Over at the castle

by Ashburn, Boni.

Format: Print Book 2010
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In this clever reworking of the classic folk song "Over in the Meadow," readers meet villagers who spent their day spinning, cleaning, cooking, dancing, and more. The text counts up from one baby dragon to ten court jesters, and kids will enjoy counting along with each of the characters as they go about their daily work. At the end of the day, all the villagers look out their windows for a special surprise from their dragon neighbors. Readers will pore over illustrations filled with the same unexpected, warm humor of Boni Ashburn and Kelly Murphy's first book, Hush, Little Dragon.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The familiar rhythm of the folk song Over in the Meadow finds a new setting as over at the castle, on the hill in the sun, an old mother dragon tries to teach her little dragon patience as they laze about near a castle. Counting is integrated into the tale as two guards watch the gate, three little lords romp about inside, and so on, all the way up to 10 jesters, who juggle to entertain a group of soldiers. Richly textured paintings in subtle hues that fit the medieval period convey the chores of the occupants of the castle, and comedic touches throughout (a mouse sits in the window munching purloined produce as six chefs busily sauté and flambé; the impatient dragon peers in the window while eight guests celebrate) deepen the story and will have children flipping back through the pages. At the tale's end, the little dragon finally gets to fly and breath fire, and the people of the castle enjoy the fireworks display. Asking what the little dragon is waiting for all this time can be a nice guessing game for storytime.--Austin, Patricia Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The dragons from Hush, Little Dragon are back with a new twist on a familiar rhyme. Instead of "Over in the Meadow," the scene is set in a castle, and readers are encouraged to count servants, guards, weavers, and even a prisoner in the dungeon. Ashburn twice interrupts the counting with a couplet about a waiting baby dragon (" 'Now?' begs little dragon. 'Not yet!' says his mother"). At the end of the day, the dragons present a surprise display of flames and fireworks. Murphy's sun-drenched illustrations, featuring gentle humor and child-oriented characters, beget a fanciful medieval world. Ages 3-6. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Stories in rhyme.
Castles -- Fiction.
Dragons -- Fiction.
Middle Ages -- Fiction.
Castles -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Dragons -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle Ages -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Counting -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories -- Pictorial works.
Publisher New York :Abrams Books for Young Readers,2010
Contributors Murphy, Kelly, 1977-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780810984141
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