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    1. Goodnight Moon (Board Book)
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    2. Guess How Much I Love You
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    3. Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel
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    4. The Runaway Bunny
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    5. The Velveteen Rabbit
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    7. Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
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    20. Hush Little Baby

    1. Goodnight Moon (Board Book)
    by Margaret Wise Brown
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    Asin: 0694003611
    Catlog: Book (1991-09-30)
    Publisher: HarperFestival
    Sales Rank: 110
    Average Customer Review: 4.57 out of 5 stars
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    Perhaps the perfect children's bedtime book, Goodnight Moon is a short poem of goodnight wishes from a young rabbit preparing for--or attempting to postpone--his own slumber. He says goodnight to every object in sight and within earshot, including the "quiet old lady whispering hush." Clement Hurd's illustrations are simple and effective, alternating between small ink drawings and wide, brightly colored views of the little rabbit's room.

    Finding all of the items mentioned throughout the book within the pictures is a good bedtime activity--a reappearing little mouse is particularly pesky. By the end of the little rabbit's goodnight poem, the story has quieted to a whisper, and the drawings have darkened with nightfall. As you turn the last page, you can expect a sleepy smile and at least a yawn or two. (Picture book) ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A little rabbit goes to bed but is not at all tired...
    Generation after generation of children who have not wanted to go to sleep at night when told it was their bedtime have found an endearing manifesto of not being sleepy in "Goodnight Moon." Margaret Wise Brown poetry keeps things as simple as Clement Hurd's illustrations, which show a little rabbit who insists on saying "Goodnight" to pretty much every single object in the bedroom (including the old lady whispering "hush"). Eventually the little rabbit runs out of things to say "Goodnight" to and falls asleep. But we know that this scene will be repeated the next night and the night after that, when your child demands that you read this timeless children's classic from 1947 to them over and over again. There are certain books that every child should have in their library and if "Goodnight Moon" is not at the top of that list it has to be very close to the top for over half a century. Before this decade is up I am sure I will pass it on to a third generation of my family. How many generations is your family up to?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Bedtime Book
    My daughter received this book as a gift for her 1 yr birthday(She is now 22 mos old and still loves this book. We read it every night before bed). At first, when I read it, I wasn't impressed with it at all. But then, the more we read it, I became wrapped up in the story through my daughter's enthusiasm of finding the little mouse in the pages and realized the sheer joy of her learning experience through reading and imagination. The lines are very short so little ones won't be easily bored waiting for the page to turn and it is so much fun for her to find the little mouse in each colored page, to watch her put her little finger to her mouth and whisper 'hush' with the little old lady in the corner, and to point out other objects in the room.

    The story is based on a little bunny going to bed and saying goodnight to various items in his room and with each turn of the page, the light in his room grows dimmer. '...Goodnight mush/And goodnight to the old lady whispering "hush"/Goodnight stars/Goodnight air/Goodnight noises everywhere' and with that the room is dark and the bunny is fast asleep. The book alternates between color pages and black & white pages during the story. The pages show full color the little bunny's room where a little mouse hides in different areas and is waiting to be found by little searching eyes. Then the pages alternate to black and white that show other items that are found in the room that the bunny says goodnight to.

    I have also found that if my daughter is hyper before bedtime, this book helps calm her down through the repetition of saying goodnight, by lowering my voice with each page that we turn and it actually helps prepare her for bed just like the bunny.

    This is a very short, very colorful and very fun book for little ones. I highly recommend it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have Bedtime Book...
    This book was one of our bedtime rituals. When I was weaning my son from frequent night-time breastfeedings, we would read this book at bedtime every evening. Sometimes I could hear him "reading" this book to himself in the dark if he was still have trouble settling down. Often, we read it in unison, and chuckled together. It's sweet and slow and comforting, and simply taking the time to cuddle and read it has a peaceful effect on both parent and child.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Still a Favorite
    I first read this book when my son was a year old. The simple words and colorful illustrations made it one of his favorite bedtime rituals. The book focuses on a little rabbit going to bed and saying "good night" to everything in his room as well as the moon outside. In addition to reading the book, I would ask my son to point to the things the rabbit was saying "Good Night" to. Especially finding the little mouse on every color page. (I believe he's on everyone). We used it like an identification game as well as a story. Simple words that rhyme like "Hush" and "Mush" are easy for little ones to learn and repeat.
    An interesting aspect of the illustrations is that the room is drawn darker as the book nears its end. The magic was still there the other night when I read it to my son who is now 3 and a half. Like other books by this author, there is an essentially childlike quality coupled with that "hard to pin down" quality of a classic.

    5-0 out of 5 stars If your child loves the original, they'll love this as well
    My 21 mo old daughter loves the original "Goodnight Moon" and loves to play with the little acessories and popout features in this book. The story is the same and there is "lots to do" while turning the pages. ... Read more


    2. Guess How Much I Love You
    by Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram
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    Asin: 076360013X
    Catlog: Book (1996-09-01)
    Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
    Sales Rank: 252
    Average Customer Review: 4.49 out of 5 stars
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    Little Nutbrown Hare loves Big Nutbrown Hare as far as he can reach and as high as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare loves him as far as his long arms can reach and as high as his strong legs can hop. Well then, Little Nutbrown Hare loves Big Nutbrown Hare right up to the moon! That is very far, but it’s just halfway to Big Nutbrown Hare’s love for Little Nutbrown Hare.

    With endearing watercolors by Anita Jeram that capture a deep and tender bond between the characters, Sam McBratney’s touching bedtime story seeks to measure the immeasurable: the love between a parent and a child. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Love unlimited - a powerful message for children
    I was browsing through the children's department of my favorite local bookstore, looking for a gift, when this title caught my eye. I settled down on the floor for a read, and fell in love.

    Big Nutbrown Hare is getting ready to put Little Nutbrown Hare to sleep for the night, when Little challenges him to guess how much he loves him. Little stretches his arms wide and says, "This much!" Big stretches his arms even wider and returns the love. Little keeps finding bigger and bigger ways to express his love for Big, and each time, Big outdoes him by virtue of his greater size. Finally, Little has to stop and ponder, and then triumphantly claims that his love for Big goes "all the way to the moon." That's a lot, Big concedes, and satisfied, Little settles down to sleep - and misses Big's whisper that he loves him "to the moon and back."

