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Best Books for Wordplay: Ages 3-5

See what letters, words, or phrases your child can remember on her own. Try substituting a wrong word and your child might correct you!
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The Little Red Hen
by Byron Barton Illustrated by Byron Barton

In this easy-to-read folktale, Little Red Hen lives with a goose, a cat, and a dog. The goose gossips all day. The cat primps. The dog sleeps. So Little Red Hen is left to do all the work about the house.

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Dr. Seuss's ABC
by Dr. Seuss Illustrated by Dr. Seuss

With some of Dr. Seuss's offbeat rhymes and characters, the alphabet is the subject of this book, from Aunt Annie's alligator to the Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz.

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Froggy Gets Dressed
by Jonathan London Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

Getting dressed for a romp in the snow isn't as easy as it sounds. Socks, boots, hat, mittens, scarf, coat, pants, shirt...will Froggy ever pull it all together?

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The Neighborhood Mother Goose
Illustrated by Nina Crews

Every day, children the world over sing, shout, and celebrate Mother Goose rhymes. And now there's a new reason to cheer: Nina Crews has added her own remarkable, jazzy style of illustration to a collection of forty-one favorite verses.

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin Jr. Illustrated by Eric Carle

A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck — all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages.

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