A Wizard Sleeping on a Watermelon and Other Wondrous Sights

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Nightengale Press, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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A WIZARD SLEEPING ON A WATERMELON and Other Wondrous Sights by Mary Pansini La Haye, contains 26 cheerful, funny rhymes that young children can learn quickly. Imagination-tickling images to teach the ABC's as they've never been taught before. A whimsical ABC book for all children of all ages. Seattle area artist, Anita Miles, illustrates the verses with a running-wild imagination to render the cheerful and sometimes outrageously funny concepts of the text with the unbridled heart of a child guiding her hand. A WIZARD SLEEPING ON A WATERMELON and Other Wondrous Sights inspires language, laughter and curiosity in children from the earliest moment. A perfect companion for adults whose lives are filled with bringing the world to children, the illustrations easily teach children more than animals and day-to-day vocabulary. The pairing of childhood games and activities with unlikely couples - a rabbit resting in a robin's nest, a frog sliding down a dinosaur's tail, a shrimp racing a whale - with characters engaged in unlikely activities - an iguana slurping on an ice cream cone, a unicorn skateboarding, a xylophone exercising on a surfboard, a yak skiing - and of course, a wizard sleeping on a watermelon, all combine to make this an ABC book that sparks the imagination with humor and child-like whimsy. Open the pages of this book with a child and together step into a beautiful world where anything is possible.

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User Review  - MysteeB - LibraryThing

This is a wonderful book with truly beautiful illustrations. There are bright colors to hold your child's attention throughout this entire book. As you go through the alphabet, there is a beautiful ... Read full review

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User Review  - Susan_Pettrone - LibraryThing

This ABC book is like no other. Not only does it have fun phrases that rhyme and use the letter profiled in many different ways, but the illustrations are fantastic and clearly showcase the talents of ... Read full review


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