Saturday, March 17, 2018

From Story Time: The Letter "W"

Read in Book Babies

Written by Anna Kang
Illustrated by Christopher Weyant
Two Lions, 2017.  Picture Book.

Two fuzzy friends go to an amusement park. They try to convince each other that there are much scarier things than the roller coaster. Hairy spiders! Aliens! Fried ants! They soon discover that sometimes being scared isn’t as “scary” as they thought. With expressive illustrations and simple text, this giggle-inducing tale about (not) being scared features the endearing characters from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award­ winner You Are (Not) Small.  --Publisher

Read in Toddler Time

Squeak, Rhumble, 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 Preschool Time

By James Proimos
Scholastic Press, 2015.  Picture Book.

What's a penguin to do when he can't find his new best friend?  Yesterday he made a friend who was an absolutely spectacular dancer, but now he can't find him anywhere!  Waddle...waddle...belly slide! along as his search takes him high and low, to surprising new friends and unexpected dangers.  Acclaimed creator James Proimos brings his zest and zany humor to this charming story about appreciating our friends--and ourselves.  --Publisher

Read in Preschool Time

I'll Wait, Mr. Panda
By Steve Antony
Scholastic Press, 2016.  Picture Book.

Mr. Panda is making a surprise.  What is it?  The animals must wait and see.  But waiting is boring.  Mr. Panda shows that good things come to those who wait!  --Publisher

Read in Monday Cuentos

By Frann Preston-Gannon
Lata de Sal, 2017.  Spanish Picture Book.

Pepper es un gato que vive plácidamente y que adora todos los días de la semana hasta que un día de la semana llega una sorpresa inesperada (como todas las sorpresas) ... llega un nuevo gato, un gato que será ... su hermano! Con él tendrá que compartir juguetes, mimos, comida ... eso es demasiado para Pepper y antes de que el nuevo gatito diga "miau", Pepper ya lo detesta completamente. Pero el gatito no desiste en su empeño por agradar y Pepper termina rindiéndose por completo a sus encantos ... aunque sin pasarse! Un libro que trata de manera súper divertida el momento de la llegada de un hermano/a o de un nuevo miembro de la familia que puede desestabilizar tu mundo en un momento.  --Publisher

Read in Friday Cuentos

El paseo del elefante
By Hirotaka Nakano
Lata de Sal, 2016.  Spanish Picture Book.

El paseo del elefante es una historia sencilla que esconde la complejidad del optimismo y de la actitud ante la vida. Cada uno de los animales que acompañan al elefante en su paseo le aportan compañía pero también un peso que aunque puede ser a veces insoportable ... con una actitud positiva se supera.  --Publisher

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