The Little Scarecrow Boy

The Little Scarecrow Boy The celebrated author of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny joins forces with the Caldecott Medalist of Smoky Night to tell this tender story about loving and enduring family relationships With word

  • Title: The Little Scarecrow Boy
  • Author: Margaret Wise Brown David Díaz
  • ISBN: 9780060778910
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback
  • The celebrated author of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny joins forces with the Caldecott Medalist of Smoky Night to tell this tender story about loving and enduring family relationships.With words by the renowned Margaret Wise Brown and illustrations by David Diaz, this treasured picture book tells the tale of a little scarecrow boy and the lessons he learns from hisThe celebrated author of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny joins forces with the Caldecott Medalist of Smoky Night to tell this tender story about loving and enduring family relationships.With words by the renowned Margaret Wise Brown and illustrations by David Diaz, this treasured picture book tells the tale of a little scarecrow boy and the lessons he learns from his scarecrow father about the world until he decides to test his knowledge and himself.This tender and funny story celebrates the tradition of passing knowledge from one generation to the next, and the exuberance of reaching one s potential Especially perfect for sharing during the Halloween season The scarecrow boy will enchant young readers He may be made of straw, but he is all heart and so is this picture book Publishers Weekly A sunny coming of age story School Library Journal

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    1. This story has wonderful cadence and makes good use of repettition. I give it four stars because you don't often find children's stories these days that are well written, somewhat poetic, and pleasant to read aloud and re-read countless times. However, I don't particularly care for the illustrations, and I don't like that the scarecrow boy sneaks out of home while his parents are sleep, does what his father had forbidden him to do, and receives praise rather than discipline. I liked the ambiguit [...]

    2. This story is not exactly the greatest childrens book, however, the moral the story carries is a good one. When a scarecrow boy is refused the responsibility he wants, he defies his father only to learn a great lesson. The illustrations are done well, while the colors represent a pleasant Fall season. The warm Fall colors can also be related to the warm relationship between the scarecrow family members as well.

    3. It's fine. Lovely illustrations. Brown somehow seems to write the word "scarecrow" more than L. Frank Baum.

    4. The Little Scarecrow is a book about a little boy scarecrow that wants to take on his life out in the field. His father tells him every day that he is not scary enough to take on the job. Once the little scarecrow thought he knew enough about being a scarecrow, he ran away to be on his own in the field. After being attacked by a group of crows, he brought out his scariest face to watch the scarecrows fly away only to turn around and find his father scarecrow. I would use this book in my classroo [...]

    5. A scarecrow boy keeps being told that he's not yet fierce enough to go out in the fields with his father to scare away crows. He practices his faces every night trying to become as fierce as his father. Eventually, the scarecrow boy goes out in the field by himself early one morning before anyone is awake yet. He tries 5 of the 6 scary faces he knows to no avail. The crows just keep coming! That is, until he tries the 6th face which is the most scary by far. He scares all the crows away and his [...]

    6. Young children who are anxious to be big enough and old enough to do the things that the grownups do will definitely be able to relate to this beautiful picture book. Margaret Wise Brown wrote the story many years ago, and David Diaz has created awesome, vibrant paintings to really show what happens when the little scarecrow boy goes out on his own early one morning to scare away the crows by himself. His father has worked hard to teach him the six scary faces, but now he's put to the test.

    7. Here's a story about a little scarecrow boy that slips out of the house to try his hand at scaring crows. It's definitely a unique story-line.Ages: 2 - 5#fall #autumn

    8. In this delightful fantasy book set in cornfields filled with bright oranges, yellows, and greens surrounded with a bright blue sky, live a loving family of scarecrows, two parents and one boy. A strict father scarecrow trains his son in the family business of scaring, and as the boy practices diligently he is eager to get out into the world to try his skills on real crows. His father prohibits him from this stating that he is not yet ready, old nor fierce enough. However, one day after the boy [...]

    9. The Little Scarecrow Boy is the lightest and brightest picture book from one of the most renowned children's writers ever: Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Caldecott winner David Diaz's illustrations burst with sunshine, and Brown's words reveal the quiet glory of a boy on the brink of growing up, full of curiosity and life.

    10. When I first heard about this book I got really excited. I thought, "Oh, a cute story about a father and son scarecrows!" I hoped I could use it for a Fall story time event, but I had no idea that I would have such a hard time enjoying the concept of the family of scarecrows. First of all, how does a little scarecrow grow into an adult? Second, if the mother is also a scarecrow why isn't she out scaring crows; what does she do all day, otherwise? And where is the farmer who supposedly made the s [...]

    11. Beautiful illustration with fine ink line, figures that glow with yellow around them, and color that has a wonderful subtle range reminiscent of the skies in traditional Japanese woodblocks which travel gently across hues and saturation. The illustrator David Diaz accomplishes this using soft pencil and more saturated gouache (opaque watercolor) paint. The style chosen for the character and landscape work very well together, with elements of the landscape often working as a border in the foregro [...]

    12. A young scarecrow is eager to try out his scary faces on the crows in cornfields. His father is not so sure he's ready. But one morning, the young scarecrow gets up extra early to try his and at scaring those old crows. When he gets into the fields he finds that he has to wait for the crows to show up. Eventually they do. He tries his number one scary face. Nothing. How about number 2? Nope. Let's try number 3. Now it's time to run! As he's running he turns and gives the crows his fourth fierces [...]

