Synopses & Reviews
Beep! Beep! Sheep in a jeep on a hill thatand#8217;s steep. Sheep in a Jeep
is well loved by the preschool and early-reader sets for its slapstick story of five sheep (in a jeep) and silly sound effectsand#8212;especially when the jeep goes splash and thud in the mud! Nancy Shawand#8217;s rollicking rhymes are Seuss-snappy, and Margot Appleand#8217;s appealing pencil illustrations are expressive and hilarious. This 2010 board book edition, just right for small hands, includes a and#8220;Make Your Own Sheepand#8221; activity! (Think cotton balls.) Shear delight. Donand#8217;t miss Shaw and Appleand#8217;s other sheep-heaped titles in board book form: Sheep in a Shop
, Sheep on a Ship
, Sheep Out to Eat
, Sheep Trick or Treat
, and the lap-size board book edition of Sheep in a Jeep
The big city sure is a speedy, noisy place for a country truck like Blue.and#160;He chugs along at a steady pace, but aand#160;taxi, bus, police car, grocery van, street sweeper, and even the Mayorand#8217;s limousine all holler at the little blue truck to GET OUT OF THE WAY, until traffic is impossibly wrangled and tangled! It takes plucky little Blue to restore orderand#8212;asserting that "one at a time is the way to go." Filled with colorful vehicles, city sounds, and energy, this new adventure for Little Blue Truck makes taking turns and working together more fun than ever.and#160;
Now available as a companion board book to the successfulLittle Blue Truck.". . . 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." --Booklistand#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." --Publishers Weekly
". . . 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
"The repetition and rhyme in brief humorous text admirably suits the board book format." Publishers Weekly
"The bright-colored pencil drawings and lean text make this a great choice for preschool storytimes, as well as for beginning readers who want a funny story." School Library Journal
"The small 6 x 6 format is just right for little hands, as is the clarity of the design...A lovely and comforting addition to a charming series."--Kirkus "Every child and parent will feel that Dunrea has written these books for, and about, themselves."--Horn Book
"As with the earlier books, preschoolers and their caretakers will be amused by these oh-so-familiar battles." and#8212;Horn Book
"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
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.
Beep! Beep! Little Blue Truck is back on the road in a brand new board book! Now available as a companion board book to the successful Little Blue Truck
. Zooom! Wooeeee . . . !
“Make way!” The big city sure is a speedy, noisy place for a country truck like Blue. Blue looks everywhere and sees buses, police cars, taxis, vans, a street sweeper, and even the mayors limousine. With everyone pushing to be first, soon theres a giant traffic jam! Can Little Blue Truck sort out the wrangle tangle? Brimming with bright colors, sounds, and city energy, this board book makes working
together and taking turns more fun than ever.
Little Blue Truck is back!
What could be better than a misadventure from that rambunctious flock of sheep in board-book form? Two! Now sized perfectly for even the smallest hands, two of Nancy Shaw and Margot Apple's enchanting titles from their sheep series are board books. In Sheep in a Jeep, the hapless flock goes for a drive in the country. In Sheep in a Shop, the sheep are off to the store in search of the perfect birthday gift. With these muttonheads, a normal outing is sure to turn into a joyous lark. Rhyming text and disarming illustrations make these shear delights!
In this pitch-perfect board book for preschoolers, the little gosling Gideon loses his most prized possession: his stuffed animal, Otto the octopus. Follow this newest gosling in the worldand#160;ofand#160;GossieandFriends as he searches all over the barnyard to find Otto!
and#8220;Every child and parent will feel that Dunrea has written these books for, and about, themselves." --Horn Book
and#160; Gideon has a favorite friend, his toy octopus.and#160; He brings Otto with him everywhere. But one day Otto doesn't stay right where Gideon put him. Gideon must find Otto before day's end!
In this second book about Gideon, we learn more about his sidekick, Otto, and their important bond. Another charming romp with the latest irrepresible, adorableand#160;gosling in the bunch!
Meet the newest member of the GossieandFriends gang! Gideon is a small, ruddy gosling who does not like to nap. He spends his day playing with his friend Otto, the stuffed octopus--and avoiding Mother Goose's orders to go to sleep. A perfectly-pitched board book that will be identifiable for both preschoolers and their parents.
Meet Gideon, the newest addition to Olivier Dunreaand#8217;s gaggle of adorable goslings! Gideon likes to splash with the ducklings, hop with the frogs, play chase-the-piglets, and scamper all over the farmyard. But one thing busy Gideon does not want to do is take his nap, no matter how many times his mother asks . . . until he gets tired, of course.
Another darling gosling makes his debut in this spunky story, with Olivier Dunreaand#8217;s perfectly pitched storytelling and illustrations that Gossie and Friends fans have come to cherish.
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.
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