From Maya Soetoro-Ng, sister of President Obama, comes a lyrical story relaying the loving wisdom of their late mother to a young granddaughter she never met.Little Suhaila wishes she could have known her grandma, who would wrap her arms around the whole world if she could, Mama says. And one night, Suhaila gets her wish when a golden ladder appears at her window, and Grandma Annie invites the girl to come along with her on a magical journey. In a rich and deeply personal narrative, Maya Soetoro-Ng draws inspiration from her mother s love for family, her empathy for others, and her ethic of service to imagine this remarkable meeting. Evoking fantasy and folklore, the story touches on events that have affected people across the world in our time and reaffirms our common humanity. Yuyi Morales s breathtaking artwork illuminates the dreamlike tale, reminding us that loved ones lost are always with us, and that sometimes we need only look at the moon and remember.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/12/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Here's a book with something new - you read to me! I'll read to you! We'll read each page to one another - you'll read one side, I the other. A unique book 'in two voices' that uses traditional reading teaching techniques (alliteration, rhyme, repetition, short sentences) to invite young children to read along with an adult. Each of the twelve short stories fit on one spread and features childlike themes - family, friendship, pets and seasons.With clear, color-coded typography and amusing illustrations, this collection is sure to entertain.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/5/2006Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Of all the toys in Andy’s room, Woody the cowboy is his favorite. But when Andy receives a brand-new toy for his birthday—a space ranger named Buzz Lightyear—Woody suddenly loses his number-one spot. While trying to regain his status as top toy, Woody sets in motion a rivalry that eventually lands him and Buzz in the home of Andy’s mean, toy-torturing neighbor, Sid. Can Buzz and Woody work together to escape—and get back to Andy before he moves to a new home?The classic Disney•Pixar film Toy Story is retold in this Little Golden Book—just in time for the theatrical re-release of the film in 3-D!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/11/2009Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
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