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Tallulah's Tutuby Marilyn Singer
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Youd think I learned color from the cardinal or the goldfinch, But no— I learned it from the crow.
As a group of crows travels through a small town, everyone has something to say about them—from the painter whom they inspire, to the pig who enjoys their company, to the birdwatcher who wonders what the crows think of people. Here are 23 poems, in the voices of humans, animals, crows, and other birds, that offer a unique perspective on the American crow, a bird commonly thought of as a symbol of bad luck. Whimsical, varied, and easily accessible, Marilyn Singers well-crafted poetry reveals surprising truths about crows, such as their fondness for games like Pull the Clothespin” and their devotion to family and flock. Linda Saports breathtaking pastel illustrations are a visual treat, celebrating the natural world and our relationship to it. Authors note.
"Tallulah starts her lessons at the barre with visions of a much-coveted tutu dancing in her head. But when class after class goes by and all her teacher has to offer is, 'Good job,' Tallulah finally loses it. 'That's not fair!' she cries, stamping her feet. 'A ballerina needs a tutu, and she needs it now!' Gradually, Tallulah learns two important lessons: ballet is in her blood ('She always did a pliÃ© when she patted the neighbor's dog'), and not everything in life is about instant gratification. Singer (Mirror, Mirror) and Boiger (The Monster Princess) offer a story that is ostensibly as light on its feet as a sugar plum fairy. But without preaching, they score some important points about the value of patience, persistence, and the pursuit of perfection. And while Boiger's watercolors feel a bit too sunny and rose-hued at first — Tallulah and her classmates are standard-issue cute, with big, eager eyes — she captures the budding poise and grace of a young ballerina as well as the transformative power of discovering a true calling. Ages 4 — 8. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
Here is a picture book perfectly suited to tool-crazy youngsters. Marilyn Singer's short, snappy verses invite young readers to participate in the building of a clubhouse, from drawing a plan to brushing paint on the walls. In addition to the poem, there are facts on each spread about each tool and how to use it. Many of the tools will be familiar to children, such as the hammer and the wrench, but this book also introduces some less familiar tools, such as the plane, square and level. This is a unique and fun-filled picture book that will engage even the youngest child who dreams about having a space of their own.
Ice cream truck jing-a-linging Nine phones ringing, ten horns beeping In the stroller Baby's sleeping.
Will anything wake up that snoozing baby? Follow the red stroller through the cacophony of the city and find out! Rhythm, rhyme, and lots of noisy onomatopoeia from premier children's poet Marilyn Singer, coupled with chaotic, colorful art from an acclaimed European illustrator, make this a rowdy read-aloud, with plenty of things to find and count on every spread.
This young and funny picture book showcases the soon-to-be star of her school talent show: Penny. With a little help from her dog Jelly,and#160;Penny realizes that she and Jelly have a uniqueand#160;talent to share--unlike any other in the show.and#160;Readers of Pinkalicious and Ladybug Girl will swoon over Penny and Jelly.
This young and funny picture book introduces the soon-to-be star of her school talent show: Penny. Despite her desire to knock everyoneand#39;s socks off, Pennyand#39;s having a tough time deciding on what talent she might have. With a little help from her dog, Jelly, Penny tries out various talentsandmdash;from dancing to unicycling, fashion designing to snake charmingandmdash;with disastrous results. That is, until she realizes that she and Jelly have a talent to share thatand#39;s unlike any other. Readers of Pinkalicious and Ladybug Girl will swoon over the talent of Penny and Jelly.
It's natural to feeland#160;a little nervous about going to the doctor.and#160;But this book's concrete and kid-friendly approach will put everyone's fears to rest. Join threeand#160;children and their parents as they visit their pediatricians for a typical checkup, and learn all about the different tools doctors and nurses use.and#160;Upbeat illustrations featuring aand#160;diverse cast of characters are paired withand#160;a breezy rhymed textand#160;that reassures young readersandmdash;and their grownupsandmdash;by guiding them through a physical examination step by step. Includes an author's note.
About the Author
Marilyn Singer is a renowned childrenandrsquo;s poet who has written more than eighty books for young people. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut. To learn more about Marilyn Singer, visit www.marilynsinger.net.
David Milgrim has written and illustrated more than twenty books for young readers. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. To learn more about David Milgrim, visit www.davidmilgrim.com.
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