From an alligator made of A's to a zebra made of Z's, the alphabeasties in this book are ingeniously built out of multiple typefaces. Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss's best-selling book is the recipient of many awards, including a Parents' Choice Silver Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Best Books Award, and New York Book Show Merit Award. Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types offers kids a wondrous and witty way to look at--and learn--the ABC's.
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!
In Can You Moo?, a pig finger puppet asks animal after animal if each can moo. Along the way, she finds out what sound each animal can make. Simple text, filled with questions and animal sounds, will encourage interaction between parent and child. Bright, lively illustrations from Tanya Roitman will add energy and fun to reading time. Children are sure to be delighted as they learn about animals, sounds, and facial expressions in this interactive puppet book.
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.
"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.
In a park in New York City lives a lonely little dog. He remembers when he used to get taken for walks, fed dinner every night, and told he was a good dog. Now, he's all alone and must fend for himself. But everything changes one day when he sees a lady reading in the park and decides to follow her—all the way to a place where he might become a star!
With a story by actress Bernadette Peters and mixed-media collage illustrations by Liz Murphy, Broadway Barks is a warm and appealing story of loss, reunion, and nurturing, complete with a happy ending.
This beautiful package includes a jacket with foil touches as well as an exclusive CD featuring a reading of the story and an original song written and sung by Bernadette Peters.
Our Broadway Barks app tells the original tale, with some added fun & games! Parent's Choice gave it an Approved award and said of it:
"Broadway Barks is a storybook app that animal lovers young and old will adore. The app is based on the book by Bernadette Peters about a dog who, after losing his home, is left living in Central Park with no one to care for him. The graphics are well done and the narration (spoken and sung by Peters) is great. Children can watch and listen to the story in autoplay mode, or they can click 'read to me' and make it more interactive. In the read to me version, children control the pace of the story. The app guides them to click on certain things for interactive animations, and there is also a cute game called “Showtime” in which they get to dress the dog up and help him perform in the dog show. The game is simple, but fun. Other features include a longer version of the song that the dog's new owner sings to him, which children can listen to as they watch pictures of the dog and his new friend. The endearing story will encourage young readers to return to it and follow the words on the screen as they are read by Peters or a parent.
Broadway Barks is a touching story that will encourage children to think about stray and shelter animals. It gives families a great opportunity to speak with kids about the importance of helping these animals, and teaches them about a real life charity that finds homes for them. It is an inexpensive, fun, touching and cute app that will make a fantastic addition to your digital library."
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.
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.
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!