Whether cloud-gazing or wandering through a museum, reading a book or playing in a tide-pool, the children in this picture book find themselves in places inhabited by magical creatures such as dragons, unicorns, griffins, and jackalopes. A whimsical rhyme accompanies the dream-worthy illustrations. You get to trot majestically through meadows, perch high up on rainbows, and wear tiaras made of starlight.
That is, until she learns that unicorns like to eat hay instead of pizza. When a strange-looking creature splash lands in the lake, a kind young boy rushes to the rescue. This is not your typical afternoon at the library—a magician invites kids to reach into his hat to pull out whatever they find when they dig down deep.
Growing up in the ocean, Kelp has always assumed that he was a narwhal like the rest of his family. Then one night, an extra strong current sweeps Kelp to the surface, where he spots a mysterious creature that looks just like him! Kelp discovers that he and the creature are actually unicorns.
The revelation leaves him torn: is he a land narwhal or a sea unicorn? But perhaps, if Kelp is clever, he may find a way to have the best of both worlds. Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. In this stunning picture book that shines as bright as the stars in the sky, Newbery Honor author Grace Lin creates a heartwarming original story that explains phases of the moon. When a fearsome dragon takes over their village bridge, twin sisters Mei and Wei have opposing views of how to fix the problem. Wei wants nothing more than to confront that stinky old dragon head on, but Mei favors a more thoughtful approach.
This empowering sibling story is about celebrating differences and finding that what makes us different is also what makes us a powerful team. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens-with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words. But as their stories intertwine, these two young storytellers soon learn that a good story needs both conflict—dun dun duh!
An irresistible celebration of imaginary play, storytelling, and the joys of collaboration, this gorgeous picture book features two strong voices throughout, making it the perfect read-aloud. One day, he meets a girl named Luna who, rather than being afraid, is fascinated to meet Franklin, having recently read all about dragons in one of her books.
Franklin, a well-read and peace-loving dragon, and Luna, a young girl with an independent spirit and an insatiable love of reading, make fantastic role models for young children. I am moonlight white. I have a magical horn. I look a lot like a horse, of course. So begins this charming Little Golden Book that introduces the magical unicorn to the littlest readers! Sure to delight little ones who love the magic of fairy tales and beautiful creatures!
But is she the Princess of Pranks? That title is held by none other than the Tooth Fairy. But when Kaylee loses a tooth and the Tooth Fairy goes about her usual tooth-taking business, Kaylee pranks her with a fake frog. As Kaylee and the Tooth Fairy try to out-prank one another, things get way out of hand, until the two finally see eye and eye and decide to share the crown! When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black! Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when… Brring!
The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. Can the princess sneak away, transform into her alter ego, and defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers her secret? From award-winning writing team of Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham, here is the first in a humorous and action-packed chapter book series for young readers who like their princesses not only prim and perfect, but also dressed in black. George and Blaise are pen pals, and they write letters to each other about everything: their pets, birthdays, favorite sports, and science fair projects.
What will happen when these pen pals finally meet face-to-face? Did you know that dogs have a fairy dogmother? From the author of Pupunzel and Dogerella comes another enchanting fractured fairy tale for beginning readers! When a homeless little dog is adopted by Fairy Godmother, the scruffy pup gets to observe and learn magic firsthand! Before long, Ivy the dog is casting spells—with comical results.
Something is missing…fairy dust! Once Fairy Godmother sprinkles fairy dust on her kindhearted dog, Ivy is able to help other dogs in need. Dragons, a Dragon Stone, a king, a wizard, and magic! He is to be trained as a Dragon Master. Does Drake have what it takes to be a Dragon Master? The grownups of the town are stumped, but one very smart little girl saves the day with some facts she learned in school. So when she stumbles upon a mysterious cottage in the Woods, she can hardly believe her good fortune.
Fairy horses, unicorns, and a fiery young dragon are just the beginning! Will Clover outsmart her in time to protect the animals? The first installment in a new illustrated chapter book series by Kallie George, featuring enchanting illustrations by Alexandra Boiger, will charm young readers as Clover learns that courage and heart can be even more powerful than good luck.
Rare and majestic, unicorns are powerful, graceful, and mysterious. The Magic of Unicorns is a beautifully illustrated celebration of these peaceful mythological creatures. Part field guide, part folklore, this charming book includes traditional tales of unicorns helping lost princesses, dazzling images of unicorns from around the world, and lots of information about what they eat, where they live, and which magical powers they have.
