Saturday, November 5, 2016

From Story Time: The Letter G


Written by Linda Urban
Illustrated by Henry Cole
Harcourt Children's Books, 2009.  Picture Book.

Mouse was not having a good day.  He was really mad, and being mad made him want to hop like a hare.  Hare showed him how to hop properly, but then mouse fell into the mud.  Now he was even more mad.  As mad as a bear!  But when he stomped like a bear, he fell in the mud again.  Over and over he gets even more upset, until all he can do is stand still...and breathe deeply.  Urban's simple text and Cole's bright watercolor, colored pencil, and ink illustrations combine to create a fun story to help children learn to control angry feelings.


By Jeremy Tankard
Scholastic Press, 2007.  Picture Book.

Bird woke up on the wrong side of the nest.  "He was too grumpy to eat.  He was too grumpy to play.  In fact, he was too grumpy to fly."  So he decided to walk.  As he encounters each of his friends, they want to walk with him too, which makes Bird even grumpier.  But when they all copy Bird stopping, standing on one leg, and jumping, he realizes that he is actually...could it be?  Having FUN!  Bold ink and digital media art complements this humorous story about the kind of day that even your toddler can identify with!

By Jules Feiffer
HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.  Picture Book.

George is a dog.  A very cute little dog.  But when George's mother says, "Bark, George!" he certainly does not sound like a dog!  George can meow, arf, quack, and moo, but he simply cannot bark so George's mother takes him to the vet.  When the vet says, ""Bark, George!" you can guess the result.  But what the vet discovers is quite the surprise!  Delightfully simple illustrations and ample opportunity for exuberant animal noises make for an amusing and entertaining read aloud.


Written by Doreen Cronin
Illustrated by Betsy Lewin
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2002.  Picture Book.

Farmer Brown is back, and this time he's leaving the farm to go on vacation.  He puts his brother Bob in charge, but Bob is no match for a duck with a pencil.  Each day he reads what he thinks are his brother's instructions for the day, but really Duck is up to his old tricks.  Be prepared to giggle, giggle as you read this silly story with your little ones!


Written by Catherine LeBlanc
Illustrated by Roland Garrigue
Edaf, 2009.  Picture Book.

Tienen los dedos ganchudos, la espalda jorobada, llevan vestidos negros y un sombrero puntiagudo ... ¡Las brujas, astutas y mal intencionadas, siempre han causado furor y han suscitado el miedo! ¡Afortunadamente, gracias a este libro repleto de trucos interminables, poseerás de ahora en adelante fórmulas secretas para hacerlas víctimas de su propio juego! ¡Abracadabra, fuera! (Publisher)


Written by Begoña Ibarrola
Illustrated by José Luis Navarro
Ediciones SM, 2009.  Picture Book.

Algo extraño estaba pasando en el bosque: el oso Raposo, que siempre había sido muy bueno, asustaba a los demás animales con su mal humor. Los animales decidieron convocar una reunión para intentar averiguar entre todos lo que le estaba pasando al oso Raposo. Un cuento sobre el enfado. (Publisher)

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