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Moving Molly by Shirley Hughes

Moving Molly

by Shirley Hughes

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molly has experiences with moving into new house with new neighbor friends ages 4 to 6
  Luckydog123 | Aug 15, 2018 |
Molly lived in town. There were Seven steps down to her front door from the street. through the window you could only see legs and sometimes cats. Molly's mom wanted a better view and a bigger garden. So Molly and her family moved far away and into a house. With Molly's parents busy with the house and her siblings in school, there was not much for Molly to do without her plants on the window sill to water. One day Molly found a hole in the fence. She went through the hole and found tall grass like a jungle for the cats. She also found a green house with plants that needed a drink. She went through the hole and visited the garden every day. Then, one day, a family moved into the house next door. Molly was scared she wouldn't be able to visit the garden anymore. The next day Molly saw two faces looking through the hole in the fence. the twins, Kathy and Kevin, invited Molly over. Molly continued to water the plants in the greenhouse next door as well as play with her new friends in her garden.
The author writes a story about a little girl who moves and is not upset about doing so. A child who is about to move may read or hear this book and never think moving is a bad thing. Molly never becomes nervous or angry about moving. Molly embraces he move and her new house. Molly's new house actually gives Molly more to do and makes her very happy. The story can show children that moving can be a very enjoyable experience that will lead to new and wonderful adventures.
The illustrations are mostly done on half of the page. The drawings and water colors used give the illustrations a realistic feel. The art gives a vivd portrayal of what Molly sees in her old and new house, making it easier to understand her story. ( )
  sschilling | Sep 13, 2017 |
“Moving Molly,” was a great book and it is a great book to read to children when they are about to move. The book is told in third person point of view. The book is about a family who is moving from what seems like the city to more of a country house. The little girl Molly is sad because there is nothing for her to do at the new house. One day she wanders into the next door house, and she finds a garden. She is excited because she found a place for herself, that she can do things like water the plants and play with the cats. She is so excited that she finally found a place of her own. One day a new family moves in, and Molly gets sad because she won't be able to play over there until she goes to the fence and she sees two kids who are her age. The kids start to play, and Molly makes new friends. The theme of the story is to make the best of every situation. The little girl isn't thrilled to move, but when she makes friends, she is excited because she has other kids to play with instead of watching people walk by in the city all day. Having the story told in the third person is right for this book because a lot of stuff happens in it. Also, the little girl in the story is young, so she wouldn't be able to tell the story very well because of how young she is. The book is good, but it is an older book, and I would like to read a newer book about moving to my class in the future. The book shows a great amount of details in the illustrations and the story has many teachable moments in it. ( )
  Emorrison | Sep 14, 2016 |
Little mother and her family move away from the big city. She finds comfort in gardening.
Ages 3-5
pierce college library
  samanthakane | Jun 9, 2016 |
Source:Pierce Library
A young girl moves with her family and gets her dream of having a garden realized.
  Adesha | Jun 7, 2016 |
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Molly is lonely after her family's move from the city to the country, but she adjusts with the help of her new next-door neighbours.

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