Plus, readers will get tips for spotting unicorns today! Read all seven books to help rescue the fairies and bring the sparkle back to Fairyland! Fairyland is home to seven colorful sisters. Together, they are the Rainbow Fairies! They keep Fairyland dazzling and bright. But when evil Jack Frost sends them far away, the sisters are in big trouble. Rachel and Kirsty discover Ruby the Red Fairy in the pot at the end of the rainbow. This is where the magic tree house is taking Jack and Annie on the mission of a lifetime!
They will visit Camelot, a haunted castle, an island lost in mist, and the Land-Behind-the-Clouds. It is one unforgettable adventure! But sometimes the path is trickier than it seems. Easy-to-read language and illustrations on nearly every page make this series perfect for a wide range of ages.
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In the first book of this series, Zoey discovers a glowing photo and learns an amazing secret. Injured magical animals come to their backyard barn for help! Two worlds. Only magic can bring them together, in this fantastical middle grade adventure for fans of the Descendants and School for Good and Evil series. Halan is a powerless princess. She is heir to the Magi Kingdom, a blazing desert land ruled by ancient magic.
But unlike every royal before her, Halan has no magical powers of her own. Nalah is a powerful pauper. One girl fears magic, one worships it. But when a legendary mirror connects them, Nalah and Halan finally meet—and must work together to save their two worlds, before everything they know is shattered forever. But having a unique family comes in handy sometimes, like when his sea-serpent cousin takes Danny and his best iguana friend on a mindboggling underwater tour, complete with vomiting sea cucumbers and giant squid. It sure beats reading the encyclopedia to research his ocean report.
Using a hybrid of comic-book panels and text, Ursula Vernon introduces an irresistible set of characters with a penchant for getting themselves into sticky situations. As she explores the damaged town and the fabled undersea palace, Lana learns that while she cannot always count on adults to be the guardians she needs, she herself is capable of finding the strength to protect both the ocean, and her own happiness. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake is her pet—a ridiculous notion!
Unknown to most of its inhabitants, the City by the Bay is home to many mysterious and fantastic creatures, hidden beneath the parks, among the clouds, and even in plain sight. And Winnie wants to draw every new creature she encounters: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Somehow, her sketchlings have been set loose on the city streets! Nory Horace is nine years old. They've resorted to bribery.
Will Zeke be a dream dog if he's rewarded for good behavior?! My thoughts: I really enjoyed this one. The writing was excellent. I loved the narrative style. Rylant is a great storyteller. I would definitely recommend this series. And treat yourself by beginning at the beginning. Oct 22, Julia Orr rated it it was amazing. The owner wanted what really happened in the book not to happen to the dog. He chased other dogs. He wrapped Mr.
Putter and Tabby to a tree with the leash. Zeke was a nightmare.
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He dragged them through houses they had never been to before. Then the big dogs decided to chase Zeke. Zeke knew what a deal was and Mr. Putter told him to be nice so he would give him a reward. Then after that, Zeke was a dream dog. These are awesome! I have to keep collecting! Dec 28, Josie rated it it was amazing Shelves: children-s. Here come's a new character- Zeke! Mar 31, Danette rated it really liked it Shelves: picture-books.
Dec 03, Wade rated it it was amazing Shelves: childrens. That dog be crazy. Jul 23, Claire rated it liked it Shelves: picture-books. Not as touching as Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea the first book in the series but still cute! Jul 02, Betsy rated it it was amazing.
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You have to smile! Jan 02, Marie rated it it was amazing Shelves: mr-putter-and-tabby. Mar 28, Ann M. Noser rated it it was amazing Shelves: animals , charming , childrens , illustrated , humorous. Funny, Charming, Cute illustrations! Personal Reaction: I really enjoyed reading this transitional book because I love animals especially dogs!
This book also had humor, which is one thing I really look for when I read books. There was also no confusion with this book. The author was very clear with what he wanted to say by using a lot of repetition. The illustrations in this book were phenomenal as well! I loved being able to see exactly what ruckus Zeke was causing on his walk everyday with Mr. Putter and Personal Reaction: I really enjoyed reading this transitional book because I love animals especially dogs!
Putter and Tabby cat. It was a great book! It shows the level of care they need, like walking and feeding them, and it also shows how they may or may not listen to you and you must train them to be good animals. Independent Reading -This is a good book to read after children can easily read beginners books. The book described that Zeke the dog chased big dogs, he chased them around houses, and he chased them through creeks.
The author does a similar thing with wrapping the leash around trees, and wrapping the leash around Mr. Putter and Tabby a humorous remark that kids love and think is hilarious! For narrative -This book could teach students about conflict by using Mr. Putter and Tabby's conflict with Zeke the dog. Putter struggles against Zeke's force when he wraps around everything, chases other dogs, and pulls him along.
