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Silly Sally: Lap-Sized Board Book

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Dance a jig with a silly pig. Play leapfrog with a silly dog. And that's just the beginning of all the fun! Come along and join Silly Sally and her outrageous friends as they parade into town in a most unusual way. "Exploding with whimsy, humor, and zest. . . . Be prepared to read this one a thousand times!"--Booklist (starred review)


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Dance a jig with a silly pig. Play leapfrog with a silly dog. And that's just the beginning of all the fun! Come along and join Silly Sally and her outrageous friends as they parade into town in a most unusual way. "Exploding with whimsy, humor, and zest. . . . Be prepared to read this one a thousand times!"--Booklist (starred review)

30 review for Silly Sally: Lap-Sized Board Book

  1. 4 out of 5

    Rossy

    A bit silly but the illustrations are SO cute! Neddy Buttercup and Sally look ADORABLE, and the sheep was my favourite!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ronyell

    “Silly Sally” is another new installment from none other than favorite children’s book writer, Audrey Wood. This book details a silly woman’s attempts to get to town while walking backwards and upside down while meeting new and loony friends along the way. Audrey Wood’s rhyming proses and hilarious illustrations are sure to please many children over and over again. Audrey Wood’s colorful and silly illustrations are the true highlights of this story. Silly Sally is an odd sight to see “Silly Sally” is another new installment from none other than favorite children’s book writer, Audrey Wood. This book details a silly woman’s attempts to get to town while walking backwards and upside down while meeting new and loony friends along the way. Audrey Wood’s rhyming proses and hilarious illustrations are sure to please many children over and over again. Audrey Wood’s colorful and silly illustrations are the true highlights of this story. Silly Sally is an odd sight to see as her hair is displayed as wild and orange-colored hair and she wears an old-fashioned purple dress. Another character in this book that is unusual yet creative is Neddy Buttercup himself as he wears a hat full of buttercups and wears a costume that has buttercups all over his body. Also, Neddy’s green Peter Pan like tights provides a magical sense to his outfit and himself as he is the one who comes to Silly Sally and her companions’ aid. Audrey Wood’s writing is as imaginative as it is silly as she puts Sally’s adventures to get to town in a rhyming prose and gets even more creative when she details what the other animals do when they accompany Sally to town such as, the dog playing leapfrog with Sally or the pig doing a jig with Sally, with the words “dog” and “leapfrog” rhyming and “pig” and “jig” rhyming with each other. “Silly Sally” is a wonderful and silly book by Audrey Wood and because of its innocent and silly illustrations and its whimsical and rhyming text, this book would be suitable to children ages three and older since the vocabulary in this book is extremely simple to understand and playful for young children. “Silly Sally” is surely a book that will make anyone laugh with joy and will be read again and again for many years to come. From my Epinions Review: http://www99.epinions.com/review/Sill...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Long

    This fun book is set up in a portrait/vertical format because the images within the story tend to be long and tall. The illustrations in the book are very bright and colorful which give a happy and upbeat mood to the book. Although the text of the story is more formal, the bolder print gives it a more fun and interesting look as well as enables the reader to give their undivided attention to the images on the page. For the most part, the text is incorporated within the images,without the use of This fun book is set up in a portrait/vertical format because the images within the story tend to be long and tall. The illustrations in the book are very bright and colorful which give a happy and upbeat mood to the book. Although the text of the story is more formal, the bolder print gives it a more fun and interesting look as well as enables the reader to give their undivided attention to the images on the page. For the most part, the text is incorporated within the images,without the use of borders, which gives the reader the sense that they are within the story instead of watching it take place from a distance. However, whenever a new character is introduced within the story and the character interacts with Silly Sally for the first time, the image is surrounded by a border. Boarders are also present when Neddy Buttercup interacts with each of the characters in the story. I believe the author's purpose for doing this was to place emphasis on the individual interactions within the story so that the characters can be more fully introduced and remembered. The text within the story also rhymes which, when read aloud, creates a fun and easy rhythm that is both enjoyable for the reader as well as the audience. Another interesting aspect of the illustrations in the story is that each proceeding picture of the road down which Silly Sally is traveling alludes to the next character that she is going to meet. For example, on the first page of the story it shows, off in the distance, the mud puddle where she will meet the pig, the dog house where she will meet the dog, the lake where she will meet the loon, etc. This makes the anticipation fun for the audience since they can guess at what is to come next.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Matt

