But there will come a day, long after Boris has gone back to a life of whaling about and Amos has gone back to his life of mousing around, when the tiny mouse must find a way to rescue the great whale. The tender yet comical story of this friendship is recorded in text that is a model of rich simplicity. Here, with apparent ease and concealed virtuosity, Caldecott medalist William Steig brings two winning heroes to life.
Lovely watercolor pictures and a funny, well-written text which presents its plot coincidences in tongue-in-cheek manner fit together admirably in this faintly Aesopian tale. William Steig was a cartoonist, illustrator and author of award-winning books for children, including Shrek!go to site
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This warmheated chapter book about an environmentally-conscious family's experiment with poultry farming will provided plenty of clucks and lots of chuckles for young readers. Winner--Oregon Spirit Award Best of the Best Chicago Public Library Nominated for six State Young Reader Awards--Oklahoma, Virginia, Massachusetts, Oregon, Texas, Connecticut "A quick, kid-friendly plots, amusing black-and-white illustrations and lots of interesting chicken facts make this a great choice for animal-loving chapter-book readers.
Sour balls! Mouse is stunned as he watches goblins and skeletons and ghosts collect candy. He wants to go trick-or-treating too, so when the little bitty ghost drops her sack, Mouse scrambles inside. Now he's in for a harrowing Halloween adventure! Carmen is nervous. She is starting school, and no one in her class speaks Spanish expect her teacher, Ms.
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Coski, whose Spanish in muy terrible. But when the time comes for the class to learn a new lesson, Ms. Coski needs help, and Carmen's special talent just might come in handy. Holiday House, Illustrated by Angela Dominguez "Cox gets Carmen's narration just right, folding in both Spanish words and enough malapropisms to give readers a sense of her special voice. Dominguez's bright paintings present a basically confident little girl whose progress from anxious frowns to smiles will make readers cheer.
Muy bueno. Coski whose Spanish is muy terrible has Carmen teach the other students Spanish, and Carmen tells the class bullies that they are the ones with an accent.
Frederick is the brave one. Ishbu is the hungry one. They are lured out of their peaceful existence in Miss Dove's cage when the beautiful Natasha implores them to help rescue her father, Professor Ratinsky.
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This time they travel from San Francisco to Scotland by private aeroplane, train, gondola--and meet such colorful characters as a secret clan of badgers, two vicious rat terriers, and a stuffy English show mouse. But can they save the Professor from their old nemesis--the Big Cheese?
The author also does a great job of integrating facts about the history and cultures of the places the rats visit without intruding on the story. The book has enough adventure and romance to attract both boys and girls, enough suspense to entertain unwilling readers like Ishbu, and enough information to involve nerds like Frederick.
She does it all in this gripping story: great characterizations, suspense, humor, fantastic dialogue with believable foreign accents , action, and even a tidbit of romance. More tales of Frederick and Ishbu would be very welcomed. In the fall, Mrs. Millie takes her kindergartners on a class trip to pick pumpkins for their harvest party. The class has fun guessing the meanings of their favorite teacher's nonsense words.
They go on a dragon wagon rige, see a harecrow scarecrow , pet the boats goats and drink apple spider cider. What a pun-filled day! Millie is back and sillier than ever Cox's wordplay is sure to amuse and entertain A good addition to autumn storytimes. Millie takes her kindergartners to the pumpkin patch, her malapropistic tendencies are in full force Mathieu's artwork adds to the laughs, with images of 'round, orange pumas' and a busy game of 'hide and sheep' in a corn maze.
The Thanksgiving feast is over. Leftover turkey and pumpkin pie litter the table. Mouse peeps our of his hidey-hole and spots a small green pea, the perfect feast for one mouse. Yes, one green pea, one red cranberry, one plate of mashed potatoes, and one roasted turkey--that would make a very fine feast for Mouse. But can he get it all back to his mouse table?
This warm and humorous picture book gently reminds us to give thanks for the little things. Original and fun to read aloud, this is a marvelous blend of text and illustration--just what a good picture book should be. Make way for the boss of tetherball! Fran knows she's best at everything, so who cares if nobody wants to play with her?
Tillage's words describe a time, only a few short decades back, when Klansmen and Jim Crow laws ruled the South Roth's dramatic black-and-white collages pay homage to the power of Leon's story, a tale that does more in its gentle way to expose the horrors of racism than most works of fiction ever could. There is no rhetoric, no commentary, no bitterness, just the facts of his personal story set against the segregation of the time. In this rodent romance, a little mouse confides and counts a love bigger than one bear, taller than two giraffes and so on, through ten kinds of large animals, and larger than all of them together.
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Colorful, expressive cut-paper collages Brave Martha and the Dragon Dial. Paper and cloth cut into jaunty shapes create pictures of great liveliness and charm. The colors, textures, and layout of the illustrations place readers smack-dab in the Australian outback. There are other stories about Tiddalik the frog - Roth mentions her inspiration in an author's note, and also provides a glossary - but this one casts a very long spell.
From these she has created a book with sparkle and loads of kid-appeal. The collage illustrations - constructed of paper and fabric specifically, cloth closely associated with the manufacture of pajamas - convey a strong sense of undirected physical activity usually linked to wandering through the night The collages, cheeky in their multiplicity of colors, patterns, and textures, are a visual smorgasbord.
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For each of these tasks she dons a scarf of a different color Roth brings to the amiable show bright, busy collages; these are original and entertaining Roth's pages are bright, good-humored, and wildly inventive; lightning is rendered in broken and sprinkled snatches of white darting across the page.
Her ability to compose canny gestures and poses - the leaning close for a whisper, a crazy-legged pursuit of tumbling eggs - is almost eerie and always effective.
So intricate and detailed is Roth's scissorwork that electric-blue Heloha and robust red Melatha seem constructed of feathers, not paper. Roth's distinctive collages have a Red Grooms busyness ranging from bright and appealing to appropriately subtle, rendered from elegant handmade papers gathered in Tibet, Italy, Japan, and Thailand. Buddha Bantam Doubleday Dell. The collages here are especially beautiful, radiant in color and zestful in spirit. They hum with details of another culture, and yet retain a universal simplicity. An ambitious offering. The toothy alligator and the other animals, plus a brown-skinned child, are all cheerfully rendered in arresting collages of paper and fabric in vibrant colors.
After a first reading, kids will enjoy chiming in on the answers. Princess Hyperion. Another Christmas Morrow Junior Books.
Ebullient collage illustrations. A book which brims with life as it sensitively explores the responses of those who carry on after the death of a beloved family member. A rousing introduction to a proud minority culture. Just as the artwork is a series of cut-paper collages, so the text is a collage of free verse that forms a picture of gypsy ways. Roth illustrates her gracefully cadenced text with dramatic collages they look like linoleum prints in black and brilliant yellow.
A striking book distinguished by outstanding use of graphics. The little girl's hair streams across the pages like sunbeams. This is another tribute to intergenerational love, a popular subject these days, and surely a reflection of the childhood yearning for everything to be okay.
Bold, colorful illustrations make this a winning portrait of family rejoicing. Fire Came to the Earth People St. The vivid, elemental images on black backgrounds are both handsome and evocative, adding much to the telling.
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