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Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs- Mo Williams

A witty twist on the classic fairytale

In this original and hilarious book, Mo Williams uses the same premise of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears fairytale, but adds a sarcastic bite, that will make parents laugh and children giggle. Once again, Goldilocks wanders through the woods and stumbles upon an unlocked house where inside she finds three bowls of pudding, three chairs, and three beds. But the loud and plotting dinosaurs determined to have a child snack give themselves away and Goldilocks realizes that something is not quite right about this fairytale.

Filled with wit and Shrek type humor, Mo Williams provides a fun new take on a fairy-tale classic. As an added bonus the illustrations add more comedy, like the “.2 miles to trap” sign along the wooded path, the drastic facial expression of Goldilocks, and the mustache of Papa Dinosaur.

Recommended for readers age 3-7.

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Rocket Writes a Story- Tad Hills

Rocket is back in another inspiring and colorful children’s book

From the creator of the New York Times bestseller, How Rocket Learned to Read, comes another book featuring Rocket and his teacher the little yellow bird.


In his inspiring book, Rocket is expanding on his reading skills and writes the words he sniffs out to describe the world around him. Every day the little yellow bird hangs Rockets words in a tree, until one day the tree is full of words. With all of the new words, Rocket decides he wants to write a story, but he has no idea what to write about. The little bird gives Rocket some ideas, and helps Rocket develop his story by adding details and thinking about the characters. Along the way Rocket finds inspiration in a nest high in a tree and a new friend who he can share his story with.
Tad Hills, does an amazing job on the illustrations. The adorable dog Rocket is full of expressions and emotions that complement the great storyline, and illustrate the hardships of writing a story that young children will face. The little yellow bird plays the perfect teacher, giving Rocket all the skills he needs to write a story and the encouragement to do so. Rocket Writes a Story is a great book that will set children on the path of critical thinking and creativity and makes the perfect addition to any classroom or home library.
Recommended for readers age 4-7.

 
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