I Went Walking

I Went Walking

Book - 1990
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I went walking.
What did you see?
I saw a black cat
Looking at me.

These catchy stanzas frolic through the Australian author Sue Williams's simple, funny read-aloud picture book that tracks a crazy-haired boy's stroll through the countryside. The boy sees a black cat, then a brown horse, then a red cow, and so on, and before he knows it, he's being trailed by the entire menagerie! The Australian illustrator Julie Vivas brings the parade to life in lovely, lively watercolors--when the pink pig looks at the boy, for example, the boy sprays off his muddy body with a hose. Big type, repetition, friendly art, clean design--and the visual guessing game created by introducing each animal only partially at first--make this beloved tale a winner at story time.

Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990.
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780152004712
0152004718
9780152380113
0152380116
9780152380106
0152380108
Branch Call Number: j P LEARNING WILLIAMS
Characteristics: [32] pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Vivas, Julie 1947-

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Similar to Carle's Brown Bear, I Went Walking is rhythmic and full of colorful animals!


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VaughanPLSarahN May 28, 2017

Good introduction to animal and colour names seems to be inspired by the classic "Brown Bear Brown Bear", but doesn't have quite the same charm.

ArapahoeCarina Dec 19, 2016

Simple story about a boy and farm animals. Rhymes. Colorful and beautiful illustrations.

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sushmitasri
Aug 24, 2016

My 1 yr old found this book thoroughly enjoyable!

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

A toddler goes walking and ends up playing with a gaggle of farmyard animals he has met along the way.

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maxinelhamilton
Feb 21, 2010

Absolutely fabulous to read to early speakers either as a group (in circle) or individually. It is lyrical, has lots of syntatic repetition, and employs familiar animals and patterns to intoduce numbers and colours.

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pnaduy
Apr 22, 2015

pnaduy thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 4

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