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The Thankful Bookby Todd Parr
Synopses & Reviews
In the grand tradition of andldquo;Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittensandrdquo; comes an uplifting tribute to 100 everyday things worth celebrating. The list, in rhyming couplets, draws directly from a preschoolandshy;erandrsquo;s worldandmdash;from slippery floors to dinosaurs, from goldfish to a birthday wish. Amy Schwartz weaves a masterful balance between art and text, with each of the 100 items portrayed as its own well-observed and warmly detailed vignette. While the contents provide readers with a frame of reference for the quantity of andldquo;100andrdquo;andmdash;a celebratory milestone in preschools and early elementary gradesandmdash;the oversized pages envelop young children in the wonderful things surrounding them.
Praise for 100 Things That Make Me Happy
andquot;A fun, engaging read.andquot;
--School Library Journal, starred review
Pookins always gets her way. But as she learns when she meets a magic gnome capable of granting wishes,and#160;sometimes getting your way isn't always the best way. A new addition to the Laugh-Along Lessons series with parent/teacher discussion guide andand#160;bonus audio download.
Jealousy and reckless competition sends the Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chickenand#160;fleeing from hairy,and#160;bumpy, and dotty monsters! Now they mustand#160;run for their lives--or learn to work together. Includes downloadable audio!
The sloths at Sleepy Valley Sloth School are content in their slothfulness, until a new, energetic sloth named Sparky arrives. Unafraid to be herself, she finds a way to save the sloths and their school from closure in this new addition to the Laugh-Along Lessons series with parent/teacher discussion guide andand#160;bonus audio download.
"Score another one for Lester and Munsinger."and#160; and#8212;Publishers Weekly
The sloths at Sleepy Valley Sloth School are content in their slothfulness. One day, a new sloth arrives, a go-getter, a mover and a shakerand#8212;which is to say she actually moves. The other slothsand#160;think sheand#8217;s a pest, and she thinks theyand#8217;re bores, that is until a real boar arrivesand#8212;an official representative of S.O.S. (Society for Organizing Sameness) sent to close the school. Something has to be done, and all eyes turn to Sparky . . .
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; This new addition to the Laugh-Along Lessons series focuses on the importance of being true to yourself. Includes a parent/teacher discussion guide andand#160;downloadable audio!
The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chickenand#160;each think, "I am the greatest in the world." After a competition full of jealousy, boasting, and reckless spellcasting, they find themselves fleeing from hairy,and#160;bumpy, and dotty monsters! While running for their lives, the threeand#160;rivals realize that they can't defeat the monsters alone, andand#160;only byand#160;working together can they counter the powerful magic. Safe at last, they can still sometimes competeand#8212;but as friends.
This magical tale of friendship and teamwork is now part of a fun, value-priced 8" x 8" hardcover series about life lessons. Includes downloadable audio and information on the importance of teamwork!
About the Author
Todd Parr is the author of more than thirty books for children, including the New York Times bestselling The I Love You Book, The Earth Book, and The Thankful Book. He lives in Berkeley, California. For a complete list of Todd's books and more information, visit www.toddparr.com.
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