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Taking children on a fun-filled jaunt through springtime, this book highlights the Easter holiday’s traditions along with the beauty of the season. The new leaves on the trees and blooming flowers are illustrated in vivid colors, and the various sounds of the baby animals born during this joyous time are captured in detail. The Easter Bunny’s job is described as he gathers and decorates eggs, hops to children’s houses with his brimming basket, and hides them for the hunt. Launch date: April 1, 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33961 (added 3/20/2012)
Stan the little snowman wants desperately to move—he longs to leave his dull surroundings and explore the world. He has been standing in the same place and position since the beginning of winter, surrounded by other frozen snowmen. When a little bird lands on his carrot nose, Stan asks it what it feels like to move freely, but Mr. Hat the snowman shouts at Stan to be still. ?If you move, you'll melt!” shouts the rigid snow soldier with the silly bucket hat. Too late, because Stan hops on his bicycle, rides over snowy hill and valley, and never looks back. He discovers Freezeland, where it is so cold, the sun can never melt the snow people, and they are free to dance about in every direction. Through lovely illustrations, this engaging winter story opens a world of possibilities to children, encouraging them to reach beyond their boundaries, follow their instincts, and always be true to themselves. Launch date: Spring 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33925 (added 3/15/2012)
A young girl named Nina recounts her feelings about her parents' divorce and describes what it is like to live in two households in this touching picture book. Everything is different from the way it was, and sometimes the behavior of the adults around her is upsetting to Nina. When she is with her mom, she wants to be with her dad. She misses her hamster, her cat, her playmate, and her favorite climbing tree when she is away from them. Many things about her new life upset her, but there are happy moments, too—she celebrates her birthday twice, and both her parents are there when she jumps into the deep pool for the first time. Her parents don't like each other any more, but they both love her and they make sure she knows it. This honest, uncomplicated account of divorce from a child's point of view will reassure and comfort young readers who are experiencing the changes that divorce brings to a family. Launch date: Spring 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33924 (added 3/15/2012)
A little fairy is a model student at fairy school—until her classmate Sabrina starts to annoy her by bragging that her dress is so much more beautiful than any others. Another tiny fairy suddenly appears by her side, takes her arm, and pours soup down Sabrina's fancy dress. Things spin out of control, and soon the fairy must whisk the mischievous little creature to her room to control the situation. This lighthearted fantasy about perfect little fairies who sometimes give in to wicked impulses provides a gentle reminder that everyone has a temper—and perhaps a little devil inside them that longs to transform someone into a frog or a bat—but a smart fairy must learn to control her antics. Launch date: Spring 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33923 (added 3/15/2012)
Ricky is wishing for a Christmas tree to light up his family’s house, but Dad has been too busy—until today. Dad tries to pick out the first tree they come across at the market, but Ricky convinces him to buy the biggest tree they can find instead. While they’re trying to tie it onto their sled, the rope snaps and they tumble backward into the snow. Rather than getting angry, Dad starts a snowball fight with Ricky, and as they play together, Dad is reminded how much fun winter can be. A touching story about the strength of a bond between father and son, this colorful book featuring the lovable Ricky delivers an important message about what really matters during the holidays. Launch date: Fall 2011.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33218 (added 11/23/2011)
A hair-raising, thrilling sled ride down a snowy hill tests Piggy's mettle in this amusing picture book. His parents don't want him to slide by himself, but he can't resist. Soon he whizzes past alligators in fetching Nordic sweaters and dodges a legion of penguins in silly hats toting a long pair of skis, narrowly avoiding one mishap after another. Over, under, around, or through, Piggy must make split-second decisions to safely reach Mom and Dad at the bottom of the hill. Launch date: October 1, 2011.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33217 (added 11/23/2011)
Ian's new potty makes him feel like a big boy. He is excited to know he will wear real underpants and go to the potty, but the new system will take some getting used to. Ian sits on the potty, but nothing happens. When he is out playing, he feels a tickle in his tummy, and his pants are wet. This sympathetic story about a universal situation will help children understand that mastering this new skill takes time and patience, and everyone is entitled to a few slip-ups. Ian wears big boy underpants, builds a big boy fort, eats a big boy sandwich, and finally learns to use the potty like the big boy he knows he is. When he achieves his goal, it is time to help mom empty the potty, wash his hands, and go outside to play with the other big boys. Launch date: November 2011.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33216 (added 11/23/2011)
