100 Things That Make Me Happy illustrated by Amy Schwartz In the grand tradition of "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens," comes an uplifting tribute to 100 everyday things worth celebrating. The list, in rhyming couplets, draws directly from a preschooler's world -- from Big sis / Goodnight kiss to Snowflake / Chocolate cake, from Slippery floors / Dinosaurs to Goldfish / Birthday wish. Amy Schwartz weaves a masterful balance between art and text, with each of the 100 items offering its own narrative and small details for the careful observers. The oversized pages envelop young children with the wonderful things surrounding them.
A Child's Garden Of Verses Stevenson, Robert Louis Perhaps one of the most popular of Stevenson’s works, A CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES, first published in 1885, is regarded universally as an outstanding example of the greatest recollections of childhood in verse. We are delighted to announce the republication of this fine facsimile edition. Featuring the superb illustrations of Charles Robinson, and including the original advertisements from the 1886 edition, this volume has a nostalgic feel which complements Stevenson’s evocative verses with elegance and flair. Dedicated to Stevenson’s nanny, Alison Cunningham, ‘from her boy’, this childhood classic features favourites from The Land of Nod to the immortalisation of Leerie, The Lamplighter. Altogether, this beautiful edition is a fitting tribute to a wonderful writer and one which will continue to appeal to lovers of literature, young and old.
A Light in the Attic Shel Silverstein There's a light on in the attic. I can see it from outside, And I know you're on the inside ... lookin' out. Step inside the mind of Shel Silverstein and you'll discover a magic homework machine, a Polar Bear in the fridge and a Meehoo With an Exactlywatt. But beware stolen knees, the babysitter who likes to squash children - and the nighttime peril of the Whatifs! This is the second book of beloved poems and pictures from the marvellous master of nonsense, Shel Silverstein.
A Poke in the I Paul B. Janeczko The words in a concrete poem form a shape that complements the meaning of the poem. They may wiggle about, curve around or hurtle down the page, but they will always startle and delight the eye. John Agard, Sylvia Cassedy, John Hegley, Roger McGough, Edwin Morgan ... these are just a few of the celebrated poets included in Paul B. Janeczko's intriguing selection of concrete poems, illustrated with pizzazz by Chris Raschka.