Together they discover the fun that awaits in and around his own backyard. Imagination takes them to a majestic castle with a real dragon, then on a tour of the Amazon jungle, and finally on a trip in search of treasure on a raft across the deep blue sea. And, surprise, some visitors even pop in along the way!
Miska grew up out in the country where she spent many days using her imagination making adventures come alive in her own backyard. Kaylyn is a graduate of Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a specialization in reading. Over the years, she has taught elementary and junior high school and been a stay-at-home mom. She loves to write, read, and is an artist as well.
Miska enjoys spending lots of time reading to her two little girls and listening to the stories they create. She lives in Wharton, Texas with her two daughters and her outstanding husband Carter, where she is currently working on writing and illustrating future books.
Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller
This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.
Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.
The One and Only Ivan was hailed as a best book of the year by Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Amazon, demonstrating it is a true classic in the making.
In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope. An author's note depicts the differences between the fictional story and true events.
Plus don't miss Katherine Applegate's Endling series!
Lots of noise!
Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the animals make. And they'll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book-- look at the last page!
Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle are two of the most respected names in children's education and children's illustrations. This collaboration, their first since the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (published more than thirty years ago and still a best-seller) shows two masters at their best.
A Redbook Children's Picture Book Award winner
The rollicking companion to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?