    For children anxious about being loved, I can't think of a better story to illustrate how limitless their parents' love really is. No matter how much you love me, Big is saying, I love you that much and more. A comforting message, and one that Little can sleep on.

    One of the things that makes this book unusual is that both hares are male. There is no lack of books about the love of mothers for their children, but Daddy-love is harder to find. I love the message here.

    The pen and watercolor illustrations are wonderful. The animals are perfectly drawn - not cutesy, not cartoony, they are big rangy hares, with remarkably expressive faces. No cute little fluffola bunnies here...

    I recommend this book as a valuable addition to your children's library.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Still brings tears to our eyes
    In this tender story about a father putting his child to bed, Sam McBratney effectively conveys the depth of the love I feel for my own children, but am often unable to put into words. Little Nutbrown Hare wants to tell his father, Big Nutbrown Hare, just how much he loves him, but no matter what measure Little Nutbrown Hare chooses, his father always loves him more. For example, Little Nutbrown Hare loves his father as high as he can hop, but Big Nutbrown Hare loves his son as high as he can hop, and he can hop much higher. Finally, the tired little rabbit tells his father he loves him right up to the moon. Big Nutbrown Hare kisses his son good night and whispers, "I love you right up to the moon-- and back."

    Anita Jeram's pen and ink and watercolor illustrations of father and son gracefully capture the love they feel for each other. She hasn't drawn the typical cute little bunnies found in many children's books; she's drawn creatures capable of expressing emotion. The expression on Little Nutbrown Hare's face as he's falling asleep is one I've seen on my own children. Her pictures also show an incredible range of movement, from stretching arms as high or as wide as possible to very gently kissing a sleeping child on the forehead.

    This is one of my favorite books. It's a standard part of any "new baby" gift I give, and everyone who has received it from me tells me that they cried when they read it. I still cry.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Book!
    This is one of the sweetest books out there. My daughter and I love to read it together. My only compliant is that this book didn't interest my daughter until around her second birthday, I assume because of the lack of color. The illustrations from an adult perspective thought are beautiful, as is the message.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Not just for kids
    I bought this book not for a child but for a close friend who is going through a very difficult time in his life. I picked it based on the title alone, because it seemed like it'd have the sort of message I wanted to share with my friend. When I read it, I was delighted by the very simple story of two characters trying to define the size of their love, in a way very much like a game I used to play with my mother. Some people feel that the story is very competitive and I can understand that opinion, but I never felt that way when I played that game with my mother, nor does the book feel competitive to me. To me, the message is simply about love, and the undefinable, unquantifiable nature of it, and the way that no matter what kind of analogy you create for how much you love someone, it's still not big enough.

    Besides the message of the story, and soothing illustrations, what really made this book a favorite was the lack of definition for the relationship between the big and little hares. A lot of stories mention in one way or another how the characters are related, and usually they're parent and child. This book makes no mention of how the two characters are related, or even if they are related in any legally-recognized way; you can take it to be whatever you want, whatever fits. Because of that, it's a particularly good fit for our odd mentorship-friendship, or any other nontraditional relationship.

    5-0 out of 5 stars So sweet
    I love that this is the first book I ever read to my son. It is so sweet and perfect to show how love is boundless... ... Read more


    3. Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel Book)
    by DOROTHY KUNHARDT
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    Asin: 0307120007
    Catlog: Book (2001-05-01)
    Publisher: Golden Books
    Sales Rank: 389
    Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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    For over 50 years, Pat the Bunny has held a special place as Baby'sFirst Book...and as a perennial bestseller.Since its first publication in1940, Pat the Bunny has sold over 6 million copies, making it the number 6 all- time bestselling children's hardcover book*.Play along with Paul and Judy asthey smell the flowers, look in the mirror, play peek-a-boo, and, of course, patthe bunny.

    *Publisher's Weekly, 2/5/96 ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply the Best Ever
    Some things become life experiences not only for one's child, but for oneself. "Pat the Bunny" is such a book. It is so dear, so simple, and so very, very perfect that it is deceptive. It really can teach a very young baby about textures and colors and the fact that the world is a varied and wonderful place.

    When my first child (now almost 18) was less than 6 months old, I would take her tiny hand and place her chubby fingers on each different texture...the bunny, the cloth, and of course my favorite...Daddy's scratchy beard! (a piece of sandpaper). I don't know how much of the simple and sweet words my daughter absorbed, but she was cuddled in my arms, being rocked (our favorite place to read) and she definitely liked to touch the textures. Now the interesting thing is that the book remained special, and when she should have outgrown it, she did not. It remained in the collection. I think that's because it is just so peaceful and simple, remnants of a former time.

    If you are expecting, if one of your friends has a new baby, if you are a grandparent or a loving aunt or uncle, you cannot give a better book for a new baby. It will be that baby's cherished book in short order. Guaranteed. One word of warning, though. Make sure that you are buying the original, with all the textures. I saw one oversized board book version the other day, and its only texture was the cotton of the bunny, which carried through to each page. No no!! We need everything right for this book of a lifetime.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This Bunny's a FAVORITE!!
    Our son inherited two identical copies of Pat the Bunny from his big sister (who adored the book equally), and he quickly learned all the fun things he could do with Paul and Judy. His favorite thing to do is to play peek-a-boo with Paul. We are disappointed that the binding has failed on both copies, but gladly, it is due to them being so LOVED. In order to keep our now-one-year-old boy happy, we are buying him a copy of his own for Christmas (and maybe a spare for the diaper bag for outings).A true favorite story-simple and fun! And a great gift to receive for a new baby.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Pat the Bunny
    My daughter enjoys this book from time to time. I, on the other hand, can't get past the smell of the flowers in it. I gag everytime I get near it. The book is somewhat bland. I wouldn't really reccoment it to buy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Cute
    This is a cute classic book. It is fun to read and fuzzy bunny is fun for kids.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Eh...
    It's a cute book, but very dated. Not very sturdy either. I cringe whenever my son reaches for it, but that's not too often, as it doesn't hold his interest very well. ... Read more


