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book image Too Big
Too Big
Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Aulaire
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A silly story about a little tow-headed boy who's getting "TOO BIG" to do just about everything he's wants to do. Brightly colored and simply told, this picture book will appeal to preschoolers exploring the world around them.

book image Foxie: The Singing Dog
Foxie
Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Aulaire
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Based on the Chekhov short story "Kashtanka," this beautiful and touching picture book about a little singing dog is "one of the best of the excellent books by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire." —The New York Times

book image Jenny's Birthday Book
Jenny's Birthday Book
Esther Averill
Averill
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Today is the day, the day of days, the day of Jenny Linsky's birthday!

book image The Backward Day
Backward Day
Ruth Krauss
Krauss
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The author of The Carrot Seed and the illustrator of Nate the Great, who together produced the Caldecott Award-winning The Happy Day, reunite for this charming story of a little boy who decides to live the day in reverse, from putting his underclothes on over his coat and pants to greeting his family at the breakfast table with a "Good night!"
Contributors: Marc Simont

book image The Two Cars
Two Cars
Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Aulaire
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On a moonlight night an old jalopy and a shiny new sports car race through the streets to find out who is the fastest and best. The d'Aulaires, whose books of Greek and Norse myths have enchanted older children for generations, present younger children with a modern take on the fable of the tortoise and the hare.

book image D'Aulaires' Book of Animals
Book of Animals
Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Aulaire
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This remarkably beautiful volume unfolds into an 8-foot long two-sided panoramic work of art on which the animals of the world are rendered in vibrant color and the moonlit shades of night.

book image Something for Christmas
Something for Christmas
Palmer Brown
brown
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Sweet, charming, and as magical as a wrapped gift. This is the story of a little mouse’s search for a very special gift for a very special person. Nothing seemed just right. Then the little mouse realized that the very best present of all was already at hand.

book image Junket Is Nice
Junket is Nice
Dorothy Kunhardt
Kunhardt
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Pat the Bunny author Dorothy Kunhardt’s first book is as simple and lovable as the ones for which she is most famous. No one can guess what the old man eating his bowl of junket (a kind of custard) can possibly be thinking. The speculation becomes increasingly absurd until a little boy bicycles up and gets it right on his first try.

book image Now Open the Box
Now Open the Box
Dorothy Kunhardt
Kunhardt
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Of course everyone in the circus loves Peewee the dog—he is cute and so tiny! But what happens when little Peewee stops being so little? Dorothy Kunhardt, author of Pat the Bunny, addresses children's fears with wonderfully reassuring directness even while making magic out of the simplest things.

book image He Was There From the Day We Moved In
He Was There From the Day We Moved In
Rhoda Levine
Levine
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Does the dog want dinner? a lollipop? a stray cat? conversation? No, what the dog wants is—a name! But you can’t just choose any name for a grown-up dog. No, it has to be the right name.
Contributors: Edward Gorey

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