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Joy Cowley

Author of Red-Eyed Tree Frog

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About the Author

Cassia Joy Cowley is a New Zealand language and reading specialist. She was born on August 7, 1936, in Levin, New Zealand. She has written more than 500 books for beginning readers, many of which have been honored internationally. The Cheese Trap won the AIM Children's Book Award for Best Picture show more Book (1996) and Red-Eyed Tree Frog won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book (1999). She has won New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards for Best Junior Fiction for Ticket to the Sky Dance (1998) and Starbright and the Dream Eater (1999). The Mouse Bride (1998) is being produced as an animated program for New Zealand television. In 2002, Cowley was awarded the Roberta Long Medal, presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham for culturally diverse children's literature. In 2004, she was awarded the A. W. Reed Award for Contribution to New Zealand Literature, and in 2010, she won the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in the Fiction category. She is also a 2016 Astrid Lindgren award nominee. In 2018 she will be awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit and also shortlisted for The Hans Christian Andersen Award. She was also awarded the Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for her her title Nicketty-Nacketty, Noo-Noo-Noo in 2018. She was awarded the 2018 Order of New Zealand, which recognises outstanding service to the state and people of the country. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Joy Cowley

Red-Eyed Tree Frog (1999) 1,109 copies
Chameleon, Chameleon (2005) 933 copies
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm (2003) 906 copies
Mrs. Wishy-Washy (1990) 692 copies
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas (2005) 571 copies
Gracias, the Thanksgiving Turkey (1996) — Author — 482 copies
Apple Banana Cherry (2000) 212 copies
Big Moon Tortilla (1998) 204 copies
Hairy Bear (1800) 163 copies
Mr. Wishy Washy (1997) 156 copies
Wishy-Washy Day (1600) 146 copies
The Farm Concert (1997) 144 copies
Meanies (1990) 142 copies
Grandpa, Grandpa (1988) 127 copies
Snake and Lizard (2007) 122 copies
The Birthday Cake (1986) 121 copies
Splishy-Sploshy (1997) 120 copies
Dan, the Flying Man (1983) 120 copies
The Jigaree (1983) 118 copies
The Cooking Pot (1987) 117 copies
Who Will Be My Mother? (1869) 114 copies
My Home (1986) 113 copies
Yuck Soup (1986) 109 copies
Mr. Grump (1987) 109 copies
The Mouse Bride (1994) 106 copies
Little Brother (1983) 105 copies
The Hungry Giant (1990) 103 copies
The Little Yellow Chicken (1989) 100 copies
Mouse Trap! (1995) 99 copies
Just This Once (1987) 98 copies
If You Meet a Dragon (1983) 94 copies
Old Jokes (Joy Cowley Club) (2014) 94 copies
The Tiny Woman's Coat (1987) 93 copies
Huggles' Breakfast (1986) 92 copies
Buttons (Joy Cowley Club) (2006) 92 copies
Lemonade (Joy Cowley Club) (2013) 92 copies
Chocolate (Joy Cowley Club) (2013) 91 copies
To Town (1988) 91 copies
The Screaming Mean Machine (1993) 90 copies
The Seed (1987) 90 copies
Chicken Feathers (2008) 89 copies
In a Dark, Dark Wood (1980) 88 copies
I Love My Family (1986) 87 copies
Toy Music (Joy Cowley Club) (2014) 87 copies
