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Miss Tizzy

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  63 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Peculiar and delightful, Miss Tizzy is beloved by all the children in her multicultural neighborhood. She bakes cookies with them, helps them make puppets, and even organizes a parade through the streets. When the elderly woman falls ill, her young admirers know just how to return her kindness. "Rowland's soft but vivid watercolors fit the bill perfectly and are as warm an ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Turtleback Books (first published May 1st 1993)
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Sarah
Sep 15, 2010 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book aloud today and started tearing up! So good!
Amy Olson
I like this book because it shows a positive, respectful environment between kids and adults. Mrs. Tizzy spends time with children in the neighborhood building their self-confidence and showing the kids that she is dependable and caring. I would incorporate this book to share what a positive community looks like with my students.
Katherine
Jul 22, 2012 Katherine rated it really liked it
Shelves: repetitive
This book is very sweet. It has a wonderful story line and shows just how influential adults can be on children. It has great ideas for things that you can do with kids and children in your class might relate Miss Tizzy to someone in their life, very enjoyable and a great read!
Amy Healton
Apr 14, 2013 Amy Healton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Characteristics of Cultural Relevance:
1. Miss Tizzy as the main character is well developed and has both strength and vulnerability that make her relatable.
2. When Miss Tizzy becomes ill the characters problem solve what this means for their interactions and friendships, this could be strengthened but does offer the opportunity for questions which could move up and down the inquiry ladder
3. The language is very descriptive drawing the reader with full sensory descriptions of smells, sounds, and
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Angela
Jul 22, 2012 Angela rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
What a sweet book. This took me back in time. A time when there was a Miss Tizzy in neighborhoods all around. A time when children respected older adults. A time when children played outside and made their own toys. My how things have changed. So many children don’t respect older adults; most don’t respect their own parents. Now children are in the house, glued to a television, computer, cell phone, or video game. They think all toys come from a store.

I love how the very “gifts” Miss Tizzy gave
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Liz
Apr 17, 2012 Liz rated it it was amazing
• Accuracy of Characters and Culture – stereotype of gender, race, age and culture are avoided

• Gorgeous full page watercolor illustrations help to capture the heart of the story

• Diversity of Characterization – there are multiple ages, races and genders portrayed in this book, ranging from an elderly woman all the way down to young children

• Diversity of Setting – at the beginning you see the neighborhood street as a whole, then Miss Tizzy’s house, her garden, a town street, visiting other hous
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Jenny
Jan 29, 2014 Jenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-to-the-kids
Cute fun and what I bet a lot of kids wish adults would be like. She joins in and leads their games. In the end they serve her in ways she taught them to show love.
Cindy
Apr 17, 2015 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book to make one emotional at the end.
A really heartwarming book.
Mrs Bond
Jun 17, 2011 Mrs Bond rated it really liked it
Beautiful story about a woman who spends her days with the neighborhood children. Each day they do something fun, like roller skating or baking cookies. When Miss Tizzy becomes ill, the children show their appreciation every day for a week.

Read aloud to students in school library, some asked if Miss Tizzy had died. While the book does not explicitly say this, it is reasonable to see why they would ask.
Christy
Sep 12, 2013 Christy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The neighbors may think Miss Tizzy quite peculiar, but the children love her. They love her colorful house and her colorful clothes, but most of all they love the special attention she pays to them all. Together, they bake cookies, make pictures full of sunshine and butterflies for folks who have stopped smiling, play dress-up, put on puppet shows and parades, or stretch o...more
Graceann Jacobson
Oct 18, 2010 Graceann Jacobson rated it it was amazing
We read this in DAP Practicum. It taught us about creating a caring community and helping children to have routines and be confident.
Britt
Sep 21, 2008 Britt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-childhood
we read this in kindergarten...for some reason it has stuck with me!
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