Up and Down on the Merry-Go-Round
Publication Date: March 1991
Other Editions of This Title: Prebound
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In this rhyming story, children describe the sights and sounds of riding on the merry-go-round.
Bill Martin, Jr. (1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet. His more than 300 books, among them the bestselling classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?; and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, are a testament to his ability to speak directly to children. Martin held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. Born in Kansas, he worked as an elementary-school principal in Chicago before moving to New York City, where he worked in publishing developing innovative reading programs for schools. After several years, he devoted himself full-time to writing his children’s books. He lived in New York until 1993, when he moved to Texas. He lived in the east Texas woods, near the town of Commerce, until he passed away in 2004. John Archambault is a poet, journalist, and storyteller who has collaborated with Bill Martin Jr. and Ted Rand on several books, including Barn Dance! and Knots on a Counting Rope. Ted Rand (1915-2005) was a prolific artist whose illustrations appeared in several magazines and newspapers, as well as in numerous books for children. He collaborated with both Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault on many books, including Here Are My Hands.
"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