Children will love the illustrated version of this familiar rhyme. The images are brightly colored and beautifully illustrated to aid in children's understanding and recognition of basic colors and the images and text work together to create a storyline that is easy to follow along for both new readers and for those who are not yet able to read. Through a shared reading experience, children are encouraged to retell the story in their own way or to create one of their own from the information they gather. This 15" x 19" big book features extra-large text and vibrant illustrations, and is ideal for circle time, read alouds, and small-group instruction. The accompanying lesson plan provides strategies and learning activities for cross-curricular instruction, and helpful tips for differentiating instruction.