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To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda

To Market, To Market

by Anne Miranda

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I found this to be a very cute story. I really enjoyed how the author took a very common nursery rhyme and built a story around it. I feel that children would really enjoy this book because they may very likely recognize the nursery rhyme and therefore become excited about and invested in the story. The illustrations and the layout of the text reflected the whimsicality of the story and brought the nursery rhyme to life. I believe that children would find the story entertaining and silly and that it would be a fun read for younger children. ( )
  jfoti | May 7, 2014 |
This fun and energetic book follows a woman on her trio to the market as she buys different items, starting with a pig. After several trips to the market in search of different animals, she realizes her hands are full and things are a mess. She heads back to the market one last time in search of necessities to make hot soup. This book is brightly illustrated and full of fun rhymes and comedy.

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You can read this book and then have children write about their craziest trip to the market. ( )
  Nicolec78 | Feb 12, 2014 |
Clever modernization of the "To Market, To Market" nursery rhyme and a solution to all the animal chaos that ensues in the story. ( )
  ageoflibrarius | Jun 27, 2013 |
A cute rhyming book about some very mischievous animals that are bought by a woman at the market. I like the rhymes and the pictures. ( )
  bereneezypie | Apr 26, 2013 |
An elderly woman makes trips to the market to buy animals (presumably to eat) but upon returning each time finds that the animals have run amok in her absence. This rhyming, cumulative folktale would be a joy to read aloud and is only enhanced by Janet Stevens' creative integration of original artwork and photography. ( )
  mrcmyoung | Jul 12, 2011 |
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Illustrator Janet Stevens used her friend -- author, storyteller, and children's literature professor -- Coleen Salley as the model for the shopper. [Epossumondas (2002)]
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152163980, Paperback)

Anne Miranda’s inventive twist on a classic rhyme tells what happens after a shopper goes “to market, to market, to buy a fat pig.” Back home the pig promptly escapes, and soon the pig’s in the kitchen, the lamb’s on the bed, the cow’s on the couch--and the rest of the animals are wreaking havoc throughout the house.

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Starting with the nursery rhyme about buying a fat pig at the market, this tale goes on to describe a series of unruly animals that run amok, evading capture and preventing the narrator from cooking lunch.

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