I Can Jump (1986) 86 copies
The Monkey Bridge (1987) 84 copies
The Rusty, Trusty Tractor (1999) 84 copies
Uncle Buncle's House (1986) 82 copies
The Monsters' Party (1867) 82 copies
Big and Little (1986) 81 copies
Smarty Pants (1721) 80 copies
The Red Rose (1827) 78 copies
What Would You Like? (1987) 77 copies
Mr. Whisper (1987) 75 copies
Snap! (1986) 75 copies
Let's Have A Swim! (1987) 74 copies
Do Not Open This Book! (1990) 73 copies
Ice Cream (1758) 73 copies
Bread (1673) 72 copies
The Long, Long Tail (1986) 72 copies
A Monster Sandwich (1983) 72 copies
The Poor Sore Paw (1987) 70 copies
Shark in a Sack (1986) 70 copies
The Duck in the Gun (1969) 69 copies
Up in a Tree (1986) 68 copies
The Wishing of Biddy Malone (2004) 68 copies
The Tree House (1817) 67 copies
The Big Toe (1980) 67 copies
What is a Huggles? (1986) 66 copies
What's for Lunch? (1983) 66 copies
Mouse (1983) 65 copies
Shoo! (1986) 64 copies
Poor Old Polly (1980) 63 copies
Down to Town (1986) 63 copies
Hunter (2004) 63 copies
Little Car (1987) 62 copies
Ratty-Tatty (1987) 62 copies
One Cold Wet Night (1982) 60 copies
When Itchy Witchy Sneezes (1986) 60 copies
The Bee (1634) 60 copies
The Meanies Came to School (1995) 60 copies
A Hug Is Warm (1986) 60 copies
The Dragon: A Play (1994) 60 copies
The Pumpkin (1982) 59 copies
Hello (1990) 58 copies
The Kick-a-Lot Shoes (1984) 58 copies
Copycat (The Story Box) (1990) 57 copies
Horace (The Story Box) (1985) 56 copies
The Giant Pumpkin (1987) 56 copies
Hungry Monster (1990) 55 copies
Buzzing Flies (1986) 54 copies
When The Moon Was Blue (1600) 54 copies
Grumpy Elephant (1657) 54 copies
Going to School (1985) 54 copies
Obadiah (1980) 54 copies
My Sloppy Tiger (1836) 53 copies
Baby Gets Dressed (1870) 53 copies
The Bicycle (1990) 53 copies
The Terrible Tiger (1987) 53 copies
Pip the Penguin (2001) 52 copies
A Party (1656) 52 copies
Our Granny (1986) 52 copies
The Ghost (1983) 52 copies
Stop! (1985) 52 copies
Bow Down Shadrach (1990) 51 copies
Major Jump (1986) 51 copies
Painting (The story box) (1983) 50 copies
Sleeping Out (1982) 50 copies
Houses (1990) 50 copies
"Scat!" Said the Cat (1986) 50 copies
The Big Hill (1983) 49 copies
Good for You (1987) 49 copies
One Stormy Night (1993) 49 copies
My Puppy (1986) 49 copies
I'm Bigger Than You (1839) 48 copies
Silly Old Possum (1990) 48 copies
Dragon With a Cold (1883) 47 copies
Frightened (1990) 47 copies
The Race (1986) 46 copies
Where Are They Going? (1990) 46 copies
No, No (The Story Box, E) (1990) 45 copies
I Am a Bookworm (1986) 45 copies
Wake Up, Mum! (1987) 44 copies
Oh Jump in a Sack (1985) 44 copies
Move over! (1998) 44 copies
Mud Walk (2000) 44 copies
Round and Round (1990) 44 copies
Soup (1988) 44 copies
Come for a Swim (1987) 43 copies
Danger (1985) 42 copies
A Barrel of Gold (1656) 42 copies
Greedy Cat Is Hungry (1989) 42 copies
The Hungry Giant's Soup (1993) 41 copies
Nighttime (1983) 41 copies
Birthdays (1988) 41 copies
The Person from Planet X (1993) 40 copies
On a Chair (1983) 40 copies
The Dippy Dinner Drippers (1988) 40 copies
Who Spilled the Beans? (1993) 40 copies
Rum-tum-tum (1990) 40 copies
What a Mess! (1982) 40 copies
Boggywooga (1987) 39 copies
Dinner! (1986) 39 copies
The Secret of Spooky House (1987) 39 copies
When The Truck Got Stuck (1999) 39 copies
Sloppy Tiger Bedtime (1989) 39 copies
