Book List:6 titles
  • This unusual, thought-provoking story begins with an old woman telling a tale to a group of children in a playground. One of the boys can’t understand what she is saying, so another offers to translate. The old woman’s tale is inspired by the Tow...


  • "A flea asleep / in the deep green moss / nettled by midges / wakes up cross, / starts to fidget / and turn and toss." Then his "lever-legs twitch" and he LEAPS into the path of a grasshopper. Which so startles the grasshopper that, she, in turn,...


  • When Holland is arrested for the thirty-seventh time for stealing beautiful things, he must make a very difficult decision. A police officer says that he must either go to jail or become a soldier. He chooses to join the army and is sent south, where...


  • In this wordless picture book, a little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted father pays her little attention. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encount...


  • Old MacDonald had a farm like you’ve never seen before! With a nod to the familiar refrain E-I-E-I-O, a day on this farm is framed by the vowels A-E-I-O-U—and sometimes Y. Old MacDonald appears in an explosion of color and, starting with the lette...


  • Destined to be a bedtime read-out-loud favourite, this highly accessible but unusual book of wordplay fun for children brings back to life the long lost oddball spirit of the best of Ogden Nash and Hillaire Belloc. It brims over with a love of langua...