Monday, November 14, 2016

From Story Time: The Letter "J"


Written by Teresa Duran
Illustrated by Elena Val
Groundwood Books, 2011.  Picture Book.

Benedict doesn't want to live in a hot, red place anymore, so he bounces on his tail off to the cold, white North Pole, but he doesn't like the cold either.  Off Benedict goes to the yellow, dry desert, the green, humid jungle, and the beautiful blue sea trying to find the perfect spot.  This story takes a humorous approach to both colors and environments.


By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.  Picture Book.

Peanut Butter and Jellyfish love to explore and go adventuring in the beautiful ocean.  But every time they swim past Crabby sitting on his rock, though, he's just a big meanie.  When Crabby gets trapped by a fisherman, Peanut Butter and Jellyfish have to decide if they're going to help set Crabby free.  This colorful underwater story can help children remember that even grumpy pals might just need a good friend.


By Fred Koehler
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2016.  Picture Book.

No one appreciates Little Jumbo the elephant in all his efforts to save the day.  To grownups, his superpowers seem to cause a lot of messes.  But in the end, Little Jumbo's heart is in the right place as he tries to help those around him, and he makes a new friend in the process.  A fun companion to How to Cheer Up Dad, this story is a great reminder that we can all be a super friend!


By Julie Lacome
Candlewick Press, 1993.  Picture Book.

Join in on a jungle adventure as we see and hear exotic animals.  There's a snake, a lion, a monkey, and more.  This is a fun way to jumpstart a little imagination as your preschooler pretends to explore an unusual habitat.  Watch out for that crocodile!


By Helen Cooper
Editorial Juventud,  2008.  Picture Book.

Cat, Squirrel, and Duck live happily in their little white cabin eating pumpkin soup each day.  All is well until Duck decides that he wants to be the one to stir the soup.  After a big squabble, Duck leaves his friends behind.  Soon the friends realize they all need each other and that sometimes friendship requires a little compromise...and some good pumpkin soup!


By H.A. Rey
Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002.  Picture Book.

George is so excited when his friend, the man with the yellow hat, gives him a new bicycle.  He takes it on all kinds of adventures and even decides to help another friend with his paper route.  But as is typical, George manages to get himself into all kinds of trouble!  Discover how he manages to find a way out of his predicament in another classic installment of the Curious George series.

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