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The Children that lived in a Shoe

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An poem that is an expanded version of the classic nursery rhyme.
Hardcover, 20 pages
Published 1951 by Rand McNally & Company
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Aug 23, 2013 Nefariousbig rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those who are thinking of having more than one child
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A harrowing cautionary tale of 14 children who first bankrupted, then killed and ate their parents. Despite such behavior, they all grew up to be happy and productive leaders of an underground society run out of the heel of the shoe factory. They employed overworked advertising executives, and fledgling writers, were vegetarians (with the exception of the nasty cannibalism incident), recycled old people into leather, and eventually saved the planet from the evils of industry and corruption by ...more
This story is a beautiful take on the nursery rhyme, 'There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe'. There are colorful pictures that any child seven and under would enjoy.

What makes this book so special is almost every page includes children participating in some sort of activity. Whether it is doing handsprings, riding a bike or cleaning, the rhymes will be easy for a child to repeat back to you. It is a good exercise in speech for younger children. Early readers will like it because the simple
Jun 28, 2010 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, pets, 2010
A sweet version of the classic Mother Goose rhyme. It doesn't make any mention of whipping or beating the children, so it's solidly "G" rated. It has several stanzas beyond the one or two that I'm familiar with and the narrative and illustrations are charmingly old fashioned (the book, of course, is almost 60 years old!)
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Dec 03, 2012
The very first book that was my very own. Loved it.
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