When Precious is left home alone with a stomachache, she s got nothing but a warning from Mama Don t let nothing or nobody into this house to keep her company You see, nothing or nobody could turn out to be something awful the Boo Hag The Boo Hag s got a voice that rumbles like thunder and hair that shoots out like lightning And she can disguise herself to look like anything So when the Boo Hag comes calling, will Precious be clever enough to outwit even the trickiest trickster Here s an oh so funny and not too scary story from Newbery Honor winning author Patricia C McKissack and Onawumi Jean Moss that s paired with spirited, folksy illustrations by Kyrsten Brooker....
|Title||:||Precious and the Boo Hag (Anne Schwartz Books)|
|Publisher||:||Atheneum Books for Young Readers January 1, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
|File Size||:||986 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Precious and the Boo Hag (Anne Schwartz Books) Reviews
Cute story that isn't too scary. I used this as a read-aloud in the weeks before Halloween.
This is one of my all-time favorite children's books to read aloud. I bought this copy to read to my granddaughter's 1st grade class and then gifted it to the class's teacher.
I am on Amazon to buy this book since my 3-year old is not letting this one go back to the library easily. She is an avid "reader" although I still do all the reading, and she is fascinated by this book. I can tell she is drawn to stories of little girls acting bravely - and of course to stories with cranky, terrible villains (who are not too terrible). So many great elements to this story, including the art.
This has to become an all time classic. I had a cafeteria full of elementary students mesmerized with this book while I read to them during lunch. The fifth graders liked it as much as the first. The kids want to hear it again and again. I wish I could afford to gift it to all of my students. Wondrously written!
So cute and not too scary to read in class!
Never let strangers into the house! Mind your manners! Always tell the truth! This book teaches age-old childhood lessons in a fun way. When her big brother warns her about the Boo Hag, "She's tricky and she's scary and she tries to make you disobey yo' mama...Pruella is strange from head to toe. She aine none too smart, got no manners, hates clean water, can change her shape, and tells whoppers." Precious has no idea how tricky a Boo Hag can be. With quick wit (and hilarious sing-song taunts) Precious teaches the Boo Hag a lesson she won't soon forget.
Don't let strangers in your house. How much clearer could a person be? Stranger at the door? Don't let them in! End of story. Now you wouldn't always know it, but that kind of admonishment can lead to all sorts of interesting situations and stories. Every year I keep track of all the picture books that win the major awards. Not just the Caldecott, mind you, but also the American Library Association's Best Books of the Year, the Boston-Globe Horn Book Awards, the School Library Journal list, etc. I keep a sharp eye out for any book that manages to get a toehold on as many lists as possible. In 2005 all the regulars were there. Your "Hello, Goodbye Window"s and your "Zen Shorts". But one of the books listed was an unassuming little number by children's author extraordinaire Patricia McKissack entitled, "Precious and the Boo Hag". It didn't get the press it deserved and it was too modest to draw attention to itself, but this little number was one of the best-loved books of the year. A wonderful tale of a young girl outwitting a powerful but not particularly clever boo hag, the book draws together all kinds of great classic storytelling elements without ever becoming bogged down or clunky under its narrative. A ruby in the dust.
My daughter (kindergartener) and I have been having so much fun with this book. We take turns being the Boo Hag and trying to trick each other into bad behavior-- because that's what Boo Hags do, you know!