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The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher Paperback – May 1, 1996
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From Publishers Weekly
- illustrations are unparalleled in effects." Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
ALA Booklist This wordless picture book depends on eerie art and high drama for holding its scrutinizers, and they will be held.
Top Customer Reviews
The characters in the book reflect people of different races/cultures in the most subtle ways which I appreciate for my daughter because, in fact, it reflects the world we live in, and makes the book less mono-dimensional.
I have wondered if my daughter might find the story frightening, as the strawberry snatcher follows the grey lady from town and through the woods attempting to "snatch" her strawberries. If you pay close attention to the facial expressions on the characters faces, you get everything. The grey lady is contented at first with her bag of strawberries and rubs her tummy in anticipation of eating them. Then the suspense builds as she becomes aware she's being followed. She evades the snatcher, then is found, then evades again, then is found again. My child sees it as a game of hide and seek. The end is a happy resolution for both.
My three year old, who wants to read, had no problem 'reading' this story and finding out all sorts of interesting aspects to the pictures as he read the book.
My son has bullied his little sister into helping him act out this little book. He has 'read' it to me many times over. He has enjoyed this book and so has my daughter.
I rated it a four because, as I said, I found the pictures just a bit creepy when we first got the book. But it is well enjoyed by children, so I'd certainly buy it again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book has been a favorite for my nearly 2yo son for months. Beautiful illustrations with fun details that keep it interesting with every read. I wish it came in a board book.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Grandchildren (preschoolers) enjoy looking at the colorful pages and reading pictures to read the story. Great cause and effect, problem solving, and decision making.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A favorite when my daughter was little, I purchased for my granddaughter.Published 2 months ago by irishreds
One of the 1981 Caldecott Honor Medal Winner’ s was Bangs wordless book. This story illustrated about a lady dressed in grey who live strawberries; but so did the strawberry... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Wilma Rodz
This book has been such a hit for years and it's amazing because there are no words - yet we "read" and re-read it — and see new things each time.Published 14 months ago by Becky T
A wonderful book on many levels.
This is a magical world that is almost hyper-realistic. The drawings are very detailed, and illustrate meaning, not sight. Read more
My daughter's favorite book when she was two years old. Beautifully illustrated, and the wordless pages encourage you to be the story-teller for your child.Published 23 months ago by Out the road reader
I buy this book to give to everybody's little one on their 2nd birthday. My grandchildren loved it so much. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mary Monk