Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Otis - By Loren Long

A sweet story about a tractor named Otis who befriends a baby calf.  One day, the farmer decides that Otis is no longer useful, but the little old tractor proves to the entire community that he is still something special! The illustrations are simple and lacking in color, but manage to captivate even the very young.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Big Fat Hen - Illustrated By Keith Baker

This book provides numerous opportunities for counting practice, while delighting readers with hens, chicks, eggs, and bugs! A large and very colorful version of the timeless children's rhyme.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I Like A Snack On An Iceberg - By Iris Hiskey Arno

A simple science introduction for toddlers! Taking readers from the barnyard to the jungle, this book introduces you to several animals, teaching you WHERE they eat and WHAT they eat.  Complimented by beautiful, warm illustrations and large text.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Your Own Big Bed - By Rita M. Bergstein

As a mom with a baby who will soon be moving up to a "big bed", I LOVE this book!! The author explains in a precious manner how animal and human babies alike are born, are carried by their parents, learn to explore the world around them, and eventually have "beds" all their own! The soft, sweet illustrations are delightful! This is a "growing up" book that every little one needs in their library!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Hooray For Spring! - By Kazuo Iwamura

A cute story for an introduction to spring! Three little squirrels explore the new season around them, and happen upon a hungry baby bird.  What do baby birds like to eat? These squirrels are about to find out! Complete with sweet springtime illustrations.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Polar Opposites - By Erik Brooks

What an ingenious idea for teaching children about opposites! "Alex the Polar Bear" and "Zina the Penguin" ARE complete opposites, living on opposite ends of the world, but even they can still be friends! Lots of black, white, and gray coloring through the majority of the illustrations, but the characters are definitely cute.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hello, Puppy! - By Jane Cowen-Fletcher

This is the perfect toddler introduction to puppies! The soft, beautiful illustrations compliment the text, showing young children how puppies sleep, stretch, eat, play, and give "kisses". If you don't have a dog already, it won't be long before your little one is saying, "I want a puppy, Mommy!"