Mrs. Grindy's Shoes (1705) 38 copies
Bogle's Feet (1992) 37 copies
Come With Me (1990) 37 copies
The Wind Blows Strong (1987) 36 copies
The Silent One (1981) 36 copies
One Thousand Currant Buns (1987) 36 copies
The Big Family (1988) 36 copies
A Hundred Hugs (1987) 36 copies
The Night Train (1985) 36 copies
Annabel (1993) 35 copies
Yum and Yuk (1990) 35 copies
Tārore and Her Book (2009) 35 copies
The Dancing Fly (1992) 34 copies
Mishi-na (1987) 34 copies
Hatupatu and the Birdwoman (1984) 34 copies
Open Your Mouth (1992) 33 copies
Jim's Trumpet (1989) 33 copies
Lost (The story box) (1990) 31 copies
Little Meanie's Lunch (1998) 31 copies
Psalms down-under (1996) 31 copies
Grizzly and the Bumble-Bee (1986) 31 copies
Letters for Mr. James (1987) 31 copies
Countdown: A Play (1982) 30 copies
Singing Down the Rain (1997) 30 copies
Ten Loopy Caterpillars (1985) 30 copies
The Train Ride Story (1988) 29 copies
Dunger (2013) 29 copies
Duck and Hen (1992) 29 copies
Aotearoa Psalms (1989) 29 copies
Sloppy Tiger and the Party (1993) 29 copies
Dog and cat (1993) 28 copies
Captain Bumble: A Play (1982) 28 copies
Space Race (1987) 28 copies
Mr Fix-It (1989) 27 copies
Ten Happy Elephants (1996) 27 copies
A Day In Town (1804) 27 copies
Mom's Birthday (1987) 27 copies
The Giant's Boy (1987) 27 copies
The Ha-Ha Party (1993) 27 copies
Feet (1983) 27 copies
Flying (1974) 27 copies
Greedy Cat's Breakfast (1995) 27 copies
Sun Smile (1992) 26 copies
Yellow Overalls (1990) 26 copies
Little Brother's Haircut (1982) 26 copies
The storm (The story box) (1983) 25 copies
A Terrible Fright (1990) 25 copies
Roly Poly (1982) 25 copies
Mouse monster (1780) 25 copies
Friends: Snake and Lizard (2009) 25 copies
Sing to the Moon (1985) 25 copies
The Hole in the Tub (2002) 25 copies
Lavender the Library Cat (1985) 25 copies
Bunrakkit (Sunshine books) (1993) 24 copies
Greedy Cat (1983) 24 copies
Let's Get a Pet (1600) 23 copies
Little Red Hen (1986) 23 copies
Cats, cats, cats (1995) 23 copies
I'm Glad to Say (1988) 23 copies
Trash! (1989) 23 copies
Classical Music (1999) 22 copies
Snowman (1998) 21 copies
The White Horse (1989) 21 copies
Water! Water! (1995) 21 copies
The Train that Ran Away (1985) 21 copies
When Dad Went to Playschool (1987) 20 copies
Birthday Dog (1993) 20 copies
Tabby Tiger Taxi Driver (2001) 20 copies
Dinner! (1993) 20 copies
Monster (1988) 20 copies
Shoo, Fly! (the story box) (1998) 20 copies
Ducks (1998) 20 copies
The Smile (1987) 19 copies
Mr. Beekman's Deli (1995) 19 copies
The Shoe Grabber (1988) 19 copies
The Apple (1992) 19 copies
The Magic Machine (1996) 19 copies
Fast and Funny (1985) 19 copies
The Little Tractor (2004) 19 copies
The Wild, Woolly Child (1988) 18 copies
How to Make Hot Dog (1998) 18 copies
The Manly Ferry Pigeon (1985) 18 copies
Grandma's Cane (1990) 18 copies
The Yellow Tractor (1994) 18 copies
Gladly, Here I Come (1994) 18 copies
Song of the River (1994) 17 copies
The Gonna Bird (1994) 17 copies
The "Gotcha" Box (1861) 17 copies
Psalms for the road (2002) 17 copies
Shadrach Girl (2000) 17 copies
Did You Say, "Fire"? (1991) 17 copies
Brith the Terrible (1984) 16 copies
Cricket's Storm (2000) 16 copies
Rosie at the Zoo (1996) 16 copies
Chicken for Dinner (1900) 16 copies
Barn Dance (1998) 16 copies
Roberto's Smile (1998) 16 copies
Cow up a Tree (1988) 16 copies
Navigation : a memoir (2010) 16 copies