This is a person-against-person animal! Putter promises a surprise at the end of each day to Zeke if he behaves and listens. Once they make that decision, Zeke is a great dog and they get along! Other as Appropriate -This book could be used to teach about style of books. This style includes and really emphasizes repetition use. Another style the author uses is humor, and kids love this especially because a lot of them can most likely relate to having a dog that goes crazy on a leash and chases after animals!
This book starts out with a frustrated tone because Mr. Putter cannot control Zeke, but they create a bond and then the tone changes to happy and humorous because they all get along! Personal Reaction: -I thought that "Mr. The illustrations and the relationship that Mr. Putter has with his cat are both intriguing to any reader. I recall reading these books as a child and enjoying them. Purpose: -For students in second and third grade, this is a great chapter book to start them off with. The font is bigger and new vocabulary such as "Russian" is used, helping students question and recognize w Personal Reaction: -I thought that "Mr.
The font is bigger and new vocabulary such as "Russian" is used, helping students question and recognize what they are reading. They would feel extremely accomplished if they were able to finish this book completely on their own. This would be a good book for students to read independently and reflect of what they have read. The reflection could be some sort of summarization of the book, or the main theme in which students learned from it. Other: -I think that as educators, we should use our own experiences to either keep or change certain curriculum.
Since I did enjoy reading this book as a child, I would highly recommend it to my students and encourage them to read it just as I did. We should take our experiences and incorporate them into the classroom.
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Apr 04, Sharon rated it it was amazing. Putter and his lovely neighbor Mrs. Teaberry are close friends and neighbors who share kiwis and eggplant. When Mrs. Teaberry hurts her foot and is bedridden, she asks Mr.
Putter to walk her dream dog, Zeke. Putter, joined by his devoted cat Tabby, find that Zeke is more of a nightmare than a dream. Zeke chases dogs through strange houses, wraps Mr. Putter and Tabby around trees and tugs through creeks and yards. Putter devises a plan to change Zeke's behavior and make him more co-op Mr. Putter devises a plan to change Zeke's behavior and make him more co-operative. She has several well-fed pets. Oct 16, Liane rated it it was amazing. Being a good neighbor. Literary Elements: Humor.
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The word dream in italics could emphasize the word and also used to foreshadow that the dog may not be as good as Mrs. Teaberry thinks. Later the word nightmare is italicized relating to the reader just what type of dream Zeke, the dog, is. Very endearing, adorable watercolor drawings. May 11, Chantelle rated it it was amazing. Rylant's sentence structure is simple enough for beginning readers to enjoy but don't let that fool you! We spent many hours laughing together at the mis adventures of Mr.
Putter, Tabby, and their friends. We were excited to find out what would happen as we started each book. Feb 12, Nicole rated it it was amazing Shelves: , classic , novel , friendship. Putter and Tabby are a great pair. And so are their friends Mrs. Teaberry and her bulldog, Zeke! Teaberry hurts her foot, her good friend Mr.
Putter volunteers to walk Zeke for her. This leads young readers down a silly sequence of a not-so- reciprocal relationship between Mr. Putter and Zeke. Readers will laugh when Zeke drags Mr. Putter down the street, around a tree and completely wears him out. This book is conveniently set up in a way that builds foundation for reading chapter Mr.
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This book is conveniently set up in a way that builds foundation for reading chapter books. Jan 16, Shannon rated it it was amazing Shelves: mr-putter-tabby , cats , chapter-books , dogs. This is 2 in the series. Can't remember when we first read this. This is where we meet Zeke. Amazon Book Description: Mr. May 26, Cathy rated it really liked it. A sweet easy reader for young kids. My kids have loved the books in the series read to them at night.
The illustrations are wonderful and add to the story. I love that Cynthia Rylant has written a story about two elderly people Mr. Putter and Mrs. Teaberry that feels relevant to little kids. Funny, sweet stories with good messages. Nov 08, Karen GoatKeeper rated it really liked it Shelves: picture-books. The pictures are cute. They have a casual look full of color. Putter is an older good-hearted man. When his neighbor hurts herself, he volunteers to walk her dog Zeke. Zeke is a con artist of a dog. This book is not a picture book strictly speaking but a step toward chapter books.
Still the pictures are important to the story. The book would be fun for a young child. Aug 28, Kristine Hansen rated it really liked it Shelves: chapter-book , kids , animals. Funny story about how Mr.