Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff
A Birthday for Bear
by Bonny Becker, illustrated Kady MacDonald Denton
written and illustrated by Eleanor Davis
Stinky is a purple monster with horns, who lives in a cave with some rats and bats, and his pet toad, Wartbelly. His favorite food is pickled onions. When Stinky finds a KID wandering through his smelly swamp, he knows he has to drive him away. But that turns out to be harder than Stinky expected, because the kid LIKES his swamp-- AND his toad! A cute book about an unlikely friendship. Stinky is part of the wonderful Toon Books series-- a collection of graphic novel format books for beginning readers, which feature various authors and illustrators.
The Shrinking of Treehorn
by Florence Parry Heide, illustrated by Edward Gorey
Edward Gorey's pen-and-ink drawings in this weird little book introduce us the strange world of Treehorn, a boy who is growing mysteriously littler every day. . . and no one-- not his distracted parents, his principal, or even his bus driver-- seems particularly concerned about it.
Big Dog. . . Little Dog
written and illustrated by P.D. Eastman
A very readable book with funny pictures about two dogs who are opposites in every way and yet are the best of friends.
Eyewitness Readers series
A great introduction to non-fiction reading for emerging readers. Subjects range from a day at the farm for beginning readers to sports heroes, astronauts and learning about Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre for more experienced readers.
Biscuit's Big Friend
by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illustrated by Pat Schories
A wonderful introductory reader for young children. Biscuit, the puppy, loves playing with Sam, the big dog, despite their size differences. Some other titles in this I Can Read Collection include Biscuit Visits the Big City, Biscuit Goes to School, and Biscuit Finds A Friend. These books are very appealing to young children.
Henry and Mudge series
by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Sucie Stevenson
A wonderful series about a boy and his dog, with each story showing there is a special meaning in everyday life.
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