Why did we select this book?
Reading aloud to your child allows you to do things you would never normally do. With this book you can raise your singing voice and EEK like a mouse and BARAAAH like an elephant. Your enjoyment of these silly songs and sounds will allow your child to enjoy them too. Inviting children to “read” and play with their voices along with you connects them to the text on the page. Act silly and enjoy yourselves!
Added to the traditional song are new lyrics that mix in the appearance of animals and their own unique sounds. That the book’s river journey ends at bedtime only makes the boat ride sweeter.