“Preschool Favorites” in kids-books

“Preschool Favorites”

Bark, George

by: Jules Feiffer

Ages 4-8. George's mother wants George the puppy to bark. When he meows instead, she scolds him: "No, George. Cats go meow. Dogs go arf." But George can't seem to get it right--first quacking, then oinking, and finally mooing, as his mother becomes increasing distraught. Eventually, it's off to the vet, who literally gets to the bottom of things when he pulls an amazing assortment of beasts out of unsuspecting George's open mouth.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

by: Bill Martin, Jr.

An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.

Dinosaur vs. the Library

by: Bob Shea

Dinosaur is going to one of his favorite places: the library! On the way, he encounters a series of animals--a cow, some baby chicks, a lonesome turtle, a sad owl--and shares his roars with each. When he reaches his final destination, he faces his biggest challenge yet: Storytime! Library wins! Well, okay, they both win when Dinosaur settles down to listen with his animals friends. - Amazon.com

If You're Hoppy

by: April Pulley Sayre

In rhyming text reminiscent of the traditional song, "If you're happy and you know it," presents various animals that are hoppy, sloppy, growly, flappy, or slimy, scaly and mean.

Little White Rabbit

by: Kevin Henkes

As he hops along a little rabbit wonders what it would be like to be green as grass, tall as fir trees, hard as rocks, and flutter like butterflies.

Me... Jane

by: Patrick McDonnell

Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. Includes biographical information on the prominent zoologist.

The Monster at the End of This Book

by: Jon Stone

Generations of kids have interacted with lovable, furry old Grover as he begs the reader not to turn the page?for fear of a monster at the end of the book. ?Oh, I am so embarrassed,? he says on the last page . . . for, of course, the monster is Grover himself! - Cover flap

Perfect Square

by: Michael Hall

A perfect square that is perfectly happy is torn into pieces, punched with holes, crumpled, and otherwise changed but finds in each transformation that it can be something new, and just as happy.

Shout! Shout It Out!

by: Denise Fleming

Mouse invites the reader to shout out what he or she knows as they review numbers, letters, and easy words.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by: Eric Carle

Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.

We've All Got Bellybuttons!

by: David Martin

Various animals invite the reader to experience what their different body parts can do, including their tickly belly buttons.

Where the Wild Things Are

by: Maurice Sendak

When mischievous Max, wearing his wolf suit, romps around the house and drives his mother to distraction, she calls him Wild Thing and sends him to bed without his supper. But in the quiet of his room, a forest grows, where claw-footed monsters with horns, Wild Things just like Max, lurk and leap. Max joins their wild rumpus and is made king of all wild things, but still he misses his home. When he finally returns, he discovers his supper waiting, and it is still hot.

Where's Walrus?

by: Stephen Savage

In this wordless picture book, follow Walrus on a happy-go-lucky spree through the big city, as he tries on different hats to disguise himself from the chasing zookeeper.