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Jul 28 2014

Juicy juicy green grass, and other fun songs by Peter Combe

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Ill. Danielle McDonald. Scholastic, 2014. ISBN 9781743620648.
(Age: 3-6) Picture book, Songs, Humour. Four songs, Juicy juicy green grass, The silly postman, Tadpole blues and Red says stop are included in this brightly illustrated and attractive book for pre- school children. Accompanied by a CD with Peter Coombe singing these songs, they will be able to be preformed easily by a group of younger children or used as a sing a long.
The first song, Juicy juicy green grass bemoans the fact that the grass has now died, and the sheep singing the song is waiting for its source of nourishment to return. The sheep eats green grass for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is very hungry. The silly postman brings along an increasing number of things when he deposits a letter in the letterbox until her got the sack. Tadpole blues has a tadpole going through the changes it needs to become a frog, and being very worried about what is happening to its body. Red says stop is about the traffic lights and what each colour means.
Each song is amusing and will have children easily singing along, while taking in an important message. Each is a learning tool for younger learners.
Fran Knight

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