It turns out that a skunk wants a big bottle of French perfume . . . and a spider hopes to find a spinning wheel waiting for her on Christmas morning! Deborah Zemke's cheerful, expressive artwork is always a hit, and it's on full display in this fun Christmas wish list for the animal kingdom.
Drawing monsters is fiendishly fun in Mike Herrod's newest addition to his bestselling Comics to Go! series. The "invisible ink" pen and light reveal both the hidden images printed within the pages and the drawings and doodles kids create themselves. Fans of monsters can complete the comics or make up their own stories and will delight in the ghosts, goblins, witches, and vampires that fill the pages of this creepy collection.
How do animals say "Be my valentine"? Bees say it with flowers, seagulls by walking on the beach wing in wing, and cows with "moooosic." Die-cuts and flaps throughout reveal animals expressing their love in the cutest ways.
"If we want pizza and Grandma would rather have Chinese food, she will eat pizza. That's what grandmas are for." "If I stop for gas and it's self-serve, my granddaughter will hold the nozzle. If I'm washing my car, my grandson will help rinse it and wipe it dry. That's what grandchildren are for." A grandmother and her grandkids tell what makes the other special. This exuberant celebration of the love between grandmothers and their grandchildren will warm your heart and make you smile.
Just in time for summer vacation, this book of doodles will keep young travelers busy. Whether they're waiting at the airport, stuck in the backseat of the family car, or just taking some downtime on a camping trip, young artists will find endless hours of creative fun in this how-to book. A sturdy grayboard cover acts as a solid work space for drawing on the go, perforated pages provide ample paper for sketching, and the enclosed pen completes the package. This activity book is sure to become a favorite on your next trip, and will remain a popular companion on trips to come.
Mike Herrod's playful illustrations give the beginnings of many different stories, and it's up to the reader to complete them by adding just the right villain, musical instrument, ice cream cone. Once all the stories have endings, kids can make up their own comics from the start, using the blank pages at the end of the book. It's the perfect gift for an aspiring comics artist!
Step-by-step vocabulary-building doodles
What does “loquacious” mean? Or “bombastic”? Or “quagmire”? Best-selling doodle-dynamo Deborah Zemke has devised a groundbreaking mnemonic approach to learning—and remembering—the meanings of words. Zemke ingeniously depicts 101 of the most-used words on standardized tests. Perfect for studying and retaining
required vocabulary words, this doodle book is ideal for teachers, tutors, and parents who need a new and novel method to teach, reach, and motivate their students.
Is it a meatball? A basketball? A pearl? As the round hole through the pages of this book grows larger, readers will come closer and closer to guessing the identity of the object that's round like a ball, hot and cold, every color, always moving, and home to us all. With a simple text and glorious collage artwork, Lisa Campbell Ernst offers a gentle tribute to our planet and a timely reminder that we all need to take care of it.
"If we are late and miss the bus, Grandpa will drive us to school, even if he hasn't shaved. That's what grandpas are for."
"If my arms are empty, my grandchildren will fill them. That's what grandchildren are for."
What makes a grandfather special to his grandchildren and his grandchildren special to their grandfather? It's the little things that matter in this loving tribute to grandpas and grandkids everywhere. You'll love sharing this book with your own grandpa.
The happy, hopeful lyrics from the classic Christmas song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" are accompanied by Liz Murphy's charming illustrations of Kramer (Bernadette Peters's dog and the star of the best-selling Broadway Barks) sledding, skating, decorating a Christmas tree, and wrapping presents. A CD of Bernadette Peters' version of the song, and a padded photoframe cover for favorite photographs will make this a perfect gift, especially for a dog lovers.
The World of Noodoll: Ricehead's Revenge! introduces a world that's visually exciting, boundlessly creative, and fantastically fun. Part picture book, part graphic novel, with plenty of characters to search for and extra details to explore, this is a book young readers will return to again and again.
A write-it-yourself book of lists! What kid wouldn't be interested in a book that's all about everything they like, wish for, think about, dream, fear, aspire to, etc.? Includes a cardstock cover and an attached elastic band for keeping the book closed (and private) and holding interior pages open for writing. Inside the pages are illustrations, fun topic-related trivia, and more than four dozen kid-accessible topics—favorite food, sports, music, books, vacations, thoughts about school, friends, family, and the near and farther-away future.
Elephant, Alligator, and Stork share poolside hijinks as they mix up their towels, tussle over ice cream, and compare diving styles. Best-selling author/illustrator Ethan Long brings his energetic and engaging style to this delightful story of poolside fun and summertime friendship.
