Friday, July 10, 2009

Book Review - Davy Crockett Gets Hitched

Davy Crockett Gets Hitched
Retold by Bobbi Miller
Illustrated by Megan Lloyd
Holiday House
(c) 2009
ISBN 978-0-8234-1837-4

This delightful retelling of a legend is imaginative and fun. The illustrations will tickle the funny bone of any child. Megan Lloyd's pictures are filled with fun things to see. What child wouldn't be thrilled to find the raccoon hiding behind a tree for example.

A mishap puts Davy Crockett in competition with the boys of the valley who had all come to woo the fair Miss Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind. In a dance off to end all dance offs Davy shows a talent yet to be seen. Davy's reason for dancing is unique and the outcome is not what he had planned when he came to the party.

The language of this book will have children giggling as they try to repeat words like they have never heard before. It is sure to set their feet to tapping and some may even get up and dance.
This book is sure to be read again and again.
Review by Shari Lyle-Soffe


Joy said...

Shari, What a great review. Makes me want to read it and get out my old dancing shoes.


Shari Lyle-Soffe said...


Thanks for the comment. I think children will want to get up an dance after hearing this story.


Anonymous said...

I have been curious about how to handle a re-telling.This will be added to my list of books to read to see it firsthand.
J. Aday Kennedy
The Differently-Abled Children's Author

Shari Lyle-Soffe said...

j. Aday

I hope it is helpful.


Margot Finke said...

This book sounds like fun, Shari. Thanks for the informative review.

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