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Betty Goes Bananas
by Steve Antony

Schwartz & Wade
ISBN:  978-0553507614

Betty is a happy young gorilla until the tantrums start. Tantrums that rolls with screams and cries. Once Betty calms down. Mr. Toucan, as an adult figure, tells her there is no need to act that way. This delightfully cute story is a page turner. The art work has great fun facial expression and color expressing emotion, a great use of color with sunshine yellow backgrounds, while the tantrums sections are a bright red. Each pages ends in a statement that leads to the next page, great for making inferences.

Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned
From a Little Golden Book

by Diane Muldrow

Golden Books
ISBN: 978-0553497359

Did you grow up reading Little Golden Books? Revisit special memories with this collection of selected illustrations from books you loved as a child with new text about Christmas. A lovely book to look at and a pleasure to read.

Horton and the Kwuggerbug and more Lost Stories
by Dr Seuss

Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978-0385382984

Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories, brings together four Dr. Seuss that were published in Redbook magazine in the 1950s. These stories have never before been released as picture books. A new adventure of the helpful elephant Horton, who is tricked into helping a tiny creature. Marco Comes Late trying to explain why he is late for school. Officer Pat recounts how a disaster on Mulberry Street is averted. Hoobub and the Grinch show the Grinch is a devious con artist telling the Hoobub that a piece of string is worth far then the "dangerous" sun. Sharp wordplay with colorful pictures, the stories are short and delightful.

Count on the Subway
by Paul DuBois Jacobs
Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978-0307979230

A bouncy rhyme picture book counts through a trip on the New York Subway.

1 MetroCard, Momma and me. Down 2 flights—to catch the 3. 4 turnstiles, singers 5. A rumble, a screech . . . the train arrives

A mother and daughter head down the steps into the subway counting items to 10 and back down to 1, ending with the pair climbing up into the one and only Union Station.
A counting story with the numbers incorported into the story. Great for discussion and expanding vocabulary-metrocard, turnstile.

Tillie and the Wall (Dragonfly Books)
by Leo Lionni

Dragonfly Books; Reissue edition
ISBN: 978-0679813576

Tillie the mouse has always wondered what lies on the other side of the wall. Imagining all sorts of possibilites, she works hard to get over the wall, around the wall, through the wall....finally she digs a tunnel under the wall. Beautiful illustraions add to the sweet story.

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas
by Lynne Cox

Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 978-0375858888

An inspiring story of Elizabeth, a real-life elephant seal who made her home in the Avon River in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. Most elephant seals travel in pods in deep ocean waters, not Elizabeth. She prefers the warm waters of the Avon River. Elizabeth gets in the way and people are concerned she will get hurt or cause an accident, it is decided to move Elizabeth out to the ocean to be with other elephant seals. Elizabeth knows where she wants to live, the Avon River. A lovely animal story with fantastic illurations by Brain Floca.



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