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by Linda D. Williams,Megan Lloyd

eBook The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything download ISBN: 0064431835
Author: Linda D. Williams,Megan Lloyd
Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (August 20, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 32
ePub: 1347 kb
Fb2: 1194 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Growing Up and Facts of Life

“A splendiferous Halloween story.” —The Horn Book

“A great purchase for Halloween or any time of year.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap.

And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life! With bouncy refrains and classic art, this timeless Halloween story is perfect for reading aloud.

A classic and fun Halloween story that neither you nor the kids in your life will be able to resist, whether curled up at home or in a classroom or library setting.

Comments: (7)
Chillhunter
I purchased this book after it was recommended by a librarian. This is an absolutely amazing book! It's fun to read and even more fun when read with movements and noises added. I love they was able to keep both my 18-month-old and seven-year-old engaged while reading. I didn't even think that was possible! This book would be an excellent addition to any home library and a fantastic book to gift to a teacher. We love this book.
Styphe
This little story is of a little old lady who walks down the road and starts to get followed by a pair of shoes, then a pair of pants..etc...until an entire outfit of clothing is following her and culminates with a giant jack o lantern that in the end does scare her a bit, but she uses her smarts and figures out a way for the head and outfit to be happy scaring, while being useful. Cute story, but will get old fast.
Kulalbine
This is a great book. Great for ages 2 all the way up. It’s always hard buying a book without holding it and reading it for yourself but this is a great book!! They also interact with the book while you read. I have kids 3,5,6, and 8. They loved reading it
Goldenfang
ISBN 0064431835 - Printed in the U.S.A.. Paperback, 29 pages. By Linda Williams, illustrated by Megan Lloyd. Published by HarperCollins in 1986. Marked for ages 3 to 7.

A brave little old lady, walking home through the woods, is confronted by two shoes. She informs the shoes that they don't scare her and continues on, with the shoes following behind. When she meets up with pants, a shirt, gloves and a hat, and, finally, with a pumpkin head, she repeats herself, but she does walk a bit faster after each meeting. Closing the door at home behind her doesn't end things, as the set of clothes comes knocking. The clothing, particularly the pumpkin head, are very sad that they're unable to frighten the lady, but she has a wonderful idea that gets everyone's approval.

This isn't, exactly, a Halloween book. The carved pumpkin head gives it that appearance, and the fact that it's a scary, tense, story, adds to that impression, but more than Halloween, this is an AUTUMN book. It is perfect for those days when the sun sets early and there's a little hint of coming frost in the air - as long as your young reader isn't easily scared! While the idea of being followed around by clothes is mildly amusing to me, as an adult, it'll be your call for your kid, whether or not he/she is likely to enjoy a little scare. The ending, good for a laugh, takes the sting out of the scary lead-up, if knowing that helps you decide.

The text is very good. The following that the little old lady accumulates grows and becomes more ominous and the text conveys that very well, building the tension as the reader roots for the little old lady to escape the menacing laundry pile behind her. The illustrations, set in boxes on each page, are smaller - sometimes much smaller - than they needed to be, or even should have been. This is a perfect book for full page and two-page spreads overflowing with detail. For that type of imagery, see Halloween Night instead. The illustrations are my only complaint, however. This is a really good, slightly scary story for young and beginning readers who will probably prefer having a comforting adult do the reading - it is four solid stars good, it's just not five wow stars great.

- AnnaLovesBooks
Uaha
I am an early childhood educator so I have read numerous children's books over the years. My three year old grandson absolutely loves this book. He enjoys joining in with reading the repetitive phrases. What a wonderful, interactive book for the fall season. I consider this a five star book for sure!
Redfury
I grew up loving it and now my 3 year old requests it again and again. Very repetitious, which is half the reason she loves it so much. She enjoys "reading" by memory the book to me.
Samardenob
An excellent book for young children, ESL learners and for older readers who have become addicted to it! My copy of this book is being loved to death- because everyone including the much older (by now) children still want to hear me read it to them.
Originally I used this book to teach ESL but I found it had a much wider appeal. The LOL was INDEED afraid, but what could she do about it? The older children are still amazed that she actually opened the door when she was so afraid....there are good openings for discussions here. And what can you do to relax yourself when you are really scared? Whistle, of course! And why does that work?
my daughter loves reading it because its repetetive. i wouldnt say that its a fun read for adults, but i love that it has kind of a spooky new england feel for us Mainers.