A mole is asleep in a hole but a bear (I think) thinks that he fell in and is hurt. He tries to get help but has to bargain with other animals e.g. horse has a rope but he wants a brush to swap, so bear goes to squirrel to get a brush but he wants nuts (I think) … eventually bear gets back to mole to find out he was only asleep
I am on a search for a particular children’s picture book. The description I can give is very vague, and I have no title or author name. It *might* be a foreign book translated into English, but I can’t be sure. I got a copy of this book in about 1986 – but it is probably a fair bit older than that. I’m guessing 1970s, but maybe even earlier.
Basically the book is about a naughty little boy who gets sent to his room. He is an angry young man and begins tearing up his room. The one specific thing I remember about the book was that the little boy tore all his wallpaper apart, and this separated the male shepherds from the female shepherds who were shown in the picture as very sad and crying.
The only other bit of information I can add is that I remember the illustrations were not very brightly coloured – they were pastel and had a sombre tone, but kind of brilliant (and a little scary when you’re 5 or 6).
I have googled my heart out with no luck so I’m hoping you can help!
I’m looking for a book about a little bird trying to fly. Only thing we can remember is the line “itty bitty bobbin boo.”
Looking for a children’s book my mother, born in 1956, would have read as a child. She remembers it involving dogs having a party, getting messy and taking a bath, and putting on “poochie powder” or “poochy powder” after the bath.
I am looking for a children’s color illustration picture book that is about 15 to 20 years old, maybe 25 years or so. Unfortunately, I do not recall the title or author. It may have been a Scholastic book, but I am not sure. The characters had no recognizable names, such as Madeline, Judy Bloom, etc., as I recall.
It was about a young girl and her parents. It was a series of illustrations showing different scenes, with the girl and her parents with a different fantasy happening, such as they are on the beach at night and you see pirates approaching, and in each scene the girl asks if her parents would let her go and the response is always the same, something like “For a nickel I would” or “We would for a nickel.”
It was a short book, not chapters, maybe about 10 to 12 scenes (each scene covered two pages as I recall) and page size was at least paper size or magazine size, not a small book. I can locate a number of books using the word nickel in the title, but I do not believe the word nickel was in the title of the book I seek, and it was not about the nickel (as the subject of the story), it was about the girl and her parents interaction about letting her go on each adventure.
Any help or suggestions on how to track this down would be appreciated.
I am looking for a “picture book” for older students. It was probably published between 2002 and 2012. It is narrated by an African American girl who tells the story of going to church with her mama. The book is written in poetry and is beautifully illustrated. I think it has the word “shout” in its title. Here are the last 9 lines of the text:
I can still hear a myriad of
African musicians playing
On our shoulder, on our heartstrings
And we, still spirit-touched in
Our modern dance, move
Onward, upward, reaching
Til we’re tracing back through time
The same steps, that same familiar…
I am searching for a picture book from my youth about a beaver that became increasingly industrious and started turning into some sort of earth-moving machine – a bulldozer or steam-shovel, I can’t really recall. Had the usual overtones about destroying the environment. Anyway I remember really liking it and am now looking for it for my son. Any help will be greatly appreciated. My Google searching efforts have been in vain since I can’t remember the title or author at all.
I had a book as a child that was about 10-12 inches long and about the size of normal tablet paper. It was hard back and rather thin with no more than 50-75 pages but probably much less. The outside cover was a light bluish color leaning toward the teal side of the blue spectrum. It had whimsical pictures with each short story and was about animals such as a Rabbit, Hedgehog/Porcupine and possibly a raccoon. There are a few stories I remember a little of. Most of what I remember are the illustrations and I have been searching near and far for many years. I was born in 77, so it had to have been published before then, right around then and or no later than very early 80's. One story, one of the animals takes his fathers boot and makes a flower pot out of it for his mom. Another story there is a rustic fireplace and a porcupine/hedgehog and another animal are eating berries in front of the fire. Another, there is a sort of party outside and the table was made from a tree with stumps as seats. This is not any of the classics like Peter rabbit, wind in the willows etc. Its very obscure in my opinion. I cannot remember the author or title but I will know instantly if its "the" book if I could just find one of the illustrations but I have been unsuccessful for so many years. I hope very much that you are able to help me.