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frogdogdog's Summer Reading List - 2013
In the tiny town of Chewandswallow, it rained soup, snowed mashed potatoes, and sometimes the wind blew in storms of hamburgers. Life for the townspeople was delicious until the weather took a turn for the worse. Chewandswallow was plagued by storms of huge food. Something had to be done, and in a hurry.
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.
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!
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!
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.
When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits.
"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.