Dear Zoo is twenty-five years old -- and still as popular as ever! And with an updated look, this classic children's storybook about a youngster loooking for a perfect pet is sure to delight a new generation of readers!Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 5/8/2007Pages: 18Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
What an event! What a show! It's catchy and quirky. Tuneful and toe-tapping. Exuberant, unexpected, and utterly endearing. It's what happens when you take America's beloved illustrator and children's author and combine her buoyant genius with some of the most talented people on the stage-presenting Philadelphia Chickens! Created by Sandra Boynton, Philadelphia Chickens is a family musical in a book, bringing together a full-color songbook of 17 1/2 illustrated story-poems with a full-length, fully orchestrated CD of original songs performed by the likes of Patti LuPone, Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, The Bacon Brothers, and Laura Linney, who pleads "Please, Can I Keep It?"-it followed me home. / What exactly it is/ I don't know. Also joining in are Eric Stoltz, Natasha Richardson, Scott Bakula, and two Boyntons, including daughter Caitlin McEwan, who performs a piece that every little listener will relate to-a love song to the chocolate chip cookies that are just out of reach. With the collaboration of composer Michael Ford (known to Boynton fans from Rhinoceros Tap), Philadelphia Chickens is that rarest of kids' musical discs-one whose inimitable lyrics and music make it as sing-along, dance-along, cluck-along for parents as it is for their children.Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/14/2002 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Jack and Annie head to 18th-century Austria, where they must find and help a musician by the name of Mozart. Decked out in the craziest outfits they’ve ever worn—including a wig for Jack and a giant hoopskirt for Annie!—the two siblings search an entire palace to no avail. Their hunt is further hampered by the appearance of a mischievous little boy who is determined to follow them everywhere. But when the boy lets the animals out of the palace zoo, Jack and Annie have to use the only magic at their disposal to save themselves and the naughty little fellow.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/10/2009Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Five of Eric Carle's most popular stories bring the wonders of the world around young children into focus. Gentle, colorful music not only enhances the beautiful jewel-like animation but delights the senses as well. Learn to count when THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR eats his way to a magical transformation. In PAPA, PLEASE GET THE MOON FOR ME, a little girl is fascinated by the changing face of the moon. Learning to speak doesn't come easily for THE VERY QUIET CRICKET. Will he ever learn? When THE MIXED-UP CHAMELEON visits a zoo, the experience teaches him the meaning of being yourself. Imagination is the magic carpet to a rainbow world of music in I SEE A SONG. But can you really see a song?
Before the zoo opens each day a small army of keepers, vendors, and maintenance workers perform the daily tasks of cleaning and setting up. Then the crowds flock in. . . . The busy pictures are filled with details and action. The writing is crisp, clear, and informative. SLJ. Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1987 (NSTA/CBC)Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/30/1991Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
The newest book in a richly illustrated, always educational series offers a beginner's guide to understanding amphibians. ABOUT AMPHIBIANS FOLLOWS follows the easy-to-read, informative format of Cathryn and John Sill's other About... books. Describing the basic characteristics all amphibians share, as well as the features that distinguish them, the book explores everything from methods of communication to protection against enemies. The simply worded text is a wonderful introduction to the world of frogs, toads and salamanders for young children. The beautifully detailed illustrations by John Sill, a noted wildlife illustrator, help bring the animals to life, further educating young readers about what amphibians are, how they live, and what they do. As in the previous About... books, an afterword provides additional information and will inspire readers to learn more.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/15/2010Pages: 26Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In this latest book in the acclaimed About series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what the birds called raptors are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. Illustrator John Sill introduces readers to many varieties of raptors, from the majestic Bald Eagle of North America to the sharp-eyed Secretary Bird of Africa. An afterword provides details on the raptors featured and inspires young readers to learn more about these birds of prey.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2010Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In this latest book in the acclaimed About... series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what hummingbirds are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. Illustrator John Sill introduces readers to many varieties of hummingbirds, from the smallest type the Bee Hummingbird of Cuba to the largest the Giant Hummingbirds of the Andes Mountains in South America. An afterword provides details on the hummingbirds featured and inspires young readers to learn more about them.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/1/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
A new addition to the award-winning natural science series for young children ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER and author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, team up again to offer young readers another first glimpse into our natural world in the latest book in the acclaimed About... series. In simple, easy-to-understand language children learn the basic characteristics of what fish are, how they swim, breathe, and reproduce, and the different ways they protect themselves from predators. The beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of the fish population-from an Arctic char to a Porcupine Fish-and present each in its natural underwater habitat. An afterword, which provides further details on the fish portrayed, will inspire young readers to learn more. "Marvelous paintings evoke the seashore, with all its color and fluidity... An excellent first resource book for young children." "A simple, handsome book." -School Library JournalBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/1/2002Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
