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Just like wild animal babies—the panda and the penguin, the orangutan and the otter—a tiny human child drifts off to sleep while a loving parent asks, “Where's my sleepy baby?” A warm and rhythmic story to read at bedtime.
When zookeeper Amos comes down with a cold, his own special charges take charge, hop the cross town bus, and gather at his bedside. A muted palette and delicate line drawings coalesce in a wistful and satisfying accompaniment to this tender tale.
Dog and Frog meet in the golden-green days of spring and embark on an unlikely friendship. Spare, poignant text and lush, seasonal watercolors take the reader from the joyful exuberance of summer to the bleakest days of winter and then back to “spring again.”
This posturing pooch has some great attitude... if you can wrap your tongue around his smooth tough freestyling! Raschka's definitely gotten silly with this one, poking fun at hardcore boastful rap and the hip hop personae while making an attempt at defining its allure. Radunsky's blotchy illustrations - remarkably Raschka-esque - capture the juvenile tough pup at home in his cool-toned urban environment. Words are printed in differing font sizes and in moving shapes to help the reader read aloud. Remarkably funny for its dogginess, too, i.e. when the rhythm of the language devolves into woofing.
Bright, bold illustrations coupled with a simple rhyming narrative demonstrate the pleasures of tossing toys from a crib or highchair. Lap-sitters and early readers will delight in joining Baby Rabbit’s exclamation, “Overboard!”
Thelonius Monster and eleventeen other monsters relish his fly pie recipe, a sticky sweet creation composed of prey from a dumpster, a sewer, and a pile of manure. Impeccable rhymes and exuberantly scruffy illustrations produce a delightful read-aloud.