Still Stuck

Getting dressed and undressed can be difficult, especially for little ones. While getting ready for a bath one evening, a little boy gets stuck in his clothes. He panics and starts to fear what life would be like if he never got unstuck. How will he play outside? How will he stop the cat from tickling his tummy? It’s good thing that Mom is around to help. But when it’s time to put on his pajamas, the boy finds himself with a whole new problem. This fresh, laugh-out-loud funny picture book shows a young boy’s feelings of frustration—and his determination to do things himself. With this whimsical and highly original tale, young readers can imagine what life would be like if they got stuck in their clothes but still kept on going.

Birthday Suit

birthdayJohnny loves nothing better than splashing in the ocean waves—naked. But Mom says now that he’s four he’s too old to run around without clothes on. She even buys him a pair of overalls with genuine 100 percent child-proof snap fasteners! But they’re no match for Johnny as he wriggles out of them. Johnny’s father explains that big boys wear clothes. Doesn’t he want to be big like Dad? As Johnny gazes up, he decides that wearing clothes may be a small price to pay to reach such heights. Everyone is happy as Johnny practices putting on his clothes. And now when he runs into the ocean, he makes sure to take his red swimsuit—but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll always wear it! Imbued with the lilt of the Caribbean and featuring illustrations that capture the warmth and humor of the text, this charming picture book is sure to amuse young children—naked or not!

De La Cabeza A Los Pies: Head To Toe (Spanish Edition)

¡Puedo hacerlo! es el mensaje alentador que transmite a los niÑos este divertido libro interactivo ilustrado. Una diversidad de animales conocidos, representados a travÉs de collages Ilenos de color, invita a los pequeÑos a imitar sus travesuras moviendo la cabeza y las caderas, dando palmadas y golpes en el suelo o simplemente moviendo los dedos del pie.

Los movimientos sugeridos en este libro han sido cuiclaclosamente escogidos de manera que sirvan como ejercicios para cada una de las partes del cuerpo. Mientras juegan, los niÑos adquirirÁn destrezas importantes como escuchar con cuiclado, concentrarse, comprencler la palabra hablada, seguir instrucciones, aceptar retos y controlar los movirnientos cle sus cuerpos.

Las risas cle placer no dejaraÁn de oirse mientras los niÑos (¡y los mayores tambiÉn!) participan en el juego.

“La alegrÍa y el placer de aprender y de crecer siempre son parte de los libros de Eric Carle. De la cabeza a los pies no es una excepciÓn, pero quizÁ sea excepcional por el hecho de que insta a los niÑos a ‘moverse’ literalmente a medida que leen el libro. Ahora, ademÁs de escuchar, imaginar, descubrir, sentir y pensar, los niÑos pueden ser parte de la acciÓn. Es como si Eric Carle dijera a su manera, ‘Ven a jugar conmigo'”.

More Than You Can Chew

Marty Black has retreated from a difficult family situation into the area she can best control, her own appetites. She may not be able to control her parents’ behavior, but she can decide what she will and will not eat. Eventually, she stops eating altogether. Marty is close to death when she finally asks for help and finds herself in a psychiatric institution. But recognizing her need for help is only the first tenuous step on a long road to recovery. Marty’s ability to find a way to live, despite the powerful lure of anorexia, is the core of this novel.