Sure-to-Please Book Recommendations
These naughty fellows (with adorable, expressive faces) refuse to listen to their mother's advice and one by one fall off the bed and bump their heads, requiring a doctor's visit each time and lots of bandages. Eventually, of course, even little monkeys have to fall asleep.
The New York Times describes Robert McCloskey's Caldecott Medal-winning book as "one of the merriest picture books ever." Young children will delight in the story of a mother duck's search for the perfect place to lay her eggs, as well as her loving protection of the brood once they are hatched.
Deep in the sea there lives a happy school of little fish. Their watery world is full of wonders! But there is also danger and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how — with ingenuity and teamwork — they can overcome any danger.
The Velveteen Rabbit, a stuffed toy, waits in the nursery for a child to call its own. The other toys also wait for the day the boy will pick them for a playmate. As time goes by, Rabbit grows weary and worries that it will never be chosen.
Early one morning, a little spider begins to spin her web on a fence post. One by one, the animals of the nearby farm try to divert her, each with its own sound and species-specific enticement: "Maa! Maa!" said the goat. "Want to jump on the rocks?" "Oink! Oink!" grunted the pig.