Auntie Maria and the Cat (1993) 16 copies
The Terrible Armadillo (1985) 16 copies
The Pirate Feast (1995) 16 copies
Pet Shop (1997) 15 copies
What can fly? (1997) 15 copies
Along Came Greedy Cat (1994) 15 copies
Old Tuatara (1994) 15 copies
The story box (1998) 15 copies
Speed of Light (2014) 15 copies
A Meanie's Party (2000) 14 copies
Manukura : the white kiwi (2012) 14 copies
Riddle-me-ree (1994) 14 copies
The Teeter-Totter (1996) 14 copies
The Bridge (1998) 14 copies
The Bears' Picnic (1997) 14 copies
The Lucky Feather (1992) 14 copies
The Video Shop Sparrow (1998) 14 copies
The Bakehouse (2015) 14 copies
Greedy Cat and the goldfish (2009) 14 copies
Shopping with the Meanies (2002) 13 copies
Thumbelina (World Classics) (2015) — Editor — 13 copies
The little brown house (1985) 13 copies
My Wonderful Chair (1990) 13 copies
Kitzikuba (1995) 13 copies
Lucy's Sore Knee (1990) 13 copies
Roy G. Biv (1998) 13 copies
Morning Dance (1985) 13 copies
The Amazing Popple Seed (1988) 13 copies
Dan goes home (1998) 13 copies
Teeth (1998) 13 copies
Just One More (2011) 13 copies
Fishing (The Story Box) (1998) 13 copies
Swing (1998) 13 copies
The Surprise (1998) 13 copies
Dinner Time (1992) 12 copies
The Road to Ratenburg (2016) 12 copies
Busy baby (Sunshine books) (1989) 12 copies
What next? (1998) 12 copies
The gifts (The story box) (1998) 12 copies
How to Make Can Stilts (1998) 12 copies
My Brown Cow (1998) 12 copies
The Music Machine (1992) 12 copies
The Clown in the Well (1998) 12 copies
Wishy-Washy Halloween (2018) 12 copies
Seven Fat Cats (2000) 11 copies
Elephant Rhymes (1997) 11 copies
Rat's Funny Story (1998) 11 copies
Jojo and the Robot (1988) 11 copies
Look Out, Dan! (1998) 11 copies
Sunflower Seeds (1998) 11 copies
Tom's Trousers (1988) 11 copies
Number One (1982) 11 copies
Duck Walk (2002) 11 copies
Penguin's Chicks (1997) 11 copies
Who's There? (1998) 11 copies
I Love Chickens (1998) 11 copies
The Old Woman's Nose (1989) 10 copies
Mouse Train (1998) 10 copies
Giant on the Bus (1987) 10 copies
Dragon Fire (2000) 10 copies
A Handy Dragon (1986) 10 copies
Crabby Cat's Shopping (2004) 10 copies
A Walk with Grandpa (1988) 10 copies
The Big Bed (1997) 10 copies
Cousin Kira (1993) 10 copies
Tittle-Tattle Goose (1998) 10 copies
Fasi Sings and Fasi's Fish (1983) 10 copies
Gulp! (1998) 10 copies
Big, Fat, Wide Mouth (2000) 10 copies
Diving (2000) 10 copies
Dr. Sprocket Makes a Rocket (1996) 10 copies
Baby-sitting (2004) 10 copies
The Red Balloon (1997) 10 copies
What Can Jigarees Do? (1998) 10 copies
The Pirates (1992) 9 copies
My Little Brother (1986) 9 copies
Beyond the river (1994) 9 copies
Fire and Water (1998) 9 copies
Ticket to the sky dance (1997) 9 copies
Brenda's Birthday (1998) 9 copies
The New Car (1989) 9 copies
My Picture (1998) 9 copies
Blueberry Muffins (1997) 9 copies
Waiting (The story box) (1998) 9 copies
Frogs (2004) 9 copies
The Birthday Cake: A Play (2001) 9 copies
The Bag of Smiles (1993) 9 copies
Halloween (1998) 9 copies
Uncle Timi's Sleep (1991) 9 copies
Hoiho's Chicks (1994) 8 copies
Dan and the Parrot *2 (2009) 8 copies
The Bedtime Train (2008) 8 copies
Helper and Helper (2017) 8 copies
The wild west gang (1999) 8 copies
Where is Skunk? (1997) 8 copies
Spugete Mystery (2004) 8 copies
Umbrella (1998) 8 copies
The Flea Market (1996) 8 copies
The Great Adventure (2004) 8 copies
