In a crowded public pool, a chance encounter between two children leads to a wondrous and unforgettable flight of imagination.
This savvily titled bedtime book is a timely reminder to celebrate the good and happy things that happen, rather than brood on the bad.
An old pine tree is downcast when he realizes that, after being repeatedly passed over every year, he has become too overgrown to be anyone’s Christmas tree.
Mr. Duck enjoys a quiet, structured life in the serene pond where he lives alone, and has a rigid schedule that he follows religiously every morning, right down to the precise time when he would: 1) stretch his wings; 2) fluff his feathers; and 3) glide across the perfectly still water. And that’s just the way he likes it — at least, that’s what he thinks.
Readers who are familiar with the Toys series by Emily Jenkins and Paul O. Zelinsky, will be pleased to know that the three wacky toy characters — “a curious stuffed buffalo, a sensitive plush stingray and a book-loving rubber ball” — now star in their first standalone picture book. But you needn’t have read the other books in order to enjoy this sweet, quirky story about the curious toys venturing out of the house and learning about — as well as having fun with — snow for the very first time.
Phillip and Brock are best friends and they spend all their time together. The only problem is, everyone else can’t see Brock and have labelled him “Phillip’s imaginary friend”.
Oliver and his best friend Troll run a cafe in the woods where they serve delicious cakes to other discerning trolls who choose to dine on these sugary treats rather than children.
Maria has a secret friend: Mouse Mouse, who, unbeknownst to the other members of Maria’s family, lives with her little mouse family in the same house as them.
Like most kids, Christina Katerina loves all kinds of boxes. So when her family buys a new refrigerator, she immediately claims the large cardboard box that is discarded as her own.