The Three Sillies

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Candlewick Press, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 36 pages
The only thing is -- the farmer, his wife, and their daughter are really silly. The three of them cry a roomful of tears -- all because they start a-thinking that if the gentleman and the daughter a were to be married and if they had a baby boy, the boy might be donked on the head by a mallet! The gentleman can't imagine anything sillier: "In all my travels, I've never met three sillier sillies, " says he. And he decides to set out a-traveling once more, to return only when he finds three sillier sillies. Do three sillier sillies exist in all the land? (Here's a hint: the gentleman marries the farmer's daughter.) Inspired by an 1890s folktale, popular author-artist Steven Kellogg has re-invented The Three Sillies as a deliriously outrageous new comedy.

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User Review  - abigail.shafer - LibraryThing

I think this is a very cute tale. That clearly is timeless and teaches a good lesson about how we sometimes think people are odd but that doesnt make them any less than anybody else. Read full review

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User Review  - rlanten - LibraryThing

This book is a folktale about a gentleman who meets a farmer’s daughter and would like to marry her. Unfortunately the farmer and his wife and daughter turn out to be very silly and the gentleman ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Stephen Kellogg was born in Norwalk, Connecticut on October 26, 1941. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design and majored in illustration. While in college, he won a fellowship to spend his senior year studying and working in Florence, Italy. Kellogg has illustrated over one hundred titles and written some of his own. Titles he has written include the Island of the Skog, which won the Michigan State Young Readers Award, and was included on Booklist's Books for Every Child and the CBC Books for Peace list, A Rose for Pinkerton!, Pinkerton, Behave!, and Tallyho, Pinkerton!

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