Family Storybook Treasury with CD: Tales of Laughter, Curiosity, and Fun

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Family, friends, your favorite characters…bring them all together at story time! Share the book that is sure to entertain, delight, and make the whole gang laugh. The Family Storybook Treasury is a collection of your most well-loved picture books and poetry, now available in one beautiful keepsake volume with bonus audio CD! Includes eight complete picture books:

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Overview

Family, friends, your favorite characters…bring them all together at story time! Share the book that is sure to entertain, delight, and make the whole gang laugh. The Family Storybook Treasury is a collection of your most well-loved picture books and poetry, now available in one beautiful keepsake volume with bonus audio CD! Includes eight complete picture books:

Curious George and the Firefighters by Margret and H. A. Rey
Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh
Lyle Walks the Dogs by Bernard Waber, illustrated by Paulis Waber
Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw, illustrated by Margo Apple
Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
The Great Doughnut Parade by Rebecca Bond
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

 

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Eight classic picture books are reproduced, interspersed with poems, in this diverse yet harmonious keepsake collection. The selections—Curious George and the Firefighters, Lyle Walks the Dogs, Martha Speaks, and others—include their original artwork and share an upbeat, humorous tone. Readers can easily enjoy them in succession or skip around, while such poems as Calef Brown’s “The Egret,” Nickki Grimes’s “Cater­pillar,” and Kristine O’Connell George’s “Tree Horse” provide reflective pauses between stories. An audio CD is included. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
This lovely compilation of eight picture books and eight poems is a collection that seems to naturally go together. With publishing dates from 1939 to 2010, the pictures books are ones that have great appeal to young children featuring largely animal characters in humorous situations. Included are Curious George and the Firefighters, an updated version, Lyle Walks the Dogs, Martha Speaks, The Great Doughnut Parade, Sheep in a Jeep, Tacky the Penguin, Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, a retelling and that longtime favorite, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. They are stories whose telling not only appeals to children but the illustrations themselves, while different, have a simplicity and hue in common. The stories range in length making this a book that will last for some time. The short poems are relatively contemporary with a wide range of subject matter from baseball to bugs to the sphinx that include humor as well as wonder. Fortunately, the authors and illustrators are introduced at the end of the book including web sites about additional work. While it is always best when a real person reads to a child, there is a CD included of all the stories and poems. On top of all that, it's a bargain! Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—Some of the selections in this varied collection of picture books and poems are well known and loved, such as Susan Meddaugh's Martha Speaks, Eileen Christelow's Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, and Bernard Waber's Lyle Walks the Dogs. With the exception of Virginia Lee Burton's Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (1939), all were published after 1985. The editors chose to include a 2004 "Curious George" story, written in the style of H. A. and Margret Rey, rather than one of the original titles. Nancy Shaw's Sheep in a Jeep, Helen Lester's Tacky the Penguin, and Rebecca Bond's The Great Doughnut Parade round out the anthology. The poetry includes a mix of simple, complex, humorous, and thoughtful selections from Nikki Grimes, Calef Brown, Doug Florian, and Bob Raczka, among others. An audio CD is included, read by a diverse and expressive cast of narrators. Rich sound effects and background music set mood and pace, although there are no chimes to indicate page turns.—Suzanne Myers Harold, Multnomah County Library System, Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547612218
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 623,744
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD710L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Authors, illustrators, and poets included in this treasury are:

H. A. and Margret Rey, Bernard Waber and Paulis Waber, Susan Meddaugh, Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger, Nancy Shaw, Margot Apple, Rebecca Bond, Virginia Lee Burton, Nikki Grimes, Javaka Steptoe, Kristine O'Connell George, Kate Kiesler, Doug Florian, Calef Brown, Joyce Sidman, Beckie Prange, Robert Grandits, Adam Rex, Bob Raczka, and Peter Reynolds

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