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There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

Jane Cabrera


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Hardcover (1/30/2016)


Fall in love with this bright, ecofriendly take on a favorite rhyme for children.

“There was an old woman who lived in a shoe, and some days were just a big Hullabaloo!” Readers follow along as a woman and her household of high-spirited children and their pets reuse and recycle everyday items. The crew repair their broken furniture, find alternative modes of transportation when the car breaks down, and remake worn clothing with colorful patches.

Jane Cabrera’s charming acrylic artwork is perfect for sharing with young readers and listeners.

Praise For There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

"The rhyming text is bouncy and lively, making it suitable for sharing aloud with a group. This is a charming reimagining . . . a warm-and-fuzzy addition to any picture book collection."—School Library Journal
"Soft colors and the rounded forms of the characters against bright washes of background add to the gentle spirit of the text. . . . all is resolved with a loving 'cuddle' at book's end. Welcome to a new Old Woman and her little ones, too."—Kirkus Reviews

Holiday House, 9780823437719, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 30, 2017

About the Author

Jane Cabrera is the author and illustrator of many beloved books for young children, including Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe; and Row, Row, Row Your Boat. She is best known for her exuberant versions of classic nursery rhymes and her bright, kid-friendly paint and collage illustrations. She lives in Devon in England.