What happens when you take five little skunks on a picnic one fine day? Find out in this fun and delightfully illustrated story!
Louie loves watching his young master paint, and when the boy puts his finishing touches on a particularly good self-portrait, Louie barks enthusiastically. One day, when the boy is at school, Louie tries his own paw at painting a still life. Is this purely an accident, or is Louie a "genius," just like his master? Children will delight in Barroux's whimsical illustrations of Louie dipping his nose and paws into colorful paint and creating a canine masterpiece.
When a jazz-loving rooster sets his sights on winning a barnyard talent show, he realizes he can't do it as a solo act. He's up against the talents of Mules Davis's cool duo and Ella Finchgerald's singing group. Acoustic Rooster calls on friends like pianist Duck Ellington, singer Bee Holiday, and percussionist piggy Pepe Ernesto Cruz. Together, the foursome makes beautiful music as they rock the barnyard. And while they may not win first prize, Acoustic Rooster realizes he has the world's best jazz band and that's all that matters. Colorful artwork from artist Tim Bowers (Memoirs of a Goldfish) ensures this story doesn't miss a beat. A glossary of musical terms and instruments rounds out this perfect introduction to jazz for young readers. Kwame Alexander is a poet, publisher, and an award-winning producer of literary programs. He has written for television, the stage, and authored 13 books. He conducts writing/publishing workshops at schools and conferences throughout the country. Kwame lives in the Washington, D.C. area. Tim Bowers has illustrated more than 25 children's books, garnering such awards as the Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best" list. His work for Sleeping Bear includes First Dog and First Dog's White House Christmas. Tim lives in Granville, Ohio.
In this brightly colored board book with slide-out pictures, a child looks for his toy pig in a variety of pockets. In each one a comic animal is revealed when the child pulls a simple tab: a snake, a ladybug, a bird, a lamb, a frog and even a monkey. As the child becomes able to identify each animal the game becomes more fun. Kids will enjoy the colorful and humorous illustrations, and grownups will appreciate the vintage feel of the design.
Look at all of the different types of animals there are! Young readers will discover what noises different farm animals make in this fun book.
Learn the ABCs with the neighing horses, oinking pigs and barking dogs on Old MacDonald's farm! All of your favorite farm friends come to life in this adorably-illustrated book.
Children will explore fun facts about different zoo animals with this colorful book featuring real photographs and sounds. Studies show that young learners find it easier to associate real-life animals to photographs than to illustrations. Did you know a family of lions is called a pride? Or, that the cheetah is the fastest land animal. From a lion to a parrot, this book teaches children about all of their furry zoo friends! Other books in the Photo Fun Fact Series includes: Monster Machines, Rescue Ready, and Barnyard Babies.