"Everyone poops - yes, it's true. From aardvarks to the humped zebu." Indeed. And aren't we all at least a little bit curious about this subject matter? Told in rhyme, smart and sublime, here's a fun and fact-filled field guide to poop around the world and very close to home. Kids will discover surprising uses, words, forms, and facts about something in which they have a natural interest. Who knew that a wombat produces cubes? Or poop's many uses for housing, cooking, and fun at county fairs? While it may dismay and stink, there's more to this stuff than you might think!
What if Jack and Jill had been playing on a nice soft sand dune instead of that treacherous hill? And suppose Mary's pet wasn't really a lamb. What if Mary had a little . . . clam? Those questions -- and more -- are gleefully answered in Mother Osprey: Nursery Rhymes for Buoys & Gulls. This collection retells Mother Goose rhymes and celebrates America's coastlines and waterways -- from sea to shining sea. The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes: Poem related fun facts and a Map activity.
Mmm-mm! Forest animals squeak, tweet, slurp, yip and chomp over the sweet, plump fruit of a wild blackberry bush. But what happens when a bear arrives to take part in the feast? Young children will enjoy following the story by making the animal sounds, and the chaos that strikes upon the bear's arrival will surely bring on the laughter. The cumulative, rhyming text makes for a great read-aloud.
Former teacher Eugene Gagliano had a front-row seat to the everyday trials of school life. In honor of all students who have ever grappled with show-and-tell missteps and problematic classmates, he's penned a clever poetry collection, My Teacher Dances on the Desk. Episodes from every aspect of school life, from visiting the school nurse to sitting next to the wrong student, are told through humorous verse. Move Me Soon I don't like sitting next to Rose. She's always picking at her nose, And chews her fingernails way down, And always wears a pouty frown. Black-and-white line drawings punctuate these school-year reflections. Students young and old will fondly recall their own school "daze" in My Teacher Dances on the Desk.Eugene Gagliano is known as "the teacher who dances on his desk." The recipient of the IRA's 2004 Wyoming State Literacy Award, Gene travels to schools and conferences with presentations as entertaining as they are informative. Tatjana Mai-Wyss was born in Switzerland. Her black-and-white work is usually done in India ink with a dip pen. Tatjana lives in South Carolina.
Â¿Y si Juan y Julia hubieran estado jugando en una duna de arena suave en vez de en esa colina peligrosa? Y suponte que el animal de MarÃa no era realmente un cordero. Y si MarÃa tuviera una pequeÃ±a... Â¿almeja? Estas preguntas â€” y otras â€” serÃ¡n contestadas de una forma graciosa en La madre Ã¡guila pescadora: Canciones infantiles para boyas y gaviotas. Esta colecciÃ³n vuelve a contar las rimas del Ganso madre y enaltece las costas y canales de AmÃ©rica â€” desde el mar al mar brillante. Los lectores jÃ³venes encontrarÃ¡n pelÃcanos juguetones, gaviotas y nutrias. Ellos montarÃ¡n ponis salvajes isleÃ±os, conocerÃ¡n piratas, y con seguridad aprenderÃ¡n la importante diferencia entre â€œorcaâ€ y â€œ quingombÃ³.â€ Con un giro inesperado y viejos estÃ¡ndares, La madre Ã¡guila pescadora hace un saludo a las brisas de mar, la arena, y tambiÃ©n algunas tonterÃas.
A series of lighthearted limericks about the grim reaper and other somber characters.
This cat goes beyond the call of duty to keep the mice and roaches in order in this cute little poem by T.S. Eliot.