Delightful illustrations, subtle humor, charm and unexpected tugs on any but the hardest heart strings make this story of adapting to the nature of a pet one of the finest picture books published this year.
If you are looking for heart, warmth and wit, you will find them in Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats. A charming story, filled with warmth and gentle humor, is sure to reward any family read aloud.
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Sergio Ruzzier's inimitably quirky, dreamlike illustrations accompany the tender story of a mailman who yearns to get a letter himself.
Matilda and Hans is as clever a picture book as you will ever meet. It is so simple in its delivery that its marvelous surprise twist ending catches even adults completely off guard. A perfect toddler read aloud by any standard.
When a family is visited by a gigantic Black Dog only the youngest in the family has the courage to go out and play with him. As the story progresses the dog slowly shrinks giving children a very clever sense of how fear shapes our perceptions of the world. Filled with spectacular illustrations with multiple storylines running in smaller panels throughout, Black Dog is sure to delight and engage young readers and listeners.
This glorious picture book, wonderfully illustrated, warm, funny, and charming, follows a group effort by a moose, two pigs, a crew of beavers, to build a house together they all can share. The great Inga Moore has reached a new height with A House In The Woods. Stop in and sit down with it!
Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size, in this unique picture book about the power of imagination and interactivity will provide read-aloud fun for all ages.
This is a wonderful picture book by Maine author Chris Van Dusen. It tells the tale of a ship of circus animals, owned by an evil, greedy man, which runs aground on an island of nice villagers, who hide the animals from the owner. On one spectacular full page spread children will delight in finding the hidden animals in the picture!
The Quiet Book is a wonderfully simple exploration of one complex idea, all the different kinds of quiet, such as "Hide-N-Seek quiet, Right before you yell SURPRISE Quiet, First snowfall Quiet, and Lollypop Quiet." Each page is a world unto itself. Gentle and evocative drawings convey the emotional range of being quiet in a manner which will make for a truly thoughtful read aloud experience for reader and child.
Mr. Magee is back! The beloved character has gone camping, has been down to the sea, and now, at long last, he learns to ski. This delightful book of warmth and humor from Maine author and illustrator Chris Van Dusen will be worn threadbare by Mr. Magee fans on couches and at bedtimes across Maine.
Ever have one of those days? One of those no good horrible days? When it feels like you can get outof your blue fog? When no one understands you? When it feels like you are being followed by a Snurtch?--Karin
Frank and Lucky Get Schooled is just a sensational exploration of science as a dynamic living metaphor of a life shared. Wry humor, and inventive story development, deliver a book as wonderful as it is edifying. The multi disciplinary classroom applications of the book are legion.
All is not well in the Super Happy Magic Forest. A quest must ensue to to restore order. Can our heros vanquish the evil goblin and set things right? Or has the Goblin King been framed! Scandalous! Outrageous! Wicked Funny!
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While you persuse your seed catalogs in February, give a thought to the garden in midsummer; over run with weeds. Couldn't we all use a Night Gardener?