If the Shoe Fits

By Alison Jackson; Karla Firehammer (Illustrator)
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805064667, 32pp.)

Publication Date: September 2001

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An original take on some favorite nursery rhymes - this is one search for a new house that's bound to be more pleasure than trouble.

There was an old woman
who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children,
she didn't know what to do.
She gave them some broth
without any bread,
Then took them to live
in a new home instead.

Too messy, too woolly, too noisy, too small. Whether it's Humpty Dumpty's wall or Mother Hubbard's cupboard, the old woman (who once lived in a shoe) and her children (who once lived there, too) just can't seem to find a new home big enough for their growing needs. So where will they turn for a cozy night's rest? The perfect place is only a step away -- no moving van required!

About the Author

Alison Jackson has written several books for young readers, including I Know an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Pie. Ms. Jackson lives with her family in Orlando, Florida.

Karla Firehammer is the illustrator of The Flea's Sneeze, which School Library Journal praised as being "warmly textured . . . lively and funny." A native of Montana, Karla now lives in Lenexa, Kansas, with her three dogs, Gatsby, Cory, and Morgan.

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