Follow the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. This board book has die-cut pages that illustrate what the caterpillar ate on successive days. Board book. 13 pages.
4 - 7 years. A friendly tiger is confused by jungle animals fleeing from a beast, until he discovers he is the beast! Graced with a compelling beauty, this gifted author/illustrator's imaginative story presents a timeless message to young readers. Paperback. 32 pages.
3 years & up. Author-illustrator Leo Lionni is well known for his use of colorful and imaginative storybooks. This paperback is sure to not disappoint the youngest or oldest of readers. This book provides a simple lesson in friendship and acceptance.
Rhyming text instructs the listener to find something yellow, roar like a lion, give a kiss, tell a secret, spin in a circle, and perform other playful activities along with the human and animal characters pictured.
3 years & up. It's summer in the city, and a rascally squirrel is up to all sorts of tricks. But when he sneaks inside an apartment window, he'll need one nutty solution to get back out! Paperback. 40 pages.
2 - 6 years. Little Mouse worries that the big, hungry bear will take his freshly picked, ripe, red strawberry for himself. This story is filled with rhyme and repetition, perfect for enhancing phonemic awareness and developing early literacy. This skill building book introduces children to a variety of language sounds through an engaging story that is fun to read out loud. Paperback. 32 pages.
Ages 4 & up. The eccentric Miss Tizzy, is a beloved friend to all the children in her multicultural neighborhood. She has a pink house and a lovely, overgrown garden, resplendant with flowers that spill out onto the sidewalk. The local children, about 10 of various ages, spend a lot of time with her, and the book describes what they do together on each day of the week. She plays games and bakes cookies with the neighborhood children, until she falls ill. The children think of a week's worth… More »
Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Tigers have black and orange stripes. It seems that every animal has its own distinctive color, except the chameleon. And that makes the little chameleon hero of this picture book very sad. Every time he moves, he changes color! So, wanting nothing more than a color to call his own, he decides to stay in one place forever: on the greenest leaf he can find. At last the chameleon is happy...until autumn comes, and the leaf changes from green to yellow to red. Finally,… More »
The wind blew, and blew, and blew! It blew so hard, it took everything with it: Mr. White's umbrella, Priscilla's balloon, the twins' scarves, even the wig on the judge's head. But just when the wind was about to carry everything out to sea, it changed its mind! With rhyming verse and colorful illustrations, Pat Hutchins takes us on a merry chase that is well worth the effort. Paperback
Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father, the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.
Winter's gray chill has set in and everyone misses the sun?especially the baker. So she decides to bring some warmth to the town by making a sun bread. And as the bread bakes, rising hot and delicious, everyone comes out to share in its goodness. Everyone, including the sun itself. With a lilting, rhyming text, colorful illustrations, and a recipe for baking your own sun bread, this tasty treat from the illustrator of the best-selling Abuela is just right for all ages to enjoy. Paperback
"A young boy imagines that his teddy bear becomes a full-sized bear who disobeys every bicycle safety rule that the boy lists."--School Library Journal. Illustrated. 8" by 6 1/2". School Library Journal Best Book of 1975. Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book for illustration, 1975. Paperback
In this playful picture book, young readers follow a curious kitten into a barnyard, where they are introduced to a host of baby animals and their mothers. As they move from cows to pigs to dogs to geese, children learn about colors and numbers. Board book. 12 pages.
This mixed-up barnyard tale of tolerance and friendship teaches kids (and creatures) that it's okay to be different, and sometimes even more fun! A cow that oinks and a pig that moos are ridiculed by the other barnyard animals until each teaches the other a new sound. Paperback. 40 pages.
3 - 6 years. Pigs don't swim, or so it's said. But on one of the hottest days of the summer, the pig on Neligan's farm sits by the pond feeling envious of the ducks and the geese floating in the cool water. Finally, when she can endure the heat no longer -- splash! -- this sweltering pig takes a dive, throwing the entire farm into an uproar. It isn't long, however, before the refreshing idea catches on, and the pig finds that she's got company! 32 pages. Paperback.
Happy, sad, shy, excited--how do you feel? Sometimes it's hard to explain you feelings. Pictures, dialogs, poems, and stories portray various emotions we all feel: jealousy, sadness, fear, anger, joy, love, and others. Paperback. 32 pages.