Saturday, December 3, 2016

From Story Time: The Letter "M"


Written by Don Wood
Illustrated by Audrey Wood
Blue Sky Press, 2002.  Picture Book.

Little Mouse is snug in his cozy house getting ready for Christmas.  But the Big Hungry Bear is all alone in his snowy cave at the top of the hill.  He's lonely and sad that no one ever gives him a gift for Christmas.  Little Mouse can't let that happen, so the mouse decides to be brave and pack up some presents to take to the bear.  But the Big Hungry Bear wakes up!  What will happen?  Little Mouse is in for a BIG Christmas surprise!  This is a lovely reminder to think of others during the holiday season.


By Mike Austin
Harper, 2013.  Picture Book.

Three very bright red, yellow, and blue monsters help four little monsters color their gray fur as they "scribble, scribble, mix, dance, and wiggle!"  The colors mix and mix until they have created purple, orange, green, and a super rainbow mashup.  This is a great story to not only get kids up and moving, but to learn the concept of primary and secondary colors too!


Written by Laura Numeroff
Illustrated by Felicia Bond
Harper Collins, 1991.  Picture Book.

This is another fantastic read aloud from the Numeroff/Bond dream team.  A young boy and a massive moose spend an adventurous afternoon together in a story that will inspire lots of giggles.  There's just something about this huge bipedal creature in a red cardigan and daisy dreaming of blackberry jam!  The circular story gives little ones the opportunity to sharpen their prediction skills.  A delight!


Written by Charles Ghigna
Illustrated by Ag Jatkowska
Picture Window Books, 2013.  Picture Book.

Children take in all the sights of winter, from snowflakes to sleds and skates to cookies and hot cocoa.  Full of toddlers' familiar winter favorites, this simple rhyming read aloud offers all text in both Spanish and English.

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