Synopses & Reviews
Introducing a special anniversary edition of a modern childrenand#8217;s classic.and#160;Five little monkeys jumping on the bed. One fell off and bumped his head.The mama called the doctor. The doctor said,"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!and#8221;and#160;Even doctorand#8217;s orders wonand#8217;t stop these silly monkeys from having their fun. But youand#8217;ll never guess what Mama does when the five little monkeys finally do fall asleep!and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Includes a free audio download, a and#8220;How to Draw a Monkeyand#8221; activity, and music and lyrics for the much-loved song.
A beloved classic and an award-winning staple of American children's literature, The Little House is celebrating its 70th birthday with an anniversary edition complete with audio CD and a new introduction!
Over seventy years ago, Virginia Lee Burton built the Little House way out in the country,
and since then generations of readers have been enchanted by the story of this happy
home and her journey from bucolic hill and the pleasures of nature to the bustling
city, and back again.
This special edition features a brand-new introduction by Virginia Lee Burtonandrsquo;s son, noted sculptor Aris
Demetrios; a bonus audio CD of the story; and a foil treatment on the jacket. This
beautiful and timeless picture book is sure to be a favorite among readers for the next
seventy years, and beyond.
The little house first stood in the country, but gradually the city moved closer and closer.
Celebrateand#160;25 years of marvelous monkey businessand#160;with this special edition ofand#160;a children's classic. Includes music and lyrics, a drawing activity, and an audio featuring lively music and sound effects.
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.