    4. The Runaway Bunny
    by Margaret Wise Brown
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    Asin: 0061074292
    Catlog: Book (1991-02-27)
    Publisher: HarperFestival
    Sales Rank: 758
    Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars
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    Since its publication in 1942, The Runaway Bunny has never been out of print. Generations of sleepy children and grateful parents have loved the classics of Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, including Goodnight Moon. The Runaway Bunny begins with a young bunny who decides to run away: "'If you run away,' said his mother, 'I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.'" And so begins a delightful, imaginary game of chase. No matter how many forms the little bunny takes--a fish in a stream, a crocus in a hidden garden, a rock on a mountain--his steadfast, adoring, protective mother finds a way of retrieving him. The soothing rhythm of the bunny banter--along with the surreal, dream-like pictures--never fail to infuse young readers with a complete sense of security and peace. For any small child who has toyed with the idea of running away or testing the strength of Mom's love, this old favorite will comfort and reassure. (Baby to preschool) ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A heartwarming, beautifully written book, a MUST-HAVE !!!
    I first heard a few lines from this book on a T.V. show, and I was in tears! I ran straight to my computer and ordered it. This book is a must have for every child (and parent!). I have never read a book expressing the love of a mother for her child so beautifully. The mother bunny becomes whatever it takes for her to "find" her little bunny as he dreams of different things to be to run away from her. The mother bunny doesn't condemn him, but conforms to his thoughts and dreams and "chases" after him as he tells her what he will become and how he'll run away. I loved the way the mother spoke so lovingly to her little bunny, letting him know that no matter where he went, she'd find him. My son loves the brilliantly colorful images on every other page. It is a nice contrast to the black and white writing in between. This has become a favorite in my home and I intend to give this book as a gift to any and every mother (or mother-to-be) that I know!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Runaway Bunny
    This book is wonderful. My son is in an accelerated reading program at school, he brought this book home last night to read and we had such a great time with it. When the story starts off with the little bunny telling his mom that he'll run away and she says she'll follow him I just thought . . . that is love. I told my son that he was the little bunny and I was the mommy bunny, so throughout the story we pretended that those characters were us. The look on my son's face was priceless, I could tell that he knew that his mommy loves him dearly (children need reassurance). He was so proud to hear that I would follow him like that. The color illustrations kept us laughing. They were just so sweet and cute. This book is a classic. I would recommend it to any parent. I didn't see it as a way a mother holds a child back from adventuring out, but as a way a mother/father can deal with a little child wanting to runaway. My son has told me a time or two that he was going to runaway (I believe all kids do - I can remember telling my mom) next time he tells me that I'll just remind him of this story and that I am a mommy bunny! Call me crazy, but I'm assuming that God has read this book as well. After all He keeps running after each and every one of us. Children of all ages need to know that.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A heartwarming tale with an equally heartwarming message
    Ever thought of running away? Or, have you ever been really angry at your mother? Well, I have just the cure for that, this book. This is timeless tale of a little bunny who can't help but test the extent of his mother's love, but for every idea the little bunny has for running away, his mother counters with a way of making sure they are always together. For instance, when the little bunny says he will escape his mother by turning into a sailboat, his mother says in reply "If you turn into a sailboat, I will become the wind and blow you home." A wonderful story that displays the unconditional love a mother has for her children.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great book
    I think this book is a wonderful demonstration in love.The message is no matter what happens i will be there for you. reading some of the other reviews I feel that some people are reading into a sweet story.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Scary? Disturbing?! Squashed spirits?!? Not at all!
    The one- and two-star people have the totally wrong impression. What do you think the (equivalent) age of the little runaway bunny is -- 16 to 25? To what age group are we reading a book like this? You have somehow missed the point, and context.

    The idea here is that the little bunny is a very young child, far too young to be on his own -- you know this when he actually tells his mother he is running away! Imagine your child of 4 to 7, momentarily angry about something, who tells you he wants to run away from home, pouting and saying things he doesn't mean, wanting attention, testing your love. (Heck, imagine your adolescent of 16 literally running away, though he wouldn't warn you beforehand!) He is far too young to be on his own, and his mother loves him so much that she will always be there for him when he needs her, and will not let harm come to him. He needs her now, though in his current emotional state he doesn't realize it. Would you let your child run away?

    This book's audience is toddler through early-reader, the kind of age where their early needs for independence are joined with an intense need to feel the constant love and presence of the parent -- they need to know their parent(s) will always be there for them. Margaret Wise Brown was not talking about an older child figuratively spreading his or her wings, only to be smothered and squashed by Mother's "love." (The only overall metaphor here is that bunnies = humans.) She's literally talking about an immature child impulsively saying he will run away, and what any good, loving parent would say and do to help and comfort him. The book is from 1942, so perhaps that makes it unclear to some, but from the moment I read it I understood the context; it is a beautiful story if you understand the intent. That little bunny has a great imagination -- the color pages are his mental images of the previous text -- and Mama is fostering it with her responses in kind.

    There is one place where I would have worded the mother's part differently: where she she becomes the wind, she says "...blow you where I want you to go." I would have said, "...blow you back to me," and I think that's what the author meant. Also, somebody commented in 2000 about the "I will fish for you" part and said the mother catches him on a hook. Look at the picture -- there is no hook on the line, just a carrot tied on for the little bunny to bite, and a net to scoop him up.

