This book will keep your child's attention, from beginning to end. You will notice a pattern with children's books. Everyone goes to sleep in the end (most of the time). In this book, they do go to sleep and then are awakened by another member of this silly cast of characters. Ok, you already know that they went to town. So, "On the way she met a pig, a silly pig, they danced a jig. Silly Sally went to town, dancing backwards, upside down. On the way she met a dog, a silly dog, they played leapfrog." The illustrations that accompany the text are very simple and don't take away from the characters and the rhyming snowball that is slowly being created. Silly Sally walks on her hands (simple enough), dances upside down with the pig (easy to picture), then plays leapfrog (dog and Sally only, no background). She next meets a loon to sing a tune, then a sheep to fall asleep. The snowball effect seems to slow down as these characters take the time to fall asleep (all upside down, of course!) My son getting a kick out of the story's progression, thus far. I, as the reader, slow down the pace of reading and jump right back into form when..."Along came Neddy Buttercup, walking forwards, right side up. He tickled the pig who danced a jig. He tickled the dog who played leapfrog"....So, they really don't sleep after all and now my son is wide awake and so really why am I recommending this to you? It is a great book. A really cute and entertaining story with "delightful" (a goofy word, huh?! but it fits in this case.) rhyming verse.
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The other books we have and recommend by Audrey Wood: Piggies and The Napping House.
This book is good for ages 2+.
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