Great Books for Beginning Readers
In this contemporary classic, veteran children's author Viorst introduces us to Alexander, a kid with an unruly crop of hair, who gets out of bed to face a day that seems to grow increasingly worse with each passing minute.
Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Tigers have black and orange stripes. It seems that every animal has its own distinctive color except the chameleon. And that makes the little chameleon hero of this picture book very sad. Every time he moves, he changes color!
In this practically wordless bedtime story, a weary zoo keeper bids good night to his charges and then goes home to bed. He doesn't notice, however, that clever Gorilla has pickpocketed his keys and is letting the animals out of their cages, one by one.
Children count all the way to ten with simple rhymes and brightly colored objects. By the author of the Caldecott Honor Books Freight Train and Truck.