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She'll be Coming Round the Mountain

By (author) Jonathan Emmett
Illustrated by Deborah Allwright
Genres: Picture books
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Egmont Books Ltd
Published: 18th Sep 2006
Dimensions: w 283mm h 235mm
Interest age: 3+
ISBN-10: 1405226498
ISBN-13: 9781405226493
Barcode No: 9781405226493
She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes. And she'll sure be coming in style, as she whistles like a train as she speeds across the plain and stops us all from feeling glum when she paints the whole town plum.

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Sing along, dance along and follow the adventures of rootin' tootin' frontier Babe. After a short introduction, the text swings into multiple verses of the title tune. Who knew there were so many? "She'll dance across the rooftops" and "she'll paint the whole town purple" are just two. Each verse also has its own fun exclamation for listeners to shout out or sing, from "Toot-Toot!" to "Tee-Hee!" to "Squish-Splat!" Backmatter even includes pictured instructions on how to perform each exclamation. (For "Squish-Splat," you imagine juggling jelly with both hands.) Another surprise is a pair of giant saloon-door pages that open out to reveal Babe and all of her partying friends waiting to come in. Dancing type adds energy to Emmett's Wild West hokey pokey, as do Allwright's lively illustrations full of dancing, jiggling chickens, prairie dogs, owls and, of course, kids. Yee-Ha! (Picture book. 4-7) (Kirkus Reviews)