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Chicken And Cat Clean Up

Sara Varon follows up on her irresistible CHICKEN AND CAT with a new tale about the fabulously sweet and charming duo.When Chicken starts his own housekeeping business, he hires Cat to help him out. It's tough going at first. No matter how hard Cat tries, he is clumsy and keeps making mistakes, which causes Chicken to be upset and Cat very sad. Finally Cat listens to his inner-species calling when he bravely catches a mouse thief. The two friends make amends and decide to start a brand-new business called Chicken and Cat's Housekeeping and Mousecatching Services. This story about friendship and listening to one's heart is perfect for friends new or old.   

No Ghost Under My Bed

A father helps his child overcome a fear of ghosts in this humorous and lighthearted bedtime tale. The little penguin Jake hears all kinds of strange noises as he tries to fall asleep. Asking himself Could there be ghosts in the room? Jake quickly summons his Dad to check things out and make his room safe. Moving patiently from the bed to the curtain to the wardrobe and sticking his head under the carpet, Jake's dad explains that it's merely the bed creaking, the wind rustling the curtain, and there are only toys in the chest. Satisfied that his father has chased away all of the ghosts, Jake is finally ready for sleep.   

Meow Said the Cow

A hilarious send-up of animal sounds!It's a noisy morning in the barnyard: roosters crowing, cows mooing, mice squeaking! And the farmer's cat has had enough. With a flick of his tail, the cat casts a spell and the barnyard is turned upside-down. The chickens are oinking, the sheep are barking, and the sheepdog can only let out a confused "Baa?" It's not long before the animals figure out who's to blame...Emma Dodd's bright, bold illustrations bring this farm full of very confused animals to life, and her hilarious rhyming text is sure to send young readers giggling (and mooing, and cock-a-doodle-dooing!).   

There Was An Old Monster!

A brand-new monster twist--by a Caldecott medalist and his daughter!There was an old monster who swallowed a tickI don't know why he swallowed that tick'Cause it made him feel sick!When he swallowed some ants, he danced in his pants. He swallowed a lizard, a bat, a jackal, and a bear. Then he tried to swallow a lion . . . ROAR!--Now that monster is no more! Children will laugh along with the funny text, bright bold illustrations, and delightful song (available on the Scholastic website).   

Swim! Swim!

A snazzy story about friendship and true love!Lerch is one sassy, snazzy fish who seems to have it all: good looks, charm, a great sense of humor, and a perfect smile. But he's lonely (the bubbles and the pebbles ain't talkin'!) and wants to find a friend. But where? Then, with the help of an unexpected "admirer," Lerch meets Dinah, and it's true love from first glance.   

Spot's Balloon

In this sturdy new lift-the-flap gatefold format, Spot and his friends are off to GrandmaÕs house with a balloon for her birthday. But when the wind whisks it away, they must chase after it. Help Spot and his friends find the balloon by lifting the gatefold flaps along the way in this fun new format. ItÕs the most durable lift-the-flap Spot title yet, and is sure to stand up to all the punishment toddlers can dish out. Thirty years on from the original lift-the-flap book, WhereÕs Spot?, Spot shows that heÕs still got what it takes to engage the youngest readers.   

Happy Birthday, Davy Tuff Book (Tuff Books)

Take these rough and tumble tiny books with you where ever you go.  Tuff Books are tear resistant, easy to clean, and completely safety tested for young readers.  Happy Birthday, Davy Tuff Book is an adaptation ofEve Tharlet's picture book, with shorter text and and a tiny trimsize sure to please parents and children. While waiting for his birthday, Davy Rabbit makes some wishes which are fulfilled when his grandparents come to his party as a special birthday present.   

The Adventures of Captain Underpants

This special 8 1/2th Anniversary Edition of the book that started the Captain Underpants craze features a lenticular paper-over-board cover and a top-secret bound-in component for just $9.95.When Dav Pilkey began drawing pictures of an underwear-clad, wedgie-giving superhero as a second grader, his teacher said, "You'd better start taking life more seriously, because you can't spend the rest of your days making silly books!" Luckily for us, Dav didn't listen, and Captain Underpants was born. Now, kids everywhere can enjoy this special edition of the book that started it all--with an awesome lenticular cover and a super-cool value-added component that's so amazing, so fun, and so top-secret that you'll just have to buy it to find out!   

The Boy from the Dragon Palace

One day, a poor flower sellers drops his leftover flowers into the sea as a gift for the Dragon King. What does he get in return? A little snot-nosed boy--with the power to grant wishes! Soon the flower seller is rich, but when he forgets the meaning of "thank you," he loses everything once again. "You just can't help some humans," say the snot-nosed little boy and the Dragon King.   

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