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Product Type: Books
Award: Gold
Age: Preschoolers
Review Year: 2012

 


2012 Award
One Special Day
(by Lola M. Schaefer/ illus. Jessica Meserve, Hyperion $16.99 Score:)

Spenser is many things....he is strong as a bear, funny as a monkey, wild as a tiger....but when his parents bring home the new baby, he becomes gentle. Children will like knowing and naming the creatures on each turn page while parents will no doubt like the underlying message of big brothers and sisters being gentle. 2-4

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Ten Little Apples
(illus. by Naralia Vasquez, Child's Play $10.99 Score:)

Turn the dial and one apple after another falls off the tree. This is a fun way to reinforce counting skills as the apples fall off the tree. So many counting books go the other way, adding one item more at a time. This introduces subtraction in a very visual way. Based on a classic singing game that is fun to sing as you share this. 3-6

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Boat Works
(by Tom Slaughter, Blue Apple $13.99 Score:)

Newest in a series of fold-out books that give little clues about the whole object that is slowly revealed as the small square page opens into a giant square image that is four times bigger than the original. Boat lovers will o-o-o-o and ah-h-h-h as they discover a rowboat, sailboat, ferry, tugboat, ocean liner and the harbor. This foldout format was also used in several Toyportfolio Platinum award winning books by the late Simms Taback from Blue Apple.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
The Talkative Turtle
(by Andrew Fusek Peters/ illus. by Charlotte Cooke, Childs Play $7.99 Score:)

Based on an Indian folktale, this is a porquois tale about a turtle with a very smooth shell until he gets his wish and is carried off to India. He promises to keep his mouth firmly shut around the branch they carry him on...until he cannot resist speaking and he falls to the ground. So it is that Tortoise got a shell that is anything but smooth. 4-8

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
No!
(by Marta Altes, Childs Play $7.99 Score:)

You are going to love this mischievous doggy called "No!" At least that is what he says his name is. In fact that is what someone is constantly shouting at him. Kids are going to chime in on the repetition and enjoy the fun of calling out "NOOOO!" This is one of those books that beginning readers will be able to read independently before long! 4-8

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur, A First Book of Manners
(by Judy Sierra/illus. by Tim Bowers, Knopf $16.99 Score:)

A book about manners with a big dash of humor. This will make the whole notion of politeness more palatable. It all begins when a little girl meets a dinosaur in the supermarket--where else would that happen? The two have repeated encounters that necessitate predictable courtesies that children will enjoy chiming in on. 3-6

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Little Bear's Little Boat
(by Eve Bunting/ illus. by Nancy Carpenter, Houghton Mifflin $7.99 Score:)

Little Bear loves his boat until he discovers that he has grown way too big for it. Though it is hard to give the boat he has outgrown, he finds a way of passing on his treasure and discovering the pleasures of growing up. A charming story with lovely art on study board pages. 2-4

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Z is for Moose
(by Kelly Bingham/ illus. by Paul Zelinsky, Greenwillow $16.99 Score:)

It starts with the usual A is for Apple, but before getting too far into the typical B is for Ball, C is for Cat, an eager Moose appears on the wrong page and the romp begins! An entertaining alphabet that kids will enjoy looking at more than once! 4 & up.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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