You’re Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children Review
With his unmistakable rhymes and signature illustration style, Dr. Seuss creates a classic picture-book ode to aging in You’re Only Old Once! On a visit to “the Golden Years Clinic on Century Square for Spleen Readjustment and Muffler Repair,” readers will laugh with familiar horror at the poking and prodding and testing and ogling that go hand in hand with the dreaded appellation of “senior citizen.” Though Dr. Seuss is known for his peerless work in books for children, this comical look at what it’s like to get older is ideal for Seuss fans of advanced years. In his own words, this is “a book for obsolete children.” A perfect gift for retirement, birthdays, and holidays!Great product!
You’re Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children review
Grab your snorkel and splash along with outrageous underwater creatures! in the swim. Children will delight in the playful, witty language of twenty-one lively poems while they learn about their ocean and freshwater friends.
Mary Had a Little Jam and Other Silly Rhymes Review
These all-new, delightfully silly nursey rhymes recount the latest adventures of Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole, Old Mother Hubbard, Little Boy Blue, Little Bo-Beep, and other best-loved Mother Goose characters. Children have been waiting for this sequel for over 200 years. Sample verse: “Mary had a little jam; she spread it on a waffle. And if she hadn’t eaten ten, she wouldn’t feel so awful.”
This book is an iParenting Media Awards Back to School 2004 Winner: Poetry.
Mary Had a Little Jam and Other Silly Rhymes review
Falling Up Special Edition: With 12 New Poems Review
Let the magic of Falling Up open your eyes and tickle your mind! With twelve additional never-before-published poems, here is a special edition of this beloved poetry collection.
Within the pages of Falling Up, you’ll meet Allison Beals and her twenty-five eels; Danny O’Dare, the dancin’ bear; the Human Balloon; Headphone Harold; and more unforgettable characters. This wondrous collection lets you wander through the Nose Garden, ride the Little Hoarse, and eat in the Strange Restaurant, with poems and drawings that are both outrageously funny and profound. The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books said of Falling Up, “An enticing blend of wickedness, creativity, and rhythm makes the verse entertaining, readable, and often chantable.”
Falling Up Special Edition: With 12 New Poems review
In this tasty collection, J. Patrick Lewis displays the breadth and depth of his talent, giving readers of any and every sensibility something to make them laugh out loud. He stirs humor into an astonishing array of subjectsfrom animals to school to dragons to food. And he delivers them in a remarkable variety of forms, including riddles, limericks, nonsense rhymes, parodies, anagrams, story poems, haiku, and more. Baked in Lewis’s brilliant imagination and sprinkled with Matthew Cordell’s warm, witty drawings, the result is a collection to delight the taste buds.
Grumbles from the Town: Mother-Goose Voices with a Twist Review
Poets Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich take fourteen Mother-Goose rhymes that have been enjoyed by generations of children and twist them in ways sure to delight modern kids. These poem pairs feature wildly different voices and perspectives, and Angela Matteson’s stunning illustrations add further hilarious details. So while Humpty Dumpty’s classmate explains why he’s sitting in time-out again, Matteson’s art shows Humpty Dumpty as a daredevil skateboarder teetering on a wall. The poems have strong rhythm and rhyme, making Grumbles from the Town a terrific read-aloud. This lavish volume includes the original Mother Goose rhymes, endnotes that briefly describe their history, and an introduction that invites readers to imagine their own poems from unusual perspectives and create magic.”
Grumbles from the Town: Mother-Goose Voices with a Twist review
Kari-Lynn Winters and Lori Sherritt-Fleming team up again for another poetry collection for young readers with the emphasis on math concepts including measuring time, patterns, counting, symmetry, numbers, shapes, estimating and more!
He was hungry for math, always ready to munch. Math for his breakfast, math for his lunch.
He’d pig out on pie charts and bar graphs galore, binge on skip-counting, and still ask for more.
Shapes — he discovered — were less filling fare. He’d taste test a rhombus, sparing room for a square.
He’d devour the dollars atop his dessert, then slurp on the coins he’d slopped on his shirt.
At night, in the dark, he’d gnaw on base ten, toss back some clocks, and crunch numbers again.
Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? (Big Bright & Early Board Book) Review
Would you rather be a clarinet . . . a trombone . . . or a drum? (How would you like to have someone going boom-boom on your tum?) Beginning readers are asked to ponder these–and a host of other odd choices–in this charming, provocative book by Dr. Seuss that encourages children to let their imaginations fly.
Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? (Big Bright & Early Board Book) review
Good Sports: Rhymes about Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More Review
Exhilarating, all-new, kid-friendly rhymes capture the range of emotions, from winning to losing to the sheer joy of participating, that children experience as they discover the games of their choice. Jack Prelutsky, a virtuoso at making poetry fun for the elementary school crowd, includes in this inspired collection poems about baseball, soccer, football, skating, swimming, gymnastics, basketball, karate, and more. His signature lighthearted humor in verse that trips off the tongue is coupled here with the 2006 Caldecott Medal winner Chris Raschka’s lickety-split, stylized (and stylish) watercolors. Every page is a blaze of color and motion. Whether Good Sports will create good sports remains to be seen, but it will prove to young boys (and girls) that reading poetry can be fun.
Good Sports: Rhymes about Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More review
Imaginative Inventions: The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Roller Skates, Potato Chips, Marbles, and Pie (and More!) Review
Written in verse and filled with full-color illustrations drawn by the author, this book invites young readers inside the minds of great inventors, encouraging them to think imaginatively as it offers the origins of items such as roller skates, potato chips, eyeglasses, the vacuum cleaner, and more.
Imaginative Inventions: The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Roller Skates, Potato Chips, Marbles, and Pie (and More!) review