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This old van,and#160;and#160;
she passed one,
shining in the rising sun.
With a click clack rattle rack,
ready for some fun,
This old van says,
Take a rollicking ride in This Old Van, a joyful take on the classic childrenand#39;s counting song. As the colorfully painted vintage vehicle, driven by a really cool pair of grandparents, rolls down the highway, it passes one train, two bulldozers, three tractors, and four semis, right up to ten muddy motorbikes. And along the way, luggage flies off, horns honk, and the hurrying van zigs and zagsandmdash;till it arrives at its destination JUST IN TIME! You wonand#39;t be able to resist singing every fun verse out loud.
Celebrate the imaginationand#8212;and the love between father and sonand#8212;with this new board book edition of the fun, rhyming, and totally original story. On a hot summer's day, a young boy playfully sets out on a and#8220;crocodaddy huntand#8221; in the lake. And when he leaves the water with the grinning croc, something wonderful happens: Crocodaddy transforms intoand#8230;just DADDY. Bright, energetic illustrations highlight the story's humor and warmth.
Winter, spring, summer, and fall: In every season kids get dirty, so in every season kids need a bath! Go through the year with little bunnyand#8212;splashing in puddles, rolling in grass, eating a drippy banana split, and painting pictures. And when there's a mess, it's rub-a-dub-dub from head to toe. This adorable follow-up to Time For a Hug will make bath time fun!
Take a rollicking ride in This Old Van, a joyful take on the classic song. As the colorful vintage vehicle rolls down the highway, it passes one train, two bulldozers, three tractors, right up to ten muddy motorbikes. With some dodging, honking, and zig-zagging, this old vanandmdash;and grandparentsandmdash;arrives JUST IN TIME! The irresistible rhyme will have kids singing out loud.
A favorite childrenand#39;s song gets a delightfully slippery, slide-y twist! In the land of the midnight sun, all the animals are having fun speeding down the hill on Caribouand#39;s sled. But as they go faster, Seal, Hare, Walrus, and the others all fall off . . . until just Caribouand#39;s left. Now, a reindeer likes flyingandmdash;but never alone. So all the animals leap on again!
If itand#39;s snowy and you know it,
roll a snowball up and throw it,
if itand#39;s snowy and you know it, clap your paws.
Now in board and perfectly abridged for the youngest readers: another irresistible winter-themed romp from Kim Norman and Liza Woodruff, the team behind the delightful Ten on the Sled! This humorous variation on the classic song andldquo;If Youand#39;re Happy and You Know Itandrdquo; introduces a group of adorable animals playing joyfully in the snow. They ice skate on a lake, catch snowflakes on their tongues, sculpt snowcritters, and make a frosty fort. But can they go with the flow when their wild adventure drifts in a surprising direction?and#160;Young readers will laugh and sing along!
A hug feels good.
Let's hug again.
We'll hug at nine.
We'll hug at ten.
When is it time for a hug? Anytime! This feel-good storyand#8212;now in paperbackand#8212;assures kids there's plenty of love to go around the clock.
From the moment Little Bunny wakes up in the morning until the moon comes out and the stars shine, every hour includes a warm hug from Big Bunny. Whether they bake or build, bike or hike, a caring hug always feels just right. This is a book that is generous with love, and full of the sweetest illustrations you've ever seen.
About the Author
Kim Norman has been a singer, songwriter, artist, and comedic actress. Her picture books include Ten on the Sled (Sterling, 2010), Crocodaddy (Sterling, 2009), and Jack of All Tails (Dutton, 2007). Kim lives in Smithfield, VA. Learn more about her at kimnormanbooks.com.
David Walker worked for Hallmark Cards as an art director. He now has his own studio in Chapel Hill, NC where he does freelance illustration. He is the illustrator of numerous books for young readers, including Sterling's Time for a Hug (2012), Hello, Texas! (2010), and Nighty-Night, Sleep Tight (2013).
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