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She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain

by Jonathan Emmett, Deborah Allwright (Illustrator)

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Based on the song of the same name, this book gets readers ready for when she, in this case a small girl in pink pajamas and ten gallon cowboy hat, comes around the mountain and into town. Each verse of the song describes how she will get to town, how she’ll dress, and what she’ll do once she gets there. By the time she arrives on the last page of the book, readers will greet her with a hearty,

“Hi, Babe!
Slurp-slurp!
Bish-bosh!
Yee-Ha!
Squish-Splat!
Tee-Hee!
Whoa Back!
Toot-Toot!”

The rhyming text of the book fits perfectly with the song and is easy to sing/read. The cumulative sound of each verse is printed in a different font, making it pop from the page. The text travels all over the page, winding it’s way around the illustrations, which are bright and colorful. The wide open Wild West landscape of mountains, cactus, buttes, and clapboard stores is populated by a cast of musical animals and children. Everyone in town is excited for the arrival of the girl and there’s a festive atmosphere, complete with balloons and maracas, to the illustrations. The back of the book provides illustrations of movements to go with each sound.

Full Review at Picture-Book-a-Day: http://picturebookaday.blogspot.com/2012/08/book-213-shell-be-coming-round-mount...
  amy-picturebookaday | Aug 1, 2012 |
Fun sing-along story book ( )
  jmc_cndk8 | Mar 6, 2011 |
Every now and then a picture book crosses my desk that is impossible to resist. The cover art and/or the title draw my attention and I quickly make time to peak inside.

She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain did just that. Bonnie Bandit, perched atop one of her six white horses, enthusiastically galloped to the fore. Written by Jonathan Emmett and illustrated by Deborah Allwright, this delightful rendition of the classic song is all one could hope for. With suggested actions for each verse, loads of extra details (Her pajamas are ‘flowery and frilly, and they make her look quite silly‘) and eye-popping illustrations, this gem will appeal to adults who fondly remember belting out the song and youngsters who will love to ‘Slurp-slurp, Bish- Bosh, Toot-Toot‘ and ‘Yee-Ha‘

Perfect for bedtime or circle time, this is one bandit y’all should all go out to meet!
  storytimestandouts | Sep 28, 2007 |
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A new version of the traditional American folk song, in which the expected guest will be wearing frilly pink pajamas and juggling with jelly when she comes.

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