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Product Type: Books
Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Science

 


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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2004 Award
What the Elephant Told
(by Barbara Brenner/illus. by Akemi Gutierrez, $15.95 Score:) A young boy and an elephant meet and begin comparing notes on how they were born. It’s sex education in a storybook format, comparing how these two are alike, yet different. A big concept for 3–7s.

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

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2004 Award
Pie in the Sky
(by Lois Ehlert, Harcourt $16.99 Score:) Starting with the somber brown tones of early spring a child looks for evidence that the tree in the yard is what Dad calls a “Pie Tree”. The text invites children to search for lists of bugs, bark, and other natural items that are easily found in the stunning paper-cut collages that are Lois Ehlert’s trademark. No pie is found, but as the season changes the artist’s palette bursts forth with blossoms, birds, butterflies, and a bright red cherry feast that lights up the pages! It’s berry-luscious! One of Ehlert’s very best! 3 & up.

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

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2005 Award
Hello, Snow!
(Hope Vestergaard/illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott, Farrar Straus $16 Score:) "Hello pants. Good-bye knees. I don’t want you guys to freeze!" All the excitement of a snowy day is captured in this rhythmic celebration of snow! 2–5.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
Pie in the Sky
(Lois Ehlert, Harcourt $16 Score:) Starting with the somber brown tones of early spring, a child looks for evidence that the tree in the yard is what Dad calls a "Pie Tree." The text invites children to search for lists of bugs, bark, and other natural items that are easily found in the stunning cut-paper collages that are Lois Ehlert's trademark. No pie is found, but as the season changes the artist's palette bursts forth with blossoms, birds, butterflies, and a bright red cherry feast that lights up the pages! One of Ehlert's very best! 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2005.

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