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Posted December 5, 2009
Delightful story for reading aloud with young children
This story is full of wonderful language. It has sounds and rhythm that capture a child's imagination. They are inspired to predict the next problem and how it will be solved as the family tries to escape the heat by going to the beach in their broken down car. My grandchildren had me read and reread it, joining in on the repeated sounds and phrases, even the one-year old. It is delightful. Phyllis Root is a talent. For the very young I also recommend her Flip, Flap, Fly. She really knows how to use beautiful language to engage children in a story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 2, 2009
A New Classic
This is a fantastic repetative rhyme story. I have 3 boys ages 2-6yrs who LOVE this book and request it every chance they get. Should have gotten it in hard cover as the front cover is already wearing out from use. A really enjoyable story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 23, 2008
I first read this book to my oldest daughter when she was 2 or 3 years old and we borrowed it from the library. Now's she almost 6 and she still remembers it! I can't wait to read it to her again and share it with her younger sister and brother. This is a wonderful story that always kept her attention from start to finish and then she'd want to read it all over again! It's one of those stories that I don't mind reading 20 times in one day! Buy it and enjoy it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.