By Carson Ellis
Readers are invited to imagine the dramatic possibilities to be found in the natural world, even the humblest back garden! With exquisitely-detailed illustrations that will appeal to children and art-lovers alike, and a wonderfully playful invented language, we soon find ourselves speaking “Bug” … Du iz tak? What is that?
A former Children’s Poet Laureate presents a blockbuster collection of all-new poetry penned by some of the most beloved and celebrated poets of our timeùincluding Jack Prelutsky, Jon Scieszka, Mary Ann Hoberman, Nikki Grimes, Lemony Snicket, Jane Yolen and many moreùilluminated with dreamlike wit and whimsy by an award-winning, New York Times illustrator.
A sequel to Goodnight Songs by the beloved author of Goodnight Moon celebrates the beauty and wonder of nature throughout the seasons of the year and is complemented with illustrations by 12 award-winning artists including Floyd Cooper, David Small and Bob Staake.
Some fine day, just run away
To a long unscheduled day
To where great clouds go sailing by
Above the birds and butterfly.
Fluffy clouds, butterflies, furry bunnies, and life from a bug’s-eye view: This stunning sequel to the New York Times bestseller Goodnight Songs celebrates the beauty and wonder of nature all year long. Once again, a treasure trove of Margaret Wise Brown’s newly uncovered verses receives loving treatment from 12 award-winning artists, including Floyd Cooper, Peter Brown, David Small, Molly Idle, and Bob Staake. From a little bear singing one morning in May to a soft snowfall, mysterious, deep, and glowing, each song is magical.
An accompanying CD, with lilting songs beautifully composed and sung by Emily Gary and Tom Proutt, makes this the perfect gift for children.
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.