Synopses & Reviews
Zooom! Wooeeee . . . ! "Make way!" The big city sure is a speedy, noisy place for a country truck like Blue. Everywhere Blue looks, he sees buses, police cars, taxis, vans, a street sweeper, and even the mayorand#8217;s limousine. With everyone pushing to be first, soon thereand#8217;s a giant traffic jam! But even a wrangle-tangle is no match for Little Blue Truck, who comes to the rescue in true Blue style. and#160; Brimming with bright colors, sounds, and city energy, this new adventure makes working together and taking turns more fun than ever.
"Brightly colored, cartoon-style artwork, done in mixed media, spreads across wide pages, capturing the exuberant antics of the mischievous critters. A nice bit of fun." School Library Journal
". . . big, swooshing street sweeper; the taxi with screeching brakes; the busy police car; the frowning bus. The angry traffic standoffs and the small truckand#8217;s triumph will be welcome fuel for many preschoolersand#8217; imaginative play."--Booklist and#160; "It's in the fusion of the old-fashioned with the modern-eclectic--one man in the crowd listens to an iPod--that the book's artistry shines."--Publisher's Weekly
"Familiar theme...positive message about sharing...the spirit of generosity...may be contagious to youngsters after reading this upbeat tale." and#8212;Publishers Weekly
"Another healthy serving of charm and life lesson from the dependable Bunting...amicably depicted in Carpenter's dear, guiless pen-and-ink drawings." and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
"Children will listen intently to this tale...softly colored, uncluttered illustrations...have an old-fashioned charm......will resonate with many children." and#8212;School Library Journal
"A sensitive, affecting story about growing up and leaving favorite things behind...with charming ink-and-paint illustrations...Reassuring and well told." and#8212;Booklist, ALA
In this sturdy board book, theand#160;five mischievous monkeys go on a picnicand#160;and discover that it is unwise to tease Mr. Crocodile while their mother takes a nap.and#160;
When the Five Little Monkeys go to the river for a picnic with Mama,and#160;they discover that it isn't very nice to tease Mr. Crocodile . . . it might even be dangerous! The follow-up to the bestselling classic Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, featuring Eileen Christelow's irrestistable monkey art in a sturdy board book, perfect for repeat readings!
While their mother takes a nap, five mischievous monkeys discover that it is unwise to tease Mr. Crocodile.
A heart-warming tale for young children about a very hairy bear who can't seem to take a nap because his not-so hairy nose gets cold. A charming introduction to the seasons by acclaimed poet Alice Schertle and Scott O'dell Award-wining illustrator Matt Phelan.
Everyoneand#8217;s favorite hairy bearand#8212;now appearing in a board book edition. A year in the life of a lovable, hairy bear who spends his sunny days fishing for salmon and enjoying the sweet tastes of honey and berries. But when winter comes, his very chilly, not-so-hairy nose is the only thing that stands between this endearing bear and a really great nap. A cozy companion for naptime or bedtime!
Little Blue Truck is back!
This loveable tale of a little bear who grows too big for his beloved boat teaches children about generosity, sharing, and the struggles of growing up.and#160; Eve Bunting's simple yet lyrical langauge and Nancy Carpenter's charming illustrations are sure to delight youngsters!
Little Bear loves his little boat. But Little Bear soon begins to grow and grow, until one
day he doesnand#8217;t fit in his little boat anymore! All children who experience growing pains
will appreciate Little Bearand#8217;s predicament. And they will smile with satisfaction as the
solution to his problem unfolds in simple, lyrical words and charming pictures from
two award-winning picture-book creators.
About the Author
Eileen Christelow was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in a family of avid readers. It was in high school that she first made the leap from reader to writer, publishing her first stories in her high schooland#8217;s magazine. andnbsp; After studying art history and drawing in college, she discovered a love of photography and began building a career as a photographer. Her interest in childrenand#8217;s books was always strong, and after the birth of her daughter, she began thinking about writing one of her own. Her first book, Henry and the Red Stripes, was published in 1981. andnbsp; Since then, she has written and illustrated numerous best-selling picture books includingandnbsp;ten popular books about the Five Little Monkeys, Letters from a Desperate Dog, and Vote! She lives w