Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

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PUTNAM CHILDREN, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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"Leave it to Molly to transform all her 'faults' into marvelous talents.. . . #Catrow's# pictures fill the pages with wild perspectives, goofy-looking kids, and hilarious details. . . . Leaves readers with the feeling that anything can be accomplished if you are the best person you can be and make the most of your gifts." (Kirkus Reviews)

"What keeps the storytelling fresh is the crisp prose and the heroine's full-spead-ahead determination. . . . Catrow's full-bleed pencil-and-watercolor illustrations, awash in ripe colors and animated by slapstick exaggeration, radiate a winningly eccentric elegance." (Publishers Weekly)

"The text is fast and funny, and Molly Lou is a fetching little heroine. Catrow's palette is intense. . . . This will make a comic readaloud." (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)

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I loved this story, as well as the great illustrations. - Goodreads
Charming pictures, but story just didn't stick with me. - Goodreads
I love the story and illustrations in this book. - Goodreads
Thankfully, her grandma gives good advice. - Goodreads
I thought the story flowed well and adored the ending. - Goodreads
Fun, fun, fun illustrations! - Goodreads

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I absolutely LOVE this book! It is definitely one of my favorites. It's a great book that teaches children how to embrace their differences. It teaches them how to turn what others may think of as bad or too different into something positive. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

David Catrow is the illustrator of numerous notable books for children, including the other Silly Dilly books, as well as Kathryn Lasky's She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head!, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Mr. Catrow is also a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist whose work appears in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Sun-Times, as well as in nine hundred other newspapers. He lives in Springfield, Ohio.

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