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Product Type: Books
Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Fantasies

 


2009 Award
The Snaggle Grollop
(by Daniel Postgate/ illus. by Nick Price, Scholastic $16.99 Score:)

An amusing fantasy that comes under the heading of be careful what you wish for! Sam wants a pet. His parents have turned him down on dogs, cats and the usual requests. That is when Sam comes up with a Snaggle Grollop. Assuming such a creature would never appear, they approve and the rest is good fun as a friendly good-natured fantasy arrives. All goes well till that endearing pet gets lonely for a friend of its own. Meanwhile it has worked the magic of giving Sam a friend. A happy ending for all.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009.

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2009 Award
It's a Secret!
(by John Burningham, Candlewick $16.99 Score:)

Ever wonder where the cat goes all night? Well, Marie Elaine did just that and to her delight she is invited on an adventure that she will never forget. An imaginative romp at a party for cats including none other than the Queen of Cats and a midnight feast. But when Marie Elaine’s mom asks why she looks so tired, she cannot tell because—It’s a secret! 4-8.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Let's Do Nothing
(by Tony Fucile, Candlewick $16.99 Score:)

When Frankie and Sal decide there is nothing to do, they decide to do exactly that—nothing! Well, maybe not “exactly” nothing. When they pretend to be statues in the park, poor Frankie gets covered with pigeons. When they become giant redwood trees it’s Sal’s dog that comes and raises its leg on poor Frankie. This is the kind of picture book kids find LOL funny, at least for the first reading. Maybe the next time round they can dream up some tricks to play on Sal. 5 & up.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
(by Judith Kerr, Candlewick $16.99 Score:)

Sohie was having tea with her mummy when a Tiger came to call. That tiger ate their sandwiches, cakes, everything in the cupboards! When Daddy came home there was nothing in the house to eat so they went out and ate dinner and then shopped just in case the tiger returned. A delightful fantasy with no scary gobble you up threats. A reissue of a classic. 3-6.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2002 Award
Muldoon
(by Pamela Duncan Edwards/ illus. by Henry Cole, Hyperion $14.99 Score:) Dog lovers will enjoy this whimsical tale told from a dog's point of view. Muldoon is no ordinary pet, he's a "working" dog who takes pride in waking in the morning, taking his children to school, checking the trash for valuables and cleaning the dinner plates. Children will see the humor of a text that doesn't quite match what the illustrations show. 4-8

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2004 Award
The Ravenous Beast
(by Niamh Sharkey, Candlewick $16.99 Score:) When the Ravenous Beast claims he’s so hungry he can eat a house, all the other creatures boastfully try to outdo him. Using delicious word play, this silly tall tale bounces to a giant-sized finale. There’s no doubt that this is all make-believe good fun! 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Digger Man
(by Andrea Zimmerman & David Clemesha, Holt $15.95 Score:) A small boy daydreams of how he will run a digger and maybe even give his little brother a ride! Still top rated, Dig Dig Digging (by Margaret Mayo/illus. by Alex Ayliffe, Holt $14.95 ) Trucks, tractors, helicopters, fire engines are the stars in this young concept book that bounces along as it explains in lilting verse what kind of work these vehicles do. 3–5.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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Harry On the Rocks
(by Susan Meddaugh, $15 Score:) Harry lacks the pace and humor of Meddaugh’s Martha series. Harry the dog sails into a storm that leaves him shipwrecked on a deserted island with nothing but rocks, one tree, and an egg! Harry had hoped to make a dinner of that egg, but instead it hatches. After mothering that unusual hatchling, Harry is more than repaid for his kindness. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2006 Award
Leonardo the Terrible Monster
(by Mo Willems, Hyperion $15.99 Score:) Once again, Mo Willems brings his own special brand of tongue-in-cheek humor to a weird world of his own creation. Like his big-mouthed pigeon, this time he’s created a monster who turns out to be kinder than expected. As monsters go, this is a pretty benign fellow, milder mannered than those Wild Things. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Skating with the Bears
(by Andrew Breakspeare, Dutton $15.99 Score:) Tim can’t skate until one night he awakes from his sleep and learns to skate from some magical bears. A small fantasy for beginners. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2006.

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