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Listen, Buddy (Laugh-Along Lessons)by Helen Lester
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"and#8230;this sprightly paced tale amiably nudges kids whose direction-following skills need some honing." and#8212;Publishers Weekly "Buddyand#8217;s father had a beautiful big nose. He was a great sniffer. Buddyand#8217;s mother had beautiful big teeth. She was a great chomper. Buddy had beautiful big ears. It didnand#8217;t matter." When someone says squash, Buddy hears wash. Tomatoes, you say? He buys potatoes. One dayand#8212;because he didnand#8217;t listenand#8212;Buddy accidentally ends up at Scruffy Varmintand#8217;s scary cave. Unfortunately, he doesnand#8217;t listen to Scruffy, eitherand#8230;and almost ends up as bunny stew! This delightful cautionary tale is now part of a fun, 8" x 8" hardcover series about life lessons. Includes downloadable audio!
Buddy's father had a beautiful big nose. He was a great sniffer. Buddy's mother had beautiful big teeth. She was a great chomper. Buddy had beautiful big ears. It didn't matter. Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have created eight children's books together. Munsinger's unparalleled animal characters and Lester's hysterical text have joined together to create another silly tale about a bunny who just can't seem to listen.
“I find it so easy to forget / that Im just a girl who is expected / to live / without thoughts.” Opposing slavery in Cuba in the nineteenth century was dangerous. The most daring abolitionists were poets who veiled their work in metaphor. Of these, the boldest was Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, nicknamed Tula. In passionate, accessible verses of her own, Engle evokes the voice of this book-loving feminist and abolitionist who bravely resisted an arranged marriage at the age of fourteen, and was ultimately courageous enough to fight against injustice. Historical notes, excerpts, and source notes round out this exceptional tribute.
Buddy the rabbit has beautiful big ears. Unfortunately, these ears dont always listen. In fact, they never do. One day, Buddy fails to listen to his parents and gets caught in the lair of the infamous Scruffy Varmint, Buddy must learn to listen before he gets stuck there forever. Delightful and infused with humor, Lesters texts and Munsingers illustrations will entertain and inform a wide audience. Included in each book in the Laugh-Along Lessons series is a note to parents and educators to help unpack the lessons in these stories. With a new smaller trim size, these books are an excellent value and a joy to read!
About the Author
LYNN MUNSINGER has illustrated more than ninety books for children. She graduated from Tufts University in Boston and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, where she majored in illustration. She lives in Connecticut and Vermont.
Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have been together through thick and thin since first publishing The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken in 1983. They have collaborated on the hilarious Tacky the Penguin series and many other wildly funny and popular titles, including the award-winning Hooway for Wodney Wat. Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York, and Lynn Munsinger is a full-time illustrator living in Vermont.
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