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Elmo (with his mommy as spotting for safety) demonstrates a somersault, cartwheel, and tripod-into-handstand to show toddlers how much fun it can be to move around, shake things up, and get some exercise! The tone is full of energy and emphasizes enjoyment of physical activity rather than imparting a weighty message. Sturdy board pages will hold up to repeated readings, which this engaging book is sure to get.
It's your lovable pal Grover, showing you how easy it is to move around-even with a book. In fact, Grover will show you how to use this book as part of your workout, by running under it, over it, and around and around for pages of heart-pumping fun. A page of tips for parents is also included.From the Hardcover edition.
"Little ghost, all dressed in white, Walking on a summer's night, (Hoooo, hooo,) Calling to her childhood friend, Asking him to come and play, But his hair stands up on end. Billy Watson runs away."
A Tall tale about the power of teamwork<P><P> When sweet Little Isabelle's family plants a carrot seed one day, tall Papa Joe, wide Mama Bess, and strong Brother Abel all do their part. But when Little Isabelle wants to help too, Brother Abel just laughs. "What can you do?" he asks. "I'll sing and dance to the carrot to make it grow", she says. "And come summer, we'll have little cups of sweet carrot puddin'". Sure enough, that carrot takes a fancy to Little Isabelle's singing and dancing and grows to an amazing height -- proving that great things can be accomplished when everyone works together. <P> Based on an old Russian folktale, and complete with a scrumptious recipe for carrot puddin', this wonderfully humorous story shows the strength of teamwork and the power of a touch of imagination.
What can Mooch the cat give Earl the dog when Earl has everything? The answer, of course, is nothing. This simple picture book story features characters from McDonnell's popular comic strip, "Mutts." Illustrations.
So begins the rollicking chase around Matti's kitchen and out into the countryside as Matti's mother, his father, the cat, and the dog run after the boisterous, bouncing Gingerbread Baby, only to be joined by a flock of goats, Martha and Madeline, a crowd of villagers and more. The Gingerbread Baby stays just out of reach, daring them to catch him all along the way! But Matti's not with them. He's at home, and we see him in the borders patting and rolling and putting something into the oven. What is he making? Will he ever see his Gingerbread Baby again? Yes! In a delicious twist at the end that surprises even that mischievous Gingerbread Baby.
Simple bilingual English/Spanish text will captivate English language learners as they focus on the habitats, behaviors, and physical adaptations of the giraffe.
Arthur's little sister wants to wear glasses like her brother and tries to prove she needs them.
Beautiful and amazing dual art elements and center spread pop up tell the story of Christ's birth on earth, and shows the angels' preparation in heaven.
Die-cut pages through which bits of a monster are revealed are designed to help a child control nighttime fears of monsters.
Thomas is taking the judge to the train show! He speeds up a hill, across a ridge, through a tunnel, and over a bridge. But as soon as Thomas starts to go fast--screech!--he has to slow down. A goat is in the way, the wind is pushing him back, the tunnel is very dark, and logs are on the track! As soon as Thomas gets past each delay, he gets to go fast--at last! But will they reach the show on time? Go, Thomas, go!
As Little Cub and her family prepare to celebrate the most special day of the year, the curious young polar bear begins to wonder... "Who invented Christmas?" Mama's answer only leads to more questions like "Is God more important than Santa?" So she and Little Cub head off on a polar expedition to find God and to see how he gave them Christmas. Along the way, they find signs that God is at work all around them. Through Mama's gentle guidance, Little Cub learns about the very first Christmas and discovers that... Jesus is the best present of all. This enchanting tale provides the perfect opportunity to help young children celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and to discover how very much God loves them.From the Hardcover edition.
When a charming polar bear cub climbs into bed one night, she asks her Mama a very important question--one that little "human cubs" often wonder about, too: "Where did I come from?"As Mama bear tucks her youngest cub under the quilts, she gently, tenderly, and reassuringly communicates the message loving parents everywhere (bears and non-bears alike) want their little ones to hear: "We wanted you very, very much, and we are so very glad because--God gave us you." Perfect for bedtime, naptime, storytime or anytime, God Gave Us You provides a valuable opportunity to build children's self-esteem every day and assure each one that he or she truly is a welcomed, precious, and treasured gift from the Lord. Also available in the God Gave Us series:God Gave Us TwoGod Gave Us ChristmasGod Gave Us HeavenGod Gave Us LoveGod Gave Us So MuchFrom the Hardcover edition.
THE PAIN AND the Great One are going places! In these new stories the kids are on the go--the Pain needs a trip to the emergency room; the family goes to the mall and not everyone stays together; the kids visit a county fair and want to ride the Super Slide; and a beach outing includes a boogie board. Lots more action and adventure for the dynamic duo who never stay still. From the Hardcover edition.
This unique Passover board book shows a brother and sister on a "hametz hunt," looking for breadcrumbs before the start of the Passover holiday.
What's a farmer to do when he sees hundreds of miners heading west to get rich? Join them! Jasper is off to California with dreams of the gold that will fill his pans to overflowing. This year is the 150th anniversary of the Gold Rush, and the punchy, rhythmic verse and fun, detailed illustrations of this book combine to bring this vibrant period in American history to life.
The wise man Pundabi tries to help the king see the poverty and suffering in his kingdom by solving the mystery of the Golden Serpent.
Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur... and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. One day--for no particular reason--they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then--for no particular reason--they decided to go... someplace else. They were definitely not setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl. Definitely not! This new take on a fairy-tale classic is so funny and so original--it could only come from the brilliant mind of Mo Willems.
In this heart-stealing picture book, fine artist Robert Rahway Zakanitch gives us 16 masterful, soulful, impossibly expressive portraits of dogs, and Maya Gottfried wonderfully captures their voices and inner personalities in 16 enchanting poems. It's a doggie delight! These dogs beg to be patted, tickled, scratched, and ruffled. Which one will be your best friend?