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I AM INVITED TO A PARTY: AN ELEPHANT AND PIGGY BOOK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Willems
Author's First Name: 
Mo
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2007

Gloomy Gerald elephant and joyful, optimistic Pig entertain early readers in four books containing minimalist paintings and spare texts. The two irresistible friends encounter quirky problems and triumph over each one with totally unpredictable solutions.

KNUFFLE BUNNY TOO: A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Willems
Author's First Name: 
Mo
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2007

Trixie takes Knuffle Bunny to preschool and finds that someone else has a Knuffle Bunny, too! A mix-up is discovered at 2:30 a.m. What's a parent to do? Comic-book style art and photographs create the perfect backdrop for this second bunny romp.

JAZZ BABY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Wheeler
Author's First Name: 
Lisa
Illustrator's First Name: 
R. Gregory
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Christie
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2007

The entire family joins in an impromptu dance party when Daddy puts his vinyl record on the turntable. Lively, brightly colored gouache paintings are a perfect match for the rhyming text which exudes the joyous rhythms of jazz.

LEAVES

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stein
Author's First Name: 
David Ezra
Publisher: 
Putnam
Publication Date: 
2007

From falling leaves to hibernation, vibrant watercolors and a simple story that respects a young child’s sense of wonder chronicle a young bear’s first experience with the changing seasons.

I'M THE BIGGEST THING IN THE OCEAN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sherry
Author's First Name: 
Kevin
Publisher: 
Dial
Publication Date: 
2007

An exuberant giant squid is puffed with pride at being bigger than any of the sea's inhabitants until he meets an enormous and less-friendly creature. Sherry’s collage and watercolor illustrations, layered on Plexiglas, are full of humor and surprise.

RABBIT'S GIFT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Shannon
Author's First Name: 
George
Illustrator's First Name: 
Laura
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Dronzek
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2007

Rabbit finds two turnips and shares one with a friend. That friend shares the turnip with another friend. And so it goes until the turnip comes full circle and the friends gather to enjoy their bounty. Beautifully illustrated in acrylics, this folktale shines.

FIRST THE EGG

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Seeger
Author's First Name: 
Laura Vaccaro
Publisher: 
Roaring Brook
Publication Date: 
2007

Neither asking nor answering the eternal question of which came first, lushly colored and textured illustrations combine with precisely designed die-cuts to illustrate a variety of processes: from egg to chick, tadpole to frog, seed to flower, and finally, word to story.

DOG AND BEAR: TWO FRIENDS, THREE STORIES

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Seeger
Author's First Name: 
Laura Vaccaro
Publisher: 
Roaring Brook
Publication Date: 
2007

Three stories of friendship between two distinct personalities, Dog and Bear, will delight even the youngest reader. Bold, bright illustrations on white backgrounds emphasize the characters’ bonds, capturing each moment and focusing the reader’s eye.

ALLIGATOR BOY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rylant
Author's First Name: 
Cynthia
Illustrator's First Name: 
Diane
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Goode
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2007

Sometimes it's more fun to be someone else, as a little boy discovers when he dons an alligator head and tail that help him make new friends and fend off a bully. An old-fashioned setting and silly rhymes add to the charm.

BOW-WOW BUGS A BUG

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Newgarden
Author's First Name: 
Mark
Second Author's First Name: 
Megan Montague
Second Author's Last Name: 
Cash
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2007

In this wordless comic-style picture book, a blue-collared canine doggedly tracks a tiny dot of a bug around the block until a jumbo-size bug-and-dog combo turns the tables on them.

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