To Market, To Market and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $17.00
  • Save: $4.24 (25%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 9 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This book has already been loved by someone else. It MIGHT have some wear and tear on the edges, have some markings in it, or be an ex-library book. Over-all itâ?TMs still a good book at a great price! (if it is supposed to contain a CD or access code, that may be missing)
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

To Market, To Market Hardcover – September 1, 1997


See all 16 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$12.76
$3.85 $0.01

100%20Children%27s%20Books%20to%20Read%20in%20a%20Lifetime


Frequently Bought Together

To Market, To Market + Epossumondas Saves the Day + Epossumondas
Price for all three: $38.26

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (September 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152000356
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152000356
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 10.2 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #516,380 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

"In this clever riff on the old nursery rhyme, a plump matron makes a series of increasingly calamitous purchases of animals at the supermarket. This is one market trip children will wish to take again and again," PW said. Ages 5-8.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 3?What begins with the traditional serene nursery rhyme turns into a slapstick excursion filled with mishap and mayhem. A "fat pig" is not enough for this ambitious shopper. The elderly woman makes return trips to the market for a hen, trout, lamb, cow, duck, and goat. While she is acquiring more, her earlier purchases are wreaking havoc. Patterned, staccato verses tell the zany tale, but it is Stevens's wonderfully wild illustrations that bring it to life. The conventional home's interior is pictured in flat gray charcoal tones. The woman and her animals are colorful, oversized figures that burst off the pages. The collage technique allows for the contrasting colors and styles that magnify the uncontained boisterous fun of this very imaginative book. Visual format, repetition, and rhyme make this title an ideal choice for sharing aloud. It could also be used as a springboard for writing projects as children start with a familiar rhyme and make it their own. All-in-all, a delightful, albeit raucous, romp.?Heide Piehler, Shorewood Public Library, WI
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

When I was a little girl I loved rhymes, especially the ones my grandmother used to recite to me. Now that I am all grown up, I enjoy writing them. One rhyme my grandmother liked to say as she bounced me on her knee was "to market, to market to buy a fat pig, home again, home again jiggity jig!". But, she never told me what happened to the pig when it got home. I always wondered, so I wrote a funny book about a frazzled shopper who brings home one very naughty pig and a host of other uncooperative animals from the market. Of course, they make a big mess. What, oh what will she do? You'll have to read the book to find out! To Market To Market, illustrated by the amazing Janet Stevens, has been translated into Korean as has Monster Math illustrated by Polly Powell. Be sure to look for my other books, including Glad Monster, Sad Monster with Caldecott Award winning illustrator Ed Emberley. Glad Monster has recently been translated into French and Spanish and is available in France, Canada, Spain and much of the Spanish-speaking world. How cool is that?

Visit my website: www.annemiranda.com
My Zazzle Shop: www.zazzle.com/annemirandabooks*

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
46
4 star
1
3 star
2
2 star
0
1 star
1
See all 50 customer reviews
Both my kids LOVE this book.
JCS
It makes us laugh each time we read it together.
T. Pitts
Fun story, and illustrations!
A. Redding

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Meddie B. Finnegan on January 14, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I love this book, and would give it five stars. My husband hates it,and would give it one. He calls it "That Stupid Book" because it has a section devoted entirely to vegetables (the woman ends up sparing the animals and makes them all vegi soup) and the pictures are so unusual. The illustrations are a mix of black and white photographs and amazing, colorful illustrations. I love the illustrations, they are captivating. Even the vegetables.
The true judge is my daughter. It is on her "greatest hits" list. She loves it. So, whenever we read "That Stupid Book", Mommy reads it. We leave Goodnight Moon for Daddy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 2, 1999
Format: Hardcover
My two-year-old son loved this book! The realistic illustrations, combined with the black-and-white photography, worked well to convey the sense of chaos that grows throughout the book. The story's rhythm was good -- my son was finishing sentences for me within a few readings. The ending was amusing -- I don't think it was intended to be politically correct, but it turned out that way anyway, without preachiness. Good show!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 16, 1999
Format: Hardcover
What a delight. Perfect for ages 2 through 1st grade. A familiar poem with an interesting twist. Adults will thoroughly enjoy it, but let the kids read the story too.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JKW on February 2, 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
We just love the cadence of the words, so fun to read. And the art is so unique, mixing photography with drawing of the characters. My 3 year old picks this one over and over. GREAT gift for a vegetarian friend! (the lady in the book gets so fed up going to Market and managing the animals and fish she has purchased, that she finally gives up and makes veggie soup for everyone~animals included) We are not vegetarians, and this book in no way was preaching Veganism...but it would be appreciated on another level by a Vegan I think. Just buy it...its great.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 7, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Wonderful, witty illustrations mske this book a laugh riot at our house, where it's been a treat read for months. A rare treat, to hear children (not to mention the adults) laughing uncontrollably at the lamb in the dishwasher rack or the cow staring at you from a corner of the page.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 29, 1998
Format: Hardcover
To market, to market, one woman goes, buying live animals, but losing her home. Its chaos with the animals invading her home until she feeds them soup, then all is under control. Miranda's picturebook's exceptional patterned language works with Steven's surreal illustrations, each effectively describing the struggle between the woman and her unusual groceries. Rhythmic patterns and end rhyme like "hen and pen" build the story's predictability. Repetition of "To market, to market" and "Home again," gives readers a comfortable, familiar, expected pattern, while setting the pace of the story. Multiple media depict the animals' invasion: including colored pencils, acrylic paints, oil pastels, photography, and collage. Together, these create rich, three dimensional compositions dominated by large, bright, and expressive illustrations of the woman and animals atop and in contrast to large, realistic black and white photographs of supermarkets and domestic rooms. Despite the contrasting elements, unity among the different media types and styles facilitates the illustrations' success. Both soft and rough textures wrap seamlessly around the edges of each double-page layout, promoting Miranda's text through Steven's imagination. Together the picturebook's words and illustrations blend into one powerful message that captivates and wins over readers of all ages.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 17, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderfully illustrated book. Your students/children will literally jiggety-jig because of the intensely humorous pictures. This is also a great book to use in conjunction with word family and rhyming lessons.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Catherine S. Vodrey on June 3, 2002
Format: Paperback
Our daughter was given this book for her first birthday, and she loved it from the start. Author Anne Miranda subverts the typical "To Market, To Market" rhyme with her own funnybone squarely at the fore of her thinking. Among other things, our huffy old lady goes "To market, to market" to cows, lambs, fish, and more, only to discover that they're making a wreck of her home. The pig is lolling on the counter, the hen has nested in the cutlery drawer, and the lamb is resting comfortably in the dishwasher.
What to do?!?? Although the lady verges on panic, she gets it together, assembles the ingredients for a lovely (vegetarian) meal, and everyone is seated at the end to enjoy the steaming vegetable soup she's made.
Miranda's humorous text is greatly aided by the illustrations of the talented Janet Stevens. Stevens combines actual black-and-white photographs with acrylic, pastel, and colored pencil illustrations. The result is a series of pictures with an up-to-the-minute feeling and a great deal of interest. Lots of fun for very young kids--and, luckily, for their parents as well.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?