The illustrations are beautiful and the message is wonderful.
I love that Cynthia Rylant has elder people in her stories- people who have lived a long time, and can pass on life's lessons in an honest, heartfelt way.
Even though I am an adult and this is a children's book, I have fallen in love with it.
Read it ! It's simply beautiful and heart warming! It's not just a children's bookPublished 2 months ago by luviolin
Cynthia Rylant is a genuine storyteller and all of her books are to be treasured. I particularly enjoyed reading this book about the old woman who named things and I loved reading... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Betty
A friend of ours asked to purchase this product for them. Of course I read it and found it quite amusing.Published 6 months ago by Joseph Weirich
I saw this book in the library and had to buy it for my 23 year old daughter who loves children's literature.Published 9 months ago by Jill
There are few books on my shelf that are requested to be read over and over once I have introduced it to a class. This is one of the few they never get tired of and I enjoy too.Published 9 months ago by L. Mullins
An old woman lived in a house she named Franklin, her car is Betsy, her chair is Fred and her bed is Roxanne. Read morePublished 10 months ago by LAUNA STOUT- Children'sBooks.BellaOnline
This was bought for my grands but would make an excellent choice for old friends as well. It's a bittersweet tale with more sweet than bitter and the illustrations are wonderful. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dustbunny
This is a nice story, but the plot is a little weak. Good for young readers or for classroom use.Published 13 months ago by Omawannabe
It is a sweet story about a woman who only names things she knew were built well and were going to outlive her, till she falls in love with a dog.Published 13 months ago by sunny