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Abby Cadabby is feeling blue because it's her birthday--and no one remembered! Even a walk around Sesame Street with Elmo doesn't cheer Abby up. But there's something going on behind the scenes, and toddlers will figure out just before Abby does that there's a happy--and pink--surprise waiting for her right inside her own front door: Grover, Murray, Zoe, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster are giving Abby a birthday party after all!
Cookie Monster is baking loads of his favorite cookies at the Sesame Street Bakery. But the tasty treats get gobbled up so fast by his friends--Elmo, Big Bird, Grover, Bert, Ernie, and the others--that Cookie never even gets to taste them! Will he ever get to eat one of his own cookies? Lots of humor and catchy rhyming text in this Step 2 graded reader will make kids giggle every single time! Elmo and Cookie Monster share the spotlight on a brand-new cover for a favorite bestselling title.
Everybody on Sesame Street is friends with everyone else. Elmo, Grover, Big Bird, Zoe, Abby, Cookie Monster, Bert, and Ernie laugh, play, and celebrate together. Whether it's two, three, or four pals sharing, in the end, everyone on this street is part of one big circle of friends. Sturdy board pages are perfect for a book that toddlers will come back to again and again for a visit with THEIR Sesame Street friends.
Elmo and his pet fish, Dorothy, are the greatest of friends. Elmo takes care of her and introduces her to his other friends, including Zoe, Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster. Elmo talks to Dorothy all the time. And--glug-glug--she answers Elmo in "fish-talk"! Scattered throughout the story are descriptions of how friends help each other: they keep each other company, share new experiences, cheer each other up, take care of each other, and much more. Toddlers will be familiar with Dorothy the goldfish from the "Elmo's World" segments on Sesame Street.
Elmo's bringing a present to Oscar. But the mysterious wrapped gift has a curious effect--it's making Elmo sneeze! And every time Elmo sneezes, something funny happens. The youngest readers will love following along as Elmo's sneezes cause laundry to fall off a line and much more in this Early Step into ReadingTM story
Elmo invites toddlers to dance along as he and his friends do the Hokey Pokey--with a bit of a twist! In addition to the usual--putting in hands, feet, and other body parts--there's Cookie Monster putting his cookie in, Big Bird shaking his tail feathers, and Bert doing--what else?--the Pigeon! Lots of interactive, laugh-out-loud fun for all!
Fans of the hit PBS Kids' holiday special The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! can relive the fun over and over with this Step 3 adaptation of the complete episode, written for children who are ready to read independently. From the Cat's Christmas Eve Party (with animal guests from all over the world), through his mishaps while attempting to return a young reindeer home in time to pull Santa's sled, readers will be introduced to a herd of elephants with an uncanny ability to smell water, a pod of dolphins who can communicate across far distances, and a single-minded army of Christmas Island crabs--all of whom demonstrate how working together is the best way to solve a problem, and how being home for the holidays is the best place to be!
The Cat in the Hat goes on a hairy adventure in this leveled reader for independent readers all about--what else?--hair! It's Crazy Hair Day at Sally and Nick's school, and the kids can't pick a style to wear. Curly or straight? Long or short? It's too hard to choose--until the Cat in the Hat arrives with his Wig-o-lator--a machine that allows the kids to "try on" the hairstyles of a yak, a fur seal, and a porcupine, with comical (and educational) results! Written specifically for children learning to read on their own, this Step 3 book is based on an episode of the hit PBS Kids' TV show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Young readers will flip their wigs over it!
Learning numbers can really be lots of fun! Around and about on Sesame Street, there are all sorts of things to be counted, from Muppets, moms, and Twiddlebugs to kites, fruit, and flowers. From one to ten, the countables are introduced in catchy rhymes that'll have toddlers--and grown-ups--practically dancing to the beat! Prompts throughout encourage toddlers to look for details and additional items to count.
A Step 2 Step into Reading Science Reader based on an episode of the hit PBS Kids TV show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Join the Cat in the Hat as he takes Sally and Nick on an adventure into space to learn the names of the eight planets in our solar system! Written in rhyme for children who can read with help, this Step 2 book is a great way to introduce beginning readers to basic concepts about space and to support the Common Core State Standards. Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
Step into reading with the Cat in the Hat in this leveled reader about animal tails based on an episode of the hit PBS Kids television show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! While playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Sally and Nick get to wondering: What would it be like to have a tail of their own? And how would you pick the best one? Enter the Cat in the Hat. To help the kids choose, he whisks them off to the jungle to see--and try on--a variety of tails that serve different purposes: A monkey's tail that is strong for holding onto branches; a quetzal's tail that is long and colorful for attracting a mate; and a rattlesnake's tail that makes sound as a warning. Written for children who are ready to read independently, this tale about tails is a fun, funny book that introduces kids to basic comparitive anatomy!
When Sally and Nick's maple tree won't grow, the Cat in the Hat knows who to call: Dr. Twiggles, who suggests they inspect its roots. A trip underground in the Thinga-ma-jigger is undertaken, and sure enough, the maple tree needs water (which Things One and Two procure in ridiculous overabundance) and sun (which the Cat supplements with a Brighta-ma-lighter). But as for getting syrup from the young sapling? That will take some 40 years! Written specifically for children learning how to read with help, this Step into Reading book is based on an episode of the hit PBS Kids' TV show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! It is perfect for springtime reading, Earth and Arbor Day celebrations--and yes, even pancake breakfasts!
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