Grades K - 2
Grade level Equivalent: 3.4
Lexile® Measure: AD710L
Guided Reading: M
Type of Book: Read-Aloud Book
- Fables, Folk Tales and Myths
- Confronting and Resolving Fears
- Autumn Themes
About This Book
When a cheerful old lady heads out at dusk for a walk, she runs into a series of very eerie surprises in the middle of the dark forest. Shoes with no one inside them clomp, clomp behind her. Pants with no one inside them wiggle, wiggle after her as she walks along.
A shirt, gloves, and a hat all join the parade, with every article of clothing making a special spooky noise that invites kids to clank and clomp and howl along. Maybe the old lady is beginning to get a little frightened now, especially when a pumpkin head appears!
The utterly satisfying conclusion of this marvelous story shows children that facing fears can often turn something that seems scary into a delightful surprise.