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5.0 out of 5 stars Good repetitive lines for young children., 30 Oct. 1998
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This review is from: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything (Paperback)
This book is great to use with kindergarten age children that are working on reading readiness. There is lots of repetition that grows throughout the story. The four kindergarten classes that heard this story, really enjoyed and participated in the presentation. Illustrations are also excellent. Great for discussion of Halloween vocabulary and real vs. imaginary.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting option for Halloween, 4 Dec. 2008
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Sérgio Pinheiro Marques "Mr. Marques" (Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal) - See all my reviews
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This is clearly one of the best books you can buy for Halloween; it tells the story of an old lady who was not afraid of anything; one day she decides to go to the forest in search of seeds and roots for her cookings. And what does she find there...? Some funny clothing items that move mysteriously and start chasing her (boots, a shirt, a hat...)!
The book ends with a beautiful message!
From my personal point of view, 'Big Pumpkin' is, either way, a better choice, but I'm sure that 'The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything' won't let you down!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story, 26 Feb. 2014
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A friend of ours bought this book as a gift for my kids. We were dubious about it at first because they were little. It didn't take long before they fell in love with it. We ended up making a game of it as we read the story and it took the "scary" out of it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting action story for kids, 27 Nov. 2012
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This is a great story to read & listen to .
Ideas for actions to accompany the story cannot help but spring to your mind or even to the minds of your kids!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book for Halloween, 4 April 2014
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Great story to get the children to join in and recognising words. And make funny noises. My daughter loved it. Great one for Halloween.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Halloween Story, 12 Oct. 2009
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Ursula K. Raphael "AstraDaemon" (USA) - See all my reviews
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I rotate what books we read to our 4yr old son depending on the seasons and holidays; we decided this was a good time to introduce him to this book. It's a story about a brave lady walking late in the evening collecting nuts and herbs. While she is on her way home, she comes across some "haunted" items (clothing and a pumpkin head), and the items follow her home. At the end of the book, she uses the items to make a scarecrow.

She meets the items one by one. For example, "two shoes that go CLOMP CLOMP." Then she is followed by some pants, so the verse grows to "two shoes that go CLOMP CLOMP, one pair of pants that go WIGGLE WIGGLE" and so on. The repetition of the verses make it very easy for a child to remember the words after reading it through just once. When I read it to our son, I added motions so he would understand the meaning of the words, such as "NOD, NOD" with nodding my head.

I also liked the problem-solving aspect of the story. Instead of letting fear take over, the little old lady holds her ground, and finds something constructive for the haunted items to do.

A similar tale of bravery that I recommend is There Are Monsters Everywhere about a little boy who finds a way to overcome his fear of monsters in the house.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 29 Nov. 2014
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great kids book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 1 Feb. 2015
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The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Eileen Spinelli (Paperback - Sept. 1988)
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