Tuesday, April 19, 2011

There Was a Crooked Man

There Was a Crooked Man
Retold by Russell Punter
Illustrated by David Semple
EDC Pub., 2010. 32 pages. Easy Reader.

There Was a Crooked Man is a fantastic retelling of the classic rhyming story. David Semple's illustrations are appropriately angular and silly. No detail is ignored- everything is crooked, right down to the cat's square whiskers! New readers will love the story of the old man who lives in a crooked world, and whose cat wreaks havoc on his dinnertime plans. An appropriate choice for early readers, as there is only one short sentence per page and the story is funny and easy to follow. There are several puzzles in the back, including a vocab challenge and look-and-find pictures.

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