|The Hungry Thing, by Jan Slepian/Ann Seidler, illus. by Richard E. Martin|
|The Hungry Thing wants shmancakes and
tickles and feetloaf, but no one knows what he means! What
can the townspeople feed The Hungry Thing before he begins to devour their
entire town? Read the story to help them solve the mystery! This story had my
children laughing out loud as they helped the townspeople solve each mysterious
food The Hungry Thing wanted.
|Hey, Little Baby!, by Nola Buck, illus. by R. W. Alley|
|A big sister wants to teach the new baby all of the wonderful
things she herself can do! This book is illustrated by R. W. Alley who did
Paddington Bear, and is done every bit as well as--and I think
better than--that book. The story is bouncy, rhyming and fun to read. This
is another good addition to your library if you have children and a new baby.
|Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Judith Viorst, illus. by Ray Cruz|
|I have this book in English and Spanish, and it is every
bit as funny in both languages! I have seen this book used by motivational speakers
to break the ice with their audiences. Everyone can identify with poor Alexander
who wants to "move to Australia" every time something goes wrong in his life--which
is pretty often. In the end, his mother tells him, "Some days are like that--even in
Australia." This is an excellent book to have in your collection.
|Humpty Dumpty's Bedtime Stories, by Various, illus. by Kelly Oechsli|
|This book is a wonderful collection of stories and poems
with illustrations that fit each one like a glove! I like almost every story in this
book, and many are well worth sharing with your children again and again! I read from
this book when I need a quick story that I know my children will enjoy even if they have
heard it before.
|All By Myself, by Mercer Mayer, illus. by Mercer Mayer|
|Many of Mercer Mayer's Little Critter books
are very good books to have in your own collection. This one was one of the first
we bought for our first child, and it has served us well through three more little ones.
All By Myself is a theme most small children can easily identify with
as they learn to become more independent in getting themselves ready for various
activities. As usual, Mercer Mayer's illustrations are excellent for little eyes.