Are you ready for a rip-roarin’ good time? Because stories don’t come much more rip-roarin’ than this. Based on the beloved folk song, but with many more (and much sillier) verses, this picture book will delight your students and get them singing and moving.
The little gal in this story doesn’t just come round the mountain – she wears pink pajamas, paints the whole town purple, juggles with jelly, and more. To make it easier for the children to sing along I sometimes skip the inner rhymes and just repeat the first line two more times. Each verse also has an easy and fun motion to go with it.
This book is very popular with my students, who especially enjoy belting out “Yee-Haw!” The illustrations are also cute and original (the song is sung by a cactus in a cowboy hat!).