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31. Fiddle-I-Fee (Harcourt, 2002)
Will Hillenbrand (Preschool-Grade 2)

In this cumulative nursery rhyme, a farmer and his wife prepare for a new baby as their animals secretly meet at night to plan a surprise of their own.

“Farm activities highlight fall pumpkins, holiday snow, and sugaring time and add interest to the simple and inviting illustrations as the ‘yonder tree’ and its surroundings busily change through the seasons.”

School Library Journal

“Hillenbrand's lively, eye-catching illustrations complete the tale, adding new layers of meaning to the text.”

Kirkus Reviews

“With its pleasing repetition, animal and musical sounds, farmyard setting, and playful surprise, this picture book will have listeners clamoring for an encore.”

The Horn Book