Saturday, March 25, 2017

From Story Time: The Letter "X"

Read in Book Babies

By A.J. Smith
Sources Jabberwocky, 2014.  Picture Book.

Everybody knows that monsters roar, snarl, and grumble...but did you know that they love soccer, play video games, and brush their teeth?  It sounds like these little monsters may be just like the little monsters you have at your house!  This fun read aloud has silly, bright illustrations of all the things little monsters do, and a QR code at the end leads to even more of the story!

Read in Toddler Time

Written by Adam Rex
Illustrated by Scott Campbell
Roaring Brook Press, 2017.  Picture Book.

Ox is in love...with Gazelle.  Beautiful, famous, and somewhat self-absorbed Gazelle.  He writes love letters to her and is surprised that she responds.  And so begins a hilarious exchange between the large, clumsy, smelly, and devoted Ox, and the graceful, tidy, admired, and narcissistic Gazelle who could "never, ever love an ox." Or so she thinks.  Delightful watercolor illustrations combine with subtle humor (pay attention to the pictures!) to create an amusing and entertaining read aloud you won't want to miss!

Read in Preschool Time

By Ben Clanton
Candlewick Press, 2014.  Picture Book.

Gizmo, Sprinkles, and Wild love to build lots of creations with their blocks.  But Rex comes and wrecks everything they build!  Even when they build something big and strong, Rex wrecks it.  They are NOT happy.  The friends decide that maybe they should build something with Rex and discover that he's a great helper.  This is a fun read aloud that offers a great solution to preschoolers who deal with this common playtime problem!

Read in Preschool Time

By Emma Dodd
Harper, 2012.  Picture Book.

Little Emily can't sleep.  She's starting school in the morning and is nervous that she won't have everything she needs.  But Foxy shows up at her bedroom window with his magic tail.  Although he still needs practice with his magic (Emily gets an elephant when she asks for an eraser!), he reassures her that she'll make lots of new friends even without his help.  This is an appropriate read aloud for little ones nervous about their first day of school.

Read in Monday Cuentos

Written by Leo Broadley
Illustrated by Holly Swain
Scholastic, 2002.  Picture Book.

Cuando Pedro y sus amigos son atacados por un lobo hambriento, se pone valiente y le hace cambiar de idea de que lo quiere comer.  (Publisher)

Read in Friday Cuentos

By Petr Horáček
Editorial Juventud, 2014.  Picture Book.

Un pedazo de luna cae del cielo y el Ratoncito no puede resistirse a darle un mordisquito- y otro- ¿Pero qué le pasará ahora a la luna? ¿Ya no volverá a ser redonda?  (Publisher)

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