There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Boot

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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.

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About the Author:

Linda Smith was "Mrs. Biddlebox" during her two-year battle with breast cancer. Linda died on June 28, 2000, but left behind a world of language, love, and good humor that shines through in her debut book, When Moon Fell Down, and now in the delightfully witchety Mrs. Biddlebox.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 2-This new take on a nursery rhyme features a grouchy old woman "who didn't like children" and her cat "who didn't like kittens." One day, much to their chagrin, a mother and her five playful youngsters move in next door. The crotchety woman buys a "Kiddie-Be-Gone" potion from a witch, but the concoction is stale. After drinking a cupful, the siblings turn into grouchy old people, "the naggiest, craggiest crew," and their complaining soon becomes unbearable. Luckily, the witch returns just in time with some "Kiddie-Come-Back" elixir that restores the children to their former state. By story's end, the elderly lady has come to appreciate her rambunctious, jovial neighbors. The rhyming text keeps the action moving quickly. The glossy, colorful artwork is filled with characters who have oversized heads, strikingly beady eyes, and expressive eyebrows. Supplemental fare that could round out a storytime.
Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
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