Synopses & Reviews
Ollie is the littlest gosling, and he follows Gossie and Gertie all over the barnyard. They tromp through the straw and stomp in the rain. Gossie wears red boots. Gertie wears blue boots. But little Ollie doesn't have any boots at all!
Olivier Dunreaand#160;imbues his adorable gosling characters with the emotions and concerns of his young audienceand#8212;this time, frustration and sharingand#8212;in a bite-sized story that children will love to learn to read all by themselves.and#160;
Featuring the childlike sensibility andand#160;expressive watercolor illustrations Gossie and Friendsand#160;fans love, thisand#160;brand-newand#160;Level 1 early reader edition comes with a bonus audio download! Page-turn signals guide early readers.
"The artwork, done in pencil, watercolor, and gouache, is expressive and quite hilarious as Zeke wreaks havoc in the infield and makes an assist in the outfield. . . a good choice for advancing readers."
and#8212;School Library Journal
"A home run."
and#147;With their simple watercolors and narrative, along with diminutive heroes who assert a budding independence, these tales demonstrate once again how well their creator knows his audience.and#8221; Publishers Weekly, Starred
and#147;Dunrea successfully adds to the and#145;Gossie and Gertieand#8217; cast with these endearing tales.and#8221; School Library Journal, Starred
and#147;Dunreaand#8217;s keen awareness of young childrenand#8217;s concerns and quirks translates into charmingly simple illustrations and text.and#8221; Kirkus Reviews
"Pre-schoolers will relate to Ollie's point of view and delight in his humorous reactions to the new world he's discovering." Booklist, ALA
"Dunrea's text...is packed with toddler-sized drama, and Gossie and Gertie easily assume the roles of older sisters dealing with a pesky but beloved younger brother." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Friends are the best! Amelia Bedelia misses an old friend and makes a new friend in this funny story about friendship.
It's root, root, root for the home team in this baseball-themed edition ofand#160;and#160;Mr. Putter and Tabby, the ever-popular early reader series by Cynthia Rylant.and#160;and#160;
Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, love to take naps and#8212; too many naps.and#160;What they need is a sport! Luckily Mrs.Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, know of a baseball team they can join. It's not long before Mr. Putter is ready to play ball, but will his creaky knees cooperate?and#160;And can Zeke avoid wreaking havoc on the field?
Win or lose, this baseball team will never be the same!
Mr. Putter and Mrs. Teaberry go out for baseball in the newest installment ofand#160;Cynthia Rylant'sand#160;ever-popular early reader series.
Gossie wears bright red boots. Gertie wears bright blue boots. But little Ollie doesn't have any boots at all! Olivier Dunreaand#160;addresses aand#160;typical childhood concernand#8212;this time, frustration and sharing--in a bite-sized story that young kids will love to learn to read all by themselves.and#160; and#160; Thisand#160;Level 1and#160;Green Light Readerand#160;comes with a bonus audio download. Page-turn signals guide early readers.
About the Author
Herman Parish was in the fourth grade when his aunt, Peggy Parish, wrote the first book about Amelia Bedelia. Since then, the lovable housekeeper has become a favorite household character for readers young and old. After Peggy Parish died in 1988, her nephew continued Amelia Bedelia's exploits in sixteen books, including Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm; Amelia Bedelia and the Cat; Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey; and Amelia Bedelia Bakes Off. He has also written three picture books starring Amelia BedeliaAmelia Bedelia's First Day of School, Amelia Bedelia's First Valentine, and Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie.