Miss Tizzy

Miss Tizzy

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by Libba Moore Gray, Jada Rowland
     
 

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Peculiar and delightful, Miss Tizzy is beloved by all the children in her multicultural neighborhood. When the elderly woman falls ill, her young admirers know just how to return her kindness. See more details below

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Peculiar and delightful, Miss Tizzy is beloved by all the children in her multicultural neighborhood. When the elderly woman falls ill, her young admirers know just how to return her kindness.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An elderly woman plays games and bakes cookies with a multi-cultural group of neighborhood children, until she falls ill. The children think of a week's worth of ways to show her they care. Ages 4-8. (Apr.)
Children's Literature - Shalini Murthy
With her vivid watercolors, Rowland captures perfectly the character of the endearing Miss Tizzy, the beloved grandma-like figure to all the children in her neighborhood. With her purple hat and her pink house with the overgrown garden, Miss Tizzy is considered quite eccentric by the grown-ups in her neighborhood, but the children love her. Along with Miss Tizzy, the children bake cookies, play dress-up, put on puppet shows and make pictures. In Miss Tizzy's house the kids get to be kids. When Miss Tizzy becomes ill, the children know just what to do to make her feel loved and missed. They bake cookies for her and put on puppet shows to show their love for her. A heart warming story that is sure to be a hit with young children.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Miss Tizzy, an elderly, somewhat eccentric black woman, lives in an idyllically multiethnic neighborhood. All of the houses are neat and white, with treeless, orderly yards-except for hers. She has a pink house and a lovely, overgrown garden, resplendant with flowers that spill out onto the sidewalk. The local children-about 10 of various ages-spend a lot of time with her, and the book describes what they do together on each day of the week. Every couple of pages end with the annoying refrain, ``And the children loved it.'' However, in the only picture depicting parents, the two on-looking grownups don't look exactly thrilled-in fact, a mother's lips are turned down in a sad frown. One day (and perhaps it's from the strain of all that playing), Miss Tizzy falls ill, and her friends take her gifts and try to amuse her. Rowland's watercolor illustrations reflect the sweetness of the text, and are pleasant and pretty. Unfortunately, the story line is cloying and contrived, and no real sense of community comes across.-Vanessa Elder, School Library Journal

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689818974
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
382,044
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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