There was an old woman who lived in a shoe

Jane Cabrera

Book - 2016

This variation of the nursery rhyme features a chaotic household of children and pets who live in a shoe, and who know how to repair broken furniture, remake work clothing, and reuse and recycle.

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Subjects
Genres
Stories in rhyme
Picture books
Published
New York : Holiday House [2016]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN
9780823435548
0823435547
Main Author
Jane Cabrera (author)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-K—As she did in Baa, Baa Black Sheep (2015), Row, Row, Row Your Boat (2014), and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (2012, all Holiday House), Cabrera continues to adapt classic nursery rhymes and children's songs into engaging picture books. Here she reimagines the Old Woman as a warm, resourceful, and loving mother, doting on her brood of rambunctious, adorable children and animals. Over the course of the story, the Old Woman uses her problem-solving skills to help her family out of several quandaries, from hitching a ride with a gnu when the family's car breaks down to gluing and hammering furniture back together after it falls apart, while always maintaining an upbeat, positive attitude. The result is a sweet story that showcases a mother who loves and works hard for her family. Cabrera uses acrylic paint on paper with a little collage to create her familiar charming, colorful, and bright illustrations, which help to further portray the affection the Old Woman and her family have for one another. The rhyming text is bouncy and lively, making it suitable for sharing aloud with a group. This is a charming reimagining of an originally more cynical nursery rhyme. VERDICT A warm-and-fuzzy addition to any picture book collection.—Laura J. Giunta, Garden City Public Library, NY [Page 56]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-K—As she did in Baa, Baa Black Sheep (2015), Row, Row, Row Your Boat (2014), and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (2012, all Holiday House), Cabrera continues to adapt classic nursery rhymes and children's songs into engaging picture books. Here she reimagines the Old Woman as a warm, resourceful, and loving mother, doting on her brood of rambunctious, adorable children and animals. Over the course of the story, the Old Woman uses her problem-solving skills to help her family out of several quandaries, from hitching a ride with a gnu when the family's car breaks down to gluing and hammering furniture back together after it falls apart, while always maintaining an upbeat, positive attitude. The result is a sweet story that showcases a mother who loves and works hard for her family. Cabrera uses acrylic paint on paper with a little collage to create her familiar charming, colorful, and bright illustrations, which help to further portray the affection the Old Woman and her family have for one another. The rhyming text is bouncy and lively, making it suitable for sharing aloud with a group. This is a charming reimagining of an originally more cynical nursery rhyme. VERDICT A warm-and-fuzzy addition to any picture book collection.—Laura J. Giunta, Garden City Public Library, NY [Page 56]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

This variation of the nursery rhyme features a chaotic household of children and pets who live in a shoe, and who know how to repair broken furniture, remake work clothing, and reuse and recycle.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

An ecofriendly adaptation of a classic nursery rhyme follows the activities of a resourceful old woman, her high-spirited children and their talented pets as they repair broken furniture, find alternate modes of transportation and patch worn clothing, in a story complemented by sheet music.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Fall in love with this bright, ecofriendly take on a favorite rhyme for children. “There was an old woman who lived in a shoe, and some days were just a big Hullabaloo!” Readers follow along as a woman and her household of high-spirited children and their pets reuse and recycle everyday items. The crew repair their broken furniture, find alternative modes of transportation when the car breaks down, and remake worn clothing with colorful patches. Jane Cabrera’s charming acrylic artwork is perfect for sharing with young readers and listeners.