Echo (1993) 8 copies
Go, Go, Go (1983) 8 copies
Little Hearts (1998) 8 copies
The Cow in the Hole (1996) 8 copies
Carla's Wheels (2000) 7 copies
The Market (2004) 7 copies
The Giant (2004) 7 copies
Happy Birthday, Frog (1998) 7 copies
Woolly Sally (1992) 7 copies
Maui and the Sun (2000) 7 copies
Greedy cat and the sneeze (2006) 7 copies
Jack-in-the-box (1992) 7 copies
Fiddle Dee Dee (1990) 7 copies
Ting-a-ling! (2004) 7 copies
The Two Ogres (1996) 7 copies
Zip-zip, rattle-bang! (1999) 7 copies
Tick-Tock (1998) 7 copies
Poor Miss Dee! (2000) 7 copies
The Banana Monster (1997) 7 copies
Come to my House (1997) 7 copies
My Big Day (2001) 7 copies
The Shadrach Trilogy (2007) 7 copies
Jackets (1998) 7 copies
The Seals (1992) 7 copies
Salmagundi (1987) 7 copies
Froghopper (2002) 7 copies
Green Grass (1998) 7 copies
The Shag Goes Fishing (1996) 7 copies
Kites (2004) 7 copies
The Magician's Lunch (1985) 7 copies
Words (1983) 6 copies
Elevator (1998) 6 copies
Those Yucky Meanies! * (2009) 6 copies
Brodie (2001) 6 copies
Doctor Boondoggle (1998) 6 copies
Little Dan (2009) 6 copies
THE DAY OF THE RAIN (1993) 6 copies
Chick's Walk 6 copies
Holy Days (2001) 6 copies
Poor Sore Hungry Giant * (2009) 6 copies
The Water Boatman (1994) 6 copies
Wild Crayons (2000) 6 copies
The Mouse Box (1993) 6 copies
Mrs. Goodstory (2001) 6 copies
Captain Felonius (1986) 6 copies
Winklepoo the Wicked (1996) 6 copies
Tulevai and the sea (1995) 6 copies
Hummingbird Garden (2000) 6 copies
Googly Gookers 6 copies
Fly pie (2010) 6 copies
Skating (1998) 6 copies
The difficult day (1987) 5 copies
Growing (1986) 5 copies
Goodnight! (2004) 5 copies
The Sing-Song Tree (1993) 5 copies
Uncle Joe (1997) 5 copies
What is a Book? (2015) 5 copies
Huggles in School (2010) 5 copies
Bears (1996) 5 copies
The Wild Wind (2000) 5 copies
This is My Home (2004) 5 copies
The Motorbike Race (1996) 5 copies
Across the Nullarbor (1994) 5 copies
The Alphabet Game (1999) 5 copies
The Little Bike (1997) 5 copies
New Pants (1997) 5 copies
Costume Party (1998) 5 copies
The Dinosaur (1996) 5 copies
Meanies in the House (2010) 5 copies
Jump, Jump, Kangaroo (1998) 5 copies
The Hungry Giant's Shoe (2011) 5 copies
Asleep (2004) 5 copies
Wishy-Washy World (2012) 5 copies
Loaves and Fishes (1994) 5 copies
Going to Grandma's House (2004) 5 copies
Snakebite (2000) 5 copies
Five Funny Uncles (2000) 5 copies
Friends Go Fishing (1996) 5 copies
Happy Robot ZD3 (2004) 4 copies
The Fantastic Cake (1998) 4 copies
Lunch For Greedy Cat (2000) 4 copies
Drumbeat 4 copies
Smarty No Pants (2011) 4 copies
I Am Frightened (2001) 4 copies
The day of the wind (1996) 4 copies
Meanies Night Out (2009) 4 copies
Poggy Frog and the Cows (2003) 4 copies
Giddyoocha! (2000) 4 copies
A Silly Old Story (1988) 4 copies
Mrs. Lunch (1996) 4 copies
Rooroo, the Rooster (2004) 4 copies
Chicken Feed (1996) 4 copies
Timothy Flynn (1988) 4 copies
Greedy Cat's Door (2002) 4 copies
The Children's Friend (1994) 4 copies
Tell-Tale (2001) 4 copies
Thanksgiving Dinner (2004) 4 copies
Where's the Egg Cup? (1986) 4 copies
The Pirate's Treasure (1996) 4 copies
The Old House (2000) 4 copies
Troys Cold/Gear/SC (2003) 4 copies
Go to Bed! (1996) 4 copies
The hero of the hill (2014) 4 copies
Pukeko Morning (1994) 4 copies
Peter Pig's House (2005) 4 copies
The Grumputer (1999) 4 copies
JUST JOKING (2002) 4 copies
