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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
by Eric Litwin Details
Pete the cat loves the buttons on his shirt so much that he makes up a song about them, and even as the buttons pop off, one by one, he still finds a reason to sing.
Press Here
by Herve Tullet Details
Readers enjoy interacting with the illustrations to create imaginative images.
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
by Eric Litwin Details
As he walks down the street, Pete the cat sings about his brand new white shoes as they change from red to blue to brown to wet.
The Pout-Pout Fish
by Deborah Diesen Details
The pout-pout fish believes he only knows how to frown, even though many of his friends suggest ways to change his expression, until one day a fish comes along that shows him otherwise.
Ed Emberley's Bye-Bye Big Bad Bullybug
by Ed Emberley Details
Die-cut pages reveal the scary and mean parts of a bullybug as it prepares to attack some itty-bitty baby bugs, but a rescuer arrives on the scene before the bully can make good on its threats.
Llama Llama Mad at Mama
by Anna Dewdney Details
A young llama wants to play but must go shopping with his mother instead, and so he gets angry and makes a mess at the store. Lexile 370
Move Over, Rover!
by Karen Beaumont Details
When a storm comes, Rover expects to have his doghouse all to himself but finds that various other animals, including a skunk, come to join him. It's raining cats and dogs! Good thing Rover is snuggled safe and dry inside his doghouse--until, one by one, a soggy menagerie of creatures shows up looking for a cozy place to sit out the storm. But who's the very unwelcome surprise visitor? Skunk, of course. Suddenly that doghouse isn't quite so crowded after all!
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
by Karen Beaumont Details
In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places.
Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum
by Lisa Wheeler Details
After a variety of animals get stuck one by one in bubble gum melting in the road, they must survive encounters with a big blue truck and a burly black bear.
Bubble Bath Pirates!
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka Details
When pirate mommy announces bath time, it is yo ho ho and to the bath we go for her little pirates.
The Little School Bus
by Carol Roth Details
An assortment of animals, including a goat in a coat, a quick chick, and a hairy bear, ride the bus to and from school.
Who Took the Cookies From the Cookie Jar?
by Bonnie Lass Details
A raccoon tries to find out which of his animal friends stole the cookies.
Two Cool Coyotes
by Jillian Lund Details
Frank the coyote is sad when his friend Angelina moves away, but then he finds a new friend when Larry moves into the den next door.
Bark, George
by Jules Feiffer Details
"Bark, George," says George's mother, and George goes: "Meow," which definitely isn't right, because George is a dog. Lexile-130L
No, David!
by David Shannon Details
A young boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug.
Cock-A-Doodle-Moo!
by Bernard Most Details
When the rooster loses its voice and must ask the cow for help to wake everybody, the resulting sound provides a hearty laugh for the farmer and his animals.
"Hi, Pizza Man!"
by Virginia Walter Details
While a young girl waits for the delivery of a hot pizza, she provides the appropriate animal sounds for a variety of pretend animal pizza deliverers.
Splash, Splash
by Jeff Sheppard Details
All kinds of animals, from a bee to a frog, fall into the water, making their own distinctive noises as they get wet.
Updated 02/03/2014
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