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Bug Patrolby Denise Dowling Mortenson
Synopses & Reviews
One hundred million volts.
Cloud to ground advancing bolts.
Lyrical verse and stunning illustrations vividly bring to life the speed and drama of a summer storm on a midwestern farm. Gorgeous paintings depict blackened skies above vast stretches of farmland, long tracts of tall corn, and brightly colored barns, but also add subtext to the story, showing two farm boys and their father reacting to the sudden shift in the weather. This remarkable pairing of word and pictures conveys a sense of wonder about the natural world and makes for a picture book any child who has ever been frightened by a storm will respond to.
Captain Bob is a bug on the beat! This rollicking read-aloud has plenty of boy appeal,and#160;featuring fun rhymes,and#160;lots of vehicles, andand#160;irresistibleand#160;bug-eyed characters in a cheerful, vividly colored world.
Fireman Small is having trouble sleeping—again. Plinkety-plop, a raindrop falls— SPLAT!—on the nose of Fireman Small.
A leaky ceiling forces him to leave the station and check in at the Pink Hotel.
Fireman Small wont get a restful nights sleep just yet though . . . at first its the noisy hotel guests preparing for a night on the town that keep him awake, but then its the fire down below that gets Fireman Small out of bed and to the rescue!
From the creators of the luminous GOOD NIGHT ENGINES comes an energetic good-morning book filled with short, rhyming text that fairly bounces off the page, lots of onomatopoeia, and bright, vibrant close-ups of all kinds of vehicles and aircraft. School buses, garbage trucks, street sweepers, helicopters, and more crank up their noisy motors as a little boy climbs out of bed and starts his day. No little engine lover should be without a copy of this winsome book, as dynamic and peppy as its companion was soothing and sleepy.
In this imaginative, inviting bedtime book, lyrical verse tells of various vehicles winding down for the night and "rolling off to bed." On alternate spreads, luminous paintings depict a little boy playing with toy engines in his bedroom as well as life-sized engines in the outside world. The soothing text and large, up-close pictures of trucks, planes, and fire engines, among others, will make this a favorite bedtime story of all toddlers and preschoolers who are fascinated with things that go.
About the Author
Denise Dowling Mortensen is the author of the several picture books, including Good Night Engines and Wake Up Engines. She lives in Chatham, New Jersey. For more information visit www.denisemortensen.com.
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