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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User Review  - Ashley Storms - Goodreads

This is a wonderful, whimsical book about a girl with some major self-confidence! Molly Lou is not afraid of bullies and is always true to herself. Recommended for primary and intermediate students. Read full review

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User Review  - Megan Miller - Goodreads

Molly Lou Mellon is proud to be short and proud of smile, and she does not let anyone bring her down. Good book to read young students with a nice message. 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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