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"Nadia Sammurtok lovingly invites the reader into the amautik--the pouch in the back of a mother's parka used to carry a child--to experience everything through the eyes of the baby nestled inside, from the cloudlike softness of the pouch to the glistening sound of Anaana's laughter."--publisher
This is a cumulative tale of a woman’s efforts to retrieve an apple from a hole in the ground. Children will enjoy learning the highly predictable lines by heart. But when a surprise event changes the direction of the tale, their expectations will be jolted in a most amusing way, and they will have learned its valuable lessons about the nature of problem solving and discovery. This is one of the many hundreds of traditional stories collected by Afghan author and educator Idries Shah from oral and written sources throughout Afghanistan and surrounding areas.--publisher
A celebration of individuality and joyous self-esteem, in bouncy, rhythmic prose and riotous colour.
Acclaimed mother-and-son-team Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina take readers on a journey through a day, celebrating the interconnectedness of people and animals in lyrical language and sumptuous colour.--publisher
Modeling a message of diversity, NOT OPPOSITES demonstrates in simple text and delightful illustration the beauty of appreciating the differences in everyone.
An interactive reading experience that allows young ones to read together with an adult, answer questions within the text, and play with activities suggested at the end of the story. A heart-warming and funny tale about the different kinds of love, and how no matter how much love you give you can never run out. You can't measure love in a bucket or cup. You don't have to worry you'll use it all up. Because love's not a game where you have to keep score. Whenever you give some, you'll always have more. When you've run out of everything else you'll still find . . . You can never run out of love. Find our about all different kinds of love in this gorgeous book by award- winning author Helen Dochertym with illustrations from the brilliant Ali Pye
Three children can't play outside because of the rain-- and discover they can have fun inside, too.
Bilingual Spanish-English Mexican folktale. In the Spring of Creation, the animals gather around a newly arrived creature and decide that it is funny and cute--a joke of Mother Nature--and work together to save this first human child from extinction.
When the eyes, mouth, arms, legs, and stomach are created they all want to be the boss, but with a little help from their Creator they learn to work together. Based on a West African myth.--publisher
"A fantastical tale of hopscotch, underwater jungles, and adventures in faraway places"--Back cover