AUTHOR AND FORMER ELEMENTARY school teacher Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers a first glimpse into the natural world of mollusks in their latest book in the acclaimed About-- series. In simple, easy-to-understand language children learn what mollusks are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. The beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the vast diversity of the mollusk population--from a sixteen-foot-long Giant Pacific Octopus to an eight-inch-long BananaSlug--and present each in its natural habitat. The afterword, which provides details on the mollusks featured, will inspire young readers to learn more.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2008Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Cathryn and John Sill explain the basic characteristics that all insects share, while offering a close look at a few of the many animals in this diverse category.As a fabulous addition to an important series for kids, this book explores the fascinating world of insects. Once again, illustrator John Sill and his wife Cathryn have collaborated on the most recent addition to the About... series. They tackle the fascinating and varied world of insects in this easy-to-read and educational book, painting these creatures in their respective natural habitats, explaining what insects are, how they live, and what they do.The captivating scenes depicted by noted wildlife illustrator John Sill in About Insects aid in the explanation of basic characteristics that all insects share as well as offer a look into the many differences among the animals that fall into this diverse category. As in the previous About... books, an afterword provides further detail on the insects portrayed to inspire young readers to learn more.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2003Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Beautiful, realistic illustrations and an elegantly simple text illuminate the basic characteristics of crustaceans for the very young. Cathryn Sill skillfully uses simple text to describe how crustaceans look, how they protect themselves, what they eat, and where they live. John Sill's beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of the crustacean population-from a Sand Fiddler to a California Rock Lobster-and present each in its natural habitat. An afterword provides further details on the crustaceans portrayed to inspire young readers to learn more. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2007Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Yes, learning Spanish can be fun for your child! Developed by language-learning expert Catherine Bruzzone, the Spanish for Children program is a fun and effective way for your child to learn the Spanish language and culture. This introduction gets your son or daughter speaking Spanish right from the very beginning and keeps him or her engaged with a wide range of activities and games that keep language-learning fun. A complete program, this package features:A full-color illustrated guidebook that features cartoons, characters, and fun factsThree audio CDs that guide your child through the course and teach language through a combination of Spanish-language songs, games, and activitiesAn activity book filled with interactive puzzles and games that reinforce new language skillsAdvice for you on helping your kid get the most out of thelanguage-learning experience.Free print and audio downloads. Topics include: Saying hello, Saying "yes" and "no", Saying where places are, Talking about family, Around the house, Saying what you like to do, Describing things, At the zoo, At a picnic, Happy Birthday!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/15/2010Pages: 80
This Pre-Level 1 reader presents a lively narrative about a petting zoo, encouraging a desire to read in children aged three to five. The simple sentences and strong visual clues make it easy for kids to follow the story as they learn about the zoo's residents, from a woolly lamb to a hungry rabbit.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/17/2013Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Briefly speaking -- a hysterical picture book about animals in their underpants!"There's a new zoo in town,and here's what I've heard . . .THE UNDERPANTS ZOOis completely absurd."What kind of underpants does a lion wear? What about an elephant? The answers to these questions will have readers laughing and turning the page to find out more! Bestselling illustrator Brian Sendelbach has created a wonderfully funny and wacky world that will charm readers of all ages.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/1/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
With 10 cool sound buttons, fun facts, full-color pictures and much more, this Discovery Kids sound-and-reference book is a unique way for kids to learn about life at the zoo! Kids ages 2 and up will love matching the sounds to the animals in this vibrant and interactive book.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 7/12/2012Pages: 6
In this fanciful visit, Alison Jay summons her unique perspective and sense of humor to create a zoo like no other?where more than just the animals are on display. Children will delight in discovering small details and tracking narratives that play out bit by bit. Before the tour is over, kids will meet hippos, giraffes, penguins pursuing a platter of fish, exotic birds, bears, mischievous monkeys, and much more. There's a search-and-find element too: The last spread invites readers to go back and discover a number of amusing details throughout the book. With so much to explore, children are sure to?as the sign at the end proclaims?come again soon!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/16/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
In this delightful book, teacher and birder Cathryn Sill explains to children what birds are, what they do, and how they live. Accompanied by beautifully detailed illustrations from noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, About Birds is a first thoughtful glimpse into the world of birds, from eggs to nest, from songs to flight. Simple and enlightening, About Birds tells children what is essential for understanding and appreciating birds. An afterword provides further detail for youthful ornithologists and their parents regarding bird identification. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2014Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Playmobil Children's Zoo Playmobil Children's Zoo: The Children's Zoo allows children to role-play petting and feeding animals at the zoo. This set includes four figures, piglets, goats, sheep, and lamb. Also comes with fences for the animal enclosure, rock formation with water fall, birdfeeder, and many other accessories. Playmobil, Germany's largest toy manufacturer, is headquartered in Zirndorf, Germany and has been producing and distributing toys for more than 36 years. The miniature worlds of Playmobil encourage children to explore and learn while having fun. Children's imaginations are transported to medieval times with the Playmobil castle, to the adventurous seas with Playmobil pirates, and many other themed playworlds. The figures can bend, sit, stand, and turn their heads to make realistic role play possible. Product FeaturesChildren will love roleplaying petting and feeding animals at the zooPlaymobil is the largest toy manufacturer in GermanyFigures can bend, sit, stand and turn their headsThis set includes four figures, piglets, goats, sheep, and lambAlso comes with fences for the animal enclosure, rock formation with water fall, birdfeeder, and many other accessoriesProduct Measures: 15.7" x 3.9" x 11.8"Recommended Ages: 4-8 yearsABOUT PLAYMOBIL Once upon a time in 1876, there was a locksmith named Andreas Brandstatter. Mr. Brandstatter planted a magical seed that would eventually blossom into PLAYMOBIL by founding an eponymous lock and metal fitting company in Furth, Germany. In 1921, the headquarters were moved to Zirndorf, Germany, where it remains to the present day. PLAYMOBIL was formally introduced at the 1974 International Toy Fair in Nuremberg.
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