Aunt Nancy lives by herself and life is just fine until there is a knock at her door. Four visitors set out to drive Aunt Nancy batty, but it seems that Aunt Nancy is just to smart for her four bothersome visitors. This collection of four trickster tales is enjoyable, but seems to be marketed to the wrong audience. The book is formatted as an easy read with larger print and short chapters, but the vocabulary is for more proficient readers. The Appalachian slang could also be distracting and confusing for beginning readers. That said, it is a hilarious telling of some wonderful trickster tales. This title would be excellent to have in your library’s collection for a read aloud or for a curriculum based projects on folk tales, but not as a beginning reader.
EL, Advisable, Allison Madsen~Youth Services Librarian-SJO Public Librarian