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The Great Big Spider & The Waterspout Blues
by Riza Printup
illustrated by Ann Lowery Taylor
The Great Big Spider & The Waterspout Blues, is an adorable sing-song book depicting a joyful tale and journey through discovery, tenacity, and triumph.
Based on the theme of the popular nursery rhyme The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Printup’s verse and rhyme provide a playful introduction to the great American musical form, the Blues.
With the discovery that no one shoe fits all, The Great Big Spider learns to use his innate abilities to successfully achieve his goals and to overcome his sadness.
Sure to be an enduring family favorite, this fun tale will bring a lasting sense of joy, smiles and giggles each and every time you read it with your child!
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Theodore, Hazel & The Bird
by Riza Printup
illustrated by Elyse Whittaker Paek
A sad little bird has lost his song. How will he ever find it again? In this charming story, two young children help the bird look for his ‘tweet.’ Working together, will they find the music the bird has lost?
Theodore and Hazel and the Bird is an enjoyable read for both children and adults. It’s great to see a book for early readers where the characters happily carry their instruments around everywhere they go. The positive message of finding your inner voice, along with the comical revelation of what the bird sneezes out of his mouth will delight young readers. Add in the colorful illustrations and you have a book that children will ask for at bedtime.
Quill says: A charming story about finding your own special voice – with a happy ending, and a pair of unusual peas. This is a perfect bedtime story that children will want to read again and again.
- Feather Quill Book Review