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Frog and Toad Are Friends

"Why, it is May!" said Toad as he climbed out of bed. Then he and Frog ran outside to see how the world was looking in the spring. For those of you who thought the winter of 2018 would never end- this book will resonate with you. Our reviewer loved his mom reading this book to him. What he remembers the most is the laughing. Reviewed by: Casey From B. G. HENNESSY: Everyone deserves a friend like Frog or Toad to make day-to-day life interesting. Their adventures usually start off in the most mundane way, from making and then losing a list, waiting for a garden to grow, or buying an ice cream cone. There is nothing that having a friend doesn't make better. The series is an early chapter/ begin

The Tall Book of Mother Goose

Jack and Jill went up the hill, To fetch a pail of water; Jack fell down And broke his crown, And Jill came tumbling after. I can't think of a better way to explore rhythm and rhyme with a young child than sharing a collection of Mother Goose rhymes. I have many favorite Mother Goose books. In fact, I have a shelf of them. THE TALL BOOK OF MOTHER GOOSE is the one I remember from my childhood. Rojankovsky's illustrations are full details that I loved looking for like Little Miss Muffet spilling her curds and whey. Though in truth, it looked like chicken soup to me. There are many excellent Mother Goose collections available. The rhymes are an illustrator's dream, so look around and find your

The Case for Reading Aloud

Readers of this page will not be surprised that I am not a fan of using computers, tablets, or phones for reading to or with children. But in case you need more information to convince you, take a look at these articles. All the more reason to Turn it off. Turn a page. Share a book. Bad news of the day: Research also found that the more devices a child had access to, the less they read in general. More about this study from Australian researchers Margaret Kristin Mergan and Salyidi Mat Roni here: Children Prefer to Read Books on Paper Rather than Screens Read what Ashley Norris has to say about: Reading the Same Book Over and Over to Your Children Makes Them Smarter #TipsResources

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

"Nothing ever happens here. None of my friends come to play. I am the most bored boy in the world." "The lively, direct language of this re-telling of a fable makes it fun to read aloud. A story that begins, "I am so bored" and "Nothing ever happens here" hints at the activity that is about to occur," says our reviewer. She adds that the illustrations make for an entertaining and hilarious tale that convey the "moral" without being moralistic. A great match of text and images." REVIEWED BY Children's Book Writer JUANITA HAVILL FROM author B. G. HENNESSY The Boy Who Cried Wolf is one of my favorite books to read aloud at author visits. The pictures really carry for a group audience, but also

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