Chances are you grew up with these delightful storybooks by master storyteller and Caldecott winner artist, Paul Galdone. Packaged in a boxed set, this collection of four hard covered books is a bargain and includes these favorites: The Three Bears, Three Kittens, The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, and The Little Red Hen. Another boxed collection, the Heirloom Library includes. The Three Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Gingerbread Boy. The two sets combined give children the essential library of folktales every child should know. 3 & up.
Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.
One of three reissued classic folktales illustrated in ink and vibrant watercolors by Caldecott wining artist, Paul Galdone. This delightfully lively version is our favorite of the three. Because iof the repetative format it will also work well for beginning readers. Also in the series, The Three Little Pigs and The Three Bears. These truly are classics and a bargain, besides. 3 & up.
Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.
Eye-popping artwork headlines this sensational picture book in praise of insects. Oppenheim's (Have You Seen Birds?) sprightly verse takes an up-close-and-personal view of bugs in all their splendid variety ("Bugs with stripes/ or speckles/ or spots,/ shiny like metal/ or covered in dots"). Meanwhile, Broda's exquisite painted paper sculptures, strategically placed against a series of watercolor backdrops, give the pages depth, texture and a brilliantly surreal flavor. Readers will be craning their necks for a "how did he do that?" look at the detail, from the intricate designs of a butterfly's wing to the gleaming metallic back of a beetle. Touching upon caterpillars and crickets, ladybugs and lacewing dragonflies, author and illustrator cover a lot of ground and, thanks to Oppenheim's hardworking verse as well as the careful art, they pack in a surprising amount of information. While this finely wrought book is particularly well suited to the learning style of younger readers, those at the upper end of the target group will no doubt be equally enthralled. Ages 5-8.
You will see bugs as you have never seen them before in this informational book on how bugs move, communicate, and even help people. Rhyming verse and full page color illustrations will catch the ear and eye while reading to oneself or others. Ron Broda's award winning three-dimensional paper sculptures of colorful bugs make this a unique and different addition for a library or a classroom collection of insect books. Additional bug information as well as identification of the bug illustrations by page number is provided at the end of the book.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-An alliterative, rhyming text is accompanied by dramatic, brilliantly colored, three-dimensional paper sculptures that were photographed to create the final images. This jubilant celebration of insects in a variety of habitats is reinforced informationally by a page-by-page listing of the insects depicted. While millipedes (diplopods) and spiders (arachnids) are not "bugs," most insects (class Insecta) are not "true bugs" either. All of the beasties shown are joint-legged arthropods. This is not a book for sophisticated report writers, but it's perfect for any youngster who has ever followed a flittering butterfly, pondered a spider spinning a web, or chased a twinkling firefly-and even more for those who dream of such joyous experiences. An eye-catching delight.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
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Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 1998. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.
Welcome back! These zany Sheep in a Jeep have been among the missing for a few seasons. Originally released in 1986, some of todayís parents may have enjoyed this when they were little lap-sitters. Itís a great read aloud for toddlers with its bouncy rhythm and rhyme. Published on sturdy stock this is a board book that you will be reading aloud again and again. There are other books in the series, but this is the best of the lot. 2 & up.
Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.
Strega Nona has become a classic storybook. In fact, Tomie dePaola has created many well-loved books about this kindly, grandmotherly witch. In this first story she leaves her bumbling assistant, Big Anthony, to take care of her house. He has been warned not to touch Strega Nona's magic pasta pot, but he does not listen. Nor does the pot! Big Anthony knows how to get it to make pasta, but not how to stop it. Be sure to look for other Strega Nona tales. They are also available on DVD in many of the Scholastic Storybook Treasures series. See reviews under videos. 4-7.
Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2001. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.
A little chimp travels through the jungle in search of a hug. While he finds many other animals hugging, it's not until he finds his mommy that our little chimp is content. Told with few words and charming illustrations, this story is sure to lead to some hug time of your own. Now available in a sturdy boardbook that will get lots of lugging that leads to hugging!
Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2001.
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Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 1995.
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