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Joy Allen won her first art contest when she was in second grade and while in school, her homework was often doodled with pictures of her teachers and friends. Since then, she has illustrated over 50 books. Her newest books are PRINCESS PALOOZA and PRINCESS PARTY. Joy also designs fabric (even princess fabric!), AND, she now has princess ornaments on sale at www.joyallensjoybox.com. Some of Joy's most recent books are BABY SIGNS, (on Oprah's children recommended children's books), the CAM JANSEN series, and the ABIGAIL IRIS series. Her picture books include Karen Beaumont's BEING FRIENDS, TEN STINKY BABIES by Ellen Olson Brown, THE BOOK OF BOYS FOR GIRLS AND THE BOOK OF GIRLS FOR BOYS by David Greenberg, and THE HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF TOWN by Crystal Bowman. To learn more, visit Joy's website at www.joyallen.us or www.joyallensjoybox.com
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With this adorable board book of essential signs, babies and toddlers can easily learn how to communicate their needs, wants, and feelings and even make basic observations with a simple gesture. Studies show that babies who use sign language feel less frustrated, throw fewer tantrums, and often learn to talk more easily. Just point to a sign in the book