The growing season (1978) 4 copies
Swamp Hen (1997) 4 copies
Oops, Mr. Wishy-Washy! (2010) 4 copies
Who Can See the Camel? (1998) 4 copies
Wishy-Washy Ice Cream (2012) 4 copies
Wishy-Washy Letter (2012) 4 copies
Wishy-Washy Mouse (2012) 4 copies
Wishy-Washy Road (2012) 4 copies
Hurricane (1997) 4 copies
The Super Smile Shop (1664) 4 copies
The Moon Cake (2004) 4 copies
The things I like (1990) 4 copies
Garden Zoo (2004) 4 copies
Go Ky a Flite (2014) 4 copies
Veil Over The Light (2018) 4 copies
My Mom and Dad (1998) 4 copies
Tabby Tiger's Treats (2000) 4 copies
Nest in a falling tree (1967) 4 copies
What a dog! (1999) 4 copies
The Chili Pepper Pinata (2000) 4 copies
The Giant's Pizza (1996) 4 copies
Jumping Shoes (1998) 4 copies
Helping (1998) 4 copies
Wishy-Washy Garden (2012) 4 copies
A Letter from Fish Bay (2003) 4 copies
Wishy-Washy Clothes (2012) 4 copies
Snacks (2004) 4 copies
Zoom! zoom! (1996) 4 copies
Rules for Pets (2005) 4 copies
The Giant's Rice (1997) 4 copies
Ebenezer and the Sneeze (2008) 4 copies
Monkey Tricks (1996) 3 copies
Naughty Happy Monkey (2004) 3 copies
Big Bed (1989) 3 copies
Where is Happy Monkey? (1996) 3 copies
Wishy-Washy Corn (2012) 3 copies
The Monkey Hop (2004) 3 copies
Roller Coaster (1996) 3 copies
The friends go fishing (1994) 3 copies
My Bad Mood (1988) 3 copies
Splish Splash! (1986) 3 copies
Cat and Rat (2012) 3 copies
Notes to a friend (2013) 3 copies
Help Me * (1992) 3 copies
Fans and Umbrellas (1996) 3 copies
The deep, deep sea (1994) 3 copies
Wishy-Washy Sleep (2012) 3 copies
Gruesome Halloween (2011) 3 copies
Barbie the Wild Lamb (2012) 3 copies
Mr. Tang's Taxi at Sea (2012) 3 copies
Our School (2000) 3 copies
Dragon Hunt (2008) 3 copies
Camping (2002) 3 copies
Spugete Detectives (2004) 3 copies
Wishy-Washy Cat (2012) 3 copies
The ride to Jerusalem (1994) 3 copies
Sick Girl (1994) 3 copies
Grandmother is tired (1997) 3 copies
Pirate Traps (2000) 3 copies
Bowling 3 copies
Once Upon a Time (2004) 3 copies
Don't Throw Your Spinach (2000) 3 copies
Dayton and the Happy Tree (1997) 3 copies
The Jigaree's Breakfast (2000) 3 copies
Detective Dog (2000) 3 copies
One Hundred Books (2000) 3 copies
The Ha-ha Powder (1987) 3 copies
Flood (2000) 3 copies
Uncle's Clever Tricks (1997) 3 copies
Fireworks (1997) 3 copies
The Egg (1996) 3 copies
Help! Help! (1996) 3 copies
The Pond (1998) 3 copies
Champ (2000) 3 copies
The Big Hush (2000) 3 copies
Pawprints in the Butter (1991) 3 copies
Mom's Hat (1996) 3 copies
Six Cats (2004) 3 copies
A Haunting Tale (1997) 3 copies
Eating plums in bed (2001) 3 copies
I'm Not Just Anybody (1996) 3 copies
Babysitter Bother (1995) 3 copies
The Sky is Falling Down (1996) 3 copies
Purini Rango (2010) 3 copies
More of the Wild Wests (1999) 3 copies
Fix-it Bear (2010) 3 copies
Miss Geeta's Hair (1997) 3 copies
My Shapes (2004) 3 copies
The Happy Cafe (2000) 3 copies
Mr Whisper's Sore Ears (2010) 3 copies
Dad's Shirt (2004) 3 copies
Wishy-Washy Mirror (2012) 2 copies
Hungry Happy Monkey (1996) 2 copies
Wishy-Washy Pie (2012) 2 copies
One Two Three (1969) 2 copies
The Bull and the Matador (1986) 2 copies
From Sky to Sea (1996) 2 copies
Looking after Suzie (1999) 2 copies
Clever Happy Monkey (1996) 2 copies
Run, Run, Run (1997) 2 copies
Grass is for Goats (1996) 2 copies
Little Rabbit's Foot (2016) 2 copies
Grandmother (1996) 2 copies
Toby Bear (2009) 2 copies