    I've replaced our worn, torn paperback with the big lap edition boardbook. We also have the "Goodnight Moon" lap edition, and although they are big and heavy, the size is a plus for the illustrations, and they're virtually indestructible. Our first daughter (4.5) caused many small rips in the pages of her books as she turned them with gusto, and our second daughter (20 mos.) likes to finish those rips when she can! ... Read more


    5. The Velveteen Rabbit
    by MARGERY WILLIAMS
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    Asin: 0385077254
    Catlog: Book (1958-02-06)
    Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
    Sales Rank: 1269
    Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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    A stuffed toy rabbit (with real thread whiskers) comes to life in Margery Williams's timeless tale of the transformative power of love. Given as a Christmas gift to a young boy, the Velveteen Rabbit lives in the nursery with all of the other toys, waiting for the day when the Boy (as he is called) will choose him as a playmate. In time, the shy Rabbit befriends the tattered Skin Horse, the wisest resident of the nursery, who reveals the goal of all nursery toys: to be made "real" through the love of a human. "'Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.'" This sentimental classic--perfect for any child who's ever thought that maybe, just maybe, his or her toys have feelings--has been charming children since its first publication in 1922. (A great read-aloud for all ages, but children ages 8 and up can read it on their own.) ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars It's wonderful every time I read it!
    I make sure I use this book with each class I teach--3rd and4th graders. They always get it--that love makes us real, too. Theymake the connection between the Skin Horse becoming shabby and people getting old. I always bring in my stuffed velveteen rabbit I bought years ago and it starts making the rounds and popping up on different children's laps. It is a pleasure to see them become attached to the rabbit instead of "mechanical toys that were very superior, and looked down upon everyone else." They also relate to the lessons the Velveteen Rabbit learns from the Skin Horse about how becoming real is a painful process sometimes and can take a long time.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Does it hurt to be real?
    This is my all-time favorite children's book! A little boy receives a stuffed rabbit for Christmas, and they love each other until one day...This book is so true and honest in its emotion, you will not be able to read it without shedding tears. It deserves much more than 5 stars. Read it aloud with your child...share the beauty and the love.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Little rabbit in the woods
    Color me a tiny bit surprised. A tiny bit. In remembering the story of "The Velveteen Rabbit" I had placed it somewhere on par with syrupy sappy stories like "The Giving Tree" or "Love You Forever". I had believed for quite some time that this book was an old but nonetheless overly sentimental tale that even the most dewey-eyed of youngsters would have some difficulty swallowing. Then I reread it recently and I found that I was not correct in all of my assumptions. Yes, "The Velveteen Rabbit" has its flaws. It is prone to a couple ooey-gooey moments here and there, but on the whole it is a strong well-written work. This is not a book that has earned its title as one of the best known and beloved works of fiction for children lightly.

    All children wish that their toys were real and could have feelings like the rest of us. This kind of desire is what has spawned everything from the movie "Toy Story" to the classic Newbery Award winning book, "Hitty: Her First 100 Years". In the case of "The Velveteen Rabbit", this wish is taken to an entirely different level. In the beginning, a boy is given a fluffy stuffed rabbit made of softest velveteen. The rabbit is told by an old skin horse about the wonders of one day becoming real, and it becomes the rabbit's deepest wish. As the boy grows to love the rabbit and wear him down, the rabbit feels that he has indeed grown real. One day the boy comes down with scarlet fever and it is necessary to burn the rabbit along with all his other toys. Fortunately, the rabbit is saved by a magic fairy that turns him into a real rabbit. A little time later the boy is out playing when he sees a rabbit that looks just like the old toy he used to own, little knowing that his toy has come back briefly to bid him one last look.

    I'm particularly attached to the editions of this tale that are accompanied by Michael Hague's illustrations. Very popular in the 1980s, Hague has the ability to draw illustrations that are at once touching and at the same time a little realistic. His pictures are filled with little touches and details that clever eyes might enjoy locating. For example, a page displaying the velveteen rabbit and other toys shows a small frog toy looking very much like the Frog character from Hague's version of "Wind in the Willows". On the bookshelf sits his edition of "The Wizard of Oz", easily identifiable by its spine. As for the characters in the pictures, they are delightful. The rabbit grows floppier and more raggedy as the book goes on (not suprising when the boy enjoys dragging it about by one ear). The boy himself is a ruddy faced youth, as apt to tease the bunny as he is to lavish it with love and affection. Hague has a way with light and color that make these pictures virtually leap off of their pages, and the result is a beautiful and elegant series of prints.

    I am pleased to report that "The Velveteen Rabbit" is just as important today as it has ever been. This beautiful tale should always be accompanied by beautiful pictures, and so we are fortunate that Michael Hague lent it his skills. I have no doubt that your children will be entranced by this tale. I have even less doubt that you will find something in it yourself to make you pause and think over. Simple and eloquent.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Too sad for me
    I've never liked this story and I had to hear it a lot as a child since it's a "classic." The rabbit's martyrdom made me cry every time it was read to me and actually gave me nightmares as a young child. This is one book from my childhood I will not be reading to my son.

    5-0 out of 5 stars ALWAYS A FAVORITE!
    Most youngsters have a favorite toy, which may be why they have always loved The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real.

    Today small eyes and ears will respond just as eagerly to the
    reassuring story of a stuffed rabbit miraculously transformed by love.
    First published in 1922, this classic tale loses none of its power in today's brightly illustrated abridged version which is more accessible for a younger audience. Ages 3 and up. ... Read more


    6. Goodnight Moon (Spanish edition) : Buenas noches, Luna
    by Margaret Wise Brown
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    Asin: 0064434168
    Catlog: Book (1995-09-30)
    Publisher: Rayo
    Sales Rank: 1763
    Average Customer Review: 4.46 out of 5 stars
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    In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room--to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one--he says goodnight.

    In this classic of modern children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.

