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Title : Down by the Cool of the Pool
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ISBN : 9781841210988
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 275 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Down by the Cool of the Pool Reviews

  • Hlee Moua
    2019-03-07 13:28

    I love reading this books to my children. Reason is that because this book hold great excitement for the children in class. They mimic what the farm animals are doing and also this book has a wide variety of rhyming words. The illustration of the book was very colorful and vibrant, it also hold the children's attention.

  • Zachery L
    2019-03-15 21:22

    the book was really good it was about a frog that was down by a pond and met all differnt kind of animals and they made good friends with each other.

  • Rosaira Quinonez
    2019-03-03 18:30

    I really enjoyed reading this book. I think that this book has a really cute way to show to children that all people do the same things in a different way and that does not make you weird or different, that makes you unique and special to others.

  • Carmen Revilla
    2019-02-20 16:07

    This book was written with adorable rhyme and colorful illustrations for young children. This story helps children to develop their memory of the kids through the repetition and rhyme of the words.

  • Mariela Alfaro
    2019-02-17 20:24

    SummaryThis book is a frog who starts dancing by the pool and them one by one different animals start dancing along. They can all dance but in different ways. However when they start dancing all together they bump into each other and fall in the pool where they once again start dancing until the sun sets away.Major ThemeFriendship and DifferencesPersonal ResponseI really liked this book because even though each animal admitted they couldn't dance like the other they still dance however they could. Furthermore, every animal was very proud of how they dance and danced happily with the rest. Illustrations use very vivid colors and demonstrate how happy the animals are. Also, the sizes, fonts and position of the text are playful which match both the rhyming of the words and the animals actions.RecommendationI really recommend this book because of the way it uses onomatopoeias to portray the animals dance moves it can be a fun way to learn about figurative language. Together with the rhythm presented throughout the book. Illustrations are also very vivid and detailed.

  • Jill
    2019-02-16 18:19

    This story is about barnyard animals who all dance differently. It begins with Frog who jumps wildly, crying "Wheeee!" He then asks his friends to dance with him, but they dance differently than he does. It adds on each animal as the pages continue, rhyming along the way, till the end of the story when the animals all land in the pool. I liked this story for the basic pictures and bright colors, but also for the storyline. I appreciate that all the animals were accepting of each other. The idea that everyone can be included is one, I believe, we need to reiterate over and over with young children.

  • Barbara
    2019-02-18 18:20

    All the other animals follow the lead of a frog who urges them to head down to the pool to frolic in the water. The story uses repetitive lines as each of the animals takes a dip in the pond. They stay there until the sun goes down and things start to get cool and dark. After being so crowded, the pond is vacated by everyone at the end of the day--even frog. Brightly-colored illustrations and great word choice makes this one a delight to read independently or share with others. Plus, there are questions and activities to support the readng.

  • Betul Kilinc
    2019-03-13 18:29

    This is a very fun music sing-along story with colorful and fun pictures. This book would be great for introducing new animals to young children and getting them moving and dancing as the animals in the story dance by the cool of the pool. I would have some music playing in the background and maybe a blue carpet to simulate a pool and have the children act out the moves of the animals as I read the story in a small or large group.

  • Sterlande Altidor
    2019-02-27 18:10

    I really love this book. This book is funny especially when the person was doing the animals motions. The illustrations in this book are colored, festive, realistic, and the story is simple and great. The language in the book is fun; I think that preschoolers will love this book. This book is very colorful and it would be a good book to do a read aloud for children. It’s a book that you can read over and over again to children to get them interesting.

  • Erin Taylor
    2019-03-01 17:08

    This story is great for morning greetings or at recces time to get the children moving. The age group I would read this story to would be 2-4 year old's. It is a fun rhyming story that children could even make up a song to. I really enjoyed reading this story, and it will be one of my favorites to read as a teacher.

  • Amita Singh
    2019-03-02 16:13

    This is a very fun music sing-along story with colorful and fun pictures. The illustration of the book is very colorful and vibrant that surely will hold children's attention. There's plenty of word play and contains onomatopoeias and repetition as well. This book would be great for introducing new animals to young children and getting them moving and dancing as the animals in the story dance.

  • Verna
    2019-03-04 15:13

    A story about a frog and his friends dancing by the pool in the early afternoon and up until the sun went down. The book is illustrated with vibrant colors and appealing rhymes which are sure to entice children join in the repetitive phrases and attempt their own style of dance. Perfect for large group reading or before music time.

