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About Jan Thomas
Jan Thomas is the creator of What Will Fat Cat Sit On?, A Birthday for Cow!, and The Doghouse. She lives in Socorro, New Mexico.
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Red Robot and Blue Robot are best friends. And sometimes friends get scared. And sometimes friends get hurt feelings. And in those moments, even robots can be thankful to have a best friend! In three silly and sweet stories, our two favorite robot buddies learn that gratitude isn’t always easy, but best friends are something to be thankful for.
This picture book from Jan Thomas features wacky humor that toddlers will adore, rowdy repetitions, irreverent dialogue—and a hilarious twist at the end.
This “rollicking” picture book is “laugh-out-loud” fun for new readers (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
What will Fat Cat sit on? The pig? (Oink!) The chicken? (Cluck!) How about the dog? (Grrrr.) Everyone in this bumbling animal gang—understandably—hopes the victim will be someone else! Leave it to Mouse to come up with a brilliant solution that satisfies everyone, even Fat Cat himself.
Filled with hilarious asides and an interactive question-answer format, this irreverent picture book will delight little ones who love to shout “NO!”
“Fun to read aloud, it would also make an effective early reader for preschoolers.”—The New York Times Book Review“A cat that puts Garfield to shame…a lot of laughs. This is a book that toddlers and new readers will reach for again and again.”—Kirkus Reviews
A delightfully silly picture book for new readers: “This hilarious story is a fun read-aloud.”—School Library Journal
Dog's toothbrush is missing. Has anybody seen it? Maybe…But what does a toothbrush look like? Donkey wonders.
Featuring Jan Thomas’s wonderfully wacky humor, rowdy repetitions, and hilarious characters, this book is sure to have young readers laughing out loud!“A droll knee-slapper for newly emergent readers.”—Booklist
With Jan Thomas’s fun, fresh art and priceless animal expressions, this timeless tale of fear and friendship will have readers howling.
Someone’s eating all the veggies in this colorful picture book with “a satisfying, funny conclusion” (Kirkus Reviews).
There’s a pest in the garden and he’s eating all the vegetables! But Duck has a plan to save the day (well, sort of)…Featuring Jan Thomas’s wonderfully wacky humor, rowdy repetitions, and hilarious characters, this book is sure to have young readers laughing out loud!
Mouse is making a yummy pot of soup and Cow and Pig are helping add ingredients. Mouse adds four tomatoes, Cow adds five potatoes, and Pig adds…six galoshes?! Is that wise, Pig? Young readers will be so busy giggling at Pig’s antics, they won’t even realize they are counting, too. A twist ending and irresistible characters will make this a favorite read-aloud.
Can you guess what makes Sheep really happy? Here's a clue . . . it starts with the letter F. It is NOT fish or fans. And it is especially not turnips! That doesn't even start with the letter F!
Featuring Jan Thomas’s wonderfully wacky humor, rowdy repetitions, and hilarious characters, this book is sure to have young readers laughing out loud!
It has not been a good day for Chicken. He went to the fair with Farmer, but didn’t win even one ribbon. And on the way home, the road is so bumpy that Farmer’s truck knocks Chicken right out! He’s been left behind! It’s the end for Chicken. Surely, he can’t walk all the way home. Or avoid the hungry fox along the way. Or maybe…he can?
This rollicking picture book will have little ones in giggles over Chicken’s misadventures and chiming in on the plucky fowl’s mantra “I am a strong and powerful and nice-looking chicken!” as he achieves more than he thought possible.