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Silly Sally: Lap-Sized Board Book Board book – April 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 3 years
  • Board book: 30 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books; 1 edition (April 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152059024
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152059026
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 9.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #680,760 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-K-- Watercolor cartoons illustrate this bit of cumulative nonsense. ``Silly Sally went to town,/ walking backwards, upside down./ On the way she met a pig,/a silly pig,/they danced a jig.'' Sally and pig (upside down) meet and are joined in their walk by a dog, a bird, a sheep and (ta-dum!) Neddy Buttercup, who sets everything to rights. However, Silly Sally manages to get them all in formation whereupon they proceed to town following her roundabout lead. Bright double-page spreads carry the tale, forecasting each encounter. Sally, with orange corkscrew hair, a mischievous grin, and wearing ruffled pantaloons beneath her purple frock, appears to be able to coerce 'most anybody into 'most anything, and soon has the townspeople walking backwards, upside down. No moral, no underlying theme, no real story--just unabashed silliness. --Virginia Opocensky, formerly at Lincoln City Libraries, NE
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Kirkus Reviews

The characters in Wood's sunny, simple pen and watercolor illustrations fairly bounce off the page in this exuberant cumulative rhyme. Bloomers-topmost, Silly Sally goes to town ``walking backwards, upside down''; along the way, she meets a silly pig, a silly dog, a silly loon, and a silly sheep--until, finally, Neddy Buttercup (``walking forwards, right side up'') comes along and manages to get the whole crew into town in a frenzy of tickles, grins, and flying limbs. A surefire read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-7) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

AUDREY WOOD is the much-loved author of more than thirty books for children, including the bestselling The Napping House, Piggies, Heckedy Peg, and most recently, Piggy Pie Po, which she collaborated on with her husband, Don Wood.
She lives in Hawaii.

My first memories are of Sarasota, Florida in the winter quarters of the Ringling Brothers' Circus. I was one year old and remember it vividly. My father, an art student, was making extra income by repainting circus murals.

The people in the circus were my friends. I was bounced on the knee of the tallest man in the world and rocked in the arms of the fat lady who could not stand up. My first baby-sitters were a family of little people who lived in a trailer next to ours. They tAudrey2old me stories about the animals they worked with: Chi Chi the Chimpanzee, an elephant named Elder, and Gargantua the Gorilla.

My mother says I was a fast learner, always ahead of my age. My father taught me to swim before I could walk. I walked at seven months and climbed over a seven foot chain link fence when I was one year old. Everyone in the circus thought I was going to be a trapeze artist.

When I was two, I traveled with my parents to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where they studied art. Spanish became my second language. Because my mother read to me every day, I fell in love with books and was reading by age three.

My parents had two more girls, which made me the oldest sister. All of us were trained in the arts: music, dance, painting, and drama. We had a miniature stage in our basement, complete with light-bulb floodlights and a dusty red velvet curtain. Admission for the plays we produced was a bargain--twenty-five cents.

When I was in the first grade, I wanted to grow up to be an artist like my father. Then, in the fourth grade, I decided I'd like to be a children's book author. As an adult who writes and illustrates children's books, I have realized both my childhood ambitions.

I got in trouble in school once for crossing out my favorite author's name and putting in mine--Audrey Brewer instead of Dr. Seuss!

My great-grandfather, grandfather, and father were all professional artists. Since I am also a professional artist, there are four consecutive generations of artists in our family. However, I am the only female artist.

On our honeymoon, I read my new husband Don Wood the classic children's book entitled At the Back of the North Wind. Seven years later, we teamed up to create our first picture book together.

When our son Bruce Robert was two years old, I began to read picture books to him. He helped to remind me of my childhood ambitions. That's when I began to write children's books seriously.

www.Audreywood.com

Customer Reviews

Her mommy has to read it to her a couple times a day!
N. Pitzi
The book is a great size (quite large), the pictures are bright and entertaining and the rhyming is fantastic - it's just a really fun read.
D. Fell
I bought this book when my kids were little and they loved it.
Rachelle Faith

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Jelsomina Elsasser on September 27, 2000
Format: Paperback
The book is cute and short. Is about silly Sally who goes to town walking backwards upsidedown. On her way she meets several animals and Neddy Buttercup who joined her on her way to town. I read this book to my second graders, and afterwards did a lesson on rhythming words,since the story is told in rhythming verses. I also used to book to teach them order, for example who followed Sally first and second and so on. The children loved the illustrations and the fact that they were able to read.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Durling Heath on November 17, 2005
Format: Board book
"It's fun and okay to be silly," is the message that 'Silly Sally' offers to its young audience. And what more does a two or three-year old want to do than be silly?

Both written and brightly illustrated with watercolors by Audrey Wood, 'Silly Sally' is the story, or perhaps more of a poem or a song, of Silly Sally herself who "went to town, walking backwards, upside down." On her journey, Silly Sally meets a pig, a dog, a loon, a sheep, before encountering her equally silly friend, Neddy Buttercup. All of Silly Sally's friends are just as silly, bright, and fun as she is. Upon reaching her destination, the people of the town represented in the last two illustrations are very happy and excited to see that Silly Sally and her entourage have arrived.

'Silly Sally' is a TERRIFIC read-aloud book that young children want to hear over and over again. The message, if there in fact is a message, is that it's just fine to be yourself, silly or otherwise. The quality of the board book edition is good, and weathers hand-downs from one child to the next very well.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By M. Tomson on November 15, 2004
Format: Board book
This is just a cute, fun book about being silly. My 2 year old loves this book and laughs at the pictures. It's a nice light read, no preaching, with silly pictures. Definately recommend it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M.L.Metheny on February 3, 2002
Format: Board book
As a reading specialist I use this book to help develop reading fluency, since this a predictable book the student can predict who or what will happen next by looking at the pictures and looking for rhyming words thereby gaining confidence in his or her reading ability by establishing a flow.
I have this book on my shelf for my success reading time for my students. Each class starts out with 15-20 minutes of success reading and the students get to read a previously practiced book to the group and this is one of the most popular books chosen by the students.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By N. Pitzi on August 23, 2007
Format: Board book
I first bought this book about 2 yrs ago for my little granddaughter and she loved it. When her teacher asked the kids to bring a favorite book from home to have read aloud in class, she chose her Silly Sally book. I especially like it 'cause its not such a long story. The pictures are funny and appealing. I recently bought the lap-sized board book for my other granddaughter that is 3 1/2 yrs old & Silly Sally is a hit with her also! Her mommy has to read it to her a couple times a day!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 19, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Silly Sally is so very well done. My kids received it as a gift and it only took a couple of reads for them to be in love. They memorized the verse and began singing it through the house! What a delight -- even parents will have funn with this one as Silly Sally goes to town....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Austin Mama on December 11, 2005
Format: Board book
Silly Sally is one of the best written baby/toddler books on the market. It is funny, repetative and witty and it doesn't talk down to kids. My 3 year old has loved this book since she was little. As soon as she could walk, she would turn herself upside-down (head on the floor) along with Sally while I ready the book.

Audrey Wood is one of my favorite children's book authors. Her books are well written and have amazing rythm. I buy this book for all of my friends having first babies. Other people know to get them Goodnight Moon and My Love for You, but not everyone has found Audrey Wood.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kristen on May 18, 2004
Format: Board book
My 7 1/2 month old adores this book. The sing song rhyming text amuses her like nothing else (I have memorized the story to tell when she's particularly grumpy). We love Audrey Wood and Silly Sally!
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