    "Goodnight stars, Goodnight air, Goodnight noises everywhere." This all-time classic goodnight story is bound to enchant every child who hears it. With gently rendered illustrations and lulling words, this is sure to become as much of a bedtime ritual as a kiss goodnight.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars very calming
    My son is a very active 9 month old. There is only one other thing that maintains his attention. THE WIGGLES! God bless them! I read him this book every night to ease him into bed. He loves it! The rythmns of the spanish language work perfectly in this story. It never fails to calm him down. He loves the colors and the images in the book as well.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful in Spanish, too!
    Although I can't figure out exactly why, my boys love this book! This book is just as appealing to children in Spanish as in English. The illustrations are simple but my boys love them! They also really like the repetition. When we read it, I always add a "Buenas noches" to other items on the page. This has really helped expand thier vocabulary. It is one of my boys favorites, as it is for most children.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Soft and Gentle Words
    Remarkable tranlation of the original. My children adore "Goodnight Moon," and have me read it to them every night before they go to sleep. When they aweken, they read to each other the bilingual (Spanish/English) book, "Drum, Chavi, Drum! Toca, Chavi, Toca!" These two books are my children's favorites. One makes them fall asleep, the other has them singing and tapping the tumbadora sounds... I think my children will either become sleep therapists or musicians!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful bedtime book
    As American of Cuban descent, it is very important to me that my son learn Spanish. Teresa Mlawer did an excellent job with the translation. She was able to keep the spirit and flow of the original text, although she had to change a couple of things here and there and lose some of the rhyming, which is to be expected. It still has the same soothing musicality of the original, which makes it a great book to read aloud. I love reading this to my 8 month old son as part of our bedtime ritual. And no matter how fussy he's been before I start, he always settles down when he hears the first line.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for small children
    This was designed to read when you put to sleep a small child. The child says good night to all the things in a room. Plus while reading it, you can add features of the child's room to it. If your child is in that stage that wants you to repeate the same story over and over again. This is the book he or she will like. ... Read more


    7. Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
    by Deborah Howe, James Howe
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    Asin: 0689806590
    Catlog: Book (1996-08-01)
    Publisher: Aladdin
    Sales Rank: 7153
    Average Customer Review: 4.68 out of 5 stars
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    This book is written by Harold. His fulltime occupation is dog. He lives with Mr. and Mrs. Monroe and their sons Toby and Pete. Also sharing the home are a cat named Chester and a rabbit named Bunnicula. It is because of Bunnicula that Harold turned to writing. Someone had to tell the full story of what happened in the Monroe household after the rabbit arrived.

    Was Bunnicula really a vampire? Only Bunnicula knows for sure. But the story of Chester's suspicions and their consequences makes uproarious reading.

    Since its first appearance in 1979, Bunnicula has been a hit with kids and their parents everywhere, selling over 8 million copies and winning numerous awards. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars bunnicula
    I read the book Bunnicula. It's about a dog named Harold
    and a cat named Chester. And of course a rabbit named
    Bunnicula.(not your ordinary cuddley rabbit.)
    It all started when harold and chester's owners came
    home from a dracula movie.And the owners didn't come
    home by themselves. They came with a box with a rabbit
    in it.They put the rabbit in a cage. They had some
    trouble nameing the rabbit. But they finally found
    the name of bunnicula. Probably because of the fact
    that they found bunnicula at a dracula movie.
    And they sure picked the right name for him. Chester
    began to notice that the black spot on Bunnicula looked
    like a cape. Chester stayed awake to see what bunnicula
    did at night.(I would of though a rabbit would sleep
    at night.) Chester noticed that the sly rabbit wasn't
    in his cage. He heard a noise in the kitchen. The door
    of the kitchen opened. And guess who was hopping happily
    out of the kitchen.(That was a sentance from the book.)
    The next morning all of the veggitables were white.
    On the third time Bunnicula went out for his midnight snack
    Chester was prepared. He was trying to starve Bunnicula.
    Harold yelled at Chester. Bunnicula looked sick.A few
    days later Harold took Bunnicula out of his cage and
    lead him to the kitchen. I can't tell the ending because
    this is an online review. I recommend this book if you
    like bunny vampires.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Still one of my favorites!
    My old copy of "Bunnicula" is old and brittle from being read so many times as a kid, and is still a nostalgic favorite. This book is the first of many about the Monroes, an average family with not-so-average pets. First off there is Harold, the "author" of the book, who is an older mutt and is very gentle and somewhat dimwitted. Next there is Chester, a cat who is partial to reading at night (especially Edgar Allan Poe) and therefore has developed an overactive imagination. At first its just the two of them until the Monroes come home from seeing "Dracula" at the movie theater- who have brought home an abandoned bunny rabbit with them! This bunny is very unusual, with black "cape" markings in its fur, sleeps during the day, and drains all the vegetables in the house of their juice and color! Only Chester suspects Bunnicula is a vampire and sets out in a quest to expose the bunny. This is a great book for little kids as well as older ones, and also good for reading out loud to a kid because its not too long either. The sequels which are essential to this book are "Howliday Inn," "The Celery Stalks at Midnight," and "Nighty Nightmare." Those were some of the first to follow up on "Bunnicula" and therefore the best. This should be given to every child who loves a laugh as well as a thrill at the same time. Enjoy!

    4-0 out of 5 stars We loved this book.
    Bunnicula is a very good book because it is funny. In this book a cat can read, a dog can write and a bunny sucks juice out of vegetables. Read this book and you will find out how to get rid of vampires, even bunny vampires.
    Kids won't like this mystery; they'll love it! If you like animals, you will love this book.
    So, if you want to find out more, read the book Bunnicula by James and Deborah Howe.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My summary and thoughts of Bunnicula !
    Bunnicula was a great book. If I was you I` d read it because it is funny ,scary and, weird. But you will probably like it too! Here` s what I like about it. My favorite character is Bunnicula! My favorite part is when Chester is wearing Mr. Monroe` s shaving towel on his back acting like a vampire .Bunnicula was a really good book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars I loved this series!
    When I was a kid, I loved this series. These books have everything - humor, talking animals, mystery, a vampire rabbit... what more could you want? I just found out there are two books in the series I never read. Even though I am in my mid 20's, I still want to get those and read them. Bunnicula is great for kids of all ages. ... Read more


    8. Baby's First Library (Baby's First Library)
    by Margaret Wise Brown
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    Asin: 0694011053
    Catlog: Book (1997-05-30)
    Publisher: HarperFestival
    Sales Rank: 5592
    Average Customer Review: 4.93 out of 5 stars
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    This tremendous trio of Margaret Wise Brown's tried-and-true board books is virtually guaranteed to delight babies and toddlers. The Runaway Bunny, illustrated by Clement Hurd, is a comforting testimony to a parent's unconditional love and protection: "'If you run away,' said his mother, 'I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.'" Goodnight Moon walks a child through a hypnotically soothing bedtime ritual of naming familiar objects in a room (and finding the little mouse that keeps popping up); and the melodic Big Red Barn, with illustrations by Felicia Bond, is a colorful foray into farm life: "By the big red barn / In the great green field, / There was a pink pig / Who was learning to squeal." In the end, the barnyard animals are all asleep, and if you're lucky, your favorite toddlers will be, too. A wonderful first-book collection. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars I wish I could give these books to every child in the world
    These are the books your children will take to bed with them every night. Goodnight Moon has been my daughter's favorite bedtime book for 2 years, the one she HAS to have read to her before she can fall asleep. It must be the lyrical prose, and the illustrations that FEEL like a bedtime snuggle...this is the book I buy as a gift for every new parent.

