Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Silly Song!

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There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children she didn't know what to do.

In fact, she had two.

Great big brats the old woman had.
They vexed her and perplexed her and they drove her fairly mad.

They tell us she beat them and sent them to bed—
Not that she woke up next day with no head.


Read it here, The Children's Book Review calls Maribeth Boelts's fractured tale "delightful" and "perfectly suited for children reading on their own in grades 1-3". Can't argue with that.

Philadelphia Inquirer Loves FIVE 4ths of JULY!

Don't take our word for it, Pat's novel is one of the very best historicals in years. Read it here, folks. This is a gripping, original account, including horrific, little known aspects of the Revolutionary War. One example, 11,500 Americans died on British prison ships anchored in  in New York harbor, whereas only 4,500 Americans died in all Revolutionary War battles combined. Surprising, right? The novel's even greater achievement— besides setting the record straight by correcting the preposterous conceit of Johnny Tremain— is Pat's creation of relate-able teens, flesh-and-blood people not so different from teens today. A stupendous book— with two starred reviews, so far! (But who's counting?)

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