Over in the Meadow

 Blue Monday

I am always on the look out for new books with catchy tunes for my 4 grandchildren to enjoy. I have found a real gem from the Barefoot Books Publishers that you will love. I must forewarn you, once you watch the video, you will definitely want to join in and sing along over and over!

Over in the Meadow

Susan Reed's catchy adaptation of this traditional English song explores all kinds of creatures who live over in the meadow. With notes on meadows and the furry mice, bumpy toads and other wildlife in the story.

Enhanced CD edition includes an animated video and audio singalong sung by Susan Reed.
Ages 3 to 6 years 

Illustrated By: Jill McDonald

"Jill McDonald created the beautiful Over in the Meadow illustrations by painting her background scenes and animals as separate collage pieces, scanning each one and compiling the final compositions in Photoshop. This gave a unique look to the finished animation. Learning from this experience, when we commissioned our latest singalong book, we specifically asked for the art to be painted in layers to facilitate creating the animation."

-- From Barefoot Books Blog.

Sung By: Susan Reed

 Join in and help count all the animals in our new Over in the Meadow animated video with audio singalong.

Hardcover w Enhanced CD ($16.99)


Until next time, happy reading! 

-- LadyD


  1. I enjoy watching the succession of blooms in the nearby meadow, the fiddle necks are blooming here now, too.

    I do sometimes wish I had a grandchild to read too. I loved reading to my sons. My only grandchild doesn't understand the concept of language and gets upset if I try to read to him. He does enjoy music, though, I wonder...

  2. Please add the link to BLUE MONDAY:


  3. Delightful post!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  4. Those yellow flowers brighten up the meadow (or wherever they are growing)!


    Yellow or red—which shall it be?
    Red for you and yellow for me?

    Perhaps you’d rather have yellow instead—
    Which leaves me, of course, with handfuls of red!

    Whichever hue you decide to choose,
    I’ll take the other—no one will lose!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Queen Liliuokalani statue in Honolulu


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