Synopses & Reviews
Everyone loves Little Gorilla: his mother, his father, his aunts and uncles, Big Boa Constrictor, and all ofand#160;the other animals living in the forest with him. Then one day, Little Gorilla begins to grow...and grow...and grow, until suddenly, at hisand#160;birthday celebration,and#160;Little Gorilla's family and friends discover that heand#160;isn't little anymore!and#160;Inand#160;this lap-size edition of this heartwarming tale, young readers will be comforted by the constancy of love for Little Gorilla, no matter whatand#160;his size.
High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves--inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here's a little girl who knows what really matters.
At once silly and serious, Karen Beaumont's joyous rhyming text and David Catrow's wild illustrations unite in a book that is sassy, soulful--and straight from the heart.
Houghton Mifflin Company Another inky evenings here The air is cool and calm and clear.
Can it be true? Oh, can it be?
Yes!Bat Night at the library!
Join the free-for-all fun at the public library with these book-loving bats! Shape shadows on walls, frolic in the water fountain, and roam the book-filled halls until its time for everyone, young and old, to settle down into the enchantment of story time. Brian Lies joyful critters and their nocturnal celebration cast library visits in a new light. Even the youngest of readers will want to join the batty book-fest!
Quick, call out! Tell all you can reach: the night is just perfect for bats at the beach!
So pack your buckets, banjos, and blanketsand#8212;donand#8217;t forget the moon-tan lotionand#8212;and wing with this bunch of fuzzy bats to where foamy sea and soft sand meet.
Brian Liesand#8217;s enchanting art and cheery beachside verse will inspire bedtime imaginations again and again. Come visit a bedazzling world of moonlight, firelight, and . . . bats!
'\'When five little monkeys start jumping on the bed, its inevitable that oneor allof them will fall off and bump his head. The solution to the problem? No more monkeys jumping on the bed,” of course. This big, bright board book is just right for sharing with toddlers. The sturdy, oversize pages are easy for little hands to turn.\''
The sun goes down and bats come out to play. It's a perfect night to go to the beach! So pack your buckets, banjos, and blankets—don't forget the moon-tan lotion—and wing with this bunch of bats to where foamy sea and soft sand meet.
This new lap board book edition includes lyrics to an original bat song by Brian Lies! Download the song for your listening pleasure at www.batbooks.com.
Exuberant rhymes and wild illustrations celebrate self-acceptance.
About the Author
Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most enduring books ever written for children. The winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal for THE LITTLE HOUSE, Burton's books include heroes and happy endings, lively illustrations, and a dash of nostalgia. She lived with her two sons, Aristides and Michael, and her husband George Demetrios, the sculptor, in a section of Gloucester, Massachusetts, called Folly Cove. Here she taught a class in design and from it emerged the Folly Cove designers, a group of internationally known professional artisans. She is the author of many classic children's picture books, including MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL and KATY AND THE BIG SNOW.