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Bye Bye, Binary By Eric Geron, Charlene Chua (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eric Geron, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780063215146
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Published: HarperFestival - May 24th, 2022

A tough-talking, mohawk-rocking baby joyously smashes gender norms with crossed arms and perfect sass. Boy or girl? WHAT'S IT TO YA?! I recommend reading the baby's commentary in the voice of Danny DeVito for maximum effect.

Bo


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Yoga Bunny Board Book By Brian Russo, Brian Russo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brian Russo, Brian Russo (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780063208940
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Published: HarperFestival - February 15th, 2022

This adorable board book has a great lesson that yoga and being more mindful has many benefits for everybody. Yoga Bunny helps his many friends with being more present and learning to calm down and breathe. This is a great first introduction to learning awareness and simple yoga poses that can help youngsters relax.
 
Mayah
 


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Cat's First Baby: A Board Book By Natalie Nelson Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781683692935
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Published: Quirk Books - March 1st, 2022

Every morning we open our store and we often wonder: what goes on inside our little critter friends’ minds? Well, in Nelson’s newest board book we learn what Cat’s first impression of the newest family member, Baby, is. With a hint of sassiness turning into lots of love, this delightful new board book is full of charm. A perfect gift for first-time parents!

Jess


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Welcome to Your World By Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Jaime Kim (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781536224115
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Published: Candlewick - March 15th, 2022

This charming and tender welcome to the world for babies is depicted in the vibrant colors of warm sunsets and lush jungles and the soothing pastels of moonlit nights and Arctic auroras. Gentle repetition is paired with lilting rhymes as mothers–human and animal–introduce their children to the world around them.

Jenna


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Sunrise Dance By Serena Gingold Allen, Teagan White (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781452174051
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 5th, 2022

These two companion books are just about the most beautiful flap books I’ve ever seen! Told in rhyme with sturdy flaps that reveal adorable woodland creatures frolicking on every page, these books are the perfect bedtime (or morning!) read for you and your little one.

Bo


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Moonlight Prance By Serena Gingold Allen, Teagan White (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781452174068
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 5th, 2022

These two companion books are just about the most beautiful flap books I’ve ever seen! Told in rhyme with sturdy flaps that reveal adorable woodland creatures frolicking on every page, these books are the perfect bedtime (or morning!) read for you and your little one.

Bo


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Bumblebee Grumblebee By David Elliot, David Elliot (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Elliot, David Elliot (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781776574025
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Published: Gecko Press - February 1st, 2022

Get ready for some fun and creative word play! David Elliot combines simple yet beautiful watercolor illustrations with short, silly text. Follow a menagerie of adorable animals through the pages of this board book. A great tool for teaching kids the names of animals such as “elephant,” “hamster,” “pelican,” and many more.

Anastasia


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I'm Thinking of a Farm Animal By Adam Guillain, Lucia Gaggiotti (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adam Guillain, Lucia Gaggiotti (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781536220179
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Published: Candlewick Press - February 8th, 2022

These adorable interactive books take us around the farm and through the jungles to discover all sorts of animals. Listen to the rhyming clues, then pull the slider to find the animal that each child is thinking of! Every page includes a secret extra surprise when the slider is pulled and teaches fun animal noises so you can moo and roar all the way through these two darling board books!

Claire


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I'm Thinking of a Jungle Animal By Adam Guillain, Lucia Gaggiotti (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adam Guillain, Lucia Gaggiotti (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781536220162
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Published: Candlewick Press - February 8th, 2022

These adorable interactive books take us around the farm and through the jungles to discover all sorts of animals. Listen to the rhyming clues, then pull the slider to find the animal that each child is thinking of! Every page includes a secret extra surprise when the slider is pulled and teaches fun animal noises so you can moo and roar all the way through these two darling board books!

Claire


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Our Little Adventure to the Farmers Market By Tabitha Paige, Paige Tate & Co. (Producer) Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781950968510
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Published: Paige Tate & Co - September 21st, 2021

Join Little Fox and his friends at the farmer’s market as they gather their favorite fresh foods, all for Owl’s surprise picnic. Not only does this tender story promote friendship and sharing, it provides extended learning opportunities for grown ups to explore with their little loved ones. Paige’s calming watercolor illustrations, paired with rhyme and charm, make this quaint tale a modern classic.

