There was once an old woman who hated chores. “Work! Work! Work! How I hate it! Hate it! Hate it!” One day some fairies show up. They… clankety-clankety-clankety—clean all the dishes. Swishety-swishety-swishety—sweep the house. Flumpety-flumpety-flumpety— shake out the bedclothes. Clickety-clickety-clickety—work on all the knitting. But then there is nothing left to do. So, they tear everything apart and start again! Clankety-clankety-clankety, swishety-swishety-swishety… The fairies are driving the old woman crazy! How will she get them to leave? Lively watercolor illustrations add to this Celtic retelling by master storyteller Margaret Read MacDonald. An author’s note is also included.
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A little old lady doesn't like to do housework, so ends up getting some fairies to do it for her. However, this backfires and she has to figure out how to get rid of them.
A good children book with very deep beautiful artwork that still has a simple feel to it, which is appropriate with characters. I really like how, unlike must children books, the main character is an old woman. Even though with her age, I think she is relateable to a wide age range, and I felt for her getting bored when there was no work for to do because of those pesky fairies. My only concern is that for a children book, it is not that relateable to children, as I have never seen a child want to do chores. I would like to get a kids opinion of this book.