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A GOOD DAY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Henkes
Author's First Name: 
Kevin
Publisher: 
Greenwillow
Publication Date: 
2007

Watercolor pictures and a spare, almost poetic text reveal four small animals and four minor mishaps followed by four minor triumphs. Candy-bright colors, sensuously fat lines, expressive faces, and revealing postures turn breathtakingly simple into practically perfect.

THE CHICKEN-CHASING QUEEN OF LAMAR COUNTY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Harrington
Author's First Name: 
Janice N.
Illustrator's First Name: 
Shelley
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Jackson
Publisher: 
Melanie Kroupa
Publication Date: 
2007

“If you make those girls crazy, they won’t lay eggs,” warns Big Mama as a young girl practices to be the best chicken chaser in the county. Rollicking storytelling and exuberant collage illustrations showcase this sly and sassy heroine.

ORANGE PEAR APPLE BEAR

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gravett
Author's First Name: 
Emily
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 
2007

Using the four title elements and just five words, Gravett plays with language in a book suited to beginning readers or storytime sharing. The watercolor and pencil illustrations have a loose, scrawly line perfectly suited to this simple, funny story.

HALF A WORLD AWAY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gleeson
Author's First Name: 
Libby
Illustrator's First Name: 
Freya
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Blackwood
Publisher: 
Arthur A. Levine
Publication Date: 
2007

"Coo-ee!" calls Louie when his best friend, Amy, moves half a world away. Does his call really re-shape the clouds? Does Amy really hear him in her sleep? Delicate watercolor illustrations make deft use of color to connect the parted chums.

LIGHTSHIP

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Floca
Author's First Name: 
Brian
Publisher: 
Richard Jackson
Publication Date: 
2007

This on-board view of a lightship gives readers a peek at one of the now-vanished floating beacons that have guarded treacherous waterways since the mid-eighteenth century. Young eyes will spy the ship's orange cat in almost all the pictures.

HERE'S A LITTLE POEM: A VERY FIRST BOOK OF POETRY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Yolen
Author's First Name: 
Jane
Second Author's First Name: 
Andrew Fusek
Second Author's Last Name: 
Peters
Illustrator's First Name: 
Polly
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Dunbar
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2007

Old favorites and new discoveries abound in this cheerful collection that speaks to a young child's world. Exuberantly colored illustrations set against patterned pages invite sharing on a lap or in a group.

MOTHER GOOSE: NUMBERS ON THE LOOSE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Dillon
Author's First Name: 
Leo and Diane
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2007

Characters that literally parade across the pages, vibrant gouache and pencil illustrations, and Mother Goose verses featuring numbers combine in this perfect nursery book.

PRETTY SALMA: A LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD STORY FROM AFRICA

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Daly
Author's First Name: 
Niki
Publisher: 
Clarion
Publication Date: 
2007

Shopping list in hand, pretty Salma dons her blue scarf, white beads, stripy ntama, and yellow sandals, and starts off for market. Before you can say "don't go through the wild side of town," tricky Mr. Dog is wearing all of Salma's finery.

FRED STAYS WITH ME

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Coffelt
Author's First Name: 
Nancy
Illustrator's First Name: 
Tricia
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Tusa
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2007

Traveling to and from her divorced parents' houses, a young girl's one constant is her dog, Fred. When Fred barks too much or eats all the socks, she firmly reminds everyone in this gentle, empowering story that "Fred stays with ME!"

MAY I PET YOUR DOG?: THE HOW-TO GUIDE FOR KIDS MEETING DOGS (AND DOGS MEETING KIDS)

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Calmenson
Author's First Name: 
Stephanie
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jan
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Ormerod
Publisher: 
Clarion
Publication Date: 
2007

Trusty dachshund Harry explains to young humans and their parents the proper etiquette for meeting unfamiliar dogs. Simple watercolor illustrations and a question and answer format make these lessons engaging, encouraging, and accessible.

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