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Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure

Written by Linda Ashman & illustrated by Kim Smith
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5.5
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Goodreads Rating - 3.8 / 5.0
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3-6
Target Age
32
Pages
Picture
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Publisher Summary

Pack up the pooches and load the van. We need to leave by eight! There’s so much to bring. Do we have everything? Come on, we can’t be late!

The classic song gets a fresh new twist! The fun begins when Grandma and Grandpa send invitations to their far-flung, modern, and multiracial family: Come to our house for the holidays—and bring your favorite pie! Off everyone goes, driving down snowy roads, riding the train, boarding a plane . . . even sailing along in a hot-air balloon. As each family faces an obstacle that delays their trip, they learn that sometimes the most old-fashioned form of transportation works best . . . NEIGH!

What Kind of Book is Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure

Themes:
songs
holidays
Categories:
fiction
Text Styles:
rhyming

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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5.5

One of our favorite holiday books! Aunts and uncles and cousins are all coming to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for Thanksgiving, and they’re all coming by different modes of transportation and meeting various silly obstacles along the way. The illustrations are cute and have fun details to pay attention to, which is a lot of fun for my three-year-old. My favorite part is that every page’s rhyming text is written to that it can be sung to the tune of the classic song!

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Book Topics › songs
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Who Wrote Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure

author
Linda Ashman

Linda Ashman’s picture books have been included on the “best of the year” lists of The New York Times, Parenting, and Child magazines, the New York Public Library, and many others. In addition to more than 30 children’s books, including Sterling’s Hey, Coach!, Over the River & Through the Wood, and The Twelve Days of Christmas in Colorado, she is the author of the self-published The Nuts & Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books. She lives with her family in Chapel Hill, NC. Visit her online at lindaashman.com.

Sara Sanchez creates illustrations for children’s books (mostly published in Spain) in her art studio in Madrid with the radio playing in the background and her pet rabbit sleeping near her feet. See more of her work at sanchezsara.blogspot.com.es.

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Who Illustrated Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure

illustrator
Kim Smith

Kim Smith has illustrated two picture books, including the upcoming Raven and Loon, which have been published in English and Inuktitut. She studied illustration at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta, where she currently resides.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781454910244
Publication Date:
January 1, 1960

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