GIDDY-UP! LET’S RIDE! by Flora McDonnell


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Age Range: 2 - 5
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An elaboration of a favorite children’s rhyme makes this a familiar, yet inspired treat. “This is the way the drummer rides. Bang! Bang! Boom! Boom!” “This is the way the clown rides. Bump bump bumpety-bump.” “This is the way the cowgirl rides. Yee-ha! Yee-ha!” Jockeys, rajahs, princesses, fairies, nomads, and more, all riding in their own way. Following the processional, children riding broomsticks, a rocking horse and a toy elephant use their imagination. “Giddy-up! Giddy-up! Let’s ride!” Brightly colored illustrations rendered in acrylic and gouache stretch across each oversized, double-page spread as the animals carry their riders along. Large text makes this a good choice for group reading and the obvious play-along activity will make this a favorite again and again. Get ready to find a welcoming lap and holler, “Giddy-up!” (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: June 1st, 2001
ISBN: 0-7636-1778-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2002


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