Customer Reviews

10
Louella Mae, She's Run Away!
Format: PaperbackChange
Price:$6.94+Free shipping with Amazon Prime
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 30, 2000
I am a grandmother of sixteen grandchildren,eight boys and eight girls ranging in age from newborn to ten years. I just completed a two month journey through twenty two states reading Louella May She Run Away to my grandchildren, their parents and to their young friends. From the East Coast, through the South, the Mid-West and across North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and home to California, this story was a huge success. I watched young and old alike fall into the rythum of this tale and cry out the rhyming words as the pages turned, hoping they had said the right word. They found the illustrations to be eye catching and in harmony with the search for Louella May. The story brought laughter and also a happy surprise at the ending. The story has it's own spacial place in our family and will join other favorites, such as Dr.Seuss books, The Bernstien Bears, Beatrix Potter's books or Charlotes Web and the Wizard of Oz.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 1998
Well, another discovered hit for my 5 year old daughter and me. She enjoyed finishing the clever rhyming as the characters looked for Louella Mae and much to our glee, the ending was not what we expected...Yahoo!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 7, 1997
Louella Mae is a lyrical adventure for young and old alike. A fun read
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on May 21, 2009
I used this book with finger puppets, chopsticks,and paper plates to present my Music Education final research project at University of Pacific. Here is our Lesson Plan:

Lesson Plan MEDU 100

Children's book, unpitched instruments and puppets Grade: Primary

Objectives: Spend 20 minutes, 3 times a week, over a semester, using a children's book, unpitched instruments and puppets. This will foster: focusing, anticipation, listening, reading, and sequence. Students will make connections between activity and language arts and social studies. They will collaborate, creating an interdependent community based lesson.

State Standards: Curriculums of music education, language arts and social studies. Standards met are:
Standard One; 1-2 through 1-5.
Standard Two; 2-1 though 2-6.
Standard Four; 4-3 through 4-5.

Set Up: Gather materials - children's book, chopsticks, paper plates and puppets. Students will stay at their desks. Divide the class into three groups: chopsticks, puppets and paper plates.

Opener: Read book to class, and review steady beat, ostinato, rythmn and improvisation.

Apply: Chopstick group will play steady beat and use "think and do".
Puppets group will tap feet, chant ostinato and make appropriate animal noise when their puppet appears in the book.
Paper plate group will chant repeating pattern and make swishing noises.

Practice: Each group will practice separately, then will evolve into a collaborative effort, beginning with chopstick group - steady beat. The book will start the process, then each group will follow and continue to play until the end of the book. Materials will be handed to the left and done over, until every student has played each part.

Closure: Evaluate how the children interact with each other, each group and as a class. (Praise the students) Ask the children how they felt about the activity and what they would do differently. If old enough, have them write their reflections down on paper to turn in.

We received an "A" and I gave our teacher the book I ordered to use in her present classes at a K-6 grade school, as I will not be ready to teach for a few years. I HIGHLY reccommend this book. : )
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on March 15, 1999
I have read this book aloud numerous times at toddler and preschool storytimes and it has been a hit each time. The text lends itself well to a loud southern accent and expansive gestures plus there is a delightful "surprise" ending for the kids. It doesn't disappoint!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on October 29, 2013
Great rhyming book for reading aloud to young children. Teaches children about farm life, serves as a vocabulary lesson (ridge, kin, ditch), and provides a great surprise ending. Great illustrations. One of my favorite books to read aloud to children pre-school- 3rd grades.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on May 21, 2013
I babysit my 2year 2 month old grandson. Right now, this is the first book he picks up to read. Loves it! Before this book, his favorite was her "No Sleep for the Sheep." Her rhyming rhythm is fun, fun to read. The art on both books is wonderful.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on November 16, 2008
My day care children did not seem to enjoy this book. It did not hold their interest. I have other Karen Beaumont books and love them. I was a bit disappointed in this one.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on June 29, 2006
Good age group for this book is probably 4ish to 8ish. I have kids that are six and seven and they both get a kick out of the book. Makes a nice gift.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on February 14, 2015
Love, love, love this book! Use in my library story time and both kids and adults enjoy it
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.