Still, Miss Brooks remains undaunted. Book Week is here and Missy will find a book to love if they have to empty the entire library. What story will finally win over this beastly, er, discriminating child? William Steig’s Shrek!—the tale of a repulsive green ogre in search of a revolting bride—of course!
Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley pay playful homage to the diverse tastes of child readers and the valiant librarians who are determined to put just the right book in each child’s hands.
From the Hardcover edition.
With clear, color-coded typography and clever illustrations, this book "in two voices" uses traditional reading teaching techniques-alliteration, rhyme, and repetition-to invite young children to read along with peers or with an adult.
Missy loves her librarian, Miss Brooks. And she loves to go to Miss Brooks’ before-school story time. But to get to Story Nook, she has to pass Billy Toomey’s house—and she does not love Billy Toomey.
Billy always tries to steal her hat and jeers, “I’m going to get you!” It’s vexing. Then one rainy (and hatless) day, Miss Brooks changes story hour to storytelling hour. She teaches the kids about characters and plot and action and satisfying conclusions and encourages them to make up their own tales.
And that’s when Missy has a brainstorm. She sees a way to use her made-up story to deal with her real-life bully.
In this terrifically funny ode to inventiveness and ingenuity, Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley celebrate the power of stories and how they can help us to rewrite our own lives.
An atmospheric short story taken from the collection, BEYOND THE STARS, written and illustrated by two great Irish talents in children’s fiction today
Silla loves the winter with its snow and cold winds, but most of all, she loves the ice. So when the ice floes of her kingdom and the icicles at her Ice Palace start to melt, she doesn’t believe Zeffa, King of the Warm Winds, when he comes to her in friendship, begging for her help. Instead, she declares war on him and assembles her battalion of penguins: the battle lines have been drawn. But sometimes people aren’t what they seem and loyalty is found in the most unexpected of places. Will Silla and Zeffa be able to overcome their differences to fight global warming and save their kingdoms?
A tale showing how by working together we can overcome the seemingly impossible, vividly depicted by evocative illustrations.
Look out for the other eleven stories - also available as e-shorts!
Includes Read-Aloud/Read-to-Me functionality where available.
Book Description:This book uses traditional reading teaching techniques (alliteration, rhyme, and repetition) to invite young children to read along with peers or an adult. With clear, color-coded typography, and sly, lively illustrations, this collection is sure to entertain while encouraging reading skills and interaction with others. Readers will relish these new twists on familiar folklore characters, including Johnny Appleseed, Annie Oakley, Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and many more!