Review Blog

Jul 28 2014

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

cover image

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

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
Book Week 2017 ideas - Escape to Everywhere
Speech Pathology shortlist 2017
2017 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals
2017 Branford Boase Award
2017 UKLA Book Awards
Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2017
10th UK Waterstones Children's Laureate
UK Children's Book Award 2017
Laugh Out Loud Awards 2017 shortlist
2017 Locus Awards Winners
Environment Award for Children's Literature shortlist
Miles Franklin longlist 2017

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Bookmark and poster templates