A hilarious alpha-bedtime story. Big letters try to put their little letters to bed, but the little ones are not cooperating. How will it end? Only Z knows for sure. A Horn Book Magazine best book of 2009.
Wacky rhymes based on scientific facts about emperor penguins, from the first peck on the eggshell in "I'm Almost Hatched," to penguin romance in "Be My Penguin," to the singing of the "Antarctic Anthem."
Who's new at the zoo?
Brand new babies, that's who.
Some popped from their mamas,
some hatched out of eggs,
some walked right away
on long wobbly legs."
A heartwarming and funny tale of adoption at the zoo.
The story of how Old MacDonald got his farm, with help from the ever-bossy Little Red Hen, reveals the true meaning of "E-I-E-I-O!"
The Big Bad Wolf is getting older. He's moved into the Villain Villa Retirement Center. An invitation to the storytime tea at the public library gives him a chance to prove that he's changed his ways.
What stands between a clever little monkey and those sweet bananas hanging from a tree? The Sillabobble Sea and its inhabitants, a band of hungry crocodiles. The monkey's counting skills help save the day.
Mr. Crocodile has planned his day hour by hour, finishing the afternoon with a crunchy monkey lunch. The monkeys have a different day in mind, one that ends with friendship.
It's a gloomy, rainy winter at the zoo, but the little hippo and the kangaroo know exactly how to banish the doldrums—put on a gigantic, spectacular show. A ZooZical!
2014 Parents Choice Award!
". . . Old MacDonald meets a clever hen, and together they turn a simple lawn into something extraordinary. It's rare that a reinterpretation of a classic turns out to be so much fun, but rhymes and worms and nosy neighbors coalesce to create a lovely twist on this old favorite."
"A sustainability take on the old nursery rhyme, this humorous go-round places the Little Red Hen in the role of consultant to Old MacDonald."
"Sierra has written an ingenious parable that’s ripped-from-the-headlines (or HGTV), and she has a two-peas-in-a-pod partnership with Myers, whose sculptural pictures and sly comedy add just the right amount of visual extravagance."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)