In this illustrated book based on the beloved children’s game, readers and listeners alike are prompted to act out the commands as the rhythmic text leads to a sleep-inducing conclusion.
A ten-line poem about playing with play dough.
This poem describes what might happen if moose go walking "barefoot" in the mud.
From earliest times, the concept of "play" has been part of the human experience. And while some pastimes have gone in and out of favor over the years, some never change or lack for enthusiasts. Using poetry and prose, Judy Young relives many of the familiar games of childhood and invites young readers to join along as she plays Kick the Can, Monkey in the Middle, and Double Dutch jump rope. "The rope starts to turn and I jump with my feet As I sing out a song with the same rhythmic beat, Turn around, touch the ground, first jump slowly, then fast; How many more jumps do you think I will last?" Colorful artwork reinforces the underlying message of the importance of physical play in today's techno-driven world. In Lazy Days of Summer even "older" children will recall the welcome tang of lemonade after a rugged game of tag.Lazy Days of Summer is Judy Young's third book with Sleeping Bear Press. She also wrote the playful and popular Ris for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. Judy teaches poetry writing workshops for children and educators, and lives near Springfield, Missouri. Kathy O'Malley graduated from Chicago's Columbia College and has illustrated more than 30 children's books. Her artwork can also be found on greeting cards, limited-edition collectibles, and other decorative products. Kathy lives in Glenview, Illinois.
Learn new words and count little fish before bath time with this adorable book from the My First Book Collection featuring bright photographs. Studies show that young learners find it easier to associate real-life photographs of objects than to illustrations. This book will be the perfect learning tool for your little one! Rhyming words, simple text, and engaging artwork will encourage early literacy skills. Titles included in the My First Book Series are: My First Book, My First Nursery Rhymes, and Peek-A-Boo!
Help baby learn winter-related words with this adorably-illustrated book. Black and white art and bursts of color will capture baby’s attention with large, simple pictures that encourage learning. Pictures include: mittens, ice-skate, sled, snowman, snowflake, polar bear, penguin, and hot cocoa.
Ben's ordinary big box enables him and Wags, his dog, to take off on some extraordinary, imaginary adventures. Ben's imagination turns his box into a variety of vehicles for great adventures where he discovers the sky's the limit...and young readers will be encouraged to do the same.