It's Raining Cats and Frogs features plural words and idiomatic expressions. It explores the difference between real and pretend and engages young children in selecting appropriate clothing for wet weather--
Presents the alphabet in both upper and lower case through pictures and names of animals that begin with each letter.
Tired of being called Itzy Bitzy, Itzy tries to catch his own lunch on the first day of spindergarten to prove he is a big spider, but a girl sitting on a tuffet, a dangerous waterspout, and other nursery rhyme characters get in his way.
After listing activities that are stereotypically, but not always, attributed to princesses, fairies, pirates, superheroes, and more, encourages the reader to imagine what one could be, despite others' expectations. Includes note to parents.
Uses descriptive adjectives to differentiate between lots of bears ('I am hairy bear. I am scary bear. I am boy bear. I am toy bear') [in both English and Spanish]--
I Say Yes! I Say No! is told entirely in simple dialogue between parents and children. It features familiar nighttime and bedtime rituals--
Teaches numbers and counting within the context of the familiar hide-and-seek game.
Barker the dog is awakened by one sound after another (howl, hoot, boom) but finally falls asleep after being reassured that mom and dad are there for him--
Ten Little Fish combines numbers with simple adjectives ('fish above, fish below; seven fish, fast and slow') and simple verbs ('swim and dive fish, here are five fish')--
Florabelle uses her imagination to beat her fear of the ocean--
'The Berenstain Bears take a trip to the hospital and discover that it's such a busy place! There are doctors, nurses, patients--and lots to learn about how to be healthy. Brother and Sister Bear see all the amazing things that happen in a hospital and make new friends along the way!--Page  of cover.
Gwendolyn Grace, an alligator, doesn't want to obey when her mother tells her to be quiet while the baby's sleeping, but finally sees that being patient has its rewards.
Many characters wish that they had a different appearance, from the hedgehogs who despise their prickly bristles to an old turtle who wishes he were younger, except for Uncle Nooks, who is happy with how he and everyone else looks.
As the circus train rolls into town, excited children and their parents get in line for their chance to experience the Big Top. Clowns paint faces and people scurry to their seats. Then the show begins, wrapping readers in all the wonders of the circus. Dancing elephants, flipping trapeze artists, and pie-throwing clowns.
On Sunday, Leo and and family gather at Nonna's house for a big lunch. Everyone is hungry--except for Leo. Then Nonna starts telling a story that includes the star-shaped pasta in her soup. The following week, she continues the story with a different kind of pasta, and Leo's appetite for the story--and Nonna's food--grows and grows.
Lucy and Henry are brother and sister. They may be twins but that doesn't mean they do everything the same way.
This funny, honest picture book by Annika Dunklee perfectly captures the rhythms of youngsters' friendships and emotions, while also reminding them that there's always room for new people in their lives--Publisher.
This one-of-a-kind picture book provides a beautifully simple introduction to the concept of family ancestry. It uses two stories in one to explore a small boy's family tree: the boy tells the family story of his father's side starting from the front of the book, and that of his mother's side starting from the back of the book. Four previous generations are introduced for each, from his great-great-grandparents to his parents. The grand finale in the center of the book reveals the boy's entire extended family, shown in one drawing with all the members from both sides identified by their relationship to him. Of particular interest is the cultural diversity of the boy's family, which includes European and Asian ancestors, and readers can visually interpret the family members' physical characteristics as they get passed on through the generations. Award-winning illustrator Du?an Petri?i?'s classic artwork contains thoughtfully selected details with a touch of play and humor. And, since most of the story is told in the art, this is a wonderful tool for enhancing children's visual literacy as they spend time making connections and looking for clues. This book makes a great springboard for lessons on describing and sharing family histories and naming family relationships. Applicable in-class activities could include having children build their own family trees or imagine and draw portraits of their ancestors featuring period and cultural details. This title also lends itself to discussions on multiculturalism in families and in the larger community.--
When Ethan's grandma suggests they take a zip line to school, Ethan realizes that his grandma is a little different. In fact, she's a ninja! Ethan is soon the hit of the school when his grandma drops from the ceiling at show-and-tell, and teaches the kids karate moves and how to do backflips in slow motion. But when his grandma deflates his team's soccer ball, everyone is upset--including Ethan. Why can't he just have a regular grandma? But when Ethan tries out his new karate moves during the championship game, he's happy that his grandma isn't ordinary.
When school lets out for the summer, Rufus Leroy Williams III, a determined pig who loves to read, decides to become a pirate.
In simple text and pictures, the author and illustrator create a compendium of small daily moments.
This book is a dream caught on paper with the sense of magic and wonder and unfettered imagination of a child. As sleep starts the journey into the blue, marvelous threads unravel dreamy images out of the blue revealing animals, far-off places, a circus, games, toys, wind, rain, a touch of this and a touch of that, words and wordplay. A poem accompanies the whimsical illustrations, perfectly capturing the sense of awe and excitement of childhood. With the eyes of a child, or simply the heart of a child, this book invites you into a dream world, an allegory, a journey.--Amazon
Invites young readers to identify shapes while helping a small girl search the fair for her pet monster.
Tom tells all about his bicycle, his ride to work past trucks, cars, and even elephants, and his job as a circus performer.
Reveals how things that seem little are actually very important, such as a little light that is really a welcoming light, or a little idea that is actually a fantastic idea.
At bedtime, a little girl asks her big sister to tell her what to dream about and together they imagine the possibilities.
Two toddlers have a nearly-silent adventure at the beach.
Callie and her family are moving from their house to an apartment, so they're having a yard sale. It can be hard to let things go, but in the end, it's who you have - not what you have - that counts.
A personally inspired poem that celebrates the trials and triumphs of unconditional love--
Elliott the otter lives in Puget Sound's Elliott Bay and claims it's named after him. And why wouldn't it be, since he's in charge of its daily activity? From the freighters bringing in cargo from around the world to the salmon passing through on their way upstream, Elliott is the boss of it all--
Mama Seeton's simple and comforting whistle calls her family home, no matter how far away they may be--