiences. This simple book features and expanded and sanitized (no inebriated primates!) version of the traditional folk song complete with kid-friendly illustrations. It's a fun addition to any young child's library.. ""Auburn" was not the original lyric there" according to Robert Beveridge. Ponder Goembel, Animal Fair (Marshall Cavendish, 2010)I didn't realize, when I first read this one to the Bean some time ago, that it is based on a traditional song. I find that kind of odd, since the rhythm seems a tad quirky at times (especially when put up against I Took the Moon for a Walk, below), but we'll roll with it because of Goembel's illustrations. For the most part, of course, they illustrate what's going on—when the bears are juggling pears, that's the picture—but there's a little wordless subplot going on between a couple of skunk performers, and the monkey is getting into mischief on every spread, which makes the
Can you guess what happens to the mischievous monk the monk, the monk, the monk? Cheerful illustrations bring this lively rendition to life.. In this adaptation of the popular children’s song “Animal Fair,” there are all kinds of animals doing silly things! The big baboon is combing his hair, the kangaroos are rattling spoons, the bears are juggling pears, and the chimps are swinging on the trapeze
Ponder Goembel has illustrated a number of picture books for children. In this cheery rendition of the popular children’s song, she has created a cast of lively circus animals, sure to please young and old.
. He gets his comeuppance when he jumps on the elephant's trunk and is blown away by the resulting sneeze: "and that was the end of the monk,/the monk, the monk, the monk./And that was the end of the monk!" Although no sheet music is included, this is a good addition to storytime playlists.—Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada(c) Copyright 2010. From School Library Journal PreSchool-Grade 2—This adaptation of the folk song details the surreal sights on a child's visit to an animal fair. No redistribution permitted. Readers will spot a mischievous monkey in the background up to such tricks as making rabbit-ear fingers behind the baboon'