Silly Street
Jeff Foxworthy
HarperCollins (2009)
ISBN 9780061719189
Reviewed by Grayce Richardson (age 5) for Reader Views (4/09)

 

“Silly Street’ reminds me of Dr. Seuss. That was great! I loved all of it. I like the one about the socks and BooBoo McGrew and the flying pig. The crocodile wearing sunglasses and the pig jumping on the trampoline are fabulous. This book makes me laugh! I need to be silly.”

Parent’s Note:
Grayce laughed immediately when she saw the cover of “Silly Street” and heard its title. A completely original book, its wackiness reminded us both of Dr. Seuss. While it appears to be a collection of poems, each one is about a different store on Silly Street, so it is hard to tell if the author cleverly packaged the poems together or if he had the idea of a silly street and then created the vignettes. Either way, it’s an entertaining read and “Silly Street” by Jeff Foxworthy is the book Grayce chooses to look at in the car on long rides.

 

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