Frankie the Elephant and her friends star in the first ever Baby Genius ballet recital. Each page includes charming illustrations featuring one little, two little, three little...up to ten little dancing elephants. Readers are invited to count the elephants on each page and to point out interesting details in the illustrations.
Children will love the slightly screwy world of Kenn Nesbitt, with mashed potatoes on the ceiling, kangaruplets, skunks falling in love, antigravity machines, and a jillion other imaginative subjects. This book is packed with far-out, funny, clever poems guaranteed to give readers a galactic case of the giggles.
Girls Save the Day features the 25 best stories from the Girls to the Rescue series about girls around the world who save the day through brains and bravery. This groundbreaking series for girls ages 7-13 has been endorsed by parents, teachers, and psychologists as an entertaining learning tool that provides positive role models. The selected stories in this edition rise above the rest and speak to today's girls. With international and multicultural appeal, it's a great alternative to American Girl.
This is the first collection of Bruce Lansky's poetry ever published. It has more smiles, chuckles, giggles, and guffaws than any other book of poetry written by a single author (except for Lansky's If Pigs Could Fly...). It is a great collection of poetry on subjects kids find hilarious.
Join Polar Brrr on his big adventure to deliver a very important package. Watch him slide down a glacier, swim through icy water and outsmart a pack of hungry wolves. Youll wonder why this brave, quick-thinking polar-bear cub is so determined to deliver the package as he journeys through the charming arctic environment created by illustrator Bill Bolton.
Ooops! The zoo keeper accidentally left the door to the monkey cage unlocked. Curious to explore the zoo, Lil Monkey sets out to meet some other animals and learn some new tricks. Come along on this delightful adventure in the charming zoo created by illustrator Bill Bolton. In the end, we learn that being yourself is the best thing to be.
Waking up early one morning, Early Birdy watches Mother Birdy catch a worm. Inspired, Early Birdy wants to catch one too. But catching a worm isnt as easy as it looks. Join Early Birdy on an exciting and funny adventure set in a beautiful springtime forest environment created by illustrator Bill Bolton. Dont be surprised to find yourself smiling from ear to ear
This Story is Told in Pictures so children 3 to 6 can read the pictures and enjoy the story. Waking up early one morning, Early Birdy watches Mother Birdy catch a worm. Inspired, Early Birdy wants to catch one too. But catching a worm isnt as easy as it looks. Join Early Birdy on an exciting and funny adventure set in a beautiful springtime forest environment created by illustrator Bill Bolton. Dont be surprised to find yourself smiling from ear to ear
This Story is Told in Pictures so children 3 to 6 can read the pictures and enjoy the story. Join Polar Brrr on his big adventure to deliver a very important package. Watch him slide down a glacier, swim through icy water and outsmart a pack of hungry wolves. Youll wonder why this brave, quick-thinking polar-bear cub is so determined to deliver the package as he journeys through the charming arctic environment created by illustrator Bill Bolton.
This Story is Told in Pictures so children 3 to 6 can read the pictures and enjoy the story. Ooops! The zoo keeper accidentally left the door to the monkey cage unlocked. Curious to explore the zoo, Lil Monkey sets out to meet some other animals and learn some new tricks. Come along on this delightful adventure in the charming zoo created by illustrator Bill Bolton. In the end, we learn that being yourself is the best thing to be.
Learn the Coolest Tricks from The Worlds Best Rope Jumper.* *Ripleys Believe It or Not! Guinness World Record holder David Fisher is going to change the way you think about rope jumping. Cool Jump-Rope Tricks You Can Do! will teach you over 100 cool skills and tricks like the Houdini, Cats Cradle, and the Pretzel. Even if you have never picked up a rope before, you'll be saying, I DID IT! over and over again. Its like a private lesson from the worlds best rope jumper! Each skill is presented with helpful hints, personal notes, step-by-step photos, and simple, clear instructions kids can use to master the tricks. Fisher also covers practical topics like selecting the right type and length of rope, the best jumping surfaces, warming up, proper jumping form, making mistakes, and safety. Once your kids learn the basic skills and tricks in this book, there will be no end to the number of tricks they can learn and make up on their own or with friends. That's why this book will motivate your kids to stay in shape year-round (indoors and out).
