Synopses & Reviews
"This froggy folly makes the grade." and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; --School Library Journal and#160; Not even his babysitter's most strenuous efforts can convince lively Joe the Frog to put on his pajamas and go to bed.and#160;But maybe if she figures out the magic words, he will finally hop under the covers and stay put!and#160;and#160;Easy words, rhyming fun,and#160;picture clues, and short sentencesand#160;practically guarantee early readingand#160;success for the Level 1 set.and#160;There are now fourand#160;Green Light Readers about Joe the Frog. Collect them all!and#160; and#160;
"Adding ample wry humor to both his spare ink-and-watercolor pictures and minimalist text, Dunrea imbues both goslings with distinctive, endearing personalities and chronicles experiences every preschooler can recognize." Publishers Weekly, Starred
"Two books that are sure to become favorites... Young children will ask to hear these stories again and again, and they're just right for little hands." School Library Journal, Starred
"The potent combination of toddler-appealing story lines and the charismatic charm of the illustrations assure that these smartly clad geese will be marching straight into the hearts of readers." Kirkus Reviews
Gossie and Gertieand#8217;s boots are made for walking; the books they so delightfully traverse are made for treasuring.
Horn Book, Starred
and#147;Preschoolers are bound to ask for an encore reading, and theyand#8217;ll probably ask for new boots, too.and#8221; The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Youngsters should be amused by both the obstinacy and the comic antics; a wide range of emotions are skillfully pictured in the cartoon-like red-and-green tinted drawings." Kirkus Reviews
"The spare text, a treat for beginning readers or for sharing with pre-readers, perfectly matches the deceptively simple illustrations, which glow with humor and affection." -- School Library Journal for George and Martha: Round and Round
Gossie, the first storyand#160;in the GossieandFriends series by Olivier Dunrea, is back in a new early reader edition. Simple text and expressive illustrations make this story perfect for level 1 readers. Look for the companionand#160;Gossie and Gertie early reader edition!
Gossie, the beloved first story in the GossieandFriends series, is now available in a completely new format! This simple story of friendship and sharing, with its expressive illustrations and childlike gosling characters, shines in this new Greenand#160;Light Readers, early reader edition. This is just the right book for young readers who are beginning to decode stories on their own. Features a bonus audio book download so kids can listen and read along. Look for the companionand#160;Gossie and Gertie early reader edition!
Meet Gossie, a small yellow gosling who loves to wear bright red bootsand#8212;every day. One morning Gossie canand#8217;t find her beloved boots. She looks everywhere for them: under the bed, over the wall, even in the barn. Preschoolers will enjoy helping Gossie find her red boots and delight in where Gossie finally finds them.
Young Joe the Frog does all he can to avoid bed time in this amusing Level 1 Green Light Reader that's perfect forand#160;beginning and#160;readers...and their bleary-eyedand#160;babysitters and parents.and#160;
Great friends arenand#8217;t hard to findand#151;theyand#8217;re right here! Houghton Mifflin is delighted to publish two more George and Martha readers. Using original art and text from James Marshalland#8217;s storybooks, the tales are reformatted for beginning readers.
Marshalland#8217;s themes are all resonant with a reading-age childand#151;navigating the waters of first friendships, honesty versus kindness, curiosity versus privacy. These are the kind of deeply humorous, deeply true stories that inspire a love of reading!
Story Number One: The Clock George gives Martha a birthday gift that she just canand#8217;t seem to fit in her home.
Story Number Two: The Trip George and Martha use their imagination as they take a trip on an ocean liner.
Story Number Three: The Artist George and Martha learn about artistic interpretation.
Three cheers for the red, white, and blue!and#160;It's the Holiday Mice dressed upand#160;for aand#160;dayand#160;ofand#160; Fourth of July funand#8212;a parade, a picnic, a baseball game, a swim and a sack race. And to top it off,and#160;sparklers andand#160;fireworks!and#160;With simple words, short sentences, rhyme, and repetition, thisand#160;easy readerand#160;is a high-flyingand#160;way to welcome Level 1 beginners and the start of summer.and#160;and#160;
and#8220;A light, rhymed romp through the holiday.and#8221;and#8212;Publishers Weekly
Hooray! It's the Fourth of July, and the parade is ready to start!and#160;Theand#160;Holiday Miceand#160;lead the wayand#160;to a day full of nonstopand#160;fun, includingand#160;a picnic, a baseball game, a sack race, and a splashy-sploshyand#160;dip in the stream.and#160;The best partand#160;comes at the end of the day whenand#160;fireworks goand#160;BOOM!and#160;BOOM!and#160;BOOM!and#160; Level 1 beginnersand#160;willand#160;delight in the wordplay, rhyme, and repetition.and#160;Three cheers for the red, white, and blue!and#160;and#160;
About the Author
James Marshall (1942and#8211;1992) created dozens of exuberant and captivating books for children, including The Stupids, Miss Nelson Is Missing!, and the ever-popular George and Martha books. Before creating his canon of classic, hilarious childrenand#8217;s books, James Marshall played the viola, studied French, and received a masterand#8217;s degree from Trinity College. He also doodled. It was the doodles, and the unforgettable characters that emerged from them, that led him to his lifeand#8217;s work as one of the finest creators of childrenand#8217;s books of the twentieth century. In 2007, James Marshall was posthumously awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for his lasting contribution to literature for children.