Age-o-Meter: 3-5

The Boy Who Lost His Bumble

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The Boy Who Lost His Bumble

SNATCH A STORY   How about a bee costume next Halloween?   THE WICKED READ   The Boy Who Lost His Bumble By Trudi Esberger Illustrated by Trudi Esberger Published by Child’s Play-International                                            ISBN-13: 9781846436611 Age Range: 3 – 8 Years The boy in this debut picture book is fascinated by the bees in his garden, and is puzzled and saddened when they disappear one rainy day. What can have caused them to leave, and is there anything he can do to get his bumble back? Nothing he tries is successful, but things start to look a...

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Mr. Moon Wakes Up

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Mr. Moon Wakes Up

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Mr Moon Wakes Up By Jemima Sharpe Illustrated by Jemima Sharpe                Published by Child’s Play-International  ISBN-13: 9781846437618 Age Range: 3 – 7 Years Mr Moon always sleeps. He naps during hide-and-seek, passes out on puzzles and dozes during adventure stories. But what would happen if Mr Moon ever woke up? Would he lead us to hidden, dream-like worlds, filled with fantastic friends and exciting games? And if he did, would we remember in the morning?   Look For It If You Dare… Local Library | Local...

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Cat’s Colors

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Cat’s Colors

SNATCH A STORY   Cat has a magical surprise for young readers…   THE WICKED READ   Cat’s Colors By Airlie Anderson Illustrated by Airlie Anderson Published by Child’s Play-International ISBN-13: 9781846437618 Age Range: 3 – 7 Years What better thing to do on a gray day than collect some colors? Cat decides to do just that, but where will she find them? A charming, deceptively simple story about making the most of the world around us and giving something back in return.   Look For It If You Dare… Local Library | Local Bookstore | Amazon | B&N   FREE...

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Take Me To Your BBQ

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Take Me To Your BBQ

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Take Me to Your BBQ by Kathy Duval Illustrated by Adam McCauley Published by Disney-Hyperion ISBN-13: 9781423122555 Age Range: 3 – 5 Years Aliens have landed on Willy’s farm, and they’re not leaving without a square dance and a square meal! So fire up that grill, lay on the barbeque sauce, and snatch up that fiddle. Told in verse, this rollicking story puts a twist on the typical encounter with the third kind. Adam McCauley’s out-of-this-world illustrations match Kathy Duval’s hoe-down rhymes like ribs and...

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Unlike Other Monsters

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 3-5, Scare-o-Meter: 1

Unlike Other Monsters

SNATCH A STORY   The True and Scary Story of VideoScare, Inc. (It’s Not Really True) An Original Zander Tale by Audrey Vernick Some people like to be scared. They go on rollercoasters. See scary movies. Enjoy a late night haunted hayride. And when there’s nothing scary going on, they might take advantage of being scared by video. Let’s face it: It’s not always possible to be scared in person. Others will do anything to NOT be scared. They avoid spiders. And turn on all the lights before entering a room. But there was once a monster, Zander, who didn’t even know he could be scared. Like...

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A Dark, Dark Tale

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A Dark, Dark Tale

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the dark, dark opening to A Dark, Dark Tale:     THE WICKED READ   A Dark, Dark Tale By Ruth Brown Book Published by Penguin Young Readers Group ISBN-13: 9780140546217 Audiobook Published by Weston Woods Studios Narrated by Ian Thomson Music by Ernest Troost Age Range: 3 – 5 Years “Once upon a time there was dark, dark moor. On the moor there was a dark, dark wood. In the wood there was a dark, dark house”. Young listeners will be kept on the edge of their seats as the journey continues up dark stairways...

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