Written by Tomie dePaola
Illustrated by Tomie dePaola
Reviewed by Josely A. (age 9)
This book is about an old lady named Strega Nona, which means "Grandma Witch". From this book, the lesson you learn is to listen to others. Big Anthony didn't listen to Strega Nona and something bad happened to him. Read the book and find out what happened.
I think this was a funny book. I enjoyed reading it because it was funny when everyone laughed at Anthony, but did as he said. My favorite part was when Anthony went to the pasta pot and filled the town with pasta because I can just imagine everyone running and screaming, "HELP". I felt the story was funny.
I recommend this book for first through fourth graders. I think they'll really like Big Anthony's silly personality.