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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User Review  - tbarne9 - LibraryThing

This is a great book. I was introduced to this book pretty recently. I wish I had found it sooner. In this book, a little girl named Molly is much much shorter then the rest of her classmates. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - imranahmed - LibraryThing

This is a story of a small girl who has bucle teeth and had a voice that sounded like bull frog, but her grandma encouraged her and told her be brave, smile and sing out clear and strong and the world will cry tears of joy . So she did. 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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