A boy who prefers drawing to all other activities fails to impress his teacher and principal with his lackluster grades until the local librarian encourages him to enter a book-making contest. By the best-selling author of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.
Fly can’t wiggle like a worm. He can’t jump like a grasshopper. And he can’t swing like a spider.
Don’t give up, Fly! Keep trying, and with a little help from your garden friends, you’ll find your own special talent.
From acclaimed illustrator Karl Newsom Edwards, this is a story about self-discovery through perseverance that encourages toddlers to get up and move to their own buggy groove!
From creepy-crawly beetles and scary spiders to beautiful butterflies, this playful guide will grab bug-crazy kids! Funny picture-packed pages provide tons of information on tons of bugs, with each spread focusing on one particular creature. Plus, the book comes with a magnifying glass so budding “detectives” can complete the “missions” they’ll find throughout.
Comes with an audio CD!
The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit
By Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson sends Peter Rabbit to the fair!
A fair has come to the Lake District! And Peter and Benjamin are forbidden to go. Driven by their ever-insatiable curiosity, the rabbits sneak into the fair to have a look-around. Mesmerized by all the activity, the rabbits stand incredibly still, watching. Suddenly, a little girl picks up Peter, declaring him to be her stuffed animal prize! Covered in kisses and stuffed in her bag, Peter Rabbit is taken on his first-ever roller coaster. Benjamin is barely able to rescue Peter, and the two bound home, smelling of the fair.
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
By John Hendrix
With perfect pacing, the multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen dig down for a deadpan tale full of visual humor.
Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find… nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all. Attentive readers will be rewarded with a rare treasure in this witty story of looking for the extraordinary – and finding it in a manner you’d never expect.
A Perfectly Messed-Up Story
By Patrick McDonnell
In this interactive and engaging read-aloud, bestselling author and award-winning artist Patrick McDonnell creates a funny, engaging, and almost perfect story about embracing life’s messes.
Little Louie’s story keeps getting messed up, and he’s not happy about it! What’s the point of telling his tale if he can’t tell it perfectly? But when he stops and takes a deep breath, he realizes that everything is actually just fine, and his story is a good one – imperfections and all.
Once Upon an Alphabet
Written & illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
THE alphabet book to top all others, from the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Day the Crayons Quit!
“If words make up the stories and letters make up the words, then stories are made up of letters. In this menagerie we have stories made of words, made FOR all the letters.”
The most inventive and irresistible book of the year spans a mere 26 letters (don’t they all!) and 112 pages. From an Astronaut who’s afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, Once Upon an Alphabet is a creative tour de force from A through Z. Slyly funny in a way kids can’t resist, and gorgeously illustrated in a way readers of all ages will pour over, this series of interconnected stories and characters explores the alphabet in a way that will forever raise the bar.
In Once Upon an Alphabet, #1 New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers has created a stunning collection of words and artwork that is a story book, alphabet book, and gorgeously designed art book all in one.