Beth


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My First Book of Houseplants By duopress labs, Åsa Gilland (Illustrator) Cover Image
By duopress labs, Åsa Gilland (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9781950500703
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Published: duopress - September 14th, 2021

This quirky board book is a fun first-look at houseplants for kids and future green thumbs. A perfect blend of humorous illustrations and charming art mixed with basic facts about types of houseplants and plant care, this is book is educational, interactive, and entertaining. From snake plants to peace lilies, this is a great introduction to the concept of plant care, and even has a step-by-step guide for readers to start their own houseplant project.

Jenna


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Woodland Dance! (Boynton on Board) By Sandra Boynton Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781523514687
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 28th, 2021

Duh-DOOOO! I recently overheard a lovely customer say that every baby needs a Sandra Boynton book. I wholeheartedly agree...and this may be the best one yet. Fox blows her bugle to announce an exuberant night of dancing under the light of the moon and the Woodland Dance Trio plays until the sun begins to rise. With flowing rhymes and silliness galore, this is sure to be a new bedtime favorite.

Beth


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Dishwasher's Big Job (The Big Jobs Books) By Steven Weinberg, Steven Weinberg (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steven Weinberg, Steven Weinberg (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250753229
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 31st, 2021

What do Dishwasher, Fridge, Oven, Washer, Dryer, and you all have in common? You all have a big job to do! Rumble, tumble, wash, and bake along with these googly-eyed appliances as they complete their tasks. These three board books are silly, straightforward introductions into the way things work, infusing curiosity and fun into the commonplace. Plus, did I mention they have actual googly-eyes?

Claire


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Fridge and Oven's Big Job (The Big Jobs Books) By Steven Weinberg, Steven Weinberg (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steven Weinberg, Steven Weinberg (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250753250
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 31st, 2021

*FEATURED ON THE TODAY SHOW AS A "GREAT GIFT FOR THE HOLIDAYS"*

*Don't miss out on the other Big Jobs books - Washer and Dryer's Big Job and Dishwasher's Big Job!*

Filled with fun facts, giggles galore, and googly eyes, the Big Jobs board books are the perfect introduction for babies and toddlers to the big world around them, starting at home!


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Washer and Dryer's Big Job (The Big Jobs Books) By Steven Weinberg, Steven Weinberg (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steven Weinberg, Steven Weinberg (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250753267
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 31st, 2021

*FEATURED ON THE TODAY SHOW AS A "GREAT GIFT FOR THE HOLIDAYS"*

*Named one of Parents Magazine's Best Board Books of 2021!*

*Don't miss out on the other Big Jobs books - Dishwasher's Big Job and Fridge and Oven's Big Job!*



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Bigger Than a Bumblebee By Joseph Kuefler, Joseph Kuefler (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joseph Kuefler, Joseph Kuefler (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062691651
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 21st, 2021

At once gentle and awe-inspiring, intimate as a warm hug and expansive as looking up on a starry night, this book introduces us to wonders small and large—from a ladybug to the northern lights, a dandelion to a blue whale—and our place among them all. Filled with glowing illustrations, this tender picture book is a celebration of the natural world and of the love between parent and child.

Claire


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Circle Under Berry By Carter Higgins Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781797205083
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 14th, 2021

“Circle Under berry, berry over square.” This rhythmic joy is sure to be a hit with all the little ones in your life! Higgins writes an instant classic that pairs bold illustrations with helping kids learn their shapes and directions. This will definitely have your kiddos wanting to read this book over and over again!

Jess


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Sweater Weather By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062934147
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 19th, 2021

There’s a chill in the air and crisp leaves on the ground…it’s sweater weather! But how long does it take seven little bears to put on sweaters? Longer than there is light left in the day! Frolic along with a bear family caught in the frenzy of getting dressed for cold weather in this yarn spun with few words, a stitch of humor, and a heap of cozy seasonal fun!