Amy Buswell and Bruce Lansky's Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons turn struggling readers into happy readers. Many struggling readers are embarrassed to read aloud. They are often intimidated or bored by texts that conventional programs require them to practice. So, instead of catching up, they fall further behind. Currently 67% of American fourth graders cant read grade-level text. Reading specialist Amy Buswell has spent eight years looking for remediation methods that work. What is needed, Buswell explains, is a program that improves the motivation of struggling readers, because that accounts for 90% of the problem. Four years ago, Buswell came up with a brainstorm. She knew her best readers enjoyed reading Bruce Lanskys poetry books for pleasure. The more poems they read, the better the reading got. Why not use Lanskys kid-tested poems as texts struggling readers could practice on to improve their readingusing six research-based strategies: choral reading, echo reading, paired reading, repeated reading, sustained silent reading and say it like the character reading. This book is the result of that brainstorm and the resulting collaboration between Buswell and Lansky. It gives teachers and parents everything they need to help children improve their reading: -35 kid-tested poems by Bruce Lansky -35 customized reading lessons by Amy Buswell -35 off-the-wall illustrations by Stephen Carpenter -35 sets of zany performance tips by Bruce Lansky all of which is designed to make the process of reading improvement more like fun than work. What Amy Buswell and Bruce Lansky have created is the most entertaining fluency intervention ever. Thats why it is so successful at overcoming negative attitudes to improve reading skills and scores. Ninety-five percent of participating students made significant improvement in their fluency (reading rate). And average reading scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) for Buswells school raised her schools rating to an A for the first time. In 2011, Buswells school achieved one of the highest-percentage reading gains in the county. Theres no reason parents cant get in on the fun, too. Parents will enjoy Lanskys funny poems and Stephen Carpenters delightful illustrations as much as their children. By reading the poems with their children and encouraging their children to try some of Lanskys entertaining performance tips (by adding gestures, sound effects, props and finding additional readers: be they friends, family or neighbors), they can dramatically speed up their childs reading progress (and have lots of fun in the process.)
It's about time Bruce Lansky published a book of funny sports poems--there aren't any on the market! Most kids love to play and watch sports. Now those sports-loving boys and girls will be motivated to read poetry because this book contains laugh-out-loud poems by Lansky and his all-star team of Giggle Poets.
Get ready to sing your way through class with this fun songbook all about school. Each page contains color illustrations that add even more appeal to an already charming collection. This book is sure to fill any musical occasion with giggles because these songs are about smelly lunchboxes, the prettiest girl in school, messy lockers, and the day the teacher was sent to detention.
I'm Allergic to School! is the first solo project by Giggle Poet Robert Pottle, and it depicts everyday events only a former teacher could capture. It contains 18 hilarious poems and songs about the funnier-than-fiction misadventures that occur at school. The 4-color illustrations are equally entertaining and giggle-packed.
This is one of the most popular collections of funny poetry for kids ever published. It's a classic, because it's the first collection of poems selected by kids! It includes clever creations from some of the most popular names in children's poetry, including Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, Judith Viorst, Bruce Lansky, and Jeff Moss. Humorous illustrations by Stephen Carpenter make this book even better.
Lansky does it again with If Pigs Could Fly..., a collection of sidesplitting, rolling-on-the-floor poems that will make children giggle and grin. It leaves readers wondering about things like smelly diapers, toothless grandmas, dirty socks, burping babies, bad-hair days, and much more! Tested on over 1,000 schoolchildren and their teachers, only the most giggle-packed poems are included.
With nearly three quarters of a million copies sold, this is the #1 "fractured nursery rhymes" book in North America. It's a delightful way to introduce young children to Jack & Jill, Humpty Dumpty, and all the rest of Mother Goose's characters.
This book delivers 45 hilarious poems about school that cover everything from homework and tests to detention and school lunches. Well-known poets Bruce Lansky, Kenn Nesbitt, and Robert Pottle--plus many more great Giggle Poets--wrote these gems.
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.
Newfangled Fairy Tales is a critically acclaimed series containing collections of ten contemporary fairy tales in each book, they put a delightful, new spin on classic stories and themes. * Michelle Koszlowski desperately wants to be a princess until her wish comes true and she discovers what a pain royal life can be. * The Little Tailor brags to everyone about his bravery until a giant comes along and teaches him a lesson. * Rapunzel is held captive in a high-rise apartment by an urban witch who owns a pizza parlor.
Readers will get a smile from every page of this book, which features hilarious poems selected by Bruce Lansky and delightful illustrations by Stephen Carpenter. Thousands of elementary-school students assisted Lansky in selecting the poems in this book.
Here are the funniest poems about school ever collected in one book. Sillier than a teacher with hiccups, funnier than toilet paper stuck to the bottom of the principal's shoe, it is certain to have readers laughing by the first page. This book puts the cool back in school.
This book contains crazy new lyrics to favorite campfire songs, such as "Clementine" and "Alouette." 500 school children tested these songs and graded them all "hilarious." Because the tunes are familiar, kids can easily read and sing along. Each page contains charming full-color illustrations by Stephen Carpenter.
This book contains 40 silly rhymes guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of preschoolers and early-elementary kids. Each rhyme recounts the adventures of a well-loved Mother Goose character--with a funny twist. Stephen Carpenter's full-color illustrations make this amusing book even more entertaining.