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Let's Go Visiting Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Williams, Sue, Vivas, Julie (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0152024107     ISBN-13: 9780152024109
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2000
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Annotation: A companion to the bestselling "I Went Walking", Williams guides readers through a simple text with a repeated refrain in this picture book that is ideal for young readers. Full-color illustrations.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Domestic animals; Fiction.
Counting.
Stories in rhyme.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Counting & Numbers
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 97034398
Academic/Grade Level: Babies, Ages 0-2
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 9.75" H x 10.00" W x 0.25" (0.35 lbs)
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q26511
Reading Level: 1.4   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
From the creators of the bestselling favorite "I Went Walking" comes a colorful farmyard adventure brightened by lively baby animals and lots of counting fun. Let's go visiting and see who's ready to play--one foal, two calves, three kittens, four piglets, five ducklings, and six puppies And once we've stomped in the mud with the piglets and swum in the lake with the ducklings, let's curl up with this adorable menagerie and take an afternoon nap. This adventure-filled cumulative counting book will help youngsters practice their counting skills while they learn to identify their favorite animal babies--a visit every child will remember.

Contributor Bio(s):
Sue Williams lives in Adelaide, South Australia.

Julie Vivas lives in Sydney, Australia.



Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2006 Fall)
In this simple, repetitive counting rhyme, a child and a dog go visiting, gathering a cheerful parade of baby animals along the way: one brown foal, two red calves, three black kittens, and so on. After cavorting across the spacious white pages, everyone settles down for a nap in the hay. This lap-size board book edition is just right for toddlers. Copyright 2006 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 1999)
In this simple, repetitive counting rhyme--just right for toddlers--a child and a dog go visiting, gathering a cheerful parade of baby animals along the way: one brown foal, two red calves, three black kittens, four pink piglets, five green ducklings, and six yellow puppies. After cavorting across the spacious white pages, everyone settles down for a nap in the hay. Copyright 1999 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2006 March #1)
A pair of oversize board books introduce classics to youngest booklovers: Let's Go Visiting by Sue Williams, illus. by Julie Vivas ("A cumulative counting tale bursting with frisky baby animals," said PW); and Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh (a PW Best Book of the Year). In the first, the child narrator introduces colors, numbers and animals, while the trio of mice in the second title use red, blue and yellow to demonstrate primary, complimentary and contrasting colors. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1998 October #3)
Fans of I Went Walking will welcome the offspring of that cast in this playful companion. Here Williams and Vivas present a cumulative counting tale bursting with frisky baby animals. A wild-haired child (could be a boy or girl) issues an invitation to a friendly golden retriever: "Let's go visiting. What do you say?/ One brown foal is ready to play." All three then start a small parade as they move on to visit two red calves, three black kittens and so on, until they find "six yellow puppies... ready to play." Eventually, the weary menagerie curls up in the hay for a communal nap. Toddlers will chime in with Williams's simple, repetitive narrative, and Vivas's unadorned, large-scale watercolor art offers a bright visual subtext: after a quartet of playful pink piglets coats themselves and the youngster with mud, a visit to the habitat of five green ducklings (one of whom perches atop a pig's head) gives the grimy group a chance to wash off. And kids will be delighted to note that the irresistible pups who complete this counting tale belong to the child's canine companion. A charming antidote to quell preschoolers' restlessness before naptime. Ages 1-3. (Oct.) Copyright 1998 Publishers Weekly Reviews

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2003 July #1)
A counting book set on a farm, Let's Go Visiting by Sue Williams, illus. by Julie Vivas, tracks an energetic child cavorting with a variety of animals in a repetitive rhyming text ("Let's go visiting. What do you say? One brown foal is ready to play"). "Two red calves," "three black kittens" and finally "six yellow puppies" join the fray until, exhausted, everyone hits the hay. Vivas's vivacious images add pep to a text tailored for reading out loud. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1998 December)
PreS-Gr 1-The familiar, frolicking, redheaded kid from Williams and Vivas's I Went Walking (Gulliver, 1990) is back along with his farmyard pals. The text reads, "Let's go visiting./What do you say?" as the child and his dog meet "One brown foal...ready to play." The same refrain is repeated as two red calves, three black kittens, and so on, enthusiastically join the crowd. Finally, the boy and his friends "curl up and sleep in the hay." The same rhyming, repetitive text pattern; open-page design; and appealing illustrative style that made the first title perfect for preschool storytime are featured once again. Unfortunately, the foreshadowing that made that book such fun to read aloud is missing. Without its visual clues that add an extra element, children will not be able to guess what group of animals will next appear. The count ends abruptly with six yellow puppies. Despite these quibbles, however, it's likely that this book will be popular with young readers and listeners. The illustrations, simultaneously soft and bright, are alive with creatures barking, running, meowing, and wallowing. The simple text with its repeated refrain will have audiences chanting along in no time. Librarians who must choose between Walking and Visiting may want to stick with the original adventure. Most youngsters will enjoy both.-Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA Copyright 1998 School Library Journal
 
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