It is Christmas time and Kevin is discovering all of his family’s holiday traditions. He wonders why Mom put a tree inside the house; she tells him that it’s a Christmas tree for decorating with shiny ornaments, little lights, and a golden star at the top. Then Kevin helps Mom prepare Christmas dinner for all of their relatives and is excited to exchange presents with everybody. Even though he loves the special food and is grateful for his presents, Kevin learns that his favorite part of Christmas is getting to spend time with the people he cares about. With simple language and bright illustrations, this festive story focuses on the joys and delights of experiencing a holiday through the eyes of a child. Launch date: September 1, 2011.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33214 (added 11/23/2011)
The fun traditions of Halloween are celebrated in this engaging picture book in which the whole family prepares for the big day. Daddy carves the pumpkin into a scary monster face, while Mommy makes pumpkin soup and pumpkin cakes with the trimmings. Everyone makes scary costumes for the neighborhood Halloween party. After bobbing for apples, the children travel door to door collecting sweets and singing scary songs. When the excitement is over, the makeup and costumes come off, and it is time to crawl into bed, forget about the ghosts and goblins, and dream of next year's celebration. Simple shapes and just the right amount of spooky suspense introduce youngsters to a favorite holiday. Launch date: Fall 2011.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33213 (added 11/23/2011)
It is too hot to sleep indoors, and Ricky wants to sleep outside, in a tent. His parents ask if he is brave enough, and Ricky says "I'm not afraid at all!" But is he really brave enough? This hardcover book follows Ricky on his adventure sleeping outside for the first time. He busies himself with fun activities, but when his flashlight batteries die, he begins to second guess himself. This reassuring story has a silly ending that emphasizes the bond between parent and child, and encourages children to face their fears.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32279 (added 5/12/2011)
Nina has bad manners. She is rude and talks back to her mother. But one day when she is outside, she discovers the Thankyouplease circus inside a knot on a tree trunk, and everything changes. Using this whimsical story, the author clearly emphasizes the importance of good manners. This hardcover book features detailed, painted illustrations that bring to life the contrast between Nina's humble forest home and the fantastic circus she attends.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32278 (added 5/12/2011)
Lily and Milo, a bunny and mouse, get ready to go to the beach in this hardcover book, which features thick, toddler-safe pages. Kids follow the pair as they choose what to bring- from bathing suits to food, sun lotion to juice. But by the time they collect everything, will they still want to go to the beach? This book is for children 24 mos. and up, with a focus on the child's world.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32277 (added 5/12/2011)
This hardcover book with toddler-friendly, thick pages, follows Lily and Milo on their day at the zoo. With a rhyming refrain and detailed, colorful illustrations, there is plenty to keep a toddler's interest while they learn about all the different animals at the zoo.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32276 (added 5/12/2011)
This board book, ideal for children 24 mos. and up who have a new sibling on the way, focuses on babies across the animal world. From naked baby rodents in a warm nest, to a lamb born with all of its curly hair, the charming paintings illustrate the story John's mom tells him about babies in nature. Eventually, John ends up with a new baby to lean about- his little brother.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32275 (added 5/12/2011)
This story is about the relationship between a child and his father. John plays with his Daddy, dangles from his arm, and listens to Daddy read a story. The charming illustrations feature lots of bright reds and yellows that give the board book a cozy feel. The book is for children 24 mos. and up and focuses on emotions.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32274 (added 5/12/2011)
This 12 page board book follows a little boy before, during, and after his bath time. Simple yet colorful illustrations and a focus on a daily activity are ideal for children 12 months and up. The book also introduces children to vocabulary words such as bathtub, clothes, and shampoo.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32273 (added 5/12/2011)
From drumming, to reading, to pushing along toy cars, this book follows one little boy during all of his play activities for the day. Brightly colored, painted illustrations on a stark white background help the cute illustrations stand out for young readers. The book also emphasizes appropriate vocabulary words such as car, blocks, and wagon.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32272 (added 5/12/2011)
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