Miniboy and Cake Day (2012) 2 copies
Miniboy in Danger (2012) 2 copies
Rose Bear (2012) 2 copies
Wishy-Washy Tractor (2012) 2 copies
Wind (2013) 2 copies
Sing-Song Tree (1996) 2 copies
Happy Monkey in the Shed (2005) 2 copies
The Wheel (1998) 2 copies
The Remarkable Cake Shop (2015) 2 copies
Wishy Washy Pie 2 copies
Race (Joy Cowley Club) (2013) 2 copies
Story (Joy Cowley Club) (2013) 2 copies
The amazing Gribbles (2008) 2 copies
The brilliant Gribbles (2008) 2 copies
Oh, No! (1997) 2 copies
Good Night, Good Beach (2024) 2 copies
Joseph's Story (2006) 2 copies
Wishy-Washy Card (2012) 2 copies
Honest to Goodness (2015) 2 copies
Ven a jugar (1988) 2 copies
The mandrake root (1975) 2 copies
Toot! Toot! (1996) 2 copies
Crabby Cat at School (2004) 2 copies
The Taxi (1997) 2 copies
Poggy Frog (2003) 2 copies
The Great Bamboozle (1996) 2 copies
Greebies 2 copies
Ten Little Chickens (2004) 2 copies
Little Red Sports Car (2000) 2 copies
Tornado Tony (1999) 2 copies
The Watermelon (1997) 2 copies
Salad (1997) 2 copies
Happy Monkey's Peanuts (2004) 2 copies
Senor Armadillo's Shoes (2005) 2 copies
Y luego llega pepe (1996) 2 copies
Hugo (1988) 2 copies
The Horrible Miggle (2004) 2 copies
The Easter story (2011) 2 copies
Buzz, Buzz, Buzz (2012) 2 copies
Water is m Friend (1996) 2 copies
Jesus Birthday (1996) 2 copies
Barbie's Coat (2011) 2 copies
The Moon (1996) 2 copies
Gruesome Song (2011) 2 copies
Mrs. Wishy-Washy on TV (2010) 2 copies
Rubbish (2019) 2 copies
Bubbles on the Bus (2000) 2 copies
Zoo Book (2012) 2 copies
My Little Sister (2000) 2 copies
Dinosaur Morning (2000) 2 copies
Mr. Beep (Tiddlywinks) (1987) 2 copies
The Strum Family Band (2000) 2 copies
Smelly Armor 2 copies
The New Road (1998) 2 copies
Swans (1997) 2 copies
Oh, Baby! (2004) 2 copies
More! More!More! (2008) 2 copies
Ride to Jerusalem (1996) 2 copies
The Sick Bear (1997) 2 copies
The day of the snow (1994) 2 copies
Hush - a Kiwi lullaby (2016) 2 copies
Happy's Hat (2004) 2 copies
A Bigger Burger (2000) 2 copies
Of men and angels (1972) 2 copies
The chase 1 copy
Bogle's 1 copy
Bobo's Hat 1 copy
The Dog in the Deli (2019) 1 copy
Balloons 1 copy
Jose's Run 1 copy
At the bach 1 copy
Water 1 copy
An Sciobaire Bróg (2004) 1 copy
Water, Water 1 copy
Puppy trouble (1985) 1 copy
The clever gribbles (2008) 1 copy
Breakfast (2013) 1 copy
Bobby Bear 1 copy
A Book for Pet Dogs (2012) 1 copy
A Writer's Life (2011) 1 copy
Mi Fiesta (1994) 1 copy
El Dragon (1996) 1 copy
Huggles' 1 copy
Los pillos (1994) 1 copy
Friends (1999) 1 copy
Good Manners (1999) 1 copy
Our Town (1999) 1 copy
Respect (1999) 1 copy
The see-saw (1996) 1 copy
My Grump 1 copy
El peligro (1994) 1 copy
Little Rabbit Carrots (2016) 1 copy
Balloons (2012) 1 copy
The Letter Fight (2012) 1 copy
The Circus Train (2012) 1 copy
Jump! (2016) 1 copy
Bobo's Hat (2012) 1 copy
Wibble-Wobble (2012) 1 copy
Spooky House (2012) 1 copy
Milk (2012) 1 copy
Ballyhood. 1 copy
The New Pen 1 copy
Ahora no 1 copy
Paper Games 1 copy
Alto (1988) 1 copy
Salad, The story box (1998) 1 copy
Ratty- Tatty 1 copy
Are You a Ladybird? (1988) 1 copy
Helpers 1 copy
My Robot 1 copy
Greedy Cat's Christmas (2022) 1 copy
Keindahan (Beauty) (2013) 1 copy
The Bump (1997) 1 copy
Mira! 1 copy
Huggle's Cold (2010) 1 copy
The Big Boo Bird (1997) 1 copy
Hats (1997) 1 copy
KESEDIHAN (SADNESS) (2000) 1 copy