    It isn't my favorite children's book, but this one gets extra stars for the look of joy my kids have on their faces when it's read to them. Clearly, this is humor that three year olds can appreciate. Also, as I've discovered time and time again, the best children's art has a depth to it which encourages the young viewer to be drawn into it and find hidden little details. So, even if you don't get anything from the book directly, definately recommended to all parents of 2-3 year olds for what you It isn't my favorite children's book, but this one gets extra stars for the look of joy my kids have on their faces when it's read to them. Clearly, this is humor that three year olds can appreciate. Also, as I've discovered time and time again, the best children's art has a depth to it which encourages the young viewer to be drawn into it and find hidden little details. So, even if you don't get anything from the book directly, definately recommended to all parents of 2-3 year olds for what you get from the book indirectly.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Yejide

    This book is very catchy just by looking at the front page. The colorful illustration is a great way to keep the childrens attention. Children would find this book funny because of the animals mimicking everything Silly Sally does.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Gabriella Nahas

    I thought that Silly Sally was great because I was sad that day. And after reading Silly Sally; it made me have the sillies all day long. After that I was happy all day and the next week. I think you should read it because it is very silly. Like in the title: Silly Sally.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sofia

    love it its so incredible and amazing it is INCREMAZING

  8. 5 out of 5

    J

    Lots of fun. Kept even some kids with the shortest attention spans I've ever encountered entertained until the end.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Chance Lee

    Gosh I don't know if Ned Buttercup should be tickling Sally while she's sleeping, but she likes it and it becomes a great big ticklefest

  10. 4 out of 5

    Samantha Friedman

    Wow! I remember this book from my childhood! I picked it up because of the bright yellows, purples and blues on the cover and started reading it, going, "I know this book!" I love the watercolor done in this book. Even the end pages are a bright blue and the title pages are great. The text is bold and centered either at the top of the bottom of the page which allows you to look at the entire illustration or Sally doing whatever you just read she was doing. I like how when she goes to town you it Wow! I remember this book from my childhood! I picked it up because of the bright yellows, purples and blues on the cover and started reading it, going, "I know this book!" I love the watercolor done in this book. Even the end pages are a bright blue and the title pages are great. The text is bold and centered either at the top of the bottom of the page which allows you to look at the entire illustration or Sally doing whatever you just read she was doing. I like how when she goes to town you it's a full bleed horizontal two page picture but then when you goes to play leapfrog or singing there is a lot of white space and just a picture of the animal and then her and the animal on the next page. I also thought that you could see what animal was coming up next every time she went to town, they are foreshadowing the next page. Neddy Buttercup was my favorite part how he tickled everyone but the text was still rhyming. I thought the use of colors where a good choice, where Neddy and whatever he was doing to the animals were always boarded in green like his leggings and stem of his hat. You could always tell by the way the road was always going diagonally across both pages that Silly Sally was intending to end up somewhere.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Heidi-Marie

    Silly Sally is a silly book. I enjoyed reading it. Fun pictures. (I had to go back to the beginning to catch one thing that will be completely missed in storytime, but a close look in a lap-read should reveal it.) Great rhyming. The repetition should be good for the toddler age. Colorful illustrations to keep attention. 6/25/10 A good choice for a storytime that can have all ages. Short and repetitive for the younger ones, and silly for the older. A good ending book since it's short and I had ju Silly Sally is a silly book. I enjoyed reading it. Fun pictures. (I had to go back to the beginning to catch one thing that will be completely missed in storytime, but a close look in a lap-read should reveal it.) Great rhyming. The repetition should be good for the toddler age. Colorful illustrations to keep attention. 6/25/10 A good choice for a storytime that can have all ages. Short and repetitive for the younger ones, and silly for the older. A good ending book since it's short and I had just a couple of minutes left. And since "silliness" started to become a theme with the books, it worked wonderfully! 9/28/16 & 9/29/16 Used in Toddler Puppy theme. There's a dog; I made it work. I pulled out the big book. The kids loved that. Both groups smiled and laughed. I was trying out a new way to show the book. Not sure how well it went. I'll ask the parents later.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Becky Cook

