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There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Boot…

There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Boot

by Linda Smith

Other authors: Jane Manning (Illustrator)

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There lived an old lady who was very grumpy and didn't like children. She also had a cat who was just like her and hated kittens and other small things. When a family with five children move next door, the old woman becomes annoyed and decides she is going to find a way to get rid of them. When she comes across a witch with a potion to get rid of the children, her plan backfires when it doesn't work and the children turn into grumpy and needy old people! The old lady goes back to the witch to get a new potion in order to change them back to children when she realizes how them being older is way worse then being kids. When they are turned back into kids again, the old lady decides to give them a chance and she actually liked the kids and enjoyed being around them. The rhymes in the book were fun and easy to read and I think young kids will love this book. The illustrations are big and colorful and will draw the kids into the story. ( )
  lcrosby | Apr 20, 2016 |
This story of a mean old woman who learns the error on her ways through a foiled attempt to rid herself of some children is simple and nicely told. The moral is pretty plain and the story has humorous illustrations to tie it all together. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
This cleverly written rhyming book tells the story of an old woman living in a boot. She is the neighbor of the nursery rhyme woman that lives in a shoe with many kids. The bitter old woman plots against the kids only to have her plan backfire. The rhymes are very impressive. ( )
  dbcollin | Nov 22, 2012 |
This spoof on the nursery rhyme "There was an Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe" tells the story of that lady's next door neighbor. The woman is annoyed by the children, so she buys a potion to age them. The children become grouchy old people, and the woman despises them more this way. She buys the counter potion, and turns the kids (and her cat by mistake) into their young selves again. Such a cute story with wonderful rhymes. ( )
  ckarmstr1 | Sep 12, 2011 |
Superb wordsmithery for kids - pungent, smart rhyming which snaps, crackles, pops, and crucially, scans. Great illustrations too. A gem. ( )
  yarb | Feb 11, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060286911, Hardcover)

There was an old woman
who didn't like children,

Who lived in a musty old,
crusty old boot,

Who had an old cat
who didn't like kittens,

Who didn't like anything
little or cute.

So when a family with FIVE boisterous children moves into the tumble-down shoe next door, the old woman will do anything to be rid of the pests. But her plan backfires, and soon she discovers a fate worse than children! NOW what will the old woman do?

Jane Manning's lively pictures combine with Linda Smith's rollicking nursery rhyme in a book that will have children laughing out loud.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:00 -0400)

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The old woman who lives in a boot uses a magic potion to quiet the noisy children who live in a shoe.

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