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Up and Down on the Merry-Go-Round

Up and Down on the Merry-Go-Round

Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault; Illustrated by Ted Rand

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


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In this "rollicking celebration of everyone's favorite ride” (Kirkus Reviews), Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault, and Ted Rand capture the fun of the carousel in this beloved children's picture book, Up and Down on the Merry-Go-Round.

In this rhyming story that's perfect for reading aloud and along, children describe the sights and sounds of riding on the merry-go-round from atop the colorful menagerie of horses, elephants, and giraffes that carry them into imaginative adventures.

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Praise for Up and Down on the Merry-Go-Round

“Resplendent in dazzling full color, the merry-go-round whirls its delighted passengers to the rhyming cadence of the animals' up-and-down lilt.” —Booklist

“A rollicking celebration of everyone's favorite ride.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The combination of Martin and Archambault's masterfully written and highly readable verse and Rand's rich illustrations makes this a rhythmic, raucous read-aloud.” —Publishers Weekly


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Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault; Illustrated by Ted Rand

BILL MARTIN JR (1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer and poet, with doctorate in early childhood education. In addition to the beloved Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Martin's books include Listen to the Rain and Knots on a Counting Rope.

John Archambault is a poet, journalist, and storyteller who collaborated with Bill Martin Jr. and Ted Rand on several books, including The Ghost-Eye Tree and Here Are My Hands.

Ted Rand (1915-2005) was a prolific artist whose illustrations appeared in magazines, newspapers, and children’s books. In addition to his work with Martin and Archambault, Rand illustrated My Buddy and Salty Dog.

John Archambault

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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