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Can a hungry crocodile trick--and eat!--his way through Italian high society? Pack away your pasta--Crocodile is heading to Italy in this long-awaited sequel to Fred Marcellino's award-winning I, Crocodile. First that dastardly Napoleon kidnapped Crocodile from his beloved Egypt, then he dragged him to Paris to be gawked at, and THEN he tried to eat him! Luckily our dear croc escaped, but while Parisian life may be glamorous, life in Paris's sewers is not. If only Napoleon had taken Crocodile to a more aquatic reptile-friendly city. Perhaps one with an excess of canals and better food... "NAPOLEON TO TOUR ITALY: FIRST STOP, VENICE" Surely Napoleon wouldn't mind if Crocodile hitched a ride out of Paris... Will our crocodile find his perfect home amongst Italian high-society? Or will he be revealed as an impasta? Pack away your pasta--Crocodile is heading to Italy in this long-awaited sequel to Fred Marcellino's award-winning I, Crocodile.
Charlie & Mouse continue their adventures in this heartwarming tale perfect for newly independent readers. The fourth book in the Geisel Award-winning series! Young readers will love diving into this hilarious next installment of this award-winning beginning chapter book series. This time, the two brothers and their family are off on a new adventure: going camping! Follow along as they take a long drive, have a quick hike, defeat a big lion, hide in a small tent, and conquer the great outdoors--together. There is so much fun to be had along the way--telling stories, fighting monsters, crashing their tent--but best of all is the joy of sharing it with each other. * A perfect read-aloud book for families and siblings * Great book for early readers advancing to more complex chapter books * Critically acclaimed series called "top notch" by Kirkus Fans of Mercy Watson, Ling and Ting, Elephant and Piggie books, and Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa will love Charlie and Mouse. * Books for kids ages 5-8 * Early reader chapter books * Funny books for siblings * Kindergarten books Laurel Snyder is the author of many books for children. She lives and writes in a small yellow house in Atlanta, Georgia, which she shares with her husband and two sons. Emily Hughes is an illustrator (and sometimes writer) who lives in windy Brighton, England, while thinking fondly of her hometown in Hilo, Hawaii.
Cece Bell follows her Geisel Honor Book, Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot, with an even wackier story for beginning readers, sure to elicit eye-rolling squeals of delight. Oh! Oh, oh, oh! Look what Brain found. Chick and Spot say it is an egg. Brain says it is an eyeball. Is it an egg or an eyeball? The inimitable Cece Bell is back with a second hilarious primer on good manners gone awry and arguments run amok. Perfectly pitched to kids just learning to read and loaded with verbal and visual comedy, this offbeat graphic story by a master of the genre builds to an exhilaratingly absurd surprise ending.
A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book From Newbery Honor winner Cece Bell comes an offbeat, pitch-perfect storybook for beginning readers that will have them in fits of giggles. "Maybe your foot smells good. Maybe your foot smells great. But I will not smell your foot until you say PLEASE." Meet Chick and Brain. And their friend Spot. Chick likes to follow the rules. Brain might not be as smart as he looks. And Spot just wants to eat lunch. In a graphic reader loaded with verbal and visual humor, Cece Bell offers a comical primer on good manners gone awry. Simple, silly, and perfectly suited for its audience, this tale of Chick and Brain's constant misunderstandings and miscommunications proves once again that Cece Bell is a master at meeting kids where they are.
New York Times bestselling duo Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin's beloved story about Little Duck's birthday is now available as a Level 2 Ready-to-Read! Happy first birthday, Little Duck! Everyone wants to look their best for the party. But Little Duck has never had a birthday before--so how better to learn how to prepare than to do what all the other animals do! The sheep trim their wool--so Little Duck trims her feathers. The pigs need a mud bath--so Little Duck squishes and squashes, too. All over the barnyard Little Duck snips, slurps, and shimmy shakes herself ready until...WHOOPS! It's party picture time--and Little Duck is a big mess. No matter--it's not something Farmer Brown's frosted maple cake can't fix!
