From waking up to eating up and washing up to dressing up, the fun never stops for babies and toddlers in this photo-filled adventure of exciting day-long activities. Descriptive words will help build vocabulary and language skills while young children discover all the "ups" their day can hold.
Adorable cats introduce spatial concepts to young readers. Above and under. Front and back. Top and bottom. Near and far. These are just a few examples of the spatial relationships that children will discover as they explore Cat Up, Cat Down.
The reissue of Edith Baer's classic poem is a celebration of the power of kind words.
Lyle goes to outlandish extremes to try to get his pet mouse to smile, but it is his little sister who understands that all that is needed is CHEESE.
Once again, Brian Wildsmith has let his talent run wild with a collection of marvelously diverse animals that are to be found on a visit to the zoo. The illustrations are accompanied by an interesting fact or two about each animal. Children might enjoy bringing the book to the zoo and identifying the animals they see.
Using brilliantly illustrated animals, the concept of opposites is introduced--big and little, high and low, many and few, are among those illustrated.
Wildsmith teaches colors through the vibrantly illustrated animals on the pages of this popular color book.
A child looks for his toy pig in a variety of pockets. In each one a comic animal is revealed: 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.
What can a little witch do when her witchy spells and potions don't turn out right? She just keeps on trying until it's time for bed. The readers then discover her true identity. A lovely surprise!
Helping mom is no fun for Junjun, so instead of doing as she asks, he utters the "magic" words "rata-pata-scata-fata." By chance or magic, Junjun's wishes come true and all of his chores get done. Is Junjun's magic just a coincidence?
All around the world in cities, towns, and villages, clothes are washed. Smelling Sunshine captures some of the special moments of this day-to-day chore -- a wonderful, heart-warming time shared between parent and child and an experience young readers will relate to.
A beginner reader. Cat is terrified of taking his first parachute jump, but with Hippo's reassurance, he goes for it.
It is Alicia's birthday and as she walks through her Latino neighborhood all her neighbors and friends help to make the day very special.
A cricket, a rat, and a bat live happily in a dark cave. Each one has a unique way of navigating without light, but one day, an explorer enters the cave and brings light. Written in rhyme, this is a good beginner reader.
A week of fun begins when Mrs. Calamari and her many cats move into a new apartment and the landlord--who has lost his glasses--declares "No cats are allowed!"
Captivating and unusual images that adorn buildings, from musical instruments to a pencil, and a big wheel with wings will invite children to look closely at buildings in their own neighborhoods and to want to learn more about them.
Clever word play and comic-book style illustrations showcase the adventures of two "bad eggs" who run amok until Chip--one smart cookie--steps in!