Why We Love It
This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of when “Silly Sally went to town, walking backwards, upside down.” On her jaunt to town, Sally meets some equally silly characters (a pig, dog, loon, sheep, and Neddy Buttercup) and together they have a rollicking good time. Toddlers will enjoy hearing this classic over and over again. The repetition and rhyme throughout the story makes it easy for children to remember the words and read or sing along with their favorite parts.
- Have your toddler stand about two feet away from you facing each other. Slowly lower your bodies so your heads are closer to the ground and experience the joy of seeing the world upside down.
- Have your toddler choose two soft toys and show your toddler how to play leapfrog using the toys.
- Because the rhyming pattern in the book is so predictable, your toddler will soon be able to supply the last word for each line while you are reading.
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