When the introspective Frank meets the gregarious Bean, can they find a way to make beautiful music together? Dry wit and hilarious illustrations introduce a new unlikely pair. Frank likes peace and quiet. He likes his tent, his pencil, and writing in his secret notebook. Bean likes noise. He likes his bus, his trumpet -- toot, toot! -- and making music. Loud music. But Bean is missing something: he does not have words. What will happen if Frank shares his words with Bean? With a laugh-out-loud narrative by Jamie Michalak, author of the Joe and Sparky series, and Bob Kolar's bright, graphic, comical illustrations, this fresh and funny story will go down easy for beginning readers and young listeners alike.
Mac and Mac may be noodles with empty heads, but they have big ideas- building a fortress! This vibrantly colorful graphic novel for easy readers hits the nail on the head with comedy. The Noodlehead brothers are back from the library with a joke book, a fantasy novel, and a dream- to build their very own Fortress of Doom. If they can stop bickering for long enough. And if they can defend it from their wily friend Meatball. Jump right in with this fourth title in an easy-to-read graphic novel series about more than two hollow pastas trying to have fun. Noodleheads has its roots in world folklore, making it a classic tale of fools. Authors Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton, award-winning storytellers, join Tedd Arnold, author of the Fly Guy series, to create a masterpiece of hilarity. The series has gotten several honors, including the American Folklore Society's Aesop Prize and a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor.
Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes's award-winning and bestselling mouse, Penny, stars in an irresistible story about anticipation, disappointment, and a brand-new sled. Told in five short chapters, Penny and Her Sled is perfect for reading alone, reading aloud, and sharing together. When Penny, a sweet and curious mouse, gets a new sled, she can't wait to use it. But there's one big problem--there's no snow! Patiently, Penny waits and watches for the snow to appear. She puts on her scarf and hat. She sleeps with her mittens. Maybe if she's ready, the snow will finally come. But day after day, the snow does not arrive. Finally, Penny decides she will use her sled for other things--it's too wonderful not to! With a little imagination, the sled becomes a bridge for her glass animals to cross. It becomes a bed for her doll, Rose. It becomes a magic carpet that takes Penny and Rose on adventures all around the world. And as Penny waits for a snowfall that may never appear, she learns all about the power of patience, imagination, play . . . and spring! Told in five short chapters, and with an emphasis on family and patience, Penny and Her Sled is the perfect choice for emerging readers and for family sharing.
Kirkus Best Book / School Library Journal Best Book / Chicago Public Library Best Book ★ "All day, every day, is a good time for reading about Snail and Worm."--Kirkus, STARRED review Snail and Worm go on three silly adventures in this early reader chock full of heartfelt humor and irresistible illustrations. By Geisel Honor winner Tina Kügler. Snail and Worm are back at it and sure to have readers giggling from dawn 'til dusk (wait--do snails and worms sleep?) inSnail and Worm All Day, complete with heartfelt humor and Tina Kügler's irresistible illustrations. Brimming with laugh-out-loud jokes, these three new stories are sweet celebrations of cooperation and discovery.
Did you know that crocs often keep rocks in their stomachs in order to stay underwater longer? Did you know that baby crocs make sounds similar to kittens when they hatch? Did you know that crocs have a lot of teeth, but don't actually chew their food? Discover these facts and more in this new addition to the popular series that combines raucous amounts of humor with a surprising amount of information on beloved animal friends.
In an epic adventure like no other, an unflappable mother will stop at nothing to find a cure for her ailing young son -- even if it means traveling to the moon itself. "Where are you going?" "To the moon. A quick trip." "But you can't fly." "Darling, I am your mother," she said, and gave him one last kiss. On a cold winter's eve, deep in the woods, a mother shrew frets about her sick young son. His head is cold and his feet are hot, and there is only one thing that can cure him: wild honey from the moon. Mother Shrew does not stop to wonder how she will make such an impossible journey. Instead, she grabs her trusty red umbrella, gives her darling son a kiss, and sets out into the unknown. Along the way, Mother Shrew encounters one obstacle after another, from a malevolent owl to a herd of restless "night mares" to an island humming with angry bees. But each can prove no match for a mother on a mission. From the mind of the uniquely talented Kenneth Kraegel comes an utterly original ode to the limitlessness of maternal love.