A silly spooky folktale retold by Margaret Read MacDonald. Grandma enlists a whole menagerie to keep her grandson company so he won't be frightened of the squeaky door.

illustration from The Squeaky Door by Margaret Read MacDonald

The sleepover at Grandma's starts out well...

School Library Journal
...DePalma's bright and colorful cartoon illustrations are full of humorous details...the book is best suited for one-on-one sharing and is also a great choice to add to storytelling repetoires.--Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland OR

Kirkus Reviews
An inventive grandma, a noisy door, and a bevy of barnyard animals provide the perfect ingredients for a rib-tickling tale in this adaptation of a Puerto Rican folksong from MacDonald.
...DePalma's full-color illustrations highlight the hilarity, depicting the intrepid Grandma dutifully cleaning up and then dressing each animal in pajamas for bedtime. A true gem, this rollicking tale will become a storytime favorite. A historicl note on the origins of the tale isincluded in the end page. (Picture book, 3-6)

...MacDonald--storyteller, author, and children's librarian brings her experience to bear
in this straightforward retelling of an old favorite, distinguished by the way the words are set down on the page.
...The art is as distinctive as the text. DePalma's illustrations, diminutive and detailed,
envision a cozy home and loving gradma, whose comical endeavors to outfit animals in pj's
and kiss them goodnight ("smak!") brim with clever touches...Carolyn Phelan

Washington Post Book World
The Squeaky Door, a Puerto Rican folk yarn retold by Margaret Read MacDonald
(HarperCollins, ages 3-6) is laugh-out-loud hilarious
....all of Mary Newell DePalma's illustrations are gems: I think Lola would particularly appreciate
the cat's pink eyeshade and the horse's pajama clad legs sticking every which way out of bed.--Elizabeth Ward

Illustration from The Squeaky Door by Margaret Read MacDonald, illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma
but then the squeaky door frightens everyone!

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