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didn say getti getti bad things happened The sky darkened The sun t say getti getti bad things happened The sky darkened The sun moon traded places The rivers ran backward The fish ate oranges The spagetti getti getti would be undercooked Bad thingsReal bad thingsThe one really really really good thing about Strega Nona was that it is a charming story that doesn t get old A charming story that is still charming ven "with the use of the word getti getti I still like this book despite having to read one too many times "the use of the word getti getti I still like this book despite having to read one too many times found this book in my house this weekend and decided to read it It isn t a super short book but it isn t very long ither The story line seems like it is for little kids but not awful overall I don t recommend it to older kids because it wasn t very challenging Overall not a bad book but not challenging nough for my lexile or reading level I had postponed reading this one as I m not a fan of dePaolo s illustrations I was pleasantly surprised as I really Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice enjoyed the story of the grandma witch with the neverending pasta bowl Plus I learned that strega means witch in Italian Had I known that sooner I might have been keen to check this one out as I do love a good witch story Strega Nona created in 1975 by Tomie dePaola was the author s first book about the kind andlderly grandma witch This book has since been a popular favorite among children and has won the Caldecott Honor Book Award for its En plein coeur excellence in writing and in its drawing Strega Nona is sure to be a hit with both children and adultsTomie dePaola does an awesome job at creating a story that is humorous andxciting at the same time Big Anthony humorously plays the role of a tragic hero as he at first was able to feed the townspeople all the pasta they desired but then The Bookshop on the Shore ends up nearly destroying the town when he did not listen to Strega Nona s warnings about the pasta pot Strega Nona also acted as a savior to the people when she saved the town from the pasta and therefore saving their lives Tomie dePaola s illustrations are simply delightful as he illustrates Strega Nona as a helpful and intelligent old woman with an old fashioned apron around her and Big Anthony as a big and klutzy man who seems to have wild blond hair Strega Nona is a wonderful story about the conseuences of not listening to certain warnings that couldndanger people s lives Also this book shows the importance of respecting one s Dance Real Slow elders as the villagers respect Strega Nona s wisdom on cures and life Strega Nona is surely anxcellent book for learning about folktales around the world since the story is supposedly from Italy and will The Art of Memoir enchant adults and children five years or older for many generationsReview is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog Listen pay attention and follow instructions or there may be negative conseuences in this case pasta might take over the world I havenjoyed this authorillustrator s other books and his illustrations work so well in this storyI love that this tale isn t scary doesn t have any villains and that there is a positive message The story really is very amusing and it s fun to read aloudI never knew a book that makes pasta look both so appealing and unappealing I love the magic pot My kind of cook. Nd comfort in her Calabrian town Her magical The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life everfull pasta pot isspecially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony He is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden but one day when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia Big ,
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I would have It s a Caldecott award winner and deserving of it the pictures detailed and "fun but for the most part I think maybe it used too many of the same "but for the most part I think maybe it used too many of the same scheme because many of the pages looked similar My kids became bored and I had to draw them back into the story I thought it was cute and njoyed it but I might have to wait until my kids are a little older This story has the feel of an old fable the kind of story brought over by your grandparents when they immigrated but it is in fact made up by the author Tomie dePaola and first published in 1975 It reads like a fairy tale of the classical kind and has strong moral messages ones about how you reap what you sow and going behind someone s back and meddling in what you don t understand and being greedy and so on Part of what gives it that old world read old Europe feel are the wonderful illustrations also by dePaola which somehow remind me of stained glass windows Strega Nona is an old lady who lives in the town of Calabria a long time ago The name strega nona means Grandma Witch and Strega Nona helps the local townspeople with their troubles ven the priests and nuns of the nearby convent because she has such a magical touchShe advertises for someone to help her around the house and garden and soon mploys Big Anthony a strong young man who doesn t pay attention He s very helpful but when he hears Strega Nona saying a magic spell over her pasta pot he gets greedy Strega Nona has a magic pasta pot and when she says the right words it produces a potful of pasta ready to at She must say certain words to make it stop too and bow three kisses but Big Anthony doesn t pay attention and doesn t hear that partWhen Strega Nona goes away to see her friend Strega Amelia she leaves Big Anthony in charge with the stringent warning not to touch the pasta pot But of course as soon as she s gone Big Anthony goes and tells PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition everyone in the town about the pasta pot They don t believe him so he decides to show them Only once the pasta pot has started producing pasta andveryone has had a bowlful he can t get it to stop Soon pasta is overflowing and rushing out the door and flooding the town It s a disaster and only the arrival of Strega Nona can fix it and she has the perfect punishment for Big AnthonyI have vague memories of reading this as a kid and it really holds its own well I love the illustrations and the story too which is both fun and meaningful It s one for older children around five or six but certainly any child would njoy this tale I waited so long to read this book and now I m hungry and fellas you ve gotta read it What s not to love about this book It s a great storyMy acuitance with this book occured not when I was at the targeted age but when my brother was My brother loved spagetti as a young child he still loves it He had so many books that dealt with spagetti including a real annoying one More Spaghetti I Say He had to be read these books constantly Honestly I can still recite parts of them by heart The words are burnt into what passes for my brainThere was one huge butWhen you read a story to my brother you couldn t say spagetti Nope you. When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works in this classic Caldecott Honor book from Tomie dePaolaStrega Nona Grandma Witch is the source for potions cures magicAs I Would Have
DOWNLOAD Strega NonaIng I think I have read this book before as a young child My memory is tickled I loved this book Strega Nona "Is The Town Witch Or "the town witch or woman People come to see her for any ails they have She is getting older so she hires Big Anthony to help her out with chores Big Anthony sees her using her magic pasta pot and he is so xcited he has to tell The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, everyone and they laugh at him So when Strega goes to visit a friend Big Anthony fires up the pot The town is so impressed with him but he didn t see the full details to turn it off A blob of pasta begins to threaten the city and Strega Nona has to save the townA wonderful tale about magic and playing with things you don t really understand It s also a fun story that gets the imagination going The kids reallynjoyed this story They laughed along with it The nephew kept asking if a magic pasta pot could really do that Could that really happen He laughed at Big Anthony He thought this was a funny story and so he gave this 4 stars The niece njoyed this story too She laughed along with her brother She wondered why Big Anthony didn
t listen to Strega Nona She was ntertained by this and she gave it 4 stars too Review Strega Nona bylisten to Strega Nona She was ntertained by this and she gave it 4 stars too Review Strega Nona by dePaola is the first book in a classic children s literature series from the 1970s and 1980s It was ventually made into a cartoon and several other children s merchandise all fun and The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl educational toys as kids grew up Injoyed the premise of the books but only read the first one and maybe the second or third can t rememberStrega Nona means Grandma Witch and she helps the townspeople with all their problems through her magical pasta pot One day she has to go away and leaves Big Anthony in charge And Exile and Pilgrim even though he was told not to use the pot he doesn t listen and causes all sorts of wacky situationsThese books were meant as little lessons for children It all comes down to teaching the 4 to 8 range why it s important to listen what harm can happen if you don t and how to always be honest and truthful Valuable stuff and when it s in a picture book format it s uite strongOf all the picture books these weren t my super high favorite ones but they were still very good I liked the idea of a witch teaching children but at the same time if you want this to be a listen did she have to be a witch Couldn t she just have been a grandma with some magical powers I suppose it s a good way to show that not all witches can be bad But I bet kids learned toat a lot of pasta from them About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creator. Nthony recites the magic verse over the pasta pot with disastrous results In this retelling of an old tale author illustrator Tomie dePaola combines humor in the writing and warmth in the paintings as he builds the story to its hilarious clim. .