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To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda

To Market, To Market

by Anne Miranda

Other authors: Janet Stevens (Illustrator)

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  ccsdss | Feb 24, 2016 |
This story is very silly, expressive, and entertaining. An elderly lady keeps returning to the market to buy more farm animals. The animals escape their designated areas and destroy the inside of the house. Everything gets hectic. This time, the animals come with her to the market and she buys vegetables. She made everyone vegetable soup, which is when everyone is calm and behaved.

This picture book displays the action of the scene clearly in different ways. It accomplishes this through the vivid illustrations and font styles. The illustrations use mixed media where colors are created with paint and black and white is displayed through photography. The illustrations express what's going on very clearly. For example, the lady's glasses become more crooked as time goes on and the amount of mess in the kitchen continuously grows throughout the story.

The book also uses certain traits with its textual features. For example, animal names are written in red, capitalized, and larger than the rest of the text. There is also good use of appropriate punctuation to give emotion to the story. For example, "Everything's running all over the place!" expresses the chaotic atmosphere and the desperation felt by the lady.

The big message of this story is that there is always a way to handle chaotic situations. Although the lady became very flustered and impatient with the animals, she found a solution. ( )
  GinaBayne | Oct 21, 2014 |
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 |
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To market, to market to buy a fat pig.
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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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