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Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons
by Il Sung Na ISBN: 9780375867866

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What do the animals do when the snow falls to the ground and all the trees are bare? Some fly long distances, while some swim to warmer waters. Some take a long, warm sleep where they live, while others have a thick, cozy coat and can stay in the snow!

As with Il Sung Na's previous books, "Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit" is filled with rich illustrations, charming animals, and a simple, lyrical text -- all wrapped up in a gorgeous package. It's a gentle introduction to the ideas of adaptation, hibernation, and migration, and an exhuberant celebration of changing seasons.

 

 

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Goodnight Baseball
by Michael Dahl  ISBN: 9781623700003

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From the arrival at the stadium to the last goodnight, Goodnight Baseball is a sweet, nostalgic tale told in gentle, fun rhyme about the thrill of a baseball game.

 

 

 

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The Best Easter Prize
by Kristina Evans ISBN: 9780545051125

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It's Easter Day, and all the children are gathered for the annual hundred-egg hunt! Lizette, Timothy, and Monica have baskets full of eggs. Victor is racing toward the finish line. But one little girl is crying on a rock. She has no eggs!

When Monica decides to share her eggs with one of the children, everyone is reminded of the best Easter prize of all -- having friends to share things with!

 

 

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Buddy and the Bunnies in Don't Play with Your Food!
by Bob Shea ISBN: 9781423168072

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"Rah!" Buddy's a monster, and he's hungry! Time for all cute little bunnies to hop into his mouth. "Oh no!" they say. "There are cupcakes in the oven!" They offer Buddy some, and he becomes too full to eat the bunnies. He'll have to come back tomorrow. 

And so it goes between Buddy and the bunnies -- they take him swimming, after which he is too tired to eat; they take him on all the rides at a carnival, after which he is too dizzy to eat; they even form a Buddy fan club. . .  and who could eat their own fan club? Eventually Buddy realizes that the bunnies have tricked him. The bunnies aren't food at all--they are friends!

The bunnies' seemingly naive offers of friendship are a charming--and clever--mode of survival in this sweet and silly story about a not-at-all-scary monster.