The Teeny-Tiny Woman

The Teeny-Tiny Woman

by Harriet Ziefert, Laura Rader
     
 

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Level Two

Based on a classic tale, this story is about a teeny-tiny woman who goes for a teeny-tiny walk. She finds a teeny-tiny bone and takes it home to make some teeny-tiny soup. She may be teeny-tiny, but she's in for a big surprise!  See more details below

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Level Two

Based on a classic tale, this story is about a teeny-tiny woman who goes for a teeny-tiny walk. She finds a teeny-tiny bone and takes it home to make some teeny-tiny soup. She may be teeny-tiny, but she's in for a big surprise!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Repetitive use of the phrase teeny-tiny which modifies every thing in the story is what makes this story funny. She takes a teeny tiny bone for her teeny tiny dog, and then when she beds down for the night, a voice demands it back. She is scared and after the voice wakes her three times, she finally gets out of bed and tosses it out the window and yells aloud in a not very teeny-tiny voice "Take It!" "Viking Easy-To-Read."
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-An abbreviated version of the already short English folktale. While this retelling is as bare as the bone the teeny-tiny woman finds in the graveyard, the text will no doubt appeal to beginning readers. However, existing versions of the popular tale convey a pleasing lilting rhythm that this one lacks. Cartoon illustrations depict the character's actions but do little to enhance the story or expand on its mood. This teeny tiny woman is not as endearing as Barbara Seuling's (Puffin, 1978), as colorful as Tomie dePaola's (Putnam, 1986; o.p.), or as expressive and dramatic as Paul Galdone's (Clarion, 1984).-Alexandra Marris, Rochester Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140376258
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Series:
Penguin Young Readers Level 2 Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
372,207
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
580L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Harriet Ziefert has been making magic with words for many years. She is the author of over 200 books for young readers. A mother of two and grandmother of five, she lives in South Orange, New Jersey.

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