Friday, November 14, 2014

Display: Curiously Unusual Books

This Book Just Ate My Dog!
By Richard Byrne
When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right.

Don’t Push the Button!
By Bill Cotter
The only rule in Larry's book is that the reader not push the button, but when no one is looking, it may be irresistible.

The Black Book of Colors
By Menena Cottin
This title invites readers to imagine living without sight through remarkable illustrations done with raised lines and descriptions of colors based on imagery. Braille letters accompany the illustrations and a full Braille alphabet offers sighted readers help reading along with their fingers.

The Day the Crayons Quit
By Drew Daywalt
When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.

Moo!
By David LaRochelle
When Cow gets her hooves on the farmer's car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country.

My Milk Toof
By Inhae Lee
Follows two baby teeth named Ickle and Lardee as they navigate the pleasures and perils of being very small in a very big world.

Warning: Do Not Open This Book!
By Adam Lehrhaupt
Monkeys, toucans, and alligators unleash mayhem.

An Undone Fairy Tale
By Ian Lendler
When it's illustrator cannot keep up with its reader, a story about shelfish; pie loving king takes numerous silly detours.

Tap the Magic Tree
By Christie Matheson
Invites the reader to tap, rub, touch, and wiggle illustrations to make an apple tree bloom, produce fruit, and lose its leaves.

The Book with No Pictures
By B. J. Novak
In this book with no pictures, the reader has to say every silly word, no matter what.

Aoki
By Annelore Parot
Inspired by traditional Japanese dolls, this story introduces the reader to Japanese vocabulary and culture as Aoki tours Tokyo with her friend.

Is There a Dog in This Book?
By Viviane Schwarz
Can cats and dogs share the same turf? Revisit the age-old dilemma with a hide-and-seek romp among furry friends.

There Are No Cats in This Book
By Viviane Schwarz
Filled with the spirit of adventure, three cats pack their suitcases and try to escape from their book.

Gallop! : A Scanimation Picture Book
By Rufus Butler Seder
Employing a patented new technology called Scanimation, each page is a marvel that brings animals, along with one shining star, to life with art that literally moves. It's impossible not to flip the page, and flip it again, and again, and again.

Swing! : a Scanimation Picture Book
By Rufus Butler Seder
Now Swing! does for kids what Gallop! does for animals—a boy rides a bike, a girl kicks her soccer ball, a swimmer cuts through the water, and a skater pirouettes on ice. The effect is joyous, magical, mesmerizing, and taps into the the endless fascination that children find in watching other children.

Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons
By Dugald Steer
Do you believe in dragons? Now, for the first time, the long-lost research of renowned nineteenth century dragonologist Dr. Ernest Drake is presented in all its eccentric glory, happily bridging the gap between dragon legend and fact.

Press Here
By Heve Tullet
Instructs the reader on how to interact with the illustrations to create imaginative images.

We Are In a Book
By Mo Willems
Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?

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