Beep and the Telephone (1994) 1 copy
Sunflower (2004) 1 copy
Freddy Bear and Blanky (2016) 1 copy
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MamaBearLendingDen | Dec 1, 2023 |
Living on a hill overlooking a town, a nasty witch decides one day that she wants to be particularly mean, putting on her kick-a-lot shoes, and setting out to kick as many people in the backside as she can. From the mail carrier to the policeman, the farmer to the farmer's cow, the witch leaves everyone she encounters with a sore behind. And then a little mouse turns the tables on the witch, leading the townspeople to confront her together, taking off her shoes, and kicking her right back to where she started...

This is the second witchy beginning reader I have read from prolific New Zealand children's author Joy Cowley, following upon her When Itchy Witchy Sneezes, which was part of the Sunshine Reading Series. The Kick-a-Lot Shoes appears to be part of The Story Box collection, which contains books divided into "emergent," "early fluency" and "fluency" levels. This is described on the back cover as an "Enrichment Reader, Level 2." In any case, I don't know that I had a strong reaction to this book, either way, save that I found it rather amusing that the witch's nastiness is turned back upon her in such a thorough way. I can't help but suspect that a story being published today (this one was first released in 1981) would try to reform her, or would show the townspeople taking the higher road. I was also intrigued by the artwork, the first I have seen from Deirdre Gardiner, also known as Te Maari Gardiner, who is an advocate of Maori-language children's literature. I'm not sure to whom I would recommend this one, save to beginning readers with a strong interest in witchy fare that is less on the sweet side.
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AbigailAdams26 | Aug 8, 2023 |
When Itchy Witchy sneezes she causes all kinds of mayhem in this rhyming early reader from the Sunshine Reading Series, originally produced by the Australian educational publisher, Sunshine Books. From the cat to the mouse, the garden to the house, the clouds and the rain, and then all back again—Itchy Witch's sneezes have a powerful effect...

A brief eight pages, this early reader has only thirty-nine words (forty-three if you count the title), and is considered part of Level C, when it comes to the Sunshine Reading Series. Despite its brevity, and its intended use in reading acquisition, it is actually quite well written, with a nice rhythm and rhyme. I finished it wishing there were more to it—a testament to New Zealand author Joy Cowley's skills as a writer. The accompanying artwork by Wendy Hodder, who also illustrated Trouble on the Bus, Margaret Mahy's own witchy contribution to the Sunshine Reading Series, is colorful and quirky. Recommended to reading teachers, for use with their beginning readers who enjoy witchy fare.… (more)
 
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AbigailAdams26 | 1 other review | Aug 6, 2023 |
A cow, pig and duck discover after running away that, even with her annoying baths, being imprisoned on Mrs. Wishy-Washy's farm is better than being imprisoned in an animal shelter in the city. Does PETA consider this lesser-of-two-evils propaganda?
 
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