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Product Type: Books
Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Science

 


2003 Award
Dinosaurs Big and Small
(by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld/illus. by Lucia Washb, HarperCollins $15.95 Score:) A smart new addition to the excellent Let's Read and Find Out series. Comparing the size of dinosaurs to things that children know in the real world adds to the wonder of their size and variety. Told in child-friendly language, this is a book that will not overwhelm a young listener or reader. 4–7.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Hello Benny!
(by Robie H. Harris/illus. by Michael Emberley, Simon & Schuster $16.95 Score:) The lively illustrations and narrative tell the story of how it feels to be a baby. Each big idea is further explained with scientific explanations that are easy to understand. For example, Benny is shown smiling at himself in a mirror and enjoying playing peek-a-boo with grandma. But stranger anxiety is explained in 50-cent words instead of the $5 variety. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, said the Sloth
(by Eric Carle, Philomel $16.99 Score:) An introduction about the habits and habitat of the sloth by Jane Goodall tells a good deal about this threatened creature. Carle's marvelous collages come alive with a menagerie of animals that share the Sloth's South American jungle home. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Awards
Froggy Goes to the Doctor
(by Jonathan London/illus. by Frank Remkiewicz, Viking $15.99 Score:) Going to the doctor is not a laughing matter, unless you go along with Froggy! Silly Froggy forgets to wear underpants or brush his teeth. Like some of the earlier books in this series, this has pace and laugh-out-loud fun! 3–7.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Garage
(by Steve Augarde, Charlesbridge $14.95 Score:) An interactive pop-up book with a hydralic lift to move a car up, tools inside of pull out drawers, , a winch for lifting the engine and doors to open the body shop and paintshop. Lots to talk about here for the child who can't get enough of the sights and sound of the garage. 4-7

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2004 Award
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
(Bill Martin Jr./illus. by Eric Carle, Holt $15.95 Score:) Using the familiar format of their classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? the creators pay homage to the endangered animals of the world. Many of the creatures are less familiar and will enlarge the young child’s view of the world of wild creatures. As always, Eric Carle’s images are a visual feast! 4–8.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Face To Face Safari
(by Sally Hewitt/illus. by Chris Gilvan-Cartwright, Abrams Books $14.95 Score:) With a playful rhyme about each of the creatures, this is a spectacular pop-up book with giant faces of an elephant, lion, giraffe, rhino, hippo, and chimpanzee that almost leap off the pages! A memorable novelty book. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
I Face the Wind
(by Vicki Cobb/illus. by Julia Gorton, HarperCollins $15.99 Score:) Who has seen the wind? Here are some answers to that question with several concrete, but playful ways to experiment and see the un- seeable. A young science book for hands-on learning. 3–5.

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

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2004 Award
You Are Special, Little One
(by Nancy Tafuri, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) Each mother and father assure their little one that it is special in its own way. Although the big idea might be seen as a celebration of love, it also points out the characteristics that make each creature unique from the others. As always, Tafuri’s art is memorable. 3–5.

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

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2004 Award
Sock Monkey Goes to Hollywood
(by Cece Bell, Candlewick $13.99 Score:) Maybe because bath time is still an issue in our house, we laughed at the good news/bad news of this slight story. Sock Monkey has been nominated for an Oswald Award. But the bad news is, he cannot go unless he takes a bath. A humorous story for reluctant bathers. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2004.

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