One morning, Ruby and her dog Oscar are playing when Oscar gets the hiccups! Ruby tries everything she can think of to help him get rid of them. They dance, they jump, they slurp, and they munch, but nothing seems to work. You'll never guess how she finally makes them disappear! This is a lively picture book that begs to be read aloud. Recommended for PreS-Gr. 1
Douglas is a sweet little dog whose nearsightedness often gets him in trouble. He chases leaves that he thinks are squirrels, misses safety signs like “wet cement”, and sometimes goes home to the wrong house! Finally, his owner, Nancy, takes him to the eye doctor, where he gets his first pair of glasses. Kids who wear glasses, as well as kids who don't will enjoy this funny story. Recommended for PreS-Gr. 2.
Lizbeth Lou is playing outside when a pebble gets stuck in her shoe. When she carelessly tosses it away, it sets off a sequence of events that interferes with an entire neighborhood of creatures. Each creature thinks the pebble is something else. For example, the cricket thinks the pebble is a boulder that will sink its delicate leaf boat. The duck is perplexed by the giant raindrop landing on her umbrella. This is a fun story to read aloud because of the rhyming text. Recommended for grades K-2.