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Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff

June 2013




The Seven Silly Eaters

The Seven Silly Eaters

by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Marla Frazee


The seven Peters children, fussy eaters all, manage to surprise their mother on her birthday and come up with a recipe that they all enjoy. Mary Ann Hobermanís text is perfectly complemented by Marla Frazeeís exuberant illustrations.





A Dog Is a Dog

A Dog Is a Dog

written and illustrated by Stephen Shaskan


A dog is a dog... unless it's not. This deceptively simple, funny (and kinda wacky) rhyming tale will have kids laughing from beginning to end.






Rhyming Dust Bunnies

Rhyming Dust Bunnies

written and illustrated by Jan Thomas



Rhyming is a favorite pastime for three dust bunnies, but it also keeps them from noticing their friends' warning of approaching danger. . .







written and illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans



Twelve boarding school girls live in an old house covered with vines, and they walk in two straight lines wherever they go with their teacher, Miss Clavel. The story of a young girl who is small but very brave, the rhythmic tale of Madeline continues to delight children as it did their parents and even their grandparents.





Sleepytime Rhyme

Sleepytime Rhyme

written and illustrated by Remy Charlip


A loving goodnight verse that celebrates every part of the child. The text is simple and sweet and the illustrations are just as beautiful.





Sheep in a Jeep

Sheep in a Jeep

by Nancy Shaw, illustrated by Margot Apple


Simple but silly rhyming adventure will have your little one giggling through the book and maybe even anticipating the next rhyming word. To keep them giggling, check out the other rhyming adventures of the silly sheep.






The Hungry Thing Returns

The Hungry Thing Returns

by Jan Slepian and Ann Seidler, illustrated by Richard E. Martin



Two dinosaurlike creatures' requests for unusual foods such as flamburgers, bellyjeans, and blownuts and cause confusion and some zany guesses from the adults. Luckily, the children are able to rhyme their way to the true translations. Children will enjoy the grown-ups' ridiculous guesses as well as the absurd pictures that accompany them.






 Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham

written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss


This classic book features Sam-I-am as he tries to convince a friend to try green eggs and ham. Children and parents fondly recall such lines as, "I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Sam-I-am." This book appeals to 3-6 year old children (and especially to those named Sam :)







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