|Cecily G. and the 9 Monkeys, by H. A. Rey, illus. by H. A. Rey|
|Cecily Giraffe loses her own family and finds
a family of monkeys that needs a new home. They move in with Cecily
and have a wonderful time playing together. This is actually the first
book to include an appearance by Curious George!
|Socks for Supper, by Jack Kent, illus. by Jack Kent|
|An old farmer and his wife find a pleasant surprise
when they trade a pair of socks for some milk and cheese. I enjoy many of
Jack Kent's stories very much. I found this one in an antique shop, and I am
so glad I did. This is a very enjoyable tale.
|Sherman the Sheep, by Kevin Kiser, illus. by Rowan Barnes-Murphy|
|Another clever telling of the age-old story with the
moral "The grass is not always greener on the other side of the
fence." My children and I had fun making up a little tune for the song the
sheep sing as they search for the "best field in the whole valley".
|When the Walrus Comes, by Chris Riddell, illus. by Chris Riddell|
|Wonderful, colorful illustrations and simple sentences
carry you and your child off to an island where dozens of monkeys romp and play
with a young boy and his walrus pal. A neat story about imagination.
|The Blah, by Jack Kent, illus. by Jack Kent|
|This is the story of a little boy named Billy whom
no one seemed to notice. Finally, after being "jostled" by his older brother,
Billy decided that he should be King of the Blahs and lead his army into
battle against the terrible, awful jostler named Richard. In the end, Billy
realizes that everyone feels like a Blah now and then. Another Jack Kent