Reviews for Silly Sally


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Fall
"Silly Sally went to town, / walking backwards, upside down." In this rhyming story well-suited to a toddler audience, Sally meets various silly animals (pig, dog, loon, sheep) and one person, all of whom join her on her trip. The illustrations in this lap-size board book edition are almost as large as the original edition's. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring
"Silly Sally went to town, / walking backwards, upside down." In this rhyming story well-suited to a toddler audience, Sally meets various silly animals (pig, dog, loon, sheep) and one person, all of whom join her on her trip. The illustrations in this lap-size board book edition are almost as large as the original edition's. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Kirkus Reviews 1992 March
The characters in Wood's sunny, simple pen and watercolor illustrations fairly bounce off the page in this exuberant cumulative rhyme. Bloomers-topmost, Silly Sally goes to town ``walking backwards, upside down''; along the way, she meets a silly pig, a silly dog, a silly loon, and a silly sheep--until, finally, Neddy Buttercup (``walking forwards, right side up'') comes along and manages to get the whole crew into town in a frenzy of tickles, grins, and flying limbs. A surefire read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-7) # !! KI 3/15/92 !! Copyright 1999 Kirkus Reviews

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School Library Journal Reviews 1992 April
PreS-K-- Watercolor cartoons illustrate this bit of cumulative nonsense. ``Silly Sally went to town,/ walking backwards, upside down./ On the way she met a pig,/a silly pig,/they danced a jig.'' Sally and pig (upside down) meet and are joined in their walk by a dog, a bird, a sheep and (ta-dum!) Neddy Buttercup, who sets everything to rights. However, Silly Sally manages to get them all in formation whereupon they proceed to town following her roundabout lead. Bright double-page spreads carry the tale, forecasting each encounter. Sally, with orange corkscrew hair, a mischievous grin, and wearing ruffled pantaloons beneath her purple frock, appears to be able to coerce 'most anybody into 'most anything, and soon has the townspeople walking backwards, upside down. No moral, no underlying theme, no real story--just unabashed silliness. --Virginia Opocensky, formerly at Lincoln City Libraries, NE Copyright 1992 Cahners Business Information.

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