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Hickory Dickory Dock
Contributor(s): Baker, Keith
ISBN: 0152058184     ISBN-13: 9780152058180
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Product Type: School And Library - Other Formats
Published: April 2007
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Annotation: In this companion to his acclaimed "Big Fat Hen," Baker displays his trademark flair for color, movement, and rhythm in this vibrant adaptation of the familiar nursery rhyme. Full color.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Mice; Juvenile fiction.
Clocks and watches; Juvenile fiction.
Animals; Juvenile fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Etc.
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Date & Time
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Counting & Numbers
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2006003257
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 11.00" H x 9.00" W x 0.50" (0.95 lbs) 32 pages
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Keith Baker displays his trademark flair for color, movement, and rhythm in this vibrant adaptation of the familiar nursery rhyme "Hickory Dickory Dock." A companion to his acclaimed "Big Fat Hen," this twist on an old favorite features some serious antics on the part of a busy little mouse. As a huge grandfather clock strikes each hour from one o' clock in the afternoon to midnight, a different animal passes by, and the mouse has a funny interaction with each of them. With counting, telling time, and a cozy bedtime ending to engage them, children will be chiming in for repeated readings.

Contributor Bio(s):
KEITH BAKER has written and illustrated many celebrated picture books, including Little Green, Big Fat Hen, and Who Is the Beast?, as well as the Mr. and Mrs. Green easy reader series. He lives in Seattle, Washington.


Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Fall)
When the mouse runs up the clock at one, "it's time for fun." Mouse entertains himself by watching a different animal go by as the hours tick away. New verses hold fast to the original rhythm and meter. Each cleanly designed, digitally illustrated double-page spread features an expansive blue sky, thin strip of green grass, and large-face grandfather clock. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring)
When the mouse runs up the clock at one, "it's time for fun." Mouse entertains himself by watching a different animal go by as the hours tick away. New verses hold fast to the original rhythm and meter. Each cleanly designed, digitally illustrated double-page spread features an expansive blue sky, thin strip of green grass, and large-face grandfather clock. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2007 March)

PreS-Gr 2— Using rhyming, rhythmic language, Baker expands the traditional nursery rhyme into an around-the-clock adventure. The story begins as a small rodent scurries up to a grandfather clock standing in a field: "Hickory/dickory/dock,/the mouse/ran up/the clock./The clock/struck one…/it's time for fun!" As the timepiece marks each hour, another creature—a bird, a snake, a rabbit, etc.—interacts with it, and then takes off to follow its own pursuits: "Hickory/dickory/dock,/a pig/oinked at/the clock./Seven/was struck…/he rolled in muck!" Finally, at midnight, the mouse hurries off to bed beneath a star-filled sky. The short stanzas make this tale appealing to beginning readers as well as a good read-aloud for small children. Large, bold illustrations done in Adobe Photoshop capture the whimsy of the text and will hold the attention of the youngest listeners. The boldly delineated clock face, with hands pointing clearly to each hour, may also help with basic time-telling skills. A useful and fun selection.—Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY

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