    Runaway Bunny is just beautiful, the watercolor paintings of a mother and child are fanciful and loving, and seem to come straight from a child's imagination.The theme is especially helpful for clingy children, reassuring them there will always be enough love to sustain them.

    The Big Red Barn is simply the most enchanting book of farm animals I have ever seen, with lively colors and a story that intrigues my daughter so much, this is the first book she was content to sit down with and "read" all alone.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Three children's classics in board form will delight
    Originally written in the 1940's, these classic children's books will still delight your baby or toddler. The youngest baby is lulled to sleep by the gentle rhymes, and will enjoy the bright colors and charming illustrations as he or she gets older."Goodnight Moon" depicts a young bunny rabbit awake in his bed as he tells all the objects and animals he can see "Goodnight". He lists everything he can see, including his mittens, some kittens, and of course the moon. Toddlers will begin to appreciate the make-believe world of "The Runaway Bunny", in which a mother bunny tells her child she will be there to keep him safe no matter where he runs to. The bright colors of "Big Red Barn" are intriguing to little ones, and will help teach the names of many animals,too. The board books are ideal for the youngest readers, as they can easily help turn the pages. It is difficult for a child younger than 2 years old to turn the paper pages of most books.These are three excellent books to add to your child's library and start the happy tradition of reading!

    5-0 out of 5 stars They don't call them classics for nothing
    These three are terrific! I wanted to buy lots of classics for my baby and I was given this one. I could not have made a better choice myself. This is a great edition to my child's library.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful - Just Wonderful
    These books are wonderful. I started reading them to my sons as soon as they were born. My oldest is 3 and he can "read" Goodnight Moon to me. He looks forward to finding the little bunny before his mommy does in The Runaway Bunny and knows when to make the animal sounds before I turn the page in the Big Red Barn.

    This collection is a must for all kids. You won't regret buying them for the years of enjoyment that follows!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love the trio!
    Big Red Barn is a BIG HIT in my house and my daughter is only 6 months old! This is followed by Goodnight Moon. She's a little too young for The Runaway Bunny. The illustrations aren't as colorful or fun as the other two, but I know when she gets older it will also be a favorite. Definitely recommend this trio for parents! ... Read more


    9. Bunny Cakes (Max and Ruby)
    by Rosemary Wells
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    Asin: 0140566678
    Catlog: Book (2000-02-01)
    Publisher: Puffin Books
    Sales Rank: 7845
    Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Bunny Cakes
    This book fascinates my 3-year-old, possibly because the actions of little brother Max are similar to hers! She is fascinated how the cakes are made. There even is an "icky" element to the story, which she delights in. Rosemary Wells continues to write in her captivating style and the illustrations are so enjoyable. As a parent, I enjoy reading this book over and over.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Max as always finds a way to get what he wants-a great book!
    The charm of the Max and Ruby books owes much to the fact that many of us have had an older sibling or friend like Ruby---she knows more, is able to do more and wants to be in charge, but Max always finds a way to get what he wants! This book also explores the mystery of writing, and made my older son eager to learn to write---and I think writing is a topic less stressed in picture books than reading. Everyone should have a grandma like Max and Ruby, someone who will love both edible and inedible cakes equally! As always, Wells is wonderful!

    5-0 out of 5 stars another good Max and Ruby Book
    I think this is one of the better Max and Ruby books, along with Bunny Money and Bunny Party and Max Cleans Up.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Max and Ruby
    This is a nice little story that is popular with my three children ages 3,4,6. Any child who is a fan of Max and Ruby will like this story...........................

    3-0 out of 5 stars cakes
    I liked bunny cakes b/c it kind of tells you to try as hard as you can and you will eventually get the hang of things.like max and making cakes and writing the ingerdients. ... Read more


    10. Pat the Bunny Book and Blocks (Pat the Bunny (Hardcover))
    by Dorothy Kunhardt
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    Asin: 0307303411
    Catlog: Book (2001-09-06)
    Publisher: Golden Books
    Sales Rank: 20745
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    11. The World of Peter Rabbit, Tales 1-12
    by Beatrix Potter
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    Asin: 0723284083
    Catlog: Book (2004-01-01)
    Publisher: Frederick Warne and Company Inc
    Sales Rank: 22614
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    A popular Potter favorite is available again in a handsome new package. The carrying case comes complete with a handle, and buckle closure, and has the smart new design celebrating 100 years of Peter Rabbit. Books inside include titles such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Tom Kitten, and The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. Now being re-issued because of high demand, this is a great way to start a Potter library. ... Read more


    12. Sleepy Bunny (Pat the Bunny Cloth Book)
    by Golden Books
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    Asin: 0375825312
    Catlog: Book (2003-09-09)
    Publisher: Golden Books
    Sales Rank: 15333
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars a safe and soft book
    I PURCHASED THIS BOOK FOR MY 8 MONTH OLD AND HE LOVES IT! ALTHOUGH HE CANNOT READ YET OBVIOUSLY, HE LOVES TO CHEW ON THIS BOOK SINCE HE IS TEETHING. HE LOVES THE LITTLE BUNNY BECAUSE HE CAN HOLD IT IN HIS HAND AND IT IS ATTACHED TO THE BOOK. THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR CARE ON THIS ARE NOT TRUE. IT SAYS THAT IT IS NOT MACHINE WASHABLE AND I THREW IT IN THE WASHER AND IT WAS JUST FINE AS LONG AS IT IS A DELICATE CYCLE. OTHER THAN THAT IT IS SAFE AND SOFT AND MY CHILD LOVES IT. ... Read more


    13. Goodnight Moon Board Book & Bunny
    by Margaret Wise Brown
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    Asin: 0060760273
    Catlog: Book (2005-02-01)
    Publisher: HarperFestival
    Sales Rank: 227443
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    Millions of children have been lulled to sleep by this classic bedtime tale. Now paired with a cuddly plush bunny, it is the perfect way to say "goodnight."