Three 36-placemat sets give step-by-step instructions on how to draw simple, humorous items and animals. BREAKFAST brings doodles that transform an egg into an emu. LUNCH is an alphabet soup of animal doodles. DINNER-time doodling shows how combinations of letters and numbers can become an enticing assortment of critters and buildings.
The Twooferverse proves invaluable when Baxter's doggy pal goes missing. All the neighborhood pups provide Twitter-ish clues they find while going about their daily routines to help locate the missing mutt.
Bee's friend Cow is stuck in a fence and asks for his help. Bee cannot help Cow by himself, so he decides to get the word out to as many farmyard friends as possible. But when he tells Frog about Cow's predicament and asks him to "Pass it on!", the message that gets passed to Pig is: "Cow put duck in a tent!" From there, the message morphs into the tent falling on a woodchuck, Cow having good luck, a penny, some money, some honey, etc. In the end, understanding dawns, Cow is dis-lodged, and he and Bee thank their friends with fresh milk and honey.
A girl and her grandfather go bird watching in the park with the goal of finding a robin redbreast. Luckily, when it comes to birds, her Grandpa knows just what to look and listen for—from shapes of beaks to squawks and squeaks. But while the robin proves to be elusive, other birds are discovered in trees, in bushes, on lamp posts, power lines, and rooftops—which the reader discovers by lifting the gatefolds. Finally, when spotting a nest with blue eggs, a mama robin swoops in to cap off the day and delight the tenacious birdwatchers. The book ends with a dramatic foldout showing all of the birds described previously.
Thirty-six placemats give step-by-step instructions on how to draw silly animals offering hilarious and often ironic advice on table manners. Zemke includes fascinating facts about each animal's eating habits on every placemat. For example, a boa constrictor advises, "Chew your food before you swallow," despite the fact that snakes have expandable jaws that enable them to eat food larger than their mouths and eat it whole!
Rhyming couplets feature Professor Poopdeck and two young friends as he takes them on a type of poop safari. Words for poop (e.g., guano, number two, ca-ca), its forms and styles (cubes, tubular, wet and dry), and myriad of uses (souvenirs, a means of tracking and marking, housing insulation, food, fertilizer, fuel, etc.) are all conveyed with humor and a certain demand for respect. It's a book that says: Don't just flush this stuff away! While it may dismay and stink, there's more to this stuff than you might think!
Give your friends their hearts' desire: a room of their own, a flock of friends, or a seat by the window. Deborah Zemke's animals make this book a charming gift for any occasion!
Grandma is much more than just the matriarch of the family. Whether she's keeping time during a race, building the perfect toy, turning the pages while you play your music, or just warming your hands, there are many reasons why a grandmother is great. Breaking traditional stereotypes, this book encourages children to imagine their grandmother in a host of contemporary situations: grandmas as sports enthusiasts, yoga instructors, and e-pals.
A few simple tricks will carry you far in the social world, and the menagerie in this book will help you to master them, from the proper way to converse (don't open your mouth just to hear yourself roar) to good manners while bathing (don't hog the mud bath!).
Mole is happy and fulfilled by his simple life and limited possessions ("one bed, one pillow, one shelf for books, one cup for tea") till a friend "who has everything" persuades him that he doesn't have nearly enough. And so he sets out on a journey of acquisition, tunneling under and popping up in swamps and forests, in caves, junkyards, and underwater, and always managing to find another thing that he absolutely must have. Once he has everything, it must be transported back and stuffed into his small home. Having so much to attend to, and dust, and fix and, fidget with leaves no time to do the things he really likes, so Mole decides that maybe he already had everything he wanted, and not a thing more than he needed. After a grand giveaway, Mole pares his life down to just those things that make him happy and fulfilled.
Dave Miller, aka the Cartoon Dude, invites aspiring artists to draw just about everything: from basic shapes to skate boarders, fairy princesses to sea turtles, stegosauruses to robot sharks. With over 250 pages, Miller gives easy, step-by-step instructions and tips for beginning, intermediate, and even advanced artists. On your mark; Get set; Draw!
Two artists, two styles, and one book that may not be big enough for the both of them. See, Ink (the mouse) likes things to be clean and precise. Scribbles (the cat) is the opposite. But while there should be plenty of room for each of them to make their art without getting in each other's way, or on each other's nerves, THEY CAN'T MANAGE THAT! And from there paint splatters, ink goops, pencils get broken, and brushes go wild until...it's not a work of art, IT'S A MESS! Discovering that they are no longer having any fun, the duo tentatively tries to collaborate instead of clobber, and, thus, a disasterpiece becomes a masterpiece.
