Sally Small

Sally Small

by J. J. Smith-Moore

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-- ``Sally was unusually small/And this did not make her happy . . . /At all!'' Pictorially portrayed as smaller than a flowerpot, Sally is shown trying to climb stairs with the steps as high as her waist. She prays for additional height, and that night she dreams of growing out of the house, above the trees, the moon, and stars,``high up into the sky! . . . Until she was as tall as Mars!'' She expresses regrets, and when she awakens, realizes ``That to be small/ is not much different/ Than being tall/ That happiness, after all/ Is most important . . .'' Thus ends this lesson in rhyme. Colorful, lively illustrations, mixed with a bouncy rhyme, help to disguise this heavy-handed lesson, but fall short of making it into a good picture book. Children suffering from height complexes are not going to be persuaded to accept their size by reading this mediocre book. --Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
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Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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