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    14. When I Feel Angry (Way I Feel)
    by Cornelia Maude Spelman, Nancy Cote
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    Asin: 0807588881
    Catlog: Book (2000-03-01)
    Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
    Sales Rank: 28469
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars When I Feel Angry
    This book is very helpful in teaching kids about anger. It is a nice discussion to have with young kids. They often feel relieved that someone is willing to talk to about it especially if they have anger problems.

    5-0 out of 5 stars When I Feel Angry
    I loved this book. The way the rabbit character looks when sheis angry is just the way I feel sometimes. I think this is a veryhelpful book for when you are feeling upset. It gives good ideas to make you feel better.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A gentle lesson for young readers about anger.
    Cornelia Maude Spelman's When I Feel Angry provides an angry little bunny as a character in a simple picture book which tells of circumstances in which a bunny feels anger. The bunny must come to his own conclusions about how to deal with anger in this gentle lesson. ... Read more


    15. Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present
    by Charlotte Zolotow
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    Asin: 0060269456
    Catlog: Book (1962-09-26)
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Sales Rank: 71295
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Any collaborative effort by the esteemed Charlotte Zolotow and the illustrious Maurice Sendak is bound to be a success. These beloved creators of countless children's favorites outdo themselves with this 1963 Caldecott Honor-winning classic about a little girl in need of assistance. Finding a birthday present for her mother is no easy task for our heroine. Luckily, she happens upon the avuncular Mr. Rabbit, whose heart is in the right place, even if he doesn't always have the best ideas. Ultimately, his suggestions do come in handy, and between the two of them they determine the ideal birthday tribute: the gift of color. Children will join the protagonists in contemplating how to make the abstract tangible, and all readers will be delighted to see yellow translate to bananas, as green is given in pears, and blue takes the shape of grapes.

    The soft, muted colors of Sendak's illustrations are reminiscent of a Monet landscape--utterly appealing and dreamy. And the reflective, sing-song dialogue between Mr. Rabbit and the girl is as deliciously lulling as a shady swing in a hammock. This quiet, peaceful book is a treasure for any shelf. (Ages 4 to 8) ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A lovely bedime story
    As a student at West Virginia State College I was required to view a Calecott honor award winning book. I chose this book because of the beautiful illustrations. A little girl asks the assistance of Mr. Rabbit in deciding what to get her mother for her birthday. Mr. Rabbit suggests some rather foolish gift for each of the colors the little girl says her mother likes. He suggests such things as a red roof and a blue lake. Each time he also suggest a fruit of that color. The little girls says her mother likes that fruit but she needs something else. After they go though a few colors the little girl relizes she could make a fruit basket. Mr. Rabbit says he has a basket.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The perfect picture book for bedtime or rainy days
    This was my favorite book when I was little. The dialogue, which follows a clearly-defined pattern without being repetitive, and the gorgeous illustrations are calming without being boring. Now that I am expecting my first child, I am thrilled to see that this classic is still in print.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book - both the idea and the illustrations!
    This book has been a favourite in my family for about 30 years! The central idea of the book is simple and heart-warming, and is demonstrated in an almost hypnotic formula throughout the text. This means that, after just a few pages, the child being read to can join in and have the satisfaction of guessing correctly part of what is coming next. The theme is one which can be applied in the child's own life, and from my own experience, I can promise that it stays with you for a very long time. The illustrations are beautiful; as far as I know, they are quite unique in Mr Sendak's output. They add meaning to the text, and help to make this a classic. I would recommend reading this to anybody from 3 to 7 (and any adults who happen to be around!). ... Read more


    16. Little Bunny Follows His Nose (Golden Scratch & Sniff Books)
    by KATHERINE HOWARD
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    Asin: 0375826440
    Catlog: Book (2004-01)
    Publisher: Golden Books
    Sales Rank: 7307
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Good Memories
    This is a wonderful book! I can remember not being able to read the text when I was younger to go on to learn out to read it as I got older. I loved the scratch and sniff parts of the book. However in the older book the stickers were in the shape of the object to be smelled. Now there are just round stickers. The scents still smell pretty much the same though.

    3-0 out of 5 stars No chocolate mint cookie?! **sob!**
    "If ain`t broke, don`t fix it."

    I love this book, and I ordered the Jan. 2004 edition in order to share this wonderful memory with other little readers. The original illustrations are still intact as far as I know, but what happened to the chocolate mint cookie?!...And what happened to those great stickers that I used to fawn over? They`ve all been exchanged for plain round and glossy stickers glued on to the illustrations, as if the only reason for them was to give off the scent! Even the sticker in the spoon for the jam was sacrificed! I used to be amazed by them, because they were duplicates of the illustrations in scratch n` sniff form...it was like I really did have my very own sample of everything Little Bunny tried. The current ones look like a cost-cutting maneuver, and they stick out like a sore thumb!

    As long as Golden Books is going to reprint a book that is an old favorite, why did they have to sacrifice these details?!

    By the way, the illustrations of this book and text are still great; anyone who didn`t catch the original version are not going to be sorry. People who buy this out of nostalgia, however, will notice!

