Ozzie loves to draw. Ozzie loves drawing and being an artist more than anythingeven more than skateboarding! So when his teacher, Miss Cattywhompus, announces an art contest, Ozzie cant wait to get started. He works really hard on his picture of a goat. He knows it will win first place. There is only one problem. Miss Cattywhompus didn't ask the class to draw pictures of goats; the contest instructions say "Draw a Boat." Ozzies picture doesn't win first place. And even though it does win honorable mention, he is devastated. How could he not win? He worked so hard. With a little help from Miss Cattywhompus, Ozzie comes to see that he, with his love of art, has won something far more important than a contest. In his picture book debut, Dana Sullivan has used his personal experience with artistic disappointment to create a warm, lovable character whose story will feel familiar to anyone who has followed his or her passion and hit an ever-so-slight bump in the road.
From the oom pah pah of the brass section to the tickle and tease of the keyboard ivories, "M is for Melody" gives a music lesson in alphabet form. Instruments, composers, terms, and even musical styles are examined from A-Z in easy, read-aloud rhymes and expository, accompanied by colorful and engaging artwork. Based on MENC National Standards for Music Education, educators will find this a valuable addition to their classroom material.
Tutus and leotards, pointe shoes and ribbons, stretching exercises at the barre - these are all familiar images when one is thinking of ballet. But there's much more to this historic dance form than pink tulle. There's hard work with years of study. Following the alphabet, in T is for Tutu: A Ballet Alphabet dancer Sonia Rodriguez, with husband Kurt Browning, introduces this dance form from its beginnings at the court of Louis XIV to basic positions and training to famous stage roles. L is for the Leotard that shows the dancer's form. Whenever they are rehearsing it becomes their uniform. Young readers will find themselves pointing their toes, practicing the five positions, and dreaming of being onstage as a sugarplum fairy or a king with a crown. Sonia Rodriguez has been the Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada since 2000. Her husband, Kurt Browning, is a four-time world champion figure skater. Kurt is also the author of A is for Axel: An Ice Skating Alphabet. They live in Toronto, Ontario.Known for his fluid movement and confidence on the ice, four-time world champion figure skater Kurt Browning spins, jumps, and glides his way through the alphabet with A is for Axel: An Ice Skating Alphabet. Kurt was the first figure skater to be named as Canada's outstanding male athlete, was honored by Sports Illustrated as one of the 50 greatest sports figures from Canada, and is a member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Completing the first quadruple jump in competition earned Kurt his way into the Guinness Book of Records. Kurt presently skates professionally with Stars on Ice and lives in Toronto with his wife and son. Wilson Ong went to Brigham Young University, receiving a B.F.A. in painting and drawing. He furthered his studies at the Art Students' League in New York City. He lives in Corning, New York.
Scribbles the cat and Ink the mouse are buddies and fellow artists. Ink is excited for them to enter a "Draw a Dinosaur" contest. The prize is two tickets to a mud-themed amusement park. Ink is secretly scared of drawing a dinosaur. He urges Scribbles to have a go at it--but thinks the resulting effort looks like a prehistoric chicken. Next, Ink draws...an egg--and insists there's a dinosaur inside it. He's right! As the egg-drawing hatches, a baby dino crawls out, and starts wailing for his mommy. Suddenly, the Chick-a-saurus comes in and scoops the baby into her feathery arms. Realizing that they won't win the contest, Ink creates a "Best Buddy" trophy for Scribbles and Ink and dino-duo throw a mud party for Ink!
Herbie Bear loves to paint, but learns that some things are better off left as they are.
A very simple introduction to the life and accomplishments of famed cartoonist Charles Schulz.
Jeffrey can't think of a thing to write, so he doodles instead, only to have his doodle begin to order him about. Jeffrey struggles with the situation until he discovers that the most strong-willed doodle is powerless against a well-told tale. Jeffrey and Sloth is bound to have children rushing for their colored pencils and their pens to see who and what they can create.
Introduce words that name the instruments in the band within an easy-to-read patterned text.
Carla wants to participate in the school talent show. If they haven't already, students will fall in love with this endearing character.
This great how-to book is a step-by-step guide to becoming a clown - perfect as a model for writing directions.
Step-by-step directions for the reader to follow to make a card. A great writing model.
Children experience the joy and magic of the season with this festive holiday book! The classic Christmas song becomes a favorite children's story!
It is the end of the day. The stars are out. Who is looking at the stars? A playful and vibrantly illustrated adaptation of the treasured nursery rhyme.
A young horse runs and jumps with an old gray horse. Read this book to find out what else the horses do together. A playful and vibrantly illustrated adaptation of the popular song.
A boy and girl play with their dog at the park. Then they cannot find the dog. Where can the dog be? A playful and vibrantly illustrated adaptation of the popular song.
Old MacDonald has animals on his farm. What kinds of animals does Old MacDonald have? A playful and vibrantly illustrated adaptation of the popular song.
A boy is rowing down a stream. What does he see along the way? A playful and vibrantly illustrated adaptation of the popular song.
A spider tries to climb a waterspout. Then it starts to rain. What will the spider do? A playful and vibrantly illustrated adaptation of the popular song.
What do you see at the railroad station? Read this book to find out. A playful and vibrantly illustrated adaptation of the popular song.
Some people want muffins. Will they find the muffin man? A playful and vibrantly illustrated adaptation of the popular song.
John is sleeping. John's brothers and sister cannot wake him. Then the morning bell rings. A playful and vibrantly illustrated adaptation of the popular song.
Bear wants to go to the other side of the mountain. What will he see? A playful and vibrantly illustrated adaptation of the popular song.
Everyone on the farm is looking for Bingo the dog. Where could he be? A playful and vibrantly illustrated adaptation of the popular song.
Susie finds a baby bumblebee. Why is everyone scared of it? Read this book and find out. A playful and vibrantly illustrated adaptation of the popular song.
You can find different kinds of patterns in the world around you. See where we found patterns!