Children's Book #Review: Hey Diddle Diddle

Friday, August 19, 2011 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
Sing along to this light-hearted romp while learning about different food chains within a single ecosystem. Which animals come out on top, and which animals end up as snacks? Hey Diddle Diddle teaches children about the food web, the circle of life, and the part that each living creature plays within an ecosystem. This book is so much fun, kids will have a hard time believing they’re actually learning. You’ll be singing Hey Diddle Diddle long after you close the book.

My Review
Hey Diddle Diddle - appropriately subtitled A Food Chain Tale - is a beautifully illustrated book that teaches children how animals are connected in their habitat. The book introduces the beetle, snake, hawk, frog, bass, lizard, caterpillar, and bobcat - some fall prey while others are predators. Lighthearted rhymes tell the story of how some of these animals feed or become food to others. While these facts of life may be uncomfortable for young children, Hey Diddle Diddle will neither scare nor lie to your kids. The book includes additional four pages of learning activities that can be a good stepping stone for a discussion of food chains and food web - a habitat of food chains linked together. The book is recommended for kids aged 3-8.

Hey Diddle Diddle: A Food Chain Tale, written by Pam Kapchinske and illustrated by Sherry Rogers, is a new book from Sylvan Dell Publishing.

Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. Photo and book info courtesy of the publisher. 


  1. Patricia said...

    What a great idea for a book --- teaching kids about the food chain in a way they can understand.

    patricia dot mariani dot esq at gmail dot com

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