Young readers will learn about life on the farm when Old MacDonald (Vinko the Dancing Bear) shows readers what a day in the life of a farmer is all about--milking the cows, shearing the sheep, washing the pigs, feeding the hens, and collecting eggs. Kids will fall in love with these adorable animals while learning about the sounds they make.
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.
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.
This book uses repetitive language to reinforce the connections made from highly engaging color illustrations of circus attractions. Young readers can use the dots below each word of the text to follow along.
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.
There are so many things to do on the farm, but where is the farmer? The animals know where he is.
Buddy lives at the pet store, but he wants a real home. Who will give him a loving home?