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The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Carle, Eric.
Follow the progress of a hungry little caterpillar, as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food, until, at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.

Goodnight Moon. Brown, Margaret Wise.
A perfect story for putting young ones to bed. Each item in a small bunny’s room is wished goodnight.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Martin, Jr., Bill.
Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a mother looking at them.

When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry. Bang, Molly.
When a young girl becomes extremely upset, she runs from her house to take time to cool off and regain her composure.

The Napping House. Wood, Audrey.
In a cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion with just one bite.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Martin, Jr., Bill.
An alphabet rhyme relating what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.

Hattie and the Fox. Fox, Mem.
Only Hattie the Hen sees the fox in the bushes, stalking the animals of the barnyard. Will her cries of alarm be believed?

The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Galdone, Paul.
A traditional tale of three goat siblings cooperating to defeat a troll, who stands between them and the grassy hillside where they long to graze.

Kitten’s First Full Moon. Henkes, Kevin.
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up wet, tired, and hungry trying to reach it.

Freight Train. Crews, Donald.
Brief text and colorful illustrations trace the journey of a train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.

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