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There is enough action and recurring CLOMP CLOMPs, WIGGLE WIGGLEs and SHAKE SHAKEs in Williams's first story to hold any young reader's attention. A brave old woman begins a walk in the forest where she meets two big shoes. Further down the path, a pair of pants, a shirt, two gloves, a hat and a pumpkin head come into sight, each trying to frighten her. When she's back inside her cottage, a KNOCK KNOCK challenges her to open her door. Again, the shoes, pants, shirt, gloves, hat and pumpkin head try to scare her, but find it impossibly discouraging. These assorted items have a callingto frighten someone or somethingand thanks to the "little old lady" they become the nastiest scare-crow ever. The fearless woman's brave showing, and her determination not to be afraid, should strike a note of familiarity with children. Lloyd's dark forest settings, wriggling clothing and homey interiors are a perfect complement to the text.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
PreSchool-Grade 2 A delightful picture book, perfect for both independent reading pleasure and for telling aloud. The Little Old Lady. . . is a clever reworking of the classic story of a ghostly body that appears bit by bit (see ``What's the Matter'' in Maria Leach's Whistle in the Graveyard Viking, 1974 ). The humor of the little old lady's fearless attitude and her clever solution as to what to do with the lively shoes, pants, shirt, pumpkin head, etc., that are chasing her, will enchant young audiences. The catchy refrain never falters, and the rhythmic repeated sounds made by each of the woman's pursuers are sure to appeal to children. Lloyd's brilliantly-colored, detailed folk art-style illustrations are a perfect complement to the text. A great purchase for Halloween or any time of the year, and a must for both school and public libraries. Alice Cronin, Belleville Public Library, N.J.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Hopefully the 6 year old I'm buying it for will like it. Not much of a story here.Published 10 days ago by R. Linley
Funny and entertaining. A great read to the children and rest of family. Time to gather and enjoy company.Published 16 days ago by Felix Hernandez
Purchased for my classroom library - lots of great Higher Order Thinking activities with this book!Published 27 days ago by Ashley
This book is loved by K-3rd graders. You won't be sorry if you buy this for your child/classroom. It's a keeper.Published 2 months ago by Bonnie C. Crow
Great purchase for educators of young children! It's fun to put the book on a projector and play the cd on a cd player and it's like watching a movie! Read morePublished 2 months ago by ANGMEM
This book was supposedly used, but it looked quite all right to me. It's a funny book, perfect for Halloween. My son still reads it to himself once in a whilePublished 2 months ago by Adrian T. Lising
My daughter loved this book so much at the doctor's office that she HAD to have it for herself. We enjoyed reading this several times :)Published 3 months ago by Sw33tDee
What a fun book! My four year old granddaughter and I read it together and she knows parts of story and we have so much fun with the repetition and the gestures we do along with... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Karen