    Silly Sally went to town walking backwards upside down! Along the way she met a... As a preschool teacher I love this book. Not only because of the rhythm and rhyme but also because the illustrations tell what comes next in the story. Predictable books are very important for young children and this book is exactly what I tell parents to read to their children. After story time expect your child to "read" the story using the illustrations to assist them in storytelling.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tonia Holloway

    This is one of the fun books that could be used and read at anytime. I love rhyming books like this because it allows the kids to join in with the repeated phrases and catch onto the simple repetitiveness of the storyline. I would put this book in a area, such as the listening center so they could work on following along with the story.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kayla Asher

    There was really no point in reading this to my kids

  15. 5 out of 5

    Olugbemisola Ogutuga

    Silly Sally is about a girl who likes to walk backwards and upside down all the way into town.It is a good rhyming book

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lexi Hopkins

    Silly Sally is one of my favorite books as a child, I can still recite it without the book. Audrey Wood uses a rhyming technique in this book as she writes about Silly Sally making her way into town walking backwards, upside down. She meets many animals on her way to town and does silly things with those animals as she works her way into town. The illustrations in this book are very colorful and detailed. You can very clearly see all of the characters expressions on their face as well as details Silly Sally is one of my favorite books as a child, I can still recite it without the book. Audrey Wood uses a rhyming technique in this book as she writes about Silly Sally making her way into town walking backwards, upside down. She meets many animals on her way to town and does silly things with those animals as she works her way into town. The illustrations in this book are very colorful and detailed. You can very clearly see all of the characters expressions on their face as well as details of the fields and buildings. This would be a fun book to use in the classroom to introduce a unit on rhyming words and creating sentences that rhyme. While this book is fun and can help students learn how to rhyme and what rhyming is, it is very simplistically written and doesn't have a lot of challenging vocabulary so it wouldn't be a good book for older children to read as it would be too easy.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Courtney Hoke

    Simple read with fun colors and a fun story line that will engage readers. Personally, this book made me feel very happy. There was a lot of rhyming and repetition that made it easy to follow. The color scheme was very bright and happy as it was a silly story with animals and Sally doing silly things. To me this book didn't just show that it is okay to be silly, but it is okay to consider animals your friends. That animals should be treated nicely too. Above are all the reasons I gave it 5 stars Simple read with fun colors and a fun story line that will engage readers. Personally, this book made me feel very happy. There was a lot of rhyming and repetition that made it easy to follow. The color scheme was very bright and happy as it was a silly story with animals and Sally doing silly things. To me this book didn't just show that it is okay to be silly, but it is okay to consider animals your friends. That animals should be treated nicely too. Above are all the reasons I gave it 5 stars... along with the fact that Sally's hair was red! I never see red haired characters, I love it because then those who have red hair feel accepted.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jackie Sisley

    Silly Sally is about a woman named Sally who is headed to town while walking backward and upside down. Silly Sally is a true delight to read and is just as silly as the title would lead you to believe. This book is fun with silly characters doing silly movements that children cannot help but want to join in on. The pictures are bright, colorful, and engaging. The rhyme scheme is constant, quick, and captivating, particularly for young readers who are just beginning to play with rhyme sounds. The Silly Sally is about a woman named Sally who is headed to town while walking backward and upside down. Silly Sally is a true delight to read and is just as silly as the title would lead you to believe. This book is fun with silly characters doing silly movements that children cannot help but want to join in on. The pictures are bright, colorful, and engaging. The rhyme scheme is constant, quick, and captivating, particularly for young readers who are just beginning to play with rhyme sounds. The book uses repetition during its verses so it is easy for children to learn the patterns are read long.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Helena Pereira

