Sunday, April 29, 2018

Some Great Scholastic Children's Books That Should Be On Your Shelf - My Preschoolers Loved Them! #scholastic

Zoogie Boogie Fever!

An Animal Dance Book

By Sujean Rim , illustrated by Sujean Rim

What do the animals at the zoo do when the gates close at night? They boogie until dawn! This bouncy, funny read-aloud is filled with an assortment of animals dancing to their own beat and celebrating their individuality. See the flamingos do the fandango, the elephants cha-cha-cha, and the little penguins break-dance as they all avoid being discovered by the zookeeper, and then turn the page to see everyone come together in one unforgettable conga line! Kids will be dancing and moving as they read along with Sujean Rim's irresistible cast of animal characters that fills every page. It all culminates in a surprise orientation shift that reveals an unforgettable finale
!Featuring hilarious nods to dance movie classics like Flashdance, Dirty Dancing, and Dance Fever, this book is sure to make readers of all ages want to start grooving. 

The 411:

Such a cute idea for a story. I have often wondered why the animals at the zoo are always laying around when I go and now I know. They are obviously having a dance party. The story tells us that the giraffe makes sure the coast is clear and they alert the elephants who alert the monkeys, who alert the birds who alert the rest of the animals that it is time to dance. 

There are wonderful, colorful illustrations of the animals dancing. It is a really fun book to read out loud and I love the little red bird who apparently narrates for us.   

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The Ugly Five

Author: Julia Donaldson; Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
Who's that singing on the savannah? It's the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness — and delighting their babies, who think they're perfect just the way they are. Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals,Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's brand-new picture book is a jubilant celebration of animals who are often rather unloved. The funny, heart-warming rhyme is a joy to read aloud, while bold, comical illustrations bring the savannah spectacularly to life.

The 411:

This is a sweet story that is really fun to read out loud and hey beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The Ugly Five are about animals that are all considered ugly but the author has a way of making them endearing and in the end they have babies that find them truly beautiful because of all the loving things they do for them.

Very cute book!

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How Do Dinosaurs Learn To Reado Read?

Author: Jane Yolen; Illustrator: Mark Teague

Get ready to laugh at this lighthearted, heartwarming, and funny approach to books!

Children sometimes feel the task of learning to read is overwhelming, but the winning combination of rhyme and illustrations here provide a perfect way to present the subject in a comical, engaging, and nonjudgmental way. The contrast of enormous dinosaurs in kid-sized bedrooms (with human parents) adds irresistible humor as families explore the dos and don'ts of reading. Both practical and engaging, this book shows dinosaurs getting into all sorts of reading-related trouble! But of course, in the end, the dinosaurs learn how to carefully handle their books, read out loud, and read a lot!

Each book in the endlessly popular How Do Dinosaurs series is a combination of childish antics followed by a gentle lesson. There are over 14.5 million books in print in this series. This book, the twelfth, ends with pages designed to get your own little dinosaur excited about learning to read — especially this word: dinosaur!

The 411:

I have not read any of the other How Do Dinosaurs book series yet but know that my last three preschool classes loves dinosaurs. They will listen to anything that has dinosaurs in it.

Such a great idea for teaching kids to learn how to read. The book uses reading tips to ask questions about how dinosaurs may learn to read.

The illustrations are so fun. They feature big dinosaurs learning to read, getting frustrated and eventually wanting to read more and more books.

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The Three Little Superpigs

After defeating the Big Bad Wolf, the Three Little Superpigs spend their days fighting crime and enjoying their newfound fame. But one day, the Big Bad Wolf escapes from prison and plunges Fairyland into fear. Our curly-tailed friends soon discover that bricks are missing all over town. The Superpigs return to their homes to solve the mystery when they realize it has all been a trap!
Join our new superheroes as they escape from the evil clutches of the Big Bad Wolf and save Fairyland in this first Superpigs adventure. Readers will huff and puff and laugh and laugh.

The 411:

This book takes off where the nursery rhyme ends. The wolf feel into a pan of boiling water that the pigs set up for him in their brick house and while he huffed and puffed he ends up in jail.  As the wolf leaves in the back of a paddy wagon he vows to get the pigs one day. 

The citizens of Fairyland are so happy that award the three pigs a special "superhero" status. 

Fairyland is rebuilt in brick and the pigs are defending all the bad guys as The Big Bad Wolf sits plotting in Happily Never After Prison. 

One day the Wolf escapes and bricks start missing from fairyland with the Wolf eluding the pigs and the citizens every step of the way. 

Magically the wolf has built a tower around the pigs houses and no longer has to huff or puff because he is already inside. He captures the piggies but they are not called "Super Heroes" for nothing. They have a trick up their sleeve that leaves the Wolf with some more time to read.

I LOVED this book. The illustrations are funny, the story engaging and seeing all our fairy tale friends in one book was a surprise. LOVED everything about it.

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Tiny Little Rocket

There's a tiny little rocket that will take you to the stars. It only flies there once a year but zips you out past Mars. Its fins are solid silver with a door made out of gold. There's a cozy pilot seat inside for a person young or old.Climb aboard for a bedtime picture book sure to appeal to every kid's sense of wonder. Young readers will love stepping into the cockpit of a wonderful rocket ship that takes them zipping through the planets, stars, and space, all the way back home to Earth and their cozy beds! 

The 411:

OK little astronauts, get ready to take a trip in your own tiny little rocket ship as we speed into the cosmos and finally into bed.  

Readers board their own rocket ship through this story. They sit in the seat and take hold of the controls spinning and speeding through outer space.

My preschool class loved the pictures. There is just enough color and darkness to showcase the huge space beyond our planet. I especially loved the pull out poster of all the planets and the Happy Birthday World Banner. Very cute bedtime read. 

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Disclaimer: I received ARCs for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered. All opinions are my own.

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