Saturday, February 25, 2017

From Story Time: The Letter "T"

Read in Book Babies

Written by Stephen W. Martin
Illustrated by Juan Carlos Solon
Owlkids Books, Inc., 2015.  Picture Book.

Robot likes to SMASH!  He likes to smash everything in sight...until he encounters a bright magenta "Super-SMASHY girl robot."  Then Robot starts to envision all of the lovely games he could play and all of the places he could go with his Super-SMASHY girl robot.  Unfortunately, Robot discovers firsthand that the sweet, large pink robot with a bow on her head likes to smash too.  But despite his now slightly-diminished stature, it must be true love.  Fun, pixel-style illustrations and simple text make for a "smashing" read aloud for the tiniest of readers.

Read in Toddler Time

Written by Karen Beaumont
Illustrated by David Catrow
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2011.  Picture Book.

Tommy is having a super rough day.  He's lost his t-r-u-c-k!  Mom, Dad, brother, and sister all try to cheer him up and distract him from missing his truck, but it's no use.  Tommy looks everywhere -- in all the drawers, under the bed, behind the shower curtain ("Oops!  Not there!"), in the yard, and up in the tree.  But that t-r-u-c-k is gone, gone, gone.  But Tommy sees Bowser the dog digging a huge hole with something red sticking up...could it be?  Rhyming text provides a great opportunity for little ones to improve their prediction skills, and don't be surprised if they start spelling t-r-u-c-k right along with you!

Read in Preschool Time

Written by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha
Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino
HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.  Picture Book.

Mr. Gilly drives his trash truck all around Trashy Town cleaning up the trash.  He picks up the trash from the school, the park, the doctor's office, and the fire station.  He cleans and cleans until his trash truck is full.  After taking the town's trash to the dump, it's time for Mr. Gilly to clean up one more thing--it's bath time!  Bold, simple illustrations combined with repetitive text ("Dump it in, smash it down, give around the Trashy Town!) create a delightful read aloud for young children.

Read in Preschool Time

Written by Tom Angleberger
Illustrated by John Hendrix
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015.

Thursdays are a special day for McToad because he gets to mow Tiny Island.  But getting to Tiny Island from Big Island is quite the feat -- one that includes a truck, train, forklift, airplane, helicopter, boat, and crane!  Your little transportation enthusiasts will love following the bright and incredibly detailed pen, ink, and acrylic machinery through this delightful circular story.

Read in Friday Cuentos

Written by Don Wood
Illustrated by Audrey Wood
Translated by Teresa Mlawer
Child's Play International, 2005 (c 1984).  Picture Book.

El pequeño ratón se preocupa que el oso grande, hambriento tomará su fresa recientemente escogida, madura, roja para se.

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