The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda WilliamsThe Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

byLinda WilliamsIllustratorMegan Lloyd

Paperback | August 20, 2002

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“A splendiferous Halloween story.” —The Horn Book

“A great purchase for Halloween or any time of year.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

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! With bouncy refrains and classic art, this timeless Halloween story is perfect for reading aloud.

Linda Williams is the director of a child development center.The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything is her first book for children.
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Title:The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of AnythingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.11 inPublished:August 20, 2002Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064431835

ISBN - 13:9780064431835

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Destined to be a classic for sure One dark and windy autumn night a brave little old lady was walking back to her house when she heard a clomping noise behind her. What could possibly be making that sound? She discovers an old pair of shoes has been following her, "Clomp, clomp." She turns to them and says, "I'm not afraid of you, " but she walks a little faster. As her journey continues she is confronted by other spooky things: a pair of pants, (wiggle, wiggle), a floating shirt (shake, shake), a top hat (nod, nod), a pair of white gloves (clap, clap), and finally a pumpkin head (boo, boo). She turns to each one and loudly declares she is not afraid but each time she steps up her pace to get back to her home little faster. Once inside she closes the door and collapses in her rocking chair and rocks and rocks so thankful to have made it home and to safety. The next morning she wakes up to a great surprise outside her window. I loved this book. This little old woman inspires you to face your fears, to keep on trucking and never, ever give up. I love how the suspense builds up on each page and invites the reader to accompany her on her frightening walk home. The illustrations are colourful, expressive and detailed, which I liked a lot. I highly recommend this book to be added to your Hallowe'en collection.
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute delight! I was first introduced to this book in a music education class I took. Kids love to make up sound affects to follow along with the stomping and clacking throughout the book. Also, great for incorporating elements of rhythm and beat. It is an excellent book to take into any primary classroom.
Date published: 2006-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything As a primary teacher, this is an excellent book to read over and over again. There are countless activities you can do with it including drama. There are excellent opportunities for prediction and making up different endings. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2000-11-03

From Our Editors

Once upon a time there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything. One windy autumn night, while walking in the woods, she encountered a noisy pair of shoes--and then pants, a shirt, and a pumpkin head--that gave her the scare of her life. Full-color illustrations. IRA/CBC Children's Choice.

Editorial Reviews

“A great purchase for Halloween or any time of the year.”