flipbunni's Summer Reading List - 2013
Where the Wild Things Are
In this Sendak classic, Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief and gets sent to bed without supper. Fortuitously, a forest grows in his room, allowing his wild rampage to continue unimpaired. Sendak's color illustrations (perhaps his finest) are beautiful, and each turn of the page brings the discovery of a new wonder.
Miss Nelson is Missing!
Miss Nelson is the nicest teacher in the school. She never yells and she gives the easiest assignments. The kids in Room 207 take advantage of her good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a challenging substitute.
Leo the Late Bloomer
Leo isn't reading, or writing, or drawing, or even speaking, and his father is concerned. But Leo's mother isn't. She knows her son will do all those things, and more, when he's ready.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
The consequences of giving a cookie to this energetic mouse run the young host ragged, but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this delightful picture book.
With ten wide tires, one really big appetite, and an even bigger smell, this truck's got it all. His job? Eating your garbage and loving every stinky second of it!
Harry the Dirty Dog
Harry is a white dog with black spots who loves everything except baths. So one day before bath time, Harry runs away. He plays outside all day long, digging and sliding in everything from garden soil to pavement tar. By the time he returns home, Harry is so dirty he looks like a black dog with white spots. His family doesn't even recognize him!
The Frog and Toad Are Friends
From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other—just as best friends should be.
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement. Full of funny twists and surprises, this joyful story shows just how far your imagination can take you. Harold and the Purple Crayon has delighted readers of all ages for over fifty years.
Green Eggs and Ham
This Dr. Seuss classic features Sam-I-am as he tries to convince an acquaintance that green eggs and ham is, indeed, a delectable meal to be savored everywhere and every way.
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Emily Elizabeth has the biggest, reddest dog on her street, and his name is Clifford. He's so big that when he runs after cars, he catches them in his mouth, and his doghouse is bigger than Emily Elizabeth's house. Children love the idea of the things you could do and the fun you could have with a giant dog. This first book in the series will not dissapoint.
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type
The literacy rate in Farmer Brown's barn goes up considerably once his cows find an old typewriter and begin typing. To the harassed farmer's dismay, his communicative cows quickly become contentious. Soon the striking cows and Farmer Brown are forced to reach a mutually agreeable compromise, with the help of an impartial party: the duck.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
"A told b, and b told c, 'I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree'"--which probably seemed like a good idea until the other 23 members of the gang decided to follow suit.