  • Holli Shipley
    2019-03-03 14:21

    This is a funny book with great illustrations. Although I shelved under rhyming, it could also be used for movement. It would be very easy to engage the children in physical activities with this book during group time.

  • Anita Marlin
    2019-03-08 15:21

    I enjoyed this book very much. I like how the author use the words and make the story so lively. There are a lot of animals, many rhyming words, and many action words in this book. The pictures are colorful and some prints are bold. Children will love to look at this book.

  • Natalie Greaves
    2019-02-20 15:09

    This book has good onomatopoeia and rhyming. The illustrations are very colorful and large. It also has some elements about animals and different ways they move. I would definitely read this book in a classroom.

  • Ben Hicks
    2019-02-16 16:13

    This book was about how each animal had different dances they could do. I loved this book.I personally would use this to show that no matter what you can be different and still be nice to others.

  • Anna
    2019-03-17 20:32

    More rhyming books that are not Dr. SEUSS!!! Oh I love my Dr. But sometimes I need a change. Great Illustrations in the book and can also be used in social issues with the we all do things differently. Love this book.

  • Chelsea
    2019-02-16 15:11

    I think this book was very cute showing the different ways each animal could "dance". I think it would be a cool little story for kids to act out. It also shows that just cause I can't do what one person can it doesn't mean I can't do something else.

  • Melanie Raye
    2019-02-18 21:19

    kind of random

  • Marisa Severin
    2019-02-16 16:09

    Great illustrations!!!!!! They are absolutely vivid and captivating. This book will be ideal for read aloud. There are lots of rhyming words and the story line is interesting. I love it.

  • LaurenRiviere
    2019-03-01 17:27

    This was a cute story with a lot of action words I think it would be a good book to read to children who are a but antsy they could dance how the animals do.

  • Dana
    2019-02-16 21:12

    Bright illustrations of silly animals dancing by a pool - stamping, wiggling, hopping, flapping and more!

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-16 19:20

    Super fun rhymes with all the animals dancing together. A great read aloud for story time!

  • Tameka Johnson
    2019-02-25 20:29

    I read this book to my baby prek class it was fun to read aloud. And fun way to teach verbs like Flap, Wriggle, Stamp, Drum (donkey's hoofs). We even able to get the kids up and moving

  • Evita LaQua
    2019-03-10 17:15

    Onomatopoeia is used. Repetition is done throughout the book. Illustrations was nice. Silly but cute little book.

  • Serpil Dislen
    2019-03-17 18:15

    The colors of the illustrations in this book really grab children’s attention. It`s wonderful book that show everybody is different, most important enjoy with friendship. The book helps young children develop language skill, because it has rich vocabulary. Reading a this book a great start for dance party.

  • Tamara GTC
    2019-03-16 14:36

    A great read. A fun energetic book with lots of dancing of all kinds by all different animals . In this book the party never ends even when things got bad for just a tad. lol

  • Lindsey Mineweaser
    2019-02-16 21:12

    Down by the Cool of the Pool is a story about a frog who asked the animals around him if they could dance. One by one the animals joined in and showed what their special dance more or talent was. Eventually, all of the animals joined in together and danced with each other. Then the animals all fell and messed up their dances. However, they got right back up and danced again. This book has a wide variety of onomatopoeia. This book uses phrases such as, “duck went flap” or “sheep went stamp”. While reading this book I can picture young children enjoying it because they would be able to make the sounds that are in the book. I think it is always important to have books where children can interact. Therefore, the reader could have the child repeat the sound they heard. I think the onomatopoeia in this book would be a great learning tool for a classroom. There is also a lot of repetition in this story. On the end of each page Frog asks, “Can you dance like me?” In addition, the phrase, “I can dance too. But not like you.” Is also repeated on almost every page throughout the book. The author also repeats the phrase, “Down by the cool of the pool.” The pool is the main setting of this book so I thought it was interesting that the author kept repeating that phrase. The illustrations in this book are very bright. The color choices are vibrant and lively. However, these colors still appear to be calming and cheerful. The one page where the pages are not bright is when all of the animals fall down while they are dancing. This page is filled with dark colors. I think the illustrator could have done this to show what the problem in the story was. After the animals got up and began dancing again, the pages continued to be bright and happy.

  • Cosette
    2019-03-19 15:06

    Fun, interactive read.

  • Rachel
    2019-03-09 19:10

    I think this book was very cute showing the different ways each animal could "dance". I think it would be a cool little story for kids to act out. It also shows that just cause I can't do what one person can it doesn't mean I can't do something else.