    Fun and colorful, we follow Sally through her expedition to town where she encounters animals. The illustrations are full bleed with small, short sentences that rhyme. This book doesn't have any form of valuable lesson, but it's a book children would appreciate and laugh at. I think it's important to combine some form of funny, lightweight content into a curriculum so kids can have a laugh and simply enjoy reading a book. I'd recommend reading this to a classroom. With the illustrations being vi Fun and colorful, we follow Sally through her expedition to town where she encounters animals. The illustrations are full bleed with small, short sentences that rhyme. This book doesn't have any form of valuable lesson, but it's a book children would appreciate and laugh at. I think it's important to combine some form of funny, lightweight content into a curriculum so kids can have a laugh and simply enjoy reading a book. I'd recommend reading this to a classroom. With the illustrations being vivid and soft, you can recognize that the goal of the author was to take children through Sally's journey and enjoy the ride.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Brian Askins

    This is a very "silly" book to read and I enjoyed reading it as well. It follows the crazy story of how Silly Sally decides to get to town. Audrey Wood is very clever in finding different things that Sally can do backwards and upside down, and you can always count on a helpful rhyme as well. The rhythm of the book is also wonderful, everything just flows right off of your tongue as you read it. The illustrations are also wonderful, there are so many silly things to look at as you read. I would r This is a very "silly" book to read and I enjoyed reading it as well. It follows the crazy story of how Silly Sally decides to get to town. Audrey Wood is very clever in finding different things that Sally can do backwards and upside down, and you can always count on a helpful rhyme as well. The rhythm of the book is also wonderful, everything just flows right off of your tongue as you read it. The illustrations are also wonderful, there are so many silly things to look at as you read. I would recommend this book for young readers.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ten_zillions

    "Silly Sally" is a silly book about a silly girl with unusual ways. It introduces a variety of great rhyming words and teaches children that it is perfectly fine to march to the beat of your own drum. This is just another great social/emotional book about instilling confidence in young children. This would be great for pre-school aged children and there are great, colorful illustrations throughout the story making it engaging.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Dana Scott

    Silly Sally is a fun book to read with younger children. It is a good rhyming story that is enjoyable to read. Each character that is introduced in the book has their own silly interaction with Silly Sally as she travels to town. This would good book to read with younger children to entertain them with a story and teach them rhyming. The illustrations are very eye catching and easily bring smiles to children's faces. Overall, it is just a fun book to enjoy.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Maddie

    Silly Sally is so silly! Sally walks to down by dancing backwards, and upside down. She meets many silly creatures on her adventure to town where they all play so happily all together towards town. When Sally meets a sheep, she and the other animals who have all followed backwards and upside-down all fall asleep until they are saved by Netty Buttercup who tickles all of Sally's friends awake and together they all head into town.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Roben

    A perfect read-aloud for storytime for kids 2 and up. Sally is silly because she decides to walk to town upside down. But she encounters a few animals along the way that add more silliness to her trek. We read this in our toddler storytime today and everyone enjoyed it - be sure to make animal sounds and sing along with the loon! Lots of fun rhymes and just general silliness. Another great book from Audrey Wood.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lana

    the story is filled with lots of wonderful rhymes and rhythm. The illustration is so colorful and cheerful. Many repetition phrases make the children memorize the story easily with reading along. This story can stimulate the imagination of the world and things that stand upside down to the children and give children a new experience of pleasure.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Hannah Snyder

    This book was okay, I did not see a moral or anything that can be learned in the book. It was fun and silly, but there was no real plot that I saw. Because of this, I would not use this in my library.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Moore, Maureen

    “Silly Sally” by Audrey Wood is classified as juvenile fiction; it’s targeted audience is ages 2-kindergarten. It is a good companion for teaching children about individuality and positive thinking. The illustrations are full of energy and wacky; it has rhyming, humor and vocabulary enrichment.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Amita Singh

    The book has simple vocabulary that would be suitable for kids 3-year-old. Children will find the illustrations funny and will enjoy the silly humor in the story line. It has good rhyming and repetition.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ethan P.

    My teacher read this book to my class when I was in first grade. Still to this day I can remembering the rhyming words to silly sally who went to town, walking backwards upside down. I don’t I ever will forget those words.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sinthia Burgos

    Silly Sally is on the move with many moves. Fun book to read on a silly day. Kiddos love this book. It is full of rhymes and different ways to move. The pictures are silly and fun. How will Silly Sally get to town? Each friend adds a new move as she goes.

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