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There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
by Jane Cabrera
Jane Cabrera, Illustrator

Trade Binding | 32 pages | 8 1/2 x 10 1/4 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823435548 | 01-31-2016

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: PRESCHOOL | Age: 2 to 5

Themes: Rhyme & Alliteration, Bedtime Stories, Family & Relationships, Mother's Day, Preschool
Recommendations: K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
L.1.1, 4, 4a, 4c, 5, 5c, 6
W.1.1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
RL.1.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10
RF.1.1, 2, 2b, 3, 3a, 3f, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c
SL.1.1, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

About the Book

Jane Cabrera's boldly colored rendition of a favorite rhyme gets an ecofriendly spin.

This old woman and her household of high-spirited children and talented pets are resourceful. Together they repair their broken furniture, find alternative modes of transportation when the car breaks down and remake worn clothing with colorful patches.

Sheet music for piano, voice and guitar are included in the book.


"Welcome to a new Old Woman and her little ones, too."—Kirkus Reviews

"A charming reimagining of an originally more cynical nursery rhyme."—School Library Journal

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. Find the rhyming words in the story. RF.K.2a

2. Describe the Old Woman who lived in a shoe. What kind of person was she? Use evidence from the story. RL.K-1.1, 3

3. Discuss problems and solutions from the story. RL.K-1.3

4. Read another version of There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe. Compare and contrast the setting, plot and characters from the stories. RL.K-1.9