Science geeks and armchair detectives will soak up this non-lethal, humorous account of the role poisons have played in human history. Perfect for STEM enthusiasts!
For centuries, people have been poisoning one another—changing personal lives and the course of empires alike.
From spurned spouses and rivals, to condemned prisoners like Socrates, to endangered emperors like Alexander the Great, to modern-day leaders like Joseph Stalin and Yasser Arafat, poison has played a starring role in the demise of countless individuals. And those are just the deliberate poisonings. Medical mishaps, greedy “snake oil” salesmen and food contaminants, poisonous Prohibition, and industrial toxins also impacted millions.
Part history, part chemistry, part whodunit, Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines traces the role poisons have played in history from antiquity to the present and shines a ghoulish light on the deadly intersection of human nature . . . and Mother Nature.
Elmo's bringing a present to Oscar. But the mysterious wrapped gift has a curious effect--it's making Elmo sneeze! And every time Elmo sneezes, something funny happens. The youngest readers will love following along as Elmo's sneezes cause laundry to fall off a line and much more in this Early Step into Reading™ story.
When a hot-tempered dragon seizes the local bridge, the people of Berryville are cut off from their supply of beloved strawberries until they can correctly answer three questions related to weight. The grownups of the town are stumped, but one very smart little girl saves the day with some facts she learned in school.
For toddlers, mastering new skills is just a part of growing up, but sometimes they may find new challenges trying. That's where Elmo, Big Bird, and their Sesame Street friends (including Grover, Zoe, Bert, Ernie, Rosita, and Telly) come in--to show toddlers that when you get stuck, it's OK to ask for a helping hand. This Step 1 Step into Reading emphasizes core Sesame Street values of cooperation, friendship, and trying new things. The short rhyming text will prove popular with toddlers just beginning to read on their own.
Elmo and his friends play a variation of everyone’ s favorite game, “Simon Says.”
“Elmo Says,” is just like the original, except that here, our favorite furry little red monster leads the action. Toddlers and adults can read and join in the play—they just have to be careful to listen for those magic words: Elmo says!
Packed into the pages of this sturdy Sesame Street board book is a collection of tongue-tripping rhymes about everyone's favorite Sesame Street Muppets, including Elmo, Grover, Ernie, Bert, Betty Lou, Herry, Hoots the owl, and Oscar. The rhyming language and singsong rhythm of tongue twisters are key concepts in language development for babies and toddlers. The humor and playfulness of the tongue twisters in this collection will give toddlers a fun into into the world of wordplay, the foundation of a lifelong enjoyment of the written and spoken word. This book is ideal for use in pre-school classrooms as well as parent/child sharing.
Early one Easter morning, bunnies begin turning up in the strangest (and funniest) places all over Sesame Street. Where did they come from? This is a hilarious tale told in rollicking rhyme—a great way to celebrate Easter and spring with your toddler!
The Big Bad Wolf has a toothache, but is nervous about going to the dentist! His good friend, Elmo, decides to go with him. With the help of Miss Stella, Elmo shows Big Bad there is nothing to be afraid of!
Elmo wants to go sledding Ü but it's a beautiful late-spring day without a snowflake in sight. So Elmo asks his friend Abby Cadabby to change the weather. But sometimes Abby's spells create some wonderful wackiness...
Elmo invites toddlers to dance along as he and his friends do the Hokey Pokey—with a bit of a twist! In addition to the usual—putting in hands, feet, and other body parts—there’s Cookie Monster putting his cookie in, Big Bird shaking his tail feathers, and Bert doing—what else?—the Pigeon! Lots of interactive, laugh-out-loud fun for all!
It’s a perfect day for a spring picnic! But—oh no!—the beautiful flowers make Bert sneeze! Ants march off with some of the goodies! A baseball lands—splat!—in the dessert and some bicycle racers zoom through, making a mess. And of course it begins to rain. But that’s okay, because, as Bert points out, without rain it just wouldn't be spring! A rollicking, rhyming romp from start to finish.
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