I Went Walking
I Went Walking
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Annotation: Big book edition of the popular children's story. Approx. 18" x 15".
Catalog Number: #150227
Format: Perma-Bound Big Book
All Formats: Search
Special Formats: Big Book Big Book
Publisher: Harcourt
Copyright Date: 1989
Edition Date: 1990
Illustrator: Vivas, Julie,
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-15-238010-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-15-238010-6
Dewey: E
LCCN: 89078475
Dimensions: 43 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
Horn Book
A walk around the farmyard becomes an exuberant event for the small child featured in this simple repetitive tale. 'I went walking. / What did you see? / I saw a brown horse looking at me.' The same motif introduces a black cat, a red cow, a green duck, a pink pig, and a yellow dog. The illustrations are a rich interpretation of the short, spare story line.
Publishers Weekly
Out for a stroll, a girl sees a variety of creatures--rendered in Vivas's distinctive, whimsical style--``looking at me.'' Ages 3-7. (Aug.)
School Library Journal
A worthy successor to Bill Martin's Brown Bear, Brown Bear , What Do You See? (Holt, 1983). With its patterned response to the title, ``What did you see?,'' and the accompanying lead-in picture showing part of a farmyard animal, this book immediately draws children into the story. The lively, unspoken storyline of a shock-headed toddler playing silly games with the animals he meets and gradually shedding his shoes, socks, and jacket fills out the spare text for beginning readers. The accumulating line of animals marching in wild sweeping patterns across the page gives viewers a bouncy, flowing experience from page to page. With only six animals, the story is brief; the watercolors, while predominantly realistic in tone and anatomical detail, have an exaggerated roundness and glow that give a fanciful turn to the naming story. The animals and toddler become progressively more animated, until story's end, which features a two-page, wordless spread reminiscent of Max's ``wild rumpus'' in Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are . The focus on the pages is clearly on the short text and the characters, making for a simple yet active experience for beginning readers and very young listeners. --Ruth K. MacDonald, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN
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Horn Book (Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 CST 1990)
Kirkus Reviews
Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal
Word Count: 106
Reading Level: 0.7
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 0.7 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 3049 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:1.4 / points:1.0 / quiz:Q05629
Lexile: NP

I went walking. What did you see? I saw a black cat Looking at me. These catchy stanzas frolic through the Australian author Sue Williams's simple, funny read-aloud picture book that tracks a crazy-haired boy's stroll through the countryside. The boy sees a black cat, then a brown horse, then a red cow, and so on, and before he knows it, he's being trailed by the entire menagerie! The Australian illustrator Julie Vivas brings the parade to life in lovely, lively watercolors--when the pink pig looks at the boy, for example, the boy sprays off his muddy body with a hose. Big type, repetition, friendly art, clean design--and the visual guessing game created by introducing each animal only partially at first--make this beloved tale a winner at story time.


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