Saturday, February 10, 2018

From Story Time: The Letter "R"

Read in Book Babies

Written by David LaRochelle
Illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
Walker Books for Young Readers, 2013.  Picture Book.

When Cow gets her hooves on the farmer's car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country. Moooo! But a bump in the road brings this joy ride to a troublesome end. Moo-moo. . . Has Cow learned her lesson about living life in the fast lane? Moo?

Pairing two talented creators who managed to tell a complete story with just one word―MOO―this imaginative story will have readers laughing one moment and on the edge of their seats the next, as it captures the highs and lows of a mischievous cow's very exciting day.  --Publisher

Read in Toddler Time

Rhyming Dust Bunnies
By Jan Thomas
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2009.  Picture Book.

Bug! Rug! Mug! Hug! These dust bunnies love to rhyme. Well, except for Bob. Much to the other bunnies’ frustration, Bob can never get the rhythm right. Then he saves everyone from a big, scary monster wielding—gasp!—a broom, and they all breathe a sigh of relief. But can Bob save them from the big, scary monster’s next attack? Vrrrrrroooommm . . .  --Publisher

Read in Preschool Time

Squish Rabbit
By Katherine Battersby
Viking, 2011.  Picture Book.

Squish is just a little rabbit.  But being little can lead to big problems.  Sometimes Squish is hard to hear...or see.  And it isn't easy making friends.  But no matter how little Squish is, one thing is certain...he has a very large heart.  --Publisher

Read in Preschool Time

Falling for Rapunzel
Written by Leah Wilcox
Illustrated by Lydia Monks
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2008.  Picture Book.

When the prince spies Rapunzel high in her tower, he's convinced she is the girl of his dreams.  Of course he thinks he can save her the traditional way, but this is no traditional Rapunzel.  She throws down everything but what the prince asks for -- including a surprise that makes all his dreams come true.  A hilarious tale of how misunderstandings can lead to "happily ever after."  --Publisher

Read in Monday Cuentos

Doña Eremita, reina de la carretera
Written by Quentin Blake
Translated by Carmen Diana Dearden
Ediciones Ekaré, 2013.  Spanish Picture Book.

Doña Eremita recibe un regalo de su tío "Un coche y llaves del mismo." Tras múltiples golpes y accidentes, el coche termina en el chasis. Historia divertida y disparatada.  --Publisher

Read in Friday Cuentos

El ratoncito, la fresa roja y madura, y el gran oso hambriento
Written by Don Wood
Illustrated by Audrey Wood
Translated by Teresa Mlawler
Child’s Play International, 2005.  Spanish Picture Book.

El ratoncito hara cualquier cosa para evitar que el gran oso hambriento le quite su fresa.  El oso tiene todas las de ganar, aunque…¿quién ha sido más astuto que un zorro en esta historia? --Publisher

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