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A distinguished and adventurous mouse sets off to find his place in the world.

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I’m merrier than a terrrier.

Swish!  I’m a fish.

This 1951 classic easy reader bursts with joy, imagination and enough adorable art to charm a snake with.

Illustrated by Mary Blair of Disney animation fame and creator of character designs for Disneyland’s It’s a Small World ride.


One of my all time favorites and a perfect read-aloud.

It started out as a bad day for little yellow bird, little white dog, little orange fox, and little brown squirrel. Until . . .

A wonderful, uplifting story that gently teaches young children how to deal with life’s small disappointments.


Elephant is a worrier, a pessimist. Piggie is an optimist, always ready for fun. When a bird lands on Elephants head one day, neither one of them could have imagined what would happen next.

Hilarious, with unexpected plot turns, and thoroughly charming. Willems’ art is simple, but immensely expressive. Font and layout are clear—wonderful for new readers. All the text is purely dialogue between Elephant and Piggie, an interesting concept, which lends itself well to creative voicing and exuberant out-loud reading.



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