Scary Mary by Paula Bowles

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Meet Scary Mary. In the barnyard, she rules the roost. If the other animals come near, she chases them away! She keeps all the sunflower seeds to herself and builds a fort to keep the others out. Mary even practices making scary faces! Until one day she is alone. She clucks by herself, plays games by herself, and eats dinner by herself. Soon, Mary realizes that being scary can be lonely!

About Paula Bowles

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Published March 1, 2012 by Tiger Tales. 26 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Dialogue bubbles interspersed with descriptive phrases carry the story along in jolly style, though the playful tone turns sour with a final didactic statement: “Because it was much more fun to do things … / together!” Bowles' dynamic portrayal of this fowl with a temper makes Mary an engaging qu...

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British author Bowles, in her children's book debut, depicts Mary's unsuccessful attempts to look scary as she squawks at the other gentle animals (with scattered sunflower heads and red feathers flying, Mary's path of destruction almost resembles a crime scene).

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