Claire


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Me & Mama By Cozbi A. Cabrera, Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534454217
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Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - August 25th, 2020

From cover to cover, my daughter and I love reading this book together. It smells like cinnamon as our narrator tiptoes to find mama in the quiet rainy morning. Warm spice pervades, exuberant art tenderly taking us along organic moments of a treasured day. Mama is a marvel, honoring darling daughter’s curiosity and spirit. Never more than now does this gorgeous and tangible ode to child-parent devotion ring so true and so eternally sweet.

Jesse


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Turtle Walk By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062934130
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 6th, 2020

Follow a turtle family as they go on a long, sloooooow walk. Filled with sweet watercolor illustrations of a darling family traveling together, Turtle Walk is a story about taking in the scenery and enjoying time spent together. The journey may last a long time, but the memories made with each other last even longer. And all that traveling and patience may lead to a big reward!

Anna


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Night Wishes By Lee Bennett Hopkins (Editor), Jen Corace (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lee Bennett Hopkins (Editor), Jen Corace (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780802854964
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Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

A good bedtime story never gets old, especially not one as imaginative and tender as this. Fans of Goodnight Moon will find themselves in a familiar atmosphere when they open Night Wishes. Items from a child’s bedroom share their perspectives of the night in a series of short poems. Enchanting illustrations and rhythmic verse roll the reader through a dream-filled slumber, returning to the bedroom when the night is through.

Claire


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Paper Peek: Animals By Chihiro Takeuchi, Chihiro Takeuchi (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536211498
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Published: Candlewick Studio - September 15th, 2020

Hop in your hot air balloon and journey around the world! Both children and parents will delight in this colorful search-and-find book. See if you can point out zebras in Africa, toucans in South America, and wild boars in Asia. Filled with cutouts and adorable animal prints, Paper Peek: Animals is sure to have readers going wild.

Anna


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Whose Bones?: An Animal Guessing Game By Gabrielle Balkan, Sam Brewster (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Gabrielle Balkan, Sam Brewster (By (artist))
$12.95
ISBN: 9781838661519
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 16th, 2020

Skeletons accompanied by helpful clues invite little ones to guess which animals the bones belong to in this sturdy board book. Lift-the-flap pages reveal the mystery animals with colorful illustrations, along with fun facts like this one: “My skull is so big I could eat a pick-up truck. But I don’t.” Can you guess which animal that enormous skull belongs to?

Drew


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I Am!: Affirmations for Resilience By Bela Barbosa, Edel Rodriguez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bela Barbosa, Edel Rodriguez (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593222799
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Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - October 6th, 2020

Written by an early childhood social emotional learning educator, I Am! is a brilliant tool for building resilience. We all recognize the importance of giving children space to feel angry, sad, or frustrated. This book teaches that it is also crucial to give kids the skills to move on from those emotions, when they’re ready. Verbal affirmations and soothing embodied practices are paired with simple, brightillustrations. Everyone from toddlers to grown-ups will find strength in this book.

Kara


May We Have Enough to Share By Richard Van Camp Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459816244
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - October 1st, 2019

Award-winning author Richard Van Camp wrote this book to express his gratitude for all that surrounds him and his family.


The Moon Is a Silver Pond By Sara Cassidy, Josée Bisaillon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sara Cassidy, Josée Bisaillon (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459818644
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - September 10th, 2019

A young child skates, bakes and milks the cow while the moon wondrously transforms above.

The moon is a silver pond when seen through the trees. When they tend the cow, the moon is the milk at the bottom of the pail.


Wrinkles By Julie Pugeat, JR Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781838660161
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 25th, 2019

A lyrical, poignant ode to wrinkles and the stories they tell, by the world renowned photographer and public artist JR

This first-ever picture book by internationally acclaimed artist-photographer JR allows young readers to consider the lives and stories of the older people around them.


Who Am I?: A Peek-Through-Pages Book of Endangered Animals By Tim Flach Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419736469
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - November 12th, 2019

Gorgeous nature photography introduces readers to endangered species in this picture book from Tim Flach
 
Who is that peeking through the page? Is it a giant panda munching on bamboo? Or perhaps a yellow-eyed tree frog hiding in a tropical forest?


