Good Books for Little Friends

    “Good Books for Little Friends,” Friend, Mar. 1997, 31

    Good Books for Little Friends

    In the Tall, Tall Grass and In the Small, Small Pond, by Denise Fleming, show a caterpillar and a frog, respectively, accompanying you as you see the creatures that inhabit each place. The text on each doublespread is about a half dozen words that use a rhyme in describing and identifying each creature.

    Bobby the Mostly Silky by David McKelvey Bobby wasn’t as fancy as the other chickens, but she was the best parent the baby chicks could have.

    The Adventures of Taxi Dog by Debra and Sal Barracca Inspired by a dog who really did ride with the driver of a taxi, the authors tell, in rhyme, of Maxi, a stray who was adopted, and the adventures he had with taxi passengers: a singer, a woman rushing to the hospital to have a baby, and two clowns with a chimp.

    Three Good Blankets by Ida Luttrell The old woman had only a ragged blanket to help her keep warm in her drafty house. The donkey that carried her firewood, the goat that gave her milk and cheese, and the dog that protected her from wolves were cold too. Her three children had little more than she did, but they each gave her a good blanket. Can you guess what she did with them?

    Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki