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The Judge: An Untrue Tale

The Judge An Untrue Tale A horrible thing is coming this wayCreeping closer day by day Its eyes are scary Its tail is hairyI tell you Judge we all better pray Anxious prisoner after anxious prisoner echoes and embellishes t

  • Title: The Judge: An Untrue Tale
  • Author: Harve Zemach
  • ISBN: 9780374439620
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback
  • A horrible thing is coming this wayCreeping closer day by day Its eyes are scary,Its tail is hairyI tell you, Judge, we all better pray Anxious prisoner after anxious prisoner echoes and embellishes this cry, but always in vain The fiery old Judge, impatient with such foolish nonsense, calls them scoundrels, ninnyhammers, and throws them all in jail But in the end, JA horrible thing is coming this wayCreeping closer day by day Its eyes are scary,Its tail is hairyI tell you, Judge, we all better pray Anxious prisoner after anxious prisoner echoes and embellishes this cry, but always in vain The fiery old Judge, impatient with such foolish nonsense, calls them scoundrels, ninnyhammers, and throws them all in jail But in the end, Justice is done and the Judge is gone Head first Harve Zemach s cumulative verse tale is so infectious that children won t be able to avoid memorizing it And Margot Zemach s hilarious pictures are brimming with vitality as well as color.

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    1. Zemach's drawings are very entertaining, perfectly balanced against minimal text, with great use of the pages' white space. Each defendant that comes before the judge tells an increasingly bigger account of the "horrible thing" that is coming, with each account added to be the next one accused. The verse is witty too. The judge ignores the warnings of those he has learned to be skeptical of, but his disastrous end leaves the defendants free to go. The ending is hilarious, startling and grisly - [...]

    2. Prisoners are on trial for spreading lies - a judge listens to each one tell of a horrible thing, coming this way. Each prisoner adds more detail,while repeating the testimony of the previous prisoner. The judge has no sympathy for the frightened prisoners and finds them guilty. The ending is a surprise for the judge and delights children, while also making the book interesting for adults. I enjoyed the expressions of horror on the prisoners' faces and the sternness of the judge. I also enjoyed [...]

    3. Hilarious story; wonderful illustrations.One of my favorite of Harve Zemach's books, and our library system withdrew the last copy! Boo hoo!It has been a long time since I have seen the book, but I read it many years ago; several times as I loved the story. The judge was warned by several people that something terrible was coming, but he didn't believe them and punished them instead. But in the end, he had his come-uppance. I have also always admired the Zemach's illustrative style.

    4. • 1970 Caldecott Honor Book •Fun book. Each defendant tells the judge “A horrible thing is coming this way” and each subsequent defendant adds to the reasons why the thing is horrible. They’re all put in jail because I guess lying is illegal? This is where the story falls apart a little. Each defendant says, “I just said what I saw.” So they’re all jailed for lying which is a bit much, and also the ending is fairly obvious. Materials used: unlistedTypeface used: unlisted

    5. Caldecott Honor picture book. So these individuals come before a judge and tell the story of having seen a monster. And are locked up for being liars. Repetitive and kind of boring. And I don't exactly think that courts work this way. And the twist at the end was obvious. Art was okay, but nothing all that special.

    6. Funny, and no more 'scary' than Red Riding Hood or Hansel & Gretel. I loved the detail in the pictures when I could make it out, such as the first one who was pretending to be one-legged. But usually I couldn't make out detail or coherence in the 'messy' pictures and so I do have to mark the story down a star to only three.

    7. I wasn't so sure what to think of this one! We are told in the title that it is an "untrue tale." It's also crazy and silly but it did make me laugh. One by one, people are brought to the judge who have broken the law by saying that they saw a "horrible thing coming this way, creeping closer day by day." The judge thinks they are lying, which I guess is against the law. As each person is brought in to the judge, they add to the horrible thing's description, such as "Its eyes are scary; its tail [...]

    8. This was a weird story. I definitely liked "Duffy and the Devil" better than this one. The illustrations weren't as good as other books Margot has illustrated. It won a 1970 Caldecott Honor award, and it must have been an odd year for books as most of the books I read that won the award or honors weren't great. Five criminals are brought in front of a judge to explain their crimes, which I'm guessing must be lying. Each tale gets more and more fantastical and the judge is so frustrated that he c [...]

    9. The Judge, which received The Caldecott Award, features the story of five prisoners that warn of a beast on the way. Each time the judge ignores their pleas and send them to jail. Finally, the beast arrives as he leaves the courtroom and gobbles him up. All the prisoners go free.This book would be appropriate to share as a read aloud with children between two and five years old. The cumulative rhyme will help children develop phonemic awareness. The cumulative nature of the tale could also promo [...]

    10. I found the other reviews of this book very interesting (depending on the lens you use to view this book, some people didn't like it – others love it). I think that this book appeals to the K-2 crowd (for which is intended…). It builds suspense; it can help increase fluency and comprehension with repeated readings, and is humorous with verse. Kids love it and don’t mind re-reading it. The illustrations are attention getting. It’s currently out of print. I've done this book as a choral re [...]

    11. Why am I such a sucker for cumulative / summative tales? I'm trying to track down information about why summative stories/songs/poems are so popular in children's literature, but I haven't found anything "official" yet.That said, I wasn't thrilled with the art, and I'm definitely glad Sylvester and the Magic Pebble won the Caldecott this year. Although the idea of The Man not believing a bunch of punks trying to warn him of imminent danger does seem like a very 1970 children's cautionary tale

    12. I thought this Caldecott Honor book by Harve Zemachand pictures by Margot Zemach was cute and a quick read. It got an OK rating from me. It is written in rhyming, poetic verse. I liked the ending the best and would be a good addition for a halloween collection. Has some funny language and vocabulary. Kids would probably love this book, especially if the teacher reads it aloud.(ages 4+) (1968, Caldecott honor book, poetic style)

    13. A fun cumulative tale about a series of people who are thrown in jail by a judge because they claim something terrible is coming. My kids were a bit shocked that the people were thrown in jail for "lying". That certainly wouldn't be the case today. is all too common it seems. My children also enjoyed trying to figure out what type of animal or monster was being described. I have vague memories of reading this story when I was a little girlfun but not a very favorite.

    14. This book would be fun for a story time because of its rhyming, its build-upon story, and the "scary story" feel to it. Even the judge's name callings would be enjoyed, I'm sure (though I might hesistate having my little child risk learning something I don't want them to pick up on). Yet I wonder what reactions to the ending would be? It can be funny. But it's also a littleum, dark? Well-drawn illustrations.

    15. Summary: "One after another, five prisoners before the bench beg to be released on the grounds that they did not know they were breaking the law, they only reported what they sawTold in wonderfully humorous illustrations and verse, with an ending that is a perfect climax to the suspenseful buildup." Thank you !Themes: Truth, justice, rhymingCurricular uses: independent reading, read-aloudControversies: The moster looks like the devil.

    16. Various people appear before the judge, all warning of a horrible creature about to appear. He dimisses them all, despite the fact that their stories all match and become increasingly alarming. We have some fun dramatic irony since we see the monster on the book's cover - too bad you're not listening to them, judge! Cartoony line-drawn illustrations with watercolor.

    17. A rhyming cumulative tale with a refrain that describes some horrible beast on the way. The judge doesn't believe any of the nonsense and sends all the people who claim the beast is coming to jail. Then, in a series of pictures readers meet the beast and witness the judge's demise. Good read aloud. Must read/see.

    18. This is one of my favorite Caldecott Honors of the entire list. The repetition and gradual accumulation of details about the monster give it a great sense of suspense, but the cartoonish illustrations keep it from becoming scary. Kids will laugh at the ending, and feel satisfied that justice has been served.

    19. A surprising little story about a judge who keeps sending people to prison because they are talking about a horrible monster coming their way - so everybody better pray. The judge is heartless and turns a deaf ear to their pleas about just saying what they saw. In the end, the horrible monster eats the judge. Such poetic justice for a children's book!Charming illustrations.

    20. The best part of this book is the word: NINNYHAMMER.As for the rest, it's a strange little tale. Apparently it's against the law to lie? (Perhaps inciting a riot?) I liked how the description of the monster kept building and the end had a certain sort of poetic justice. But the premise is strange, and I just didn't like this one very much.

    21. Not sure what the moral of the story is? That judges don't listen to defendants and falsely sentence them but in the end are really the ones who loss out? So think of authority figures as fools? Maybe I'm reading too much into this?Caldecott honor

    22. 1970 Caldecott HonorI really, really liked this story and the illustrations. Also, I liked how the illustrations speak for themselves during the last few pages, allowing children to interpret the ending themselves.

    23. Natural ladder to THE CRUCIBLE with a judge that will not listen as testimony after testimony is presented regarding an impending danger approaching!

    24. I liked that each person added more detail to the monster; this would make a fun read-aloud. The ending made me laugh. Darkly humorous.

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