Here is the story Of the Terrible PLOP, With a bear and a rabbit And a hop hop hop. But what is the PLOP? And where does it hide? Open the book And look inside . . . From award-winning authorUrsula Dubosarskyand illustratorAndrew Joynercomes an irresistible new picture book about a little rabbit who learns that some things in life aren't as scary as they seem.Based on a Tibetan myth, a sound in the forest sets all the animals running for their lives from the Terrible Plop.Children will be charmed by the wonderful zany energy of the illustrations and the rollicking rhyming story. Publishers Weekly Review Ursula Dubosarsky's rollicking The Terrible Plop is going straight into our story box. With a rhythmic, comic text perfect for joining in with, and dynamic cartoon-like illustrations provided by Andrew Joyner, there are shades of Doctor Seuss in this Henny Penny-style picture book. Children will love the brave little rabbit and big brave bear who isn't really brave at all. Marilyn Brocklehurst, Proprietor, Norfolk Children's Book Centre
Here is the story of the Terrible PLOP, with a bear and a rabbit, and a hop hop hop. But what is the PLOP? And where does it hide? Open the book and look inside . . . 'Hilarious, original and energetic . . . ' The Sunday Age From award-winning author Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrator Andrew Joyner comes an irresistible picture book about a little rabbit who learns that some things in life aren't as scary as they seem. Based on a Tibetan myth, a sound in the forest sets all the animals running for their lives from the Terrible Plop. Children will be charmed by the wonderful zany energy of the illustrations and the rollicking rhyming story.
In Eric's house there were too many elephants - in the living room, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, even in his bedroom! The elephants take up a lot of space, but Eric loves every one of them. So when his mum says they have to go, Eric comes up with a clever solution to a very BIG problem . . . From the creators of The Terrible Plop comes this delightfully energetic story, full of fun and exuberance.
A good folktale triggers the imagination, connecting children to a wider world as well as increasing their vocabulary and comprehension skills. In this delightful and easy-to-use book, teacher and storyteller Del Negro gives librarians, teachers, and parents the keys to storytelling success. Including more than a dozen original adaptations of folktales from around the world, tailored specifically for library and classroom use, she Reviews storytelling basics such as selecting a tale and learning the story Offers tips for dealing with stage fright and reluctant listeners Presents a bibliography of recommended online and print resources, steering readers to more wonderful tales to tell For young listeners the folktale is a perfect gateway to the exciting worlds of culture and literature, and Del Negro’s book invites their engagement with proven techniques and original story scripts that can be used by experienced as well as beginning tellers.
It starts with one little goat. It ends with one little goat. But what happens in between is a whirlwind of nonsense and fun. International favorites Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner make the most of their advanced sense of the ridiculous in this hilarious read-aloud traditional tale, based on a traditional song receited at the close of the Jewish Passover.
Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail
¡Atención! Recognize the strengths of Spanish-speaking students! How do you nurture the gifts and talents of the growing population of Hispanic students? This book provides teachers and leaders with the skills needed to uncover each child’s abilities and ultimately boost achievement for gifted Spanish-speaking students. Packed with strategies that teachers can use immediately to enhance instruction and assessment, this book shows how to: Recognize students’ unique strengths Identify and develop the gifts of bilingualism and different cultures Create challenging learning experiences for every student in the class Adapt tools and strategies to meet each learner’s unique needs Connect with parents and the greater Spanish-speaking community
A lyrical and evocative memoir from Frances Mayes, the Bard of Tuscany, about coming of age in the Deep South and the region’s powerful influence on her life. The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, including Under the Tuscan Sun and Every Day in Tuscany, Frances Mayes revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia. With her signature style and grace, Mayes explores the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family. From her years as a spirited, secretive child, through her university studies—a period of exquisite freedom that imbued her with a profound appreciation of friendship and a love of travel—to her escape to a new life in California, Mayes exuberantly recreates the intense relationships of her past, recounting the bitter and sweet stories of her complicated family: her beautiful yet fragile mother, Frankye; her unpredictable father, Garbert; Daddy Jack, whose life Garbert saved; grandmother Mother Mayes; and the family maid, Frances’s confidant Willie Bell. Under Magnolia is a searingly honest, humorous, and moving ode to family and place, and a thoughtful meditation on the ways they define us, or cause us to define ourselves. With acute sensory language, Mayes relishes the sweetness of the South, the smells and tastes at her family table, the fragrance of her hometown trees, and writes an unforgettable story of a girl whose perspicacity and dawning self-knowledge lead her out of the South and into the rest of the world, and then to a profound return home.
Bear loves to get things done. He can make just about anything! He even builds a wonderful den. But something is missing. What could it be? From this talented trio comes a warm, playful picture book about what truly makes a home.