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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

"Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush" told and illustrated by Iza Trapani

You may remember this tune from elementary school, but Iza Trapani adds words after the first verse to make it about the animals that come into a gardener's garden.

"Oh, how we love to pull up roots, Nibble on fresh and tender shoots. Fill up on plump and juicy fruits, In spring when plants are growing.

Didn't I say, 'Do not return!?' Those pesky critters have no concern. I'll put up a fence and then they'll learn I really mean good-by."

The gardener tries to do everything she can think about to keep the animals out, but they always find a way in to eat the yummy food!

This is a great book if you just want a fun song to sing, if you are teaching a garden or spring theme, or if you are planting a garden with your child's help.

Iza Trapani has many other books in similar form such as The Itsy-Bitsy Spider, Baa, Baa Black Sheep and others.