Truckery Rhymes - Jon Scieszka

In Trucktown, Jon Scieszka turns Mother Goose Rhymes into Truckery Rhymes (Simon & Schuster, $17.99). Parodies such as “Peter Peter Payload Eater”, “Swing Around with Rosie”, or “Pop! Blows the Diesel” are whimsically illustrated by David Shannon, Loren Long, and David Gordon with characters such as Dan the Dumper and Izzy the Ice Cream Truck. Truck lovers will put pedal to metal to hear these rhymes over and over. Ages 3-6. LC-H
Truckery Rhymes (Jon Scieszka's Trucktown) By Jon Scieszka, David Shannon (Illustrator), Loren Long (Illustrator), David Gordon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, David Shannon (Illustrator), Loren Long (Illustrator), David Gordon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416941354
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2009

The Lion & the Mouse - Jerry Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney’s retelling of Aesop’s fable, The Lion And The Mouse (Little Brown, $16.99) captivates the imagination and holds the eye. On the cover, a lion’s eyes direct attention to the back cover where a mouse returns the beast’s gaze. Slip the jacket off and the title of the book is revealed in pictures. Such is the thoughtful detail in this tale of a tiny mouse who repays an unexpected act of kindness with a brave deed. Told entirely through pencil and watercolor art, with only the occasional sounds of the animals added to enhance the story, Pinkney’s insightful portrayal of nature and animals makes this one of the finest picture books ever created. All Ages. MAG
The Lion & the Mouse (Caldecott Medal Winner) By Jerry Pinkney Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316013567
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2009

Brave Charlotte and the Wolves - Anu Stohner and Henrike Wilson

Wolfie and his gang of young sheep love to pretend to be real wolves and to pick on Jack, the old sheep dog. But one night when the herd hears real howling, the big bad gang hides in the bushes. It is up to the bravest, and, it turns out, most cunning member of the herd to solve all manner of wolf problems. Brave Charlotte And The Wolves (Bloomsbury, $16.99) written by Anu Stoher and illustrated by Henrike Wilson is a worthy successor to Brave Charlotte. Ages 3-6. DDL