    Chocolate chip cookie, my foot! *grumble, grumble*

    5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite book of all time
    I am 34 years old and this was my favorite book as a child. I am certain I learned to read from it and can still smell the pickle and the chocolate mint cookie. I am buying it now for my godchild who is 5 with the hope that she will love it as much as I

    5-0 out of 5 stars Story of a little bunny who smells all kinds of new things
    A little bunny follows his nose is about is a story about a young bunny who has nothing to do so decides to go on a venture to see what he can smell. While he is on his journey he meets many other kids like him who are collecting all kinds of things for their moms. He goes to the parents houses and smells the things that thier are making and this books lets you smell them too by having a scratch and smell tab on the side. This book is a nice book and would by a fun book to read to your child.

    5-0 out of 5 stars a bunny smells new smells,that kids can scratch & sniff too!
    I have a 3 yr old & a 5 yr old...out of there 100's of books that we got at the liberary this is one of the few that they made us go to the store to buy it for them, the 1st one we got was taken everywhere with them,& they lost it & they wanted it replaced right then & there this is the best childrens book I'VE read in a long time. their favorate smell are the cookies,they tell me they wish they could eat them!, anyway this is deffinatly a 5 star book!!! ... Read more


    17. Bonsoir Lune
    by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd
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    Asin: 2211072933
    Catlog: Book (2002-01-01)
    Publisher: l'ecole des loisirs
    Sales Rank: 16559
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A favorite story en Francais!
    This is the French version of the popular "Goodnight Moon." Iwas looking all over for some simple French storybooks to read to my baby (now 12 months) and was delighted to find this book we are already familiar with. I haven't used my French much since college, but I would like for my baby to learn the language at a young age. I have purchased other French children's books on-line but found they were for older children (those who won't be flipping the pages every 5 words) and required a French dictionary nearby for my limited vocabulary. Since I have pretty much memorized the English-version "Goodnight Moon" and so has he, this is a good one for us to start out with. ... Read more


    18. Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit
    by Joel Chandler Harris, Don Daily
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    Asin: 0762417129
    Catlog: Book (2004-02-01)
    Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
    Sales Rank: 24704
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    Retold from Joel Chandler Harris's Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings, this collection of fanciful folktales is enlivened by the extraordinary artwork of the late illustrator Don Daily. Children of all ages will chuckle at the adventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends, told in wise, entertaining stories which contain valuable lessons that speak to young readers. ... Read more


    19. Max and Ruby's Busy Week (Sticker Stories)
    by Rosemary Wells
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    Asin: 0448428539
    Catlog: Book (2002-10-01)
    Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
    Sales Rank: 7676
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    It's a busy week for Max and Ruby: there's shopping to do, tea parties to throw, and cakes to bake for Grandma's birthday. From Monday to Sunday and every day in between, the fun never stops when you're hanging out with these two funny bunny siblings. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars great sticker fun for toddlers and preschoolers
    For a recent trip we bought a large number of sticker and activity books for our toddler. These in the Sticker Stories series were very popular and helped make the trip a pleasant one.

    There are seven colorful two-page spreads and one one-page picture on which to place stickers. These show various scenes from the Max & Ruby television show, including a tea party, cleaning Max's room, a visit from Louise, making a cake for Grandma and buying Grandma a birthday present. There are over 70 reusable stickers to place within these scenes, and they're labelled as to which pages they apply.

    We will definitely buy more activity books from this series.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great
    I purchased this for my 5yr old son who loves Max & Ruby. I did not read it first, but I wish I had. He loved putting the stickers on the pages, but was disappointed that the stories were not the same as his books. For example, the birthday cake Ruby makes for Grandma is not the same as in the story(strawberry instead of raspberry). Also, there is too many stickers! He could not fit them all on the clean up page, and they ended up all over the page. I look forward to more Max & Ruby, but I will make sure next time I read any future sticker books first. ... Read more


    20. Hush Little Baby
    by Sylvia Long
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    Asin: 0811814165
    Catlog: Book (1997-03-01)
    Publisher: Chronicle Books
    Sales Rank: 222240
    Average Customer Review: 4.93 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars This bedtime story book holds Mom's attention too!
    This is one of our top ten bedtime stories for our preschool children. It is the discovery of beauty and love as a mother guides her child on a bedtime trek from the porch, to the rocking chair, to the bed. It is a warm and sensitive version of the "mockingbird" Hush Little Baby lullaby. My children don't ask me for a mockingbird, a diamond ring, looking glass, etc. and so that original version seems outdated. Hooray for Sylvia Long...this book reflects a new time and a new generation of parents. She has done an excellent job in creating a book that shows a mother's love and the security of having many options at your fingertips that enrich your life (or in this book make you drift off in contented sleep). Younger children enjoy having a book read to them time after time (moreso than the parents enjoy the reading of it). It seems that with Hush Little Baby I find new details in the artwork each reading and even I havn't tired of it yet. Every page is warm and cozy and filled with nature or cuddles or quilts or bears..all things little children can relate to. I love the individual stitching around the illustrations - a different one each time you turn the page. A negative noteworthy comment (made by three of my children)is that at times the bunnys' ears are very short and seem catlike. Overall I would say this is a must in a childrens' home library!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Pleasant Surprise
    I was pleasantly surprised when I recieved this gift set in the mail, as a present from a friend off of my baby registry. The gift set is beautifully packaged and the toy is soft and plush and makes a quiet rattling sounds--quiet enough to not annoy mommy, but loud enough for baby to enjoy. It is also curled up in a C, so that you can fit the bunny rattle right onto her cradle or changing table.

    The book is great--A very soft and warm writing of the hush little baby song that focuses more on nature and baby goods other than diamond rings and such (as the original song goes). It's a great book to read to baby at bedtime, and very soothing. I'm glad we recieved this!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love this book! It's one of my daughters favorites!
    I've had this book for a year. I've read it so often that I can now sing it without reading the words. My 3 year old daugther calls it the "Banjo song" because one of the lyrics in the book mentions a banjo. She asks for it every night lately. I highly recommend this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book
    This is one of our favorites. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful. Its a wonderful nighttime book to sing to our baby, and the new story created by the author is terrific. The pajama clad bunny is cute and our baby loves to play with him. A must have in your library.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have!
    I just started giving this book as a gift to all newborns! It sends such a great message. In this materialistic world of ours, it's nice to know that happiness can be taught and shared through the simple things in life. ... Read more


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