Over the River & Through the Wood A Holiday Adventure
Written by Linda Ashman
Illustrated by Kimberly Smith
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Over the River & Through the Wood A Holiday Adventure by Linda AshmanThe 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! 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!
's verses mostly fit the rhythm of the original song, and Smith's digital illustrations are filled with so many details that repeat readings are required to spot them all. A rollicking fun time sure to be a hit with those traveling for their own family gatherings. (Picture book. 3-8) Kirkus Reviews
PreS-Gr 2 This contemporary take on the classic song features a diverse, modern extended family. Four siblings race to get home for the holidays while keeping their pies intact. They all run into problems whether they are flying, boating, renting a car, or even ballooning. In each instance, they are rescued by a man in a sleigh. A variety of family types are represented: biracial, adoptive, and those with same-sex parents. The book is full of rhyming words and has a pleasing cadence. Illustrations are full of friendly facial expressions and moments of family joy. The predictable Neighhh on several pages will make this a fun read-aloud. VERDICT An enchanting spin on an old tale. School Library Journal'
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