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The Teeny Weeny Bop

The Teeny Weeny Bop

Author: Margaret Read MacDonald
Illustrator: Diane Greenseid

Rackety tale of the Teeny Weeny Bop’s excursions to town to buy a pet. Good hamster...but where can she keep him? Chant along home with her and find out!

Type Year Publisher Price Length   ISBN
Hardcover  2006  Albert Whitman   $16.95  32  0-8075-7992-0 

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"In this aptly illustrated version of a tale that folklorist/storyteller extraordinaire MacDonald has told for years, and even recorded, the title character is a small woman with half-glasses, a tendency toward wide, exuberant gestures and—except for huge woolly red hair, a certain resemblance to the author. ….Crafted from folkloric elements and presented in a mix of bumptious prose and verse, this original story lends itself equally well to reading or telling."  ...Kirkus

Kirkus Reviews

"The bright, energetic pictures match the silliness of this tale. ….youngster will happily join in the fun! "  ...SLJ 8/1/06

"Margaret Read MacDonald is a gifted librarian storyteller who once again has turned an oral tale into appealing, playful reading fun."  ...Children's Literature

"MacDonald again turns to folk motifs in this cheerful original tale, inspired by folktales in "the British tradition." Greenseid uses heavy brush strokes, bright colors, and significant dark blue and purple underpainting to give her humorously exaggerated characters and scenes a jaunty look to match the telling."  ...Booklist, May 15, 2006, John Stewig

"Impetuous and boisterous, Teeny Weeny Bop selects one ill-chosen pet after another in this silly tale anchored in folktale motifs and nursery rhyme refrains. "  ...Horn Book Guide, Fall 2006


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