Saturday, March 3, 2018

From Story Time: The Letter "U"

Read in Book Babies

Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!
Written by Wynton Marsalis
Illustrated by Paul Rogers
Candlewick Press, 2012.  Picture Book.

Squeak.  Eek.  Speak.  What's that sound?  The back door, accompanied by a nosy mouse and a sister's sax!  Join world-renowned jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis and acclaimed illustrator Paul Rogers for a rollicking, clanging, clapping tour of a busy neighborhood.  Ringing with exuberance and auditory delights, this book will open kids' ears to the infectious rhythms and rhymes of the sounds all around us.  --Publisher

Read in Toddler Time

I am a Unicorn!
By Michaela Schuett
Sky Pony Press, 2017.  Picture Book.

Goat keeps telling Frog he is NOT a unicorn.  But Frog truly believes he is.  He has a rainbow-colored (clip-on) tail, a pretty horn (party hat), and he can fly, too (on the swings).  In frustration, Frog kicks his can of Magical Unicorn Sparkles.  Boing, boing--it hits Sheep and Cow.  Then POOF!--it explodes on Frog.  And that's when real magic happens.  This hipster-friendly story will appeal to the young and old, and everyone who truly believes.  --Publisher

Read in Preschool Time

Monster's New Undies
Written by Samantha Berger
Illustrated by Tad Carpenter
Orchard Books, 2017.  Picture Book.

Monster is JUST FINE with his old undies, thank you very much. But when his undies fall apart, what's a monster to do? His mommy takes him shopping, of course! But finding the perfect pair of undies is not going to be easy. . .Will monster ever find the perfect pair of undies? With hilarious rhymes and bright, innovative illustrations, this bouncy tale of self-reliance is full of warmth and humor.  --Publisher

Read in Preschool Time

The Ugly Dumpling
Written by Stephanie Campisi
Illustrated by Shahar Kober
Mighty Media Kids, 2016.  Picture Book.

It’s not easy being the ugliest dumpling in a dim sum restaurant. Uneaten and ignored, the ugly dumpling is down in the dumps. But when an encouraging cockroach sees the dumpling’s inner beauty, this unlikely duo embarks on an eye-opening adventure, leading the ugly dumpling to discover its true identity and realize that being different is beautiful after all. A modern fairytale retelling with a timeless moral: There’s a little ugly dumpling in all of us.  --Publisher

Read in Monday Cuentos

By Antoinette Portis
Kalandraka Editora, 2008.  Spanish Picture Book.

Para un conejito imaginativo, una caja no es solo una caja.  --Publisher

Read in Friday Cuentos

Cómo lavar a un mamut lanudo
Written by Michelle Robinson
Illustrated by Kate Hindley
Ediciones Jaguar, 2014.  Spanish Picture Book.

¿Está tu mamut lanudo lleno de barro y hojas? ¡No te preocupes! solo sigue esta guía paso a paso ... y el día de baño de mamut lanudo será divertido para todos ... No dejes que le entre jabón en los ojos ...  --Publisher

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