The Little Scarecrow Boy

by Margaret Wise Brown and David Diaz

The little scarecrow boy had wanted to accompany his father to the fields to make... read more

The little scarecrow boy had wanted to accompany his father to the fields to make faces at the crows. "NO, No, little boy. You can't go. You're not fierce enough to scare a crow. Wait till you grow." Naturally the little scarecrow will not wait to be old enough to venture into the corn field. Of course he ends up safe and sound and on his way to breakfast, but not before he actually uses all six of his fierce faces. Clever uses of typefaces and sizes as well as loppity-looking scarecrows, sewn with button eyes, and sunshine- and garden-bright doll-like clothes, make this wonderful story come alive in exciting new ways. The paintings were created in watercolor, gouache, and pencil. (Ages 3-5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1998

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