the brilliance of Dr Seuss in rap video and political satire

the brilliance of Dr Seuss in rap video and political satire

How many Dr Seuss books can (or could) you recite by heart? There was a time when I could rattle off the whole of Green Eggs and Ham while driving—Thomas would sit in his car seat behind me, flipping the pages at the appropriate moment while his two younger siblings looked on. I could give Fox in Socks a good crack too, though I did sometimes have to agree with Mr Knox:

I hate this game, Sir. This game makes my tongue quite lame, Sir.

All the Dr Seuss rhymes are brilliant for little kids who are learning to read, as that great-fun video points out.

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a wonderfully concise look at younger sibling-hood

a wonderfully concise look at younger sibling-hood

ages newborn to 8 years
That's William at playgroup, all dressed up as a pirate and asking: “Who will be my crew?” And, when William's dad was five or six-years-old, he used to leap on to the lounge chair asking exactly the same question: 

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an easy introduction to Shakespeare

an easy introduction to Shakespeare

ages 6 years and up
Shakespeare certainly knew how to spin a tale - but reading or seeing one of his classic plays performed live can be intimidating or just plain hard to follow. Try reading these brilliant Shakespeare Stories first, they'll help it all come together and make the original so much easier to love.
 

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delighting in the extraordinary brings confidence and happiness

delighting in the extraordinary brings confidence and happiness

ages 2 to 8 years
his is a must-read must-own - it speaks to the anxiety of being separated from family, the strangeness of new worlds, reconciliation with those new worlds, a return to family..... few books speak to family love as strongly as Stellaluna. 
 

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the delights of an ordinary life

the delights of an ordinary life

It’s entirely possible that somewhere a little one is reading their Grandparent’s childhood copy of Dogger. First published in 1977, the story is almost 40 years old – and it’s still fresh and lively and entirely relatable. The story is well known and well loved and so hardly needs recounting here. Just in case, though …
ages 2 to 8 years

Dogger is a soft toy dog who is very special to his owner Dave – he’s

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sharing talents may be our primary contribution to our community

sharing talents may be our primary contribution to our community

Set in France. This is a wonderfully crafted story that is full of love, joy and humour, just a little tension, and a triumphant ending. A charming French mouse does all he can to care for his family and to help the hands that feed him - even when he is met with scorn.
ages 1 to 9 years

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Dear Zoo: pets are not one-size-fits-all, it's all about finding a match

Dear Zoo: pets are not one-size-fits-all, it's all about finding a match

ages 0 to 5 years old
DEAR ZOO... Surprises and fun on every page, just add animal noises.  A funny book that is essentially every child's dream—a zoo sends a crazy array of animals for the child to try out as a pet.

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