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Grandma Chickenlegs
Geraldine McCaughrean
1575054159
December 1999
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This spirited retelling of a classic Russian folktale about the witch Baba Yaga fairly vibrates with vigorous images. A heartless stepmother who has "eyes as sharp as needles and a soul as thin as a thread" orders sweet Tatia to borrow a needle from Grandma Chickenlegs, certain she is sending Tatia to her death. But through kindness and a little magic, Tatia escapes Grandma Chickenlegs's fearsome clutches. McCaughrean's (The Golden Hoard) language is refreshingly original. The witch's front door, for example, "swung on its hinges, squealing like a thing in pain"; the house itself is a "rickety-rackety shack" that runs around the garden atop "four scratching, paltry poultry legs." Kemp's (the Helpful Betty books) colored pencil illustrations skate perilously close to garish in places and don't live up to the...


Tell Me A Story, Daddy
Moira Kemp
0340875607
October 2005
Paperback
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Kirkus Reviews
“A captivating demonstration of low–tech interactive storytelling.”

Book Description
Children will love this book about a little girl who makes herself the star of her own bedtime story."Tell me a story, Daddy," says Rosie. "Tell me a story about a princess." So Daddy begins to tell a bedtime story about a little princess and a baby dragon. But he doesn’t get very far before Rosie interrupts with her own version of events! All children want to star in their own bedtime story, and Moira Kemp helps Rosie live out her dream of being a princess, living in a castle, and eating chocolate cake before bed! Kemp’s clear, bright colors and soft, rounded shapes will charm and soothe, making this an ideal book for bedtime.


Lift-The-Flap Chick
Moira Kemp
0525675655
Mar 1998
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
PreS?Appealing, appropriately focused board books. In each title, a familiar creature is searching, or being sought. For what? By whom? Home or mom, naturally. For example, "I'm lost. Is this where I live?" inquires a chick. The text repeats this question on each page, and children are encouraged to lift the flap on unlikely spots such as a toy dump truck, a ball, and a flower pot. When the chick arrives at the coop, Mama replies, "Come on in, chick. Where have you been?" In the other titles, a kitten looks for a place to nap; and respective Mamas search for a puppy and a mouse; all following the same reassuring pattern. Clear, bright, colored-pencil illustrations carry the books. The primary and secondary colors support the simple focus of very young children. Softly rounded shapes everywhere comfort the...


Tell Me A Story, Daddy
Moira Kemp
0340875593
October 2005
Hardcover
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Kirkus Reviews
“A captivating demonstration of low–tech interactive storytelling.” --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Children will love this book about a little girl who makes herself the star of her own bedtime story."Tell me a story, Daddy," says Rosie. "Tell me a story about a princess." So Daddy begins to tell a bedtime story about a little princess and a baby dragon. But he doesn’t get very far before Rosie interrupts with her own version of events! All children want to star in their own bedtime story, and Moira Kemp helps Rosie live out her dream of being a princess, living in a castle, and eating chocolate cake before bed! Kemp’s clear, bright colors and soft, rounded shapes will charm and soothe, making this an ideal...


Grandma Chickenlegs
Geraldine McCaughrean
0613461347
Apr 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
PW called this retelling of a classic Russian folktale about the witch Baba Yaga "rollicking fun from start to finish." Ages 3-8. (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3-A droll and utterly delightful retelling of "Baba Yaga," the Russian folklore equivalent of Cinderella. McCaughrean has changed the names but the plot details remain largely the same. After Tatia's mother dies, her father marries a vain and selfish woman with two daughters. While he is away, the stepmother sends Tatia to the witch Grandma Chickenlegs on the ruse of borrowing a needle. But rather than becoming the witch's dinner as the stepmother had hoped, the child's kindness results...


Pat-A-Cake, Pat-A-Cake
Moira Kemp
0769630006
July 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Carry-Along Rhyme Books These unique handled board books are sure-fire toddler pleasers! Each book features a well-known children's rhyme and instructions for accompanying finger play. The bright. lively illustrations will captivate young readers as they follow along with the rhyme. The special handles allow children to take their favorite rhymes with them wherever they go! Knock at the Door A colorful oversized bunny comes to call on his friend, Mr. Chinny Chin Chin, in this "tickle me" finger play. I'm a Little Teapot This Traditional rhyme is narrated by a colorful teapot and ends with--what else--a tea party! Pat-a-Cake Baby is busy at work making a cake in this well-known children's jingle. Round and Round the Garden Teddy bears, frogs, and even a tiny mouse roller skate across a garden in this familiar...


