Andy, a crabby alligator, is a reluctant friend to Preston, a young coyote pup. Find out what makes Andy even crabbier! They spend lots of time not catching rabbits, falling over cliffs, and trying to decide the difference between an owl and a bear. A perfect bridge between picture books and text-heavy chapter books.
“If you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless.”
A stirring, beautifully written story that will swell you heart chapter by chapter. Part epic adventure, part character study–you will not want to miss the chance to meet Edward.
More conversation than narrative, this charming book poses all manner of questions worth pondering. Would you rather…tickle a monkey or dance with goats? The more harrowing questions, like Would you rather be… swallowed by a fish or sat on by a rhinoceros? are tempered by Burningham’s wonderfully silly drawings.
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.
A young boy named Nicki looses a snow-white mitten that his “Baba” made for him. It’s not long before a mole, rabbit, hedgehog, owl, badger, fox, bear and tiny mouse squeeze into the mitten to take refuge from the snowy day. Just as the boy realizes his mitten is gone, the mouse’s whiskers tickle the bear’s nose and “Aaaaa-aaaaa-ca-chew! all the animals [fly] out of the mitten.” Nicki catches the extraordinarily stretched-out mitten as it sails through the air, calling out to his grandma, “See, Baba!…I have both my mittens.”
An endearing Ukrainian folktale well-told and beautifully illustrated. Each two page spread is framed in birch bark drawings. The mitten cutouts on either side foreshadow what the next page will bring.
Using his imagination, a rabbit turns a cardboard box into a race car, a mountain, a burning building, a robot, and countless other things. An unidentified voice questions him with “Why are you sitting in a box?” and “Why are you squirting a box?” much to rabbit’s annoyance, who repeatedly responds, “It’s not a box!”
A unique charmer with a knowing wink to box-loving imaginative children everywhere. The carefully chosen, limited color palette of black, white, brown, red and yellow and simple line drawings prove that it doesn’t take much to be pleasing. The cardboard cover stands out on the shelf and beckons hands to reach for it.