Saturday, February 11, 2017

From Story Time: The Letter "R"

Read in Book Babies

Written by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson
Illustrated by Brian Won
Scholastic Press, 2017.  Picture Book.

Spunky little monkey is sleepy and doesn't want to get out of bed, but before we know it, he's up and exercising!  "Ding dong, clap clap, stomp stomp, shake shake!"  This is an excellent read aloud for youngsters that employs multiple methods of involvement, including rhyming, call and response, changing book position, and physical activity.  Won's bold, colorful, and fun illustrations add to it all the more!

Read in Toddler Time

Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Chronicle Books, 2009.  Picture Book.

Is it a duck?  Or is it a rabbit?  We're not sure who's right or wrong, but this book emphasizes that we all see things a little differently!  Don't be surprised if the simple illustrations elicit giggles from your little ones.  What do they see from their perspective?  Help them build their vocabulary by letting them explain which animal they choose and why!

Read in Preschool Time

By James Dean
HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.  Picture Book.

Pete the Cat wants to play catch with his friends, but they're all doing something he builds a robot!  Robo-Pete likes to do whatever Pete the Cat likes to do, but Pete decides it's not very fun to play with someone to throws too far, runs too fast, and plays too loud.  When he returns to the playground with his friends, Pete realizes that "just being with friends is what makes it fun!"  Another great installment for kids who love the adventures of Pete the Cat.

Read in Preschool Time

By Jan Cabrera
Holiday House, 2014.  Picture Book.

You know the old familiar tune well, but as little dog and cat row gently down the stream, the song expands to include jungle animals and their sounds too!  Acrylic paint illustrations exhibit bold strokes and texture that add to the visual interest and fun.

Read in Monday Cuentos

By Miguel Cerro Rico
Pontevedra, 2016.  Picture Book.

"Un diluvio inunda el bosque y sus habitantes tendrán que salir adelante en un improvisado refugio. Un pequeño zorro se ofrece para buscar comida y agua, pero el grupo no cree en sus capacidades--ni en sus intenciones--y encomienda esas tareas a otros animales."  (Publisher)

Read in Friday Cuentos

Written by Victoria Pérez Escrivá
Illustrated by Claudia Ranucci
Zaragoza : Talleres Gráficos Edelvives, 2008.  Picture Book.

A los animales, ya sean grandes o pequeños, como el hipopótamo, el castor, el oso, la lagartija o la nutria, les encanta participar en todo tipo de pruebas deportivas y compartir el espíritu olímpico. Por eso tienen sus propias Animaliadas. Los osos tienen los brazos y las patas más fuertes, una canoa mejor ... Pero los ratones ganan la carrera de piraguismo. ¿Cómo lo han hecho?  (Publisher)

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