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Author: Rachel Isadora
Key Words: Children, Geography, Africa

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Book Description:

A favorite children's song becomes a colorful book filled with African wildlife.

Also known as "The Green Grass Grew All Around," this popular song has been recorded by artists from Barney to Captain Kangaroo. Now "the prettiest tree that you ever did see" is a lovely acacia tree, where a baby starling is just about to hatch. Rachel Isadora gives children a fun, easy way to follow along with the cumulative lyrics by using rebus icons for the repeated words, as she did with 12 Days of Christmas. Sheet music is also included, making this irresistible fun!

Reviewers Thoughts

Rating: 2 of 5 stars

Written from the song "The Prettiest Tree That You Ever Did See" comes this book with colorful scenery of the African plains.

Star Rating System

5 = Loved It, 4 = Really Liked It, 3 = Liked It, 2 = It's Okay, 1 = Didn't Like It.

Book Details

Cleanliness: no incidents

Ages: 3 - 5

Grade Level: PreK

Pages: 32

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