    13. Possibly my favourite Margaret Wise Brown book so far. I don't really get her most famous books (Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny). This one of course has been updated with wonderful modern illustrations and layout- is that all it takes for me to like it? I do like many other older books though. Here a scarecrow family live in a little house in the middle of the corn field. Originally published in the 1940s I suspect (the author died in 1952), this is a simple tale of a small boy wanting to be g [...]

    14. It's definitely entertaining when you get an animated reader to read it out loud! Our kindergarten students loved it. We talked about emotions throughout the story, counted the crows, and asked the students about how they related to the scarecrow boy's facial expressions. Were they scary? Why or why not? The only part that we had to reinforce was that the little scarecrow boy did run away from home and do something he wasn't supposed to do, and even though his dad is proud of him at the end for [...]

    15. The artistic design found in this book is very specific. All of the text is bordered by a white box that sticks out from the illustrations and all of the text is in the same black font. The color scheme that is used is the same throughout the whole story. The end pages are identical sketches of a sun scene that uses free-from lines to convey a peaceful emotion. The back cover is simply the side of the scarecrow that could not fit on the front which is not uncommon, but it does reinforce the repe [...]

    16. I have read this to my 3 year old son. With each page, I would expand on the story by pointing at the illustrations and asking questions. With each new page, a new element would be added that allowed for practice counting, colors, and body/face part recognition. When the crows were flying after the little scarecrow boy toward the end of the story, he was covering his eyes and expressed dislike for the "mean birdies". It was a fun story to read to my young son and I feel it will be a good book fo [...]

    17. I sometimes find it hard to choose books for my storytime which are simple and short enough for the younger or less experienced listeners, but have enough drama to pull everyone in, and this is one such book! I read it in my storytime today and it was a success, and our copy went out the door at close. Great illustrations by David Diaz. Make sure you have your little listener(s) practice a fierce face.

    18. This is a simple and encouraging story about a scarecrow family. This reminds me a lot of the dad in Finding Nemo because father scarecrow doesn't want his son going out into the fields yet. But, one day the little scarecrow sneaks his way out into the fields. He finds his courage. The illustrations are beautifully done.(Same illustrator that did Smoky Nights). Great read-aloud book for pre-k through kindergarten age groups.

    19. The book can teach students about practice, waiting until the time is right, proving oneself, having confidence, family orderance, and being brave.The book introduces soem words that students would need to learn to grasp the meaning of the book. Start with a vocabulary lesson.It is a good fall book.Can introduce scarecrows. Why they are important, what do they do, and who are they important to?

    20. AR Quiz No. 68546 EN FictionAccelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: LG - BL: 3.5 - AR Pts: 0.5Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RPThe little Scarecrow boy wanted to go into the to frighten the crows. He has been learning how to make his father's six terrible faces and is ready to try them out. His father keeps telling him NO! This story is about growing up, dissapointment and consequences. It is a fun book.

    21. This sweet story was about the little scarecrow boy who wanted to be like his dad. His dad said he wasn't ready to be a scarecrow, but the little scarecrow couldn't wait. The little scarecrow went out to the field one morning and scared off a crow with his six faces that his dad taught him. The bright and warm-colored illustrations gave this book a tone of hope and happiness. In the classroom, this book could be used to teach perseverance, to believe in yourself and to never give up.

    22. This book was written by Margaret Wise Brown. She wrote Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny. It was only looking through that I discovered that she has written many books.The pictures in this book seemed kind of creepy to me, but my 4 year old liked it. So, I guess they were fine. Maybe the little scarecrow boy scared this Mama instead of the crows! :)

    23. Cute story!I like how it sounded like a fairy tale or a classic nursery rhyme or mother goose tale.The illustrations are great!I love the colors and the styled the sun having a face is awesome too!It's no easy task to make a scarecrow look like a scarecrow but ALSO show emotions, so great job, David Diaz!

    24. 1998 but so wonderful. Father, like son. His father tells his little boy has to wait until he is old enough to go scare in the fields, but the scarecrow boy jumps the gun and is faced with a crowd of crows that threaten the field. The scarecrow boy tries not once, not twice, but six times to scare the crows away and finally succeeds.

    25. •This is a story about a boy scarecrow in training to be scary enough to scare the crows.•I liked the illustrations; they reminded me of every other little boy and all the faces they can make.I would use this book in October as a read aloud with my pumpkin unit in the 1st and 2nd grade.Can be used to teach the seasons and the symbols of fall.

    26. This story is about a little scarecrow boy that's eager to follow in his father's footsteps (or broomstick) to become the best scarecrow in the field. His father is in the process of training him but the little scarecrow boy decides for himself that he's ready to face the crows. But is he? This story teaches a great lesson on patience and growing up.

    27. I suppose it's a coming-of-age story. Little kids ought to be able to get the point if they can wade through the awkward phrasing. Little Scarecrow Boy's show of initiative is good but the text implies that learning has an ultimate or terminal nature. Scarecrow Boy goes singularly after his one goal and then THAT'S IT! ALL DONE! FIERCEST SCARECROW EVER!

    28. Can Scarecrow boy ever become fierce like his dad. This is a great story about the struggle to become like one's dad. Young reader will learn how to overcome this tendency and grow to be strong and fierce like one's dad if one keep trying even in the face of danger.

    29. Little Scarecrow Boy wants nothing more than to be able to work with his father out in the cornfield scaring away the crows. He works very hard to learn all his father's fierce faces only to be told he needs to grow before he will be able to go.

    30. This has been one of my favorite fall stories to read to children for years and years! The tension, drama, and loving relationships are amazing, and are complemented perfectly by the beautiful illustrations.

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