The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
written by Linda Williams
published by Harper Collins, 2002
Did I enjoy this book: This book became an instant favorite in my house. As a matter of fact, we leave it out year-round despite the fact that it’s a Halloween book! It reminds me of the Dr. Suess book What Was I Scared Of? about pale green pants with nobody inside them. Since that is one of my all-time favorites, it makes sense that I like this one, too! I think the BEST part of this book for me (and the kids) is watching my little ones act out how each of the disembodied clothing items Clomp, Shake, Wiggle, Nod, Clap, and BOO as the refrain grows with each new item. The repetition of the refrain is catchy and fun and doesn’t have the drudgery some books with refrains tend to have.
Would I recommend it: Yes, I would. It’s a lovely Halloween book for your littles. It’s not too scary, but scary enough. We were given this book from my boy’s Nana Ruthie when she upgraded her classroom library from 1st to 6th grade and we LOVE it!
About the book – from Goodreads: Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!