A little old lady living alone in a house has started to feel she just doesn't have enough room. This house is a squash and a squeeze. She asks a wise old man what she should do and he advises her to bring in her hen.
One by one the little old lady takes in more and more of her animals until pretty soon the pig is chasing the hen and the cow is in the middle of the dining room table. What a to-do.
Jigging along at a lively rambunctious pace this classic folktale told here in verse will amuse as it offers the truism that we need to appreciate what we have rather than always wishing for better and more.
32 pages 978-1338052206 Ages 3-6
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
"When a little old lady can't stand her tiny house any longer, a wise old man gives her some strange advice... And soon her house is feeling smaller than ever, with a hen, a goat, a pig, and even a cow trampling all over her kitchen! But the wise old man has one piece of advice still to give and may yet be able to solve the little old lady's problems.
Adapted from a classic folktale, A Squash and a Squeeze was the very first picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, before they went on to become international stars for their beloved picture books, including The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. Long out of print in the US, A Squash and a Squeeze is back and ready to be discovered by a new generation of readers."--from the publisher