Tuesday, April 4, 2017

From Story Time: The Letter "Y"

Read in Book Babies

Written by Ellen Jackson
Illustrated by Brendan Wenzel
Beach Lane Books, 2015.  Picture Book.

There are so many kinds of little babies!  Baby tigers, penguins, elephants, birds, and more.  All of these babies may be different, but they have lots in common...most of which consists of being beastly!  Babies wriggle around and slobber and spill and are stinky, but each one is precious and loved dearly by their mother.  Best of all, those little babies eventually grow up and have babies of their own...and then it's payback time!  Rhyming text and silly-faced illustrations are great attention-getters that make this an extra fun toddler read aloud.

Read in Toddler Time

Written by Susan Verde
Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Abrams, 2015.  Picture Book.

A young girl feels small in our big world, and things around her seem to move too fast.  But she realizes that she can still her body, quiet her mind, and slow her breath.  Her imagination takes flight as she practices a series of different yoga poses.  Spare text and delicate watercolor illustrations provide a beautiful introduction to yoga basics and dealing with common childhood stress.

Read in Preschool Time

Written by Mem Fox
Illustrated by Laura Ljungkvist
Beach Lane Books, 2013.  Picture Book.

Little ladybug loves to hide!  This twist on the classic I Spy provides lots of  search and find entertainment as kids discover all of the clever places ladybug camouflages herself.  This is a perfect book for a call and response read aloud ("Yoo hoo, ladybug!  Where are you?") or for quiet individual activity time.

Read in Preschool Time

Written by Sharon G. Flake
Illustrated by Anna Raff
Boyds Mills Press, 2016.  Picture Book.

Duck thinks he's a cat and loves to meow.  But this drives Cat absolutely bonkers!  He tries over and over (without success) to convince Duck that he's a duck, but soon discovers that Duck also likes to be a squirrel, a rooster, and a cow.  This fun read aloud features multimedia illustrations and plenty of opportunity to make all of the silly animal noises that your kids love!

Read in Cuentos

By Petr Horáček
Editorial Juventud, 2009.  Picture Book.

Mi elefante es divertido, grande y un poco torpe, pero nunca está demasiado ocupado para jugar conmigo.  (Publisher)

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