Synopses & Reviews
and#8220;The pictures hold countless surprises. Indisputably, this is a work of wonder that deserves highest honors.and#8221; and#8211;Publishers Weekly
Annie is a little girl who lives in a forest cottage with her cat Taffy. When Taffy disappears mysteriously into the snow, Annie is crushed. She puts out corn cakes to see if she can find a new animal friend to keep her company, but who can snuggle with a moose, bear, or wildcat? Jan Brettand#8217;s wonderfully illustrative borders tell the story of the vanishing Taffy and the surprises spring has in store. This perennial favorite is now a paperback book and CD set, with an unabridged dramatic readingand#160;set toand#160;fun music and lively sound effects.
When Annie's cat disappears, she attempts friendship with a variety of unsuitable woodland animals. The borders of the pages foretell the emergence of spring and the birth of kittens. An unabridged, dramatized reading with professional narrators, fun music and lively sound effects is included on CD.
After Taffy goes away, Annie finds the winter long and lonely without her cat. Annie meets all the animals in the wood, but none make her happy the way Taffy did. Lucky for Annie, her fluffy friend has a big surprise for her when winter ends! Jan Brett's signature detailed illustrations and foreshadowing border panels are on display in the snowy, cozy world of this book. An unabridged, dramatized reading with professional narrators, fun music and lively sound effects is included on CD.
When their teacher has to go away for a week, the kids in Room 207 plan to "really act up."
The hilarious sequel to Miss Nelson Is Missing! is now available as a book and CD. When their teacher has to go away for a week, the kids in Room 207 plan to "really act up." But their hijinks are soon quelled when the dreaded Swamp makes an appearance! Itand#8217;s been nearly three decades since Allard and Marshall reprised their original mischievous comedy of impersonation, Miss Nelson Is Missing, and the laugh track continues with this book and CD set. The professionally narrated audio production includes lively sound effects and original music. Track one includes page-turn signals; track two features an uninterrupted reading.
It's naptime, but Susie isn't sleepy. Daddy tries everything to tire her out. They boogie, they bongo, and they do the creepy camel, but still Susie says "No nap."
When Dad and Susie spend the afternoon together, he does his valiant best to tire Susie out enough for her nap. But even a walk, some dancing, and a story can't make Susie the least bit sleepy. Dad, on the other hand, is getting sleepier by the minute. Perfectly silly and sweet, Bunting's endearing story is perfect to read at naptime or any time! Now a book and CD, this is the perfect read-along option for individual listening or group story time.
When Annie's cat disappears, she attempts friendship with a variety of unsuitable woodland animals. The borders of the pages foretell the emergence of spring and the birth of kittens.
About the Author
EVE BUNTING has writtenandnbsp;over two hundredandnbsp;books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.
Susan Meddaugh was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from Wheaton College, where she studied French literature and fine arts. After working briefly with an advertising agency in New York, she moved to Boston and worked at a publishing company for ten years, first as a designer, then art editor, and finally as art director. While there, she did the illustrations for Good Stones (Houghton Mifflin) by Anne Epstein, and then decided to strike out on her own as a freelance illustrator and creator of children's books. Since that time, Susan has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including Martha Speaks, which was chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book for 1992. In 1998 she was awarded the New England Book Award, given by the New England Booksellers Association to recognize a body of work. Her work also was acknowledged with a New York Times Best Illustrated Award. She lives in Sherborn, Massachusetts.