Count all ten things the caterpillar eats until it cocoons, and becomes a ...butterfly!!
This is a counting picture board book for the very young that is both instructive and fun. The caterpillar eats through one apple, two pears, ...five oranges, until ten foods most children will like have been chomped. The Hungry Caterpillar, finally, gets a stomach ache that is eased by eating a green leaf, but now the caterpillar is very fat. It makes a cocoon, and transforms into a butterfly, Yaay!! My six year old still enjoys it.
Animal signs are presented as interpretable facts.
As William and Cammy walk through the autumn woods, they spot signs of various insects, mammals and birds. The central purpose of each scene is warmly captured by the author's beautiful illustrations, which do not stoop to photographic realism. As they learn the signs, your children will enjoy naming each new animal before a turn of the page reveals their cause. The ninth sign is self explanatory, and provides a heartwarming conclusion.
Carefully planned illustrations focus on two children as they, and the reader, discover that animal signs serve as sensible, interpretable facts.
As William and Cammy explore the edge of a pond they encounter nine signs of various fish, mammals and birds. The central purpose of each scene is warmly captured by the author's beautiful illustrations, which do not stoop to photographic realism. Children enjoy naming the animal causes of the clues before the next page is turned to reveal "Who's Been There?" The ninth sign is self explanatory, and provides a heartwarming conclusion.
Interesting habits, even anatomy, of North America's three wild cats are accurately described and clearly illustrated.
Wild Cats presents information about Cougar, Lynx and Bobcats in clear, uncomplicated language. Each topic is supported by sensible, attractive artwork, so children can easily grasp such important features as parenting skills, hunting techniques, denning habits and even specialized anatomy .
Animal signs are presented as interpretable facts.
William and Cammy explore a trail through wintry farmland, encountering nine signs of various mammals and birds. The central purpose of each scene is warmly captured by the author's beautiful illustrations, which do not stoop to photographic realism. As they learn the signs, your children will enjoy naming the animal that caused it before a turn of the page identifies the creature responsible. The ninth sign is self explanatory, and provides a heartwarming conclusion.
A dentist, who is a mouse, decides to be charitable to a fox with a toothache, but wisely prepares for duplicity.
A mouse pitying a fox with an awful toothache, and helping him? This alone should disqualify the story, but that is not the focus of the story. The mouse, Dr. de Soto, sympathizes with the fox's pain, but devises a brilliant trick to protect himself. It is the latter aspect of the story that proves its worth, and leaves the reader wondering if de Soto would do it again.
At Arthur's backyard sleepover, he and friends deal with a prank based on their unfounded fear of 'aliens'.
Brain and Buster have a sleepover in Arthur's family tent. Meanwhile, the town is a-buzz with talk of an alien sighting. The nervous trio has typical sleepover fun, but several normal things frighten them. Then one scare proves to be contrived. They enact a fitting revenge on DW. Marc Brown creates fun with a little suspense, while setting a good attitude for kid sleepovers.
Little Sadie's childhood perseverance, at making her beloved snowman last, is to cute to ignore.
Each time Sadie's snowman melts she saves some of him so she can rebuild him with the next snowfall. The days grow warmer between snowfalls, but she is determined and resourceful. Her 'snowman' lasts a long time. Then summer comes, what will she do? For children this is a delightful story about keeping a value, but for adults Sadie and the Snowman is a touching allegory about enduring sentimental values.
A mysterious sylph –a seamstress– instills beauty and a romantic view of life into the lives of austere villagers, via their pockets! [Image showsvillagers surprise at her arrival.}
Wafting from 'wherever', the sylph proved a seamstress. Fancier than the town wished, she grew bored with their taupish cotton. With tincture and texture she slipped motifs of embroidered fantasy into the pockets of functionaries and farmers; romance was rekindled. In her husband, one wife saw "a buccaneer holding pink shells, black pearls and a sword." Pockets evinces the ecstasy in aesthetics, and shows us verse in prose -a delight for embryonic elocutionists.
Four children struggle to prove they can assume full, practical responsibility for “Mr.Crumbs”.
Mrs. Cox is moving and must sell “Mr. Crumbs”. Laura’s parents will “think about it” if she can prove herself. She must raise money for six month’s of expenses, and find a place to keep him, by Christmas. With her brother and two friends enlisted, they set about planning a budget, sources of income (including a major bazaar), and a stable. The plot is tied closely to these practical matters, but suspenseful enough to keep one’s interest. Will the children manage?