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Little Red Hen is a time-tested cautionary tale about how we reap what we sow. When the hen asks a cat, dog, and mouse for help planting some wheat, she gets no takers: "and#8216;Not I!and#8217; said the cat. and#8216;Not I!and#8217; said the dog. and#8216;Not I!and#8217; said the mouse." They wonand#8217;t water, cut, or grind the wheat . . . or help bake a cake with it, either. So guess who eats the cake by herself in the end? The Caldecott Honor artist Paul Galdoneand#8217;s delightfully detailed ink and wash illustrationsand#8212;packed with charming detailsand#8212;add plenty of sly humor to the well-loved story that not only offers a sage message but also shows children what it takes to make a cake from the ground up!
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The three goat brothers brave the terrible troll in a colorful version of the classic tale.
Come along on a autumnal journey with a man made of leaves.
Galdone's dynamic, amusing pictures add much humor to the familiar tale of the industrious hen and lazy cat, dog, and mouse.
Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No oneand#8217;s quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Manand#8217;s got to go where the wind blows.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; With illustrations made from actual fall leaves, and die-cut pages on every spread that reveal gorgeous landscape vistas, here is aand#160;book that celebrates the natural world and the rich imaginative life of children.and#160;Includes an authorand#8217;s note and leaf-identifying labels.
Anne Mirandaand#8217;s inventive twist on a classic rhyme tells what happens after a shopper goes and#8220;to market, to market, to buy a fat pig.and#8221; Back home the pig promptly escapes, and soon the pigand#8217;s in the kitchen, the lamband#8217;s on the bed, the cowand#8217;s on the couch--and the rest of the animals are wreaking havoc throughout the house.
About the Author
As soon as they say good night to Mama, the five little monkeys start to jump on their bed. But trouble lies ahead as, one by one, they fall off and hurt themselves.
Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little Monkeys series, Author, and most recently, Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and her husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information visit www.christelow.com.
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