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YANKEE DOODLE

Author: Mary Ann Hoberman

Illustrator: Nadine Bernard Westcott

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Publisher: Little Brown and Company,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Sing Yankee Doodle in this illustrated version of the song. This is a sing-a-long story.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 1 to 5

Age of Child: Read with children ages 1 and 4.

Young Reader Reaction: My 4-year-old liked that I sang the song for her, and laughed at the funny parts. She also liked the pictures and storyline.

Adult Reader Reaction: I liked this book. It was fun to sing the song, and there were words I did not remember from when I was a child. I'm glad she liked the book; I wasn't sure she'd like me singing it to her.

Pros: This is a book that's fun to read (and easy to remember).

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is one you'll read a couple of times and then move on.

If You Liked This Book, Try: YANKEE DOODLE   IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT (A WEE SING BOOK)   ITSY BITSY SPIDER

Educational Themes: This is really just an illustrated version of a famous song. Given the target audience (infants/toddlers/preschoolers), you could use it for object identification and word sounds.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, music, rhyme

Date(s) Reviewed: March 2008

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