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Categories: ages 4-8, humor

Create your own version of this famous fable

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Jerry Pinkney's new book is a beautifully illustrated version of the classic Aesop fable about a lion who learns that sometimes big friends come in small packages.  The opportunity for the reader to create their own version exists because there are very few words.  This means you can enhance or shorten the story to suit your needs - great for bedtime!  The kids loved  acting out the animal sounds during storytime.  This book is a delight to look at and fun to "read"   This is a must for teaching about friendship, trust and loyalty to younger children.


Categories: ages 4-8

The Hiccupotamus

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If you're looking for a fun book for younger kids, I heartily recommend the picture book The Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz.  The illustrations, all created with colored pencil, are vibrant and beautiful.  The facial expressions of the characters are particularly charming!  The story is told in whimsical and clever rhymes reminiscent of Dr. Seuss.  (There's also humor tossed in for adults; be sure to check out the "cast bios" section at the end).


The Hiccupotamus is already a Storytime favorite at my Barnes & Noble and is the most requested bedtime book for my toddler at home.  My five-year-old friend Sam simply calls it "THE BEST BOOK EVER."  Finding a book that captures the attention, imagination, and giggles of children is a treasure indeed.  I eagerly await whatever Aaron Zenz comes up with next!

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