Next to You: A Book of Adorableness By Lori Haskins Houran, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780807555996
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2019

When it comes to new babies, friends, or other special people in your life, it's very important to let them know just how adorable they are. But are they cuter than a piglet in a sweater? A basket of baby chicks? An elephant calf taking a bath? Sweet, irreverent, but above all cute, this book is perfect for cuddling or gift-giving.


Apple Cake: A Gratitude By Dawn Casey, Genevieve Godbout (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dawn Casey, Genevieve Godbout (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781786032157
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - September 24th, 2019

Thank you, hedge, / Thank you, tree. / Thank you, flower, / Thank you, bee. / Thank you, rain, / Thank you, sun.


I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home By Kathryn Cristaldi, Kristyna Litten (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062574206
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Published: HarperCollins - December 18th, 2018

Love knows no bounds in this tender tribute to the depths of family love. For fans of Guess How Much I Love You—only funnier! Makes a good baby shower or Valentine's Day gift.


Where Is the Green Sheep? By Mem Fox, Judy Horacek (Illustrator), Judy Horacek Cover Image
By Mem Fox, Judy Horacek (Illustrator), Judy Horacek
$6.99
ISBN: 9780152067045
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Published: Clarion Books - March 16th, 2009

There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep?


You Can Be By Elise Gravel Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781943147403
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Published: Innovation Press - October 9th, 2018

There are many ways to be a kid...

Active and entertaining characters drawn in the author Elise Gravel's signature style will elicit giggles from kids and adults alike as they highlight all the weird and wonderful ways to be a kid.


Orange Pear Apple Bear (Classic Board Books) By Emily Gravett, Emily Gravett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily Gravett, Emily Gravett (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781442420038
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Published: Little Simon - August 23rd, 2011

Destined to become a contemporary classic, this book has spare text and sweet illustrations but contains only five words: apple, pear, orange, bear--and there.


Rain! Board Book By Linda Ashman, Christian Robinson (Illustrator), Carlos Calvo (Translated by) Cover Image
By Linda Ashman, Christian Robinson (Illustrator), Carlos Calvo (Translated by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544880375
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Published: Clarion Books - March 28th, 2017

2014 Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award Winner   *“Altogether delightful.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review  One rainy day in the city, an eager little boy exclaims, “Rain!” Across town a grumpy man grumbles, “Rain.” In this endearing book, now in board book format, a rainy-day cityscape comes to life in vibrant, cut-pap


First Laugh--Welcome, Baby! By Rose Ann Tahe, Nancy Bo Flood, Jonathan Nelson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580897945
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Published: Charlesbridge - August 14th, 2018

In Navajo families, the first person to make a new baby laugh hosts the child's First Laugh Ceremony. Who will earn the honor in this story?


A Parade of Elephants By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062668271
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 25th, 2018

New York Times–bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes follows five joyful elephants as they march from dawn to dusk. Where are they going? Read and find out!

This engaging picture book is just right for the youngest reader and is a perfect choice for story time and bedtime sharing.


Kiss by Kiss / Ocêhtowina: A Counting Book for Families By Richard Van Camp, Mary Cardinal Collins (Translator) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781459816213
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - September 18th, 2018

One kiss, two kiss, three kiss, four So many kisses and so many more.


Who Eats What?: A Slide-and-Learn Book By Stephanie Babin, Kiko (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stephanie Babin, Kiko (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9782408004361
Availability: Backordered
Published: Twirl - August 7th, 2018

Discover match-and-learn fun for preschoolers: What does the frog in the garden eat? What does the pig on the farm eat? What does the bear in the forest eat? Young children will delight in sliding the panels to find out just what the 36 animals in this book like to eat, chew, and nibble on! They will also learn about the habitats of the various creatures.


Little Bear Dreams By Paul Schmid (By (artist)), Meagan Bennett (Designed by) Cover Image
By Paul Schmid (By (artist)), Meagan Bennett (Designed by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780714877242
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 8th, 2018

A cozy and whimsical ode to polar opposites

Of what do little bears dream? Bright snowflakes perhaps... Or dark starry nights. Hot chocolate... Cold pizza. Straight horizons... And curly moustaches.

This gentle and imaginative tale takes readers on a journey of wintry opposites, including the expected and the unexpected.