Olive A Wadsworth's classic nursery poem, "Over in the Meadow," was written in the late 1800s and is based on a traditional Southern Appalachian counting rhyme. Sara Donkersloot and Dale Preston have created a northern version of this timeless favorite using the animals found on Alaska’s vast tundra. Follow along with Mother Porcupine and single porcupette, to Mother Ptramigan and her ten little chicks as you learn more about the animals that roam the tundra. As children sing or recite the verses, they learn to count and also learn more about Alaska plants, fish, and animals.
Meet Author Sara Donkersloot
Out on the tundra in the midnight sun lived a prickly porcupine and her porcupette one. "Climb," said the mother. "I climb," said the one. And they climbed in the willow in the midnight sun.