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The Squeaky Door

The Squeaky Door

Author: Margaret Read MacDonald
Illustrator: Mary Newell DePalma

A lively retelling from Puerto Rican folklore. Grandma tucks dog, cat, pig, and horse into bed with little boy but he is still afraid of the squeaky door.

Type Year Publisher Price Length   ISBN
Hardcover  2006  HarperCollins  $12.99  32  0-06-028373-4 
Library Binding  2006  HarperCollins  $12.99  32  0-06-028374-2 

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"A great choice to add to storytelling repertoires."  ...School Library Journal

"The art is as distinctive as the text. …For lap sharing before bed, it is just perfect."  ...Booklist

"Over-the-top humor and a satisfyingly predictable narrative make this tale one that children will likely ask for again and again. "  ...Publisher's Weekly

"A true gem, this rollicking tale will become a storytime favorite. "  ...Kirkus

"Puerto Rican folk yarn retold by Margaret Read MacDonald is laugh-out-loud hilarious. ... All of Mary Newell DePalma's illustrations are gems. "  ...Book World, Washijngton Post, Sun, Feb 12, 2006, Elizbeth Ward


Washington Post Top 10 Picture Books

Monarch Award Nominee
Illinois K-3 Reader's Choice Award   
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