Ankle Grabber
Rose Impey
0769633676
September 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3 - This is a disappointing series of small books whose stories revolve around childhood fears. In Ankle Grabber,a girl imagines that monsters are lying in wait for her at bedtime. Even after Mom has carefully checked and assured her that all is safe, a trip to the bathroom is filled with hair-raising dread. In Jumble Joan, two boys and a tagalong little sister explore a spooky attic. The boys attempt to frighten their sibling with scary stories, but they only end up scaring themselves. The third title features two cousins on a backyard camping trip. They're telling scary stories, while another child lurks outside the tent trying to eavesdrop and scare them. Unfortunately, these slight tales lack suspense. The exaggerated cartoon monsters seem generic and uninspired, and the endings are both...


Babies
Mathew Price
0769631630
October 2003
Board Book
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Bedtime
Mathew Price
0769631649
October 2003
Board Book
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Inside Flap Copy
Sturdy flaps give peekaboo pleasure to the very young.  An interactive board book for parents and toddlers.


Round and Round the Garden
Moira Kemp
0769630014
July 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Carry-Along Rhyme Books These unique handled board books are sure-fire toddler pleasers! Each book features a well-known children's rhyme and instructions for accompanying finger play. The bright lively illustrations will captivate young readers as they follow along with the rhyme. The special handles allow children to take their favorite rhymes with them wherever they go. Knock at the Door A colorful oversize bunny comes to call on his friend, Mr. Chinny Chin Chin, in the "tickle me" finger play. I'm a Little Teapot This traditional rhyme is narrated by a colorful teapot and ends with--what else--a tea party! Pat-a-Cake Baby is busy at work making a cake in this well-known children's jingle. Round and Round the Garden Teddy bears, frogs, and even a tiny mouse roller skate across a garden in this familiar finger...


Knock at the Door
Moira Kemp
0769630022
June 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Presented in small, die-cut formats, these favorite action rhymes are brought to radiant life in Kemp's artful interpretations. This talented illustrator employs a richer palette than is usually seen in board books, and her characters in all four titles possess an uncommon amount of personality. A scarf-clad bunny, bearing a hospitable bouquet and a duck-headed umbrella, comes calling on a squirrel pal in Knock at the Door ; as a roly-poly teddy bear roller-skates Round and Round the Garden , another bruin peers at the action over the page tops. A thoroughly puckish "little teapot" and accompanying crockery chorus line call to mind the dancing dishes in the film version of Beauty and the Beast . Appropriate gestures for the verses appear on the back of each title; youngsters--and their parents--will relish...


Clothes
Mathew Price
0769631622
October 2003
Board Book
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Friends
Mathew Price
0769631657
October 2003
Board Book
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My Mommy
Mathew Price
076963155X
Aug 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
ea. vol: illus. by Jean Claverie. unpaged. (Surprise Board Bks.). Knopf. 1986. BD $3.95. PreS These board books have the attraction of flaps that lift to reveal surprises for young viewers. The revelations are integral parts of the simple plots. Happy Birthday! , for instance, shows a small child opening the door for a succession of party guests. My Mommy first juxtaposes the child with an animal mother. The flap covers the real baby animal who is revealed to the viewers. Unfortunately, the story concepts are better than the illustrations. Some of the animals appear scrawny. Humans and animals are almost uniformly pale, and many gaze from the pages with bug-eyed stares. There are too many lively board books available to purchase these, which are pallid and lifeless. Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University,...


I'm a Little Teapot
Moira Kemp
076962989X
July 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Carry-Along Rhyme Books These unique handled board books are sure-fire toddler pleasers! Each book features a well-known children's rhyme and instructions for accompanying finger play. The bright. lively illustrations will captivate young readers as they follow along with the rhyme. The special handles allow children to take their favorite rhymes with them wherever they go! Knock at the Door A colorful oversized bunny comes to call on his friend, Mr. Chinny Chin Chin, in this "tickle me" finger play. I'm a Little Teapot This Traditional rhyme is narrated by a colorful teapot and ends with--what else--a tea party! Pat-a-Cake Baby is busy at work making a cake in this well-known children's jingle. Round and Round the Garden Teddy bears, frogs, and even a tiny mouse roller skate across a garden in this familiar...


My Daddy
Mathew Price
0769631568
Aug 2003
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
A little boy reveals all the things that his Daddy can be. The reader changes the picture by turning half-page flaps. --This text refers to the Board book edition.

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