If the Shoe Fits by Alison Jackson

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An original take on some favorite nursery rhymes - this is one search for a new house that's bound to be more pleasure than trouble.

There was an old woman
who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children,
she didn't know what to do.
She gave them some broth
without any bread,
Then took them to live
in a new home instead.

Too messy, too woolly, too noisy, too small. Whether it's Humpty Dumpty's wall or Mother Hubbard's cupboard, the old woman (who once lived in a shoe) and her children (who once lived there, too) just can't seem to find a new home big enough for their growing needs. So where will they turn for a cozy night's rest? The perfect place is only a step away -- no moving van required!
 

About Alison Jackson

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Alison Jackson has written several books for young readers, including I Know an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Pie. Ms. Jackson lives with her family in Orlando, Florida.Karla Firehammer is the illustrator of The Flea's Sneeze, which School Library Journal praised as being "warmly textured . . . lively and funny." A native of Montana, Karla now lives in Lenexa, Kansas, with her three dogs, Gatsby, Cory, and Morgan.
 
Published September 15, 2001 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The hunt for the perfect abode is the premise for this romp through the world of nursery rhymes.

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Publishers Weekly

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Young ones who have mastered their nursery rhymes will get a hoot out of Jackson's (I Know an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Pie) gentle humor and the old woman wh

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With its time-tested tale, its melodic Rodgers and Hammerstein score, its attractive cast, colorful costumes and penchant for broad comedy and cute puppetry, the ''Cinderella'' at the Theater at Madison Square Garden through Sunday (Mother's Day), adds up to bright family entertainment.

May 08 2001 | Read Full Review of If the Shoe Fits

Publishers Weekly

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Young ones who have mastered their nursery rhymes will get a hoot out of Jackson's (I Know an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Pie) gentle humor and the old woman wh

Aug 27 2001 | Read Full Review of If the Shoe Fits

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