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By the big red barn In the great green field, There was a pink pig who was learning to squeal. There were horses and sheep and goats and geese -- and a jaunty old scarecrow leaning on his hoe. And they all lived together by the big red barn. "Brown's melodic text is beguiling, while its subject, the big red barn that houses a menagerie of animals and their offspring, will have instant appeal to young children.
From best-selling author Margaret Wise Brown comes a wonderfully young and satisfying new book that's destined to become a read-aloud classic. Masterful use of rhyme and repetition and a gentle question and answer format will have children chiming right in as they discover all the different noises Bunny hears.
With her usual gentleness and warmth, Margaret Wise Brown tells little ones about the night Jesus was born: "O come, country shepherds O follow the light And welcome the baby This blessed night..." Other books by this author are available in this library.
Sleepy bunnies, sleepy kangaroos, and sleepy children snuggle down as night approaches. Originally published in 1943, this cozy story is a welcome addition to the classic board book line.
There was once a small pumpkin in a great big field, a very small green pumpkin the size of an apple. The little pumpkin dreams that one day he will grow up to be a fierce yellow pumpkin who scares the field mice, like the scarecrow does. Then one day in autumn, three children come to his field, and he unexpectedly gets the chance for his dream to come true ...
Once there was a little bunny. He was all alone. One day he found an egg. He could hear something moving inside the egg. What was it? So begins the Golden Easter classic about a bunny--and a little duck that is about to-- hatch!
Once there was a little bunny. He was all alone. One day he found an egg. He could hear something moving inside the egg. What was it?So begins the Golden Easter classic about a bunny--and a little duck that is about to hatch!
When a little boy named Peter asks his mother for a pet pig, he's in for a few surprises. But no matter how dirty, messy, noisy, or stubborn his unusual pet is, he's always perfect in Peter's eyes.
This beloved classic picture book begins: "In the great green room There was a telephone And a red balloon ..." What makes this a doubly enjoyable book is that each picture is described in detail: "[full-page illustration: a bunny rabbit in a red bed, lying on his back, head and shoulders on the pillow, under green blanket, with triangular folded peach-colored blanket at foot of bed. A red balloon is floating on the ceiling. To the left of his bed is a small dresser on which is a clock and a black telephone. To the right of his bed is a table on which sets a lighted lamp; a bowl of mush with a spoon in it; a comb and a brush. On the wall above Bunny's bed is a framed picture of 3 bears sitting in chairs. On the wall to Bunny's right is a window with the striped curtain pulled back. Through the window one can see a dark night with bright stars. Beside the window is a fireplace with a lit fire. On the fireplace mantel is another clock, and on the wall above the fireplace is a framed picture of a cow jumping over the moon. A pair of slippers is on the floor beside the bed. There is an oval rug on the floor at the foot of the bed and a tiger-skin rug on the floor at the side of the bed.]" A charming book. A wonderful story with which to end the day.
In brief rhyming text, this book lists all the types of insects the narrator likes. Picture descriptions added.
This Step 1 reader derives from a poem by the author of Goodnight Moon, children's literature legend Margaret Wise Brown. Its simple vocabulary, rhyme and rhythm, and vivid picture clues make it perfect for emergent readers, introducing them to an inviting underwater world and a successful reading experience! G. Brian Karas has created absolutely gorgeous art vignettes to showcase the incredibly varied fish and the kids who love them.
I like stars. Blue stars. Far stars. Shooting stars. I like stars!
The important thing about The Important Book -- is that you let your child tell you what is important about the sun and the moon and the wind and the rain and a bug and a bee and a chair and a table and a pencil and a bear and a rainbow and a cat (if he wants to). For the important thing about The Important Book is that the book goes on long after it is closed. What is most important about many familiar things -- like rain and wind, apples and daisies -- is suggested in rhythmic words and vivid pictures. 'A perfect book . . . the text establishes a word game which tiny children will accept with glee.' -- K.
There is a little island in the ocean--and this book is about how it is on that little island, how the seasons and the storm and the day and night change it, how the lobsters and seals and gulls and everything else live on it, and what the kitten who comes to visit finds out about it.
