Reviews for Lady With the Alligator Purse

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2004 Spring
In each of three books, the adapter expands the lyrics to a familiar children's song (music provided), taking it in an unexpected direction (e.g., the legendary lamb ban is rescinded at Mary's school). Not all of the rhymes are winners, but Westcott's loose, detailed watercolor and ink images succeed, and the books may inspire young readers to attempt their own irreverent revisions of the classics. [Review covers these Sing-Along Stories titles: [cf2]Mary Had a Little Lamb, The Lady with the Alligator Purse,[cf1] and [cf2]Skip to My Lou[cf1].] Copyright 2004 Horn Book Guide Reviews.