This is a classic book and one that both of my daughters--who are very different from each other--loved as children.
C.F. Payne's inimitable talent, and familiarity with the styles of great masters, facilitates illustrations that visually companion the text pluperfectly.
Also, this book can be a wonderful tool for helping children to learn story inferencing as well as how to decode unfamilar words.
We LOVE this book, cute and very entertaining! - I cant wait to buy more by John Lithgow!Published 2 months ago by praby19
Kudos to the artist, C.F. Payne. The art work in this book is stunning and children will delight in each drawing, especially the four-page, fold-out double-spread. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Hope Irvin Marston
Interesting but not great, no CD in the used copy. Seemed like a story designed for kids who live in the neighborhood and visit Central Park often.Published 5 months ago by tspia
My kids (now 8 & 9), and I, love reading this, and all of John Lithgow's kids books. We like to imagine we have Macawber's running around in our backyard! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sandii Peiffer
I absolutely love John Lithgow's books for kids. The illustrators he collaborates with are perfect as well. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kristine Johanek
I first read this book with my 2 year old grandson, it has since been my go to gift giving book for any occasion , (replacing Where the Wild Things) great language, wonderful... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Cathy
As an artist I am always seeking artistic books to give as gifts particularly to young children who may be inspired by the content. Read morePublished 15 months ago by sandra thompson
My 3 year old son insists on hearing this when the lights go out. Even if some of the words are obscure, the meter and rhyme schemes are so well-crafted that the definitions don't... Read morePublished 20 months ago by James Brewster
This intelligent and funny book is beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written. You will feel your IQ go up (and your child's) as you follow Micawber in his many... Read morePublished 21 months ago by S. Wood