"Once upon a time in a cornfield there lived a scarecrow and his scarecrow wife and their little scarecrow boy. " So begins Margaret Wise Brown's long lost treasure about a little scarecrow boy and the lessons he learns from his scarecrow father every day of the world, until the time he decides to test his knowledge and himself. Published here for the first time as a picture book, The Little Scarecrow Boy is a timeless story about the things children cherish family, home, and their place in the world. Tender and funny, it celebrates the tradition of passing knowledge from one generation to the next, and the exuberance that comes with reaching one's full potential. Known for his stunning design and breathtaking craftsmanship, Caldecott medal recipient, David Diaz declares an entirely new direction with The Little Scarecrow Boy. He perfectly captures the essence of this all-but-forgotten gem of a story with a bright palette and a remarkably fresh, childlike view of the world.
Forgotten for decades in a dusty, tucked-away trunk, The Moon Shines Down brings to life once more the unmistakable voice of Margaret Wise Brown. This soon-to-be classic allows a whole new generation of children to discover, cherish, and enjoy the artistry of this beloved author. Never before published, The Moon Shines Down on children all over the world from right next door to across the sea, from where "a Dutch boy dreams" and "cowbells ring" to "across the sea in the Far, Far East", through the familiar prayer: I see the Moon And the Moon sees me. God bless the Moon, And God bless me. Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952) was a pioneer of children's literature, choosing to write the stories that children wanted to hear--rather than those that grown-ups wanted to tell. She is best known for her now classic Good Night Moon and Runaway Bunny, which remain among the world's best-selling children's books. Margaret was a prolific writer, and, at the peak of her career, she had over 100 books in print. Her untimely death left numerous manuscripts and ideas behind in various stages of completion. After a time, these were tucked away in a cedar trunk and largely forgotten. It is from this forgotten trunk that The Moon Shines Down was rescued. Illustrator Linda Bleck began her artistic career as a child, drawing on rolls of old blueprint paper supplied by her architect father. Later, she helped her mother, a freelance illustrator for Hallmark, paint in the details of her intricate drawings. Linda's work has appeared in The NewYorker, Time Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. She is also the writer and illustrator of the "Pepper the Dog" series, which won the National Parenting Publication Award. Linda and her family now live in southern Wisconsin . . . where the moon shines down on them, one and all. The Story Behind the Lost Manuscript . . . The Moon Shines Down from MARGARET WISE BROWN, the Author of Goodnight Moon The Moon Shines Down is being published for the first time 56 years after the death of the beloved children's author Margaret Wise Brown. Amazingly, this unpublished manuscript lay incomplete and forgotten in a cedar trunk in a Vermont barn. When it was discovered, the onionskin paper had yellowed and the paperclips that held the pages together had rusted. Children's book publisher, Laura Minchew, a longtime fan of Brown, took on the challenge to complete the work. Based on the New England Sampler prayer, "God Bless the Moon and God Bless Me," this soon-to-be bedtime classic is a prayer for God's blessing on all the world's children.
Four children creep downstairs during the night and experience the magic of Christmas Eve.
A bunny tells his mother he will run away in various ways and she explains how she will catch him no matter what he does.
Sneakers saw something. It was yellow and pink on the outside ... . Then he crept up to it and peeked in. On Sneakers' first trip to the seaside, his curious paws find surprises in the sand. There's a mischievous crab, playful shrimp, and a shell that echoes the roar of the ocean.
Roll down the tracks with a big train and a little train, from Kalamazoo to Timbuctoo and back. The little train has a little engineer, a little passenger car, a little dining car, a little coal car and a little caboose. The big train has . . .
A story about storks and their home on the wheel of a chimney.
Ages 3-6 Where has the Little Old Cat been? To see this and that Said the Little Old Cat Where does the Little Old Fish swim? Wherever I wish Said the Little Old Fish . . . Have you ever wondered where a cat or a squirrel has been or where a bird flies or a whale sails? How about why a bunny runs? With playful, rhyming verse, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? Perfectly captures the wonderful, wise questions that children ask every day.
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