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The Mouse Before Christmas

The Mouse Before Christmas

9781503754959

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‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house not a creature was stirring…except for one mouse. With Santa as a mouse, a sleigh pulled by beetles, and gifts of toys, crackers, and cheese, this adorable picture book puts a silly–and savory–twist on Clement Clark Moore’s Christmas poem, and is sure to become a family favorite. 

Written by Tracey Turner and Illustrated by Jenny Løvlie.

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ISBN: 9781503752467

Dimensions: 10.25 x 10.25 inches

Age: 3-6 Years

 

“In Turner’s homage to Clement C. Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” a mouse is indeed stirring—Mouse Santa, who introduces readers to a mouse family via his Christmas Eve visit. As “the other mice dozed/ in their little mouse beds,/ While dreams full of cheesecake/ danced in their heads,” squeaky urgings can be heard when Mouse Santa commands the eight rosy-cheeked beetles pulling his diminutive gift-laden sleigh. After a smooth landing, not on the roof but on the snowy ground, he squeezes through a crack in the wall “and into the mousehole,/ with presents for all”—including, of course, plenty of cheese. Løvlie’s mouse-centric setting features a thimble vase, a thread spool side table, and tiny stockings lined up on one smallish bough, making for a cozy and festive Christmas Eve read. Ages 3–7.”

Publisher's Weekly
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This Book Is UPSIDE DOWN

This Book Is UPSIDE DOWN

9781503752467

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Are there two sides to every story? Penelope Giraffe and Gus Penguin are at home on two different sides of the same world. when something looks upside down to Penelope, it looks right-side up to Gus! As they explore their opposite points of view, will the twosome ever see eye-to-eye? This innovative picture book plays on perspective. Eye-catching (and often upside-down) illustrations encourage reader interaction.Or just plain not tired? The little sheep won’t sleep for all kinds of reasons, which will resonate with anyone who has—or ever was—a child! As the sheep tries to stay awake, she learns to calm her body and thoughts in this sweetly silly tale that subtly teaches self-soothing and mindfulness.

Written by Erin Rose Wage and Illustrated by Simona Ceccarelli.

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ISBN: 9781503752467

Dimensions: 10.25 x 10.25 inches

Age: 3-6 Years

 

“Young readers will have a riotously good time trying to follow along with these silly characters, and more sophisticated readers will enjoy a few additional nods and winks as well. Recommended.”

School Library Journal

“The characters’ breezy cool (despite their tangling with gravity, neither ever loses their temper), Wage’s (Fox Gives Thanks) repartee, and Ceccarelli’s (If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon) painterly digital portraits, showcased against lots of white space, establish a comedy sketch feel early on and deliver on it

Publishers Weekly
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The Sheep Who Wouldn’t Sleep

The Sheep Who Wouldn't Sleep

9781503752436

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Beneath the starry sky, everyone goes to sleep…except the sheep. Is she too excited? Too afraid? Or just plain not tired? The little sheep won’t sleep for all kinds of reasons, which will resonate with anyone who has—or ever was—a child! As the sheep tries to stay awake, she learns to calm her body and thoughts in this sweetly silly tale that subtly teaches self-soothing and mindfulness.Or just plain not tired? The little sheep won’t sleep for all kinds of reasons, which will resonate with anyone who has—or ever was—a child! As the sheep tries to stay awake, she learns to calm her body and thoughts in this sweetly silly tale that subtly teaches self-soothing and mindfulness.

Written by Susan Rich Brooke and Illustrated by Dean Gray.

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ISBN: 9781503752436

Dimensions: 8.25 x 10.25 inches

Age: 3-6 Years

 

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The Owl Who Couldn’t Growl

The Owl Who Couldn't Growl

9781503752443

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Deep within the forest, the fiercest animals can growl…but not the owl. And if that’s not bad enough, he can’t howl or honk or roar or bark, either! As the owl tries to join the woodland chorus, he discovers his own special song in this charming and funny story of individuality and self-acceptance. Parents and children will enjoy sharing this comical, lyrical tale that encourages being “WHOOO” you are.

Written by Susan Rich Brooke and Illustrated by Elisa Patrissi.

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ISBN: 9781503752498

Dimensions: 8.25 x 10.25 inches

Age: 3-6 Years

 

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Beasties Love Booties

Beasties Love Booties

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Poodles in pumps! Huskies in high-tops! Spaniels in sandals! All over the city, best-dressed beasties and their besties are putting their best paws forward and stepping out in style. From shopping to sailing to splashing to skating, there’s a perfect shoe for everything they do! But what do our four-footed friends really like wearing? Find out in this tail-wagging tale filled with friendship, fashion…and fur.

Written by Susan Rich Brooke and amazing illustrations by Simona Ceccarelli, who also illustrated This Book is Upside Down.

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ISBN: 9781503752498

Dimensions: 10.25 x 10.25 inches

Age: 3-6 Yrs