Squirt doesn't believe Bubba can dig a hole to China. But when the hole swallows them, the kids find themselves in Xi'an, China, surrounded by Terracotta Warriors.
It gets worse when the ghost of the first emperor of China appears. He tells them they can't go home until they find his missing pi. The kids don't know where to begin until they meet a girl and her grandmother who promise to help find the pendant.
Soon they realize they are being followed. And they are no closer to finding the missing pi. Will Bubba and Squirt ever make it back home?
· Lexile® Measure: 500L - 600L
· Mean Sentence Length: 8.47
· Mean Log Word Frequency: 3.61
People say that you're not supposed to play with your food. But the adventurous little elephant in Don't Feed the Elephant never got the message! Join him as he dances around with a cotton-candy wig, spins donuts on his tusks, and makes himself an ice-cream-cone hat!
Parents can laugh along as their little readers discover the story of this rambunctious elephant. The tale of this elephant and his love of food won't just delight you with its silly antics and hilarious situations. It will also teach your children about the letters of the alphabet. From animal crackers to zebra cakes, this elephant is keen to try food starting with every letter of the alphabet.
It will get him into some trouble too. As the elephant deals with ornery zebras, sour pickles, and a sick tummy, kids will learn one more very important lesson: don't feed the elephant.
When ten little birds get together, it's a feathered festival! The party would last forever, if none of the ten friends were so easily distracted.
One by one, each little bird finds something new to do. Some see other animals to play with. Some get hungry, and one stinky bird really needs a bath. Who's going to be left in the tree at the end of the party? A spotted bird, a striped bird, or the one with purple polka dots?
Both a fun counting story and an introduction to simple classifying, Shery Ellis's Ten Zany Birds is an ideal read-aloud book as well as an excellent choice for developing reading skills.
Will anything get a mother yelling about time outs and withholding favors faster than a toy-strewn house? In That Mama is a Grouch, an intelligent and very wise narrator reminds us in charming rhyme that mothers are human, most often loving, and that certain situations will guarantee driving them to their breaking point. The reader is quickly reminded that tripping over toys is one way to guarantee a grouch attack.
Children from three to seven will delight in this story of a mommy who's nearly out of control, and they will learn the importance of something as simple as putting away toys. Ms. Ellis does parents a big favor when she reminds all of us that there is humor to be found and something to be learned in even the most everyday circumstances. When nerves are tested, pick up this book and start reading!
That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN is for all those bleary-eyed families who sincerely believe that they will never again enjoy a full night of sleep. Seen through the eyes of an exhausted sibling, this book is guaranteed to bring a smile to even the most fatigued members of a sleep-deprived household.
Can you count the number of nights you slept after your baby was born? Do you remember–or are you now suffering through–the cries that can mean anything from Change me now, to I'm hungry, to Time to come in and play with me?
In Sherry Ellis' That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN, there's no question about who's the head of the household. It's the baby! The little darling who was born with fee-and-play-on-demand talents is making his message clear: I want you now! Ms. Ellis understands the world of the sleep deprived and felt compelled to write a book that might make every family's sleepless nights bearable. Thus the first lines of the book:
"I was sleeping in my bed
and a dream was in my head
That baby woke me up, AGAIN!
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