Monday, January 14, 2008

No Dinner: The story of the Old Woman and the Pumpkin

Author: Jessica Souhami

First line: There was once an old woman who lived at the edge of a big forest with her little dog.

Why you should read this book: Combining a few fairy tale conventions, an old woman and her granddaughter, who live inconveniently separated by a forest full of man-eating animals, outwit the creatures of the forest. This is a wonderful read aloud story, with repetition and multiple voices, as well as a satisfying conclusion.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You've been conned by little old ladies before.

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