Best-selling doodle dynamo Deborah Zemke is back with a go-anywhere activity book that is sure to be a hit with young aspiring artists. Turn an A into an alligator, a K into a kangaroo, and a Z into a zebra! Using letters as a starting point, this entertaining drawing book provides step-by-step instructions for doodling over 50 pictures. Kids will also read cool facts about the creatures and objects they learn to draw.
Jamie has hiccups on the day of his school play! His best friend and co-star is determined to find a cure–no matter how silly, icky, or weird it might be! Will the show-HIC!-go on?
Hiccups–everyone's had 'em, and nobody wants 'em. The familiar dilemma drives this comically exaggerated story of a boy-rabbit battling the inconvenience and embarrassment of a jumpy diaphragm. Hiccup! is an ideal choice for kids who are more attuned to sweeter brand of slapstick humor.
Dinosaurs and Life in Space–c'mon, what could be a funnier combination? And what a rip-snorting rocket ride it is in this three-story collection chronicling the hilarious adventures of the dino-denizens of Planet Meatball and Plant Lettuce.
For kids ready to move into read-alone books, this provides perfect fuel for developing independent reading, with a galaxy of laughs to boot!
Those battling cartoon-artists from Scribbles and Ink are back, this time hosting a bright and funny "let's draw it together" activity book. Scribbles, the cat and Ink, the mouse, invite two kids (or a kid and a grownup, etc.) to tap int each other's creativity. On each spread, a silly sentence about a silly subject accompanies a space where the partners can draw. While there's helpful instructions, no exact result is demanded. The open-ended approach, coupled with subject matter such as robots, rock starts, monsters and monkeys, will draw kids into the fun to be found at the end of a pencil.
Practical-meets-clever in these nifty packable packets of 25 alphabet or number-themed doodle activities. Crafted by doodle dynamo Deborah Zemke, each activity includes:
Pocket Pack Doodles provide kids with an engaging, creative outlet that's no further away than their pockets. These kid-pleasing activity books are just as portable and convenient as the smartest phone, but a lot more fun and affordable. You gotta pick up a Pocket Pack–or two!
Mom and Dad tuck Snoozer into bed, but before he falls asleep, he hears strange noises: Creak creak. Thump thump. Squeak. Snoozer is afraid, but Mom and Dad comfort and reassure him. Feeling securely protected by his parents' love, Snoozer's fear of the dark diminishes. A repetitive refrain soothes Snoozer and reader alike.
Superhero fruits and vegetables are the stars in Deborah Zemke's latest doodle fest. With with oodles of step-by-step super doodles, kids of all ages can turn mild-mannered fruits and vegetables into super-charged super foods. One small tomato transforms into "The Tomatonator," big, bold, and delicious; an onion becomes an "Allium Alien"; an ear of corn becomes "Colonel Kernels."
An appetizing addition to Zemke's wildly successful Doodles series, this instructive and playful book adds an entertaining element of action and informational messages about making nutritious choices.
In How Things Work in the House, Lisa Campbell Ernst delves into how common household objects—such as soap, scissors and house keys—work. The detailed but easy-to-understand language describes the functioning of everyday items, and Ernst's meticulous and cleverly labeled pictures are fascinating. How Things Work in the House is a marvelous companion to the much-praised How Things Work Around the Yard. It also stands on its own as kid-compelling non-fiction.
This unique, interactive alphabet-art book provides hours of fun as children (and grown-ups, too) learn to draw everything from alligators to zebras, clowns to xylophones. The step-by-step instructions teach kids of all ages how to draw a wide variety of objects and creatures. Bright, colorful illustrations and easy-to-follow directions make it easy for children to draw things they never imagined they could. Parents will be thrilled with how easily their kids are entertained and kept busy for hours. The book even includes blank pages with letters for young artists to create original doodles of their own!
Tony Award winner and Broadway icon Brian Stokes Mitchell brings star power to this Broadway treasury. With entries such as "audition," "box office," "marquee," and "understudy," kids will discover Broadway from A to Z. Elliot Kreloff's energetic and dynamic illustrations come from someone who clearly knows theater from first-hand experiences.
With an introduction by Mitchell, quotes from famous Broadway performers, and theater facts and trivia, fans of all ages will delight in this compendium.
How can you take care of me? Let me "alphabetize" the ways. Photographs of whimsical, handmade dolls by textile artist Tatiana Oles accompany a lively text. Readers will delight in following the zany, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted animals through a variety of commands that all center on me! From the timeless "Play with Me" to the contemporary "E-mail Me," this book begs the reader for attention. An ideal gift for a loved one of any age or gender.