Books by Theme
Summertime is a good time to learn and to imagine. Have you ever wanted a dog? How about one that does good deeds? Have you ever wondered what would happen if a goat trip-trapped over a bridge? Want to meet a Cuban solenodon? How about a gaur? Find out about these and ordinary rodents that live all around. And imagine about what stuffed animals are like when they come to life. You’ll find these and more in the books suggested here.
Clifford’s Good Deeds
Though well-meaning, the good deeds just don’t turn out quite right when Clifford the big red dog tries to help Mary Elizabeth and her neighbor Tim around town. This vintage edition uses limited color illustration in a humorous modern classic.
Mama Lion Wins the Race
The race is on and Mama Lion and young Tigey are off! The Italian countryside provides the backdrop for this charming tale of friendship and monkey hijinks. Translucent watercolors illustrate the race with spiffy cars driven by toys come to life are worth reexamining.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Three goat brothers attempt to get to a grassy hillside by crossing a bridge under which lives a fierce troll. The traditional tale has been given an innovative new look and also a fresh, surprising, and very satisfying ending.
The narrator recalls the time when Tony, a large white draft horse, would pull Tom’s wagon to deliver milk, butter, and eggs. Soft, handsome illustrations evoke an earlier time in this sweet, nostalgic story.
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