ALL GOD'S CRITTERS GOT A PLACE IN THE CHOIR by Bill Staines

ALL GOD'S CRITTERS GOT A PLACE IN THE CHOIR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

"Some sing low, and some sing higher"--folk-singer Staines' popular song invites audience participation as much when it's read as when it's sung. The five verses here dance with energy as animals large and small stand in clusters, loudly expressing themselves to one another. Each animal's name is printed in color, providing a visual link to the large illustrations. Zemach's increasingly crowded watercolors reflect the text's lively rhythms; a sleepy farmyard fills up with a host of singing birds and beasts, all rendered with charm and individuality. The song is repeated, with music, at the end. Readers will be unable to resist clapping "their hands, Or paws, Or anything they got. Now. . ."

Pub Date: March 23rd, 1989
ISBN: 525-44469-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dutton
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