Award-winning author and illustrator Lisa Campbell Ernst takes a closer look at the great outdoors as she celebrates young children's inquisitiveness about the world around them. Ernst describes the inner workings of acorns, bubbles, puddles, ants, wagons, clouds, and birds in detailed, yet easy-to-understand language. Her meticulous and cleverly labeled drawings inventively illustrate the functioning of everyday objects.
A boisterous parade of farm animals on their way to the barn certainly can cause quite a stir. With the cow mooing, the piglet oinking, the duck quacking, the chickens pecking and the cat meowing, it's a wonder they arrive at all. When they all get to the barn, children will clamor to make their own animal noises.
"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.
Olives, trees, pickles, peas . . . What do they have in common? All of them are green! In her debut picture book, Laurie Rosenwald explores the world of color through humorous poetry and dynamic collages. Pink flamingos aspire to be ballerinas, yellow taxis screech to a halt at red stop signs, and black cats relax with the morning crossword puzzle. More than just an introduction to basic colors, this book shows how colors interact and enrich our everyday lives. Clever rhyming text and bold, graphic illustrations are sure to make this book a favorite read-aloud.
Whether he likes it or not, it's time for Willy John Jones to take a bath! But when he gets into the tub, he finds not only warm water and bubbles but . . . a duck? Three turtles? A dolphin and an octopus? Willy's tub looks more like an aquarium than a place to take a bath. How will he ever get clean? In this unique picture book, stepped pages add a new creature to Willy's bathtub with each turn of the page. Pascale Constantin's lively illustrations will provide additional fun for any young reader's bathtime routine.
Using every means of transportation possible — a bicycle build for two, a bus, a helicopter, a camel, even a whale — Millie and Mike let their imaginations run wild, livening up an otherwise dull afternoon with a trip around the world. This amazing travelogue is a tribute to the imagination as well as an entertaining geography lesson.
After carefully tucking all his toys into their beds, Harry falls asleep. All of a sudden...BAAA! SQUEAK! MEOW! All of his toys are wide awake and ready to play. What is Harry to do? The secret life of toys excites every child's imagination. Go Back to Sleep is the luminous and utterly charming Blue Apple debut of illustrator Pascale Constantin. This fanciful bedtime story of a child becoming parent to his toys is sure to be a favorite.
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!
SAMi's bright graphic illustrations have made the Flip-a-Face, Flip-a-Shape, and Baby Flip-a-Face series a success, and these thirty-six placemats bring that artwork to the dinner table. Six appealing baby animal faces are accompanied by a host of traditional rhyming texts to make mealtime brighter. On the back of each placemat, the image is repeated in black and white so kids can color it in. So bring out the peanut butter, the jelly, and the crayons!