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Product Type: Books
Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Fantasies

 


2006 Award
The Wild Little Horse
(by Rita Gray/illus. by Ashley Wolff, Dutton $15.99 Score:) Little horse takes off on a lively adventure into the big world, racing with the wind. Told in lyrical verse and illustrated with Wolff’s bold strokes, this tale of independence ends at the edge of the sea where the wild little horse is lost and found. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2006.

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The Quangle Wangle's Hat
(Candlewick $15.99 Score:) Unlike Dr. Seuss’s, Lear’s nonsense verse has no message to deliver. It’s all about the sheer pleasure of the words and the playful rhymes about made-up characters that never were and never can be. Voce’s art adds to the fun. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Granite Baby
(by Lynne Bertrand/illus. by Kevin Hawkes, Farrar Straus $16 Score:) In the tradition of the tall tale, this story of a wailing baby is likely to amuse big sisters and brothers who have endured the endless cries of a new baby. Kevin Hawkes’ art gives this yarn a giant-sized lift. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Terrific
(by Jon Agee, 3M $15.95 Score:) Eugene wins a cruise to Bermuda and it’s all downhill from there. As each mishap occurs, Eugene pronounces it “terrific” until his ship sinks. There on a deserted island he meets an injured parrot who does indeed turn out to be terrific. A funny yarn with enough repetition to invite and delight young listeners. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2007 Award
Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She was Extinct
(by Mo Willems, Hyperion $16.99 Score:) Remember Danny’s Dinosaur? Edwina steps from a similar mold and is equally delightful. One doubting Thomas by the name of Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie tries his best to prove that dinosaurs are extinct, but Edwina manages to prove that facts are not all we need in this world! 4 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Please Don't Upset P.U. Zorilla!
(by Lynn Rowe Reed, Random House $15.95 Score:) A certain well-meaning skunk arrives in town and asks the mayor for work. P.U. does a fine job until one thing or another manages to upset him and P.U.! You get the picture. Given one last chance, it turns out that P.U.’s powerful scent serves to save the day. A contrived, but nice little story that kids are sure to relate to, since they too, sometimes fall short of unrealistic expectations. 4-8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Below
(by Nina Crews, Holt $16.95 Score:) Jack and his little action figure Guy have quite an adventure when the latter falls between a crack in the stairs and everyone is too busy to help rescue him. Using her very special photo-collage technique, Crews shows us what Jack is imagining and what Guy might be doing. While some may prefer to see such things in the mind’s eye, these require making a leap into someone else’s imaginings. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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