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Tales for Tots Tuesday: Peepo! by Janet & Allan Ahlberg

Peepo! by Janet & Allan Ahlberg (also called Peek-a-Boo!) is one of my favorite books for the baby to young toddler range. Publishers wisely went the practical route and in addition to standard paper editions, made it available as a board book for durability in itty-bitty (sticky) hands. The illustrations are reminiscent of 1930s/1940s Britain […]

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Tales for Tots Tuesday: Something from Nothing by Phoebe Gilman

I have to thank Beth for sharing Phoebe Gilman’s Something from Nothing with me.  Adapted from an old Jewish folksong, it’s a fabulous story with detailed illustrations.  (Keep an eye on the mice at the bottom of the page, they add something to the story!) When Joseph was a baby his grandfather made his a […]

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Tales for Tots Tuesday: The Recycling Dump by Andrea Butler, Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist

I think I should premise this post with a note that today’s book The Recycling Dump is not really a book for reading to children, rather it’s a book for young children starting to read. Saying that, it could be a handy little book for those occasions when bedtime can’t come soon enough! Andrea Butler‘s […]

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Tales for Tots Tuesday: Stanley’s Party by Linda Bailey, Illustrated by Bill Slavin

Stanley is a good dog but his people go out a lot and don’t return until midnight. Even a good dog can go astray in such circumstances. First Stanley gingerly sits on the couch. “The couch was wonderful!” Then Stanley does what he’s seen his people do – listen to music, get food from the […]

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Tales for Tots Tuesday: I Love You So Much by Carl Norac

Lola the hamster wakes up with special words on her tongue. She wants to say them but Daddy is off to work, Mommy is too busy, the bus is too noisy and the teacher is holding another child. All day long the words build up in Lola, puffing up her cheeks as they try to […]

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Tales for Tots Tuesday: 50 Below Zero by Robert Munsch

I love that there are books labeled as “Classic Munsch” for indeed, Robert Munsch‘s books are just that – classic! 50 Below Zero is a good example of this.  It’s written in a manner that is perfect for storytelling. You can’t help but get into it and sound out a silly “zzzzz-zzzzz-zzzzz-zzzzz-zzzzz” to show that […]

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Tales for Tots Tuesday: William’s Doll by Charlotte Zolotow

I’ll confess – this isn’t a new read for me. My fondness for Charlotte Zolotow‘s William’s Doll actually goes back to Kindergarten when it was read to my class by the school librarian. At the age of five I was smitten with babies and was set to have 11 myself, and found it perfectly understandable […]

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