Gerald and Piggy are back in the seventh installment of this exuberant beginning reader series. At first deterred by the weather, they discover that it is fun to play in the rain. Their joy is cut short when the sun comes out . . . or is it?
This cinematic circular tale flies young readers from sky to bed, bed to sky, and back again. A soothing text and crisp black scratchboard illustrations lit with yellow make bedtime a welcoming experience.
Separated from his mother, a baby Indian elephant finds a new family with a herd of buffalo, but soon must choose where he really belongs. Bold block prints and a rhyming text filled with sounds make this a great read-aloud.
Bears can’t draw. At least, that’s what two patronizing gentlemen tell an aspiring ursine artist. Cubist-style illustrations, a gradually expanding palette, and sly visual details combine to celebrate the triumph of self-expression and creativity.
Guards lock talented seamstress Anabel in a tower and give her one week to sew a dress fit for the princess. Unfortunately, she shares the room with a mischievous Hinky Pink. Lively storytelling paired with an old-world setting makes this a perfect read-aloud.
Welcome to astronaut school! An easy text and detailed illustrations provide fascinating and funny facts for young readers as they follow four aspiring astronauts preparing for an excursion into space.
Homebound after a heavy snowstorm, good friends Houndsley and Catina discover the simple joys that can be found on a cold, quiet, winter’s day. Expressive illustrations lend a whimsical note to this third entry in a gentle beginning reader series.