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THE SQUEAKY DOOR by Laura Simms

THE SQUEAKY DOOR

by Laura Simms & illustrated by Sylvie Wickstrom

Age Range: 3 - 8

Pub Date: May 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-517-57583-3
Publisher: Crown

 A favorite story by a gifted storyteller makes a winning picture book. This tale of a grandmother who puts one animal after another into the bed of a child who's frightened by the sound of the squeaking door each time the grandmother tries to leave--until the accumulation of animals knocks down their house- -was originally inspired by a Puerto Rican folk tale. The outrageous exaggeration is delightfully comic; the repetitions invite spontaneous participation. Wickstrom's cartoon-style illustrations are appropriately lively and funny. (Picture book. 3-8)