Very Short Fables to Read Together

Mary Ann Hoberman (Author) Michael Emberley (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$8.99  $8.27
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
April 02, 2013
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.5 X 11.0 X 0.13 inches | 0.34 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780316218474

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About the Author

Mary Ann Hoberman is a children's poet and author. The former Children's Poet Laureate, she is also a National Book Award recipient. She has published over forty books for children.

Reviews

"Children's poet laureate Hoberman is really the master of unforced rhyme ... and Emberley's pencil-and-watercolor illustrations are as consistently spry as the poems."--The Horn Book
"Emberley's pencil and watercolor spot illustrations bring fresh energy to the classic tales as well as a softening tone: the Hare and the Tortoise race on bicycles (the Hare wears spandex), and the golden-egg laying goose has a button-up chest, ensuring that the farmer doesn't have to use his knife. The jaunty rhymes and theatrical element of adopting a persona should spark enthusiasm from reluctant readers."--Publishers Weekly
"Repeats the earlier books' winning formula...All are retold simply and engagingly and are illustrated with lively spot illustrations."--Booklist
"The latest installment from [the] wildly successful series...the text is delivered in punchy, color-coded typography that makes abundant use of repetition and rhyme to bring the stories to readaloud life. Emberley's playful illustrations provide fresh interpretations of many of the tales."--Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
"The familiar tales are told with gentle humor, and Emberley's pencil-and-watercolor illustrations bring personality and life to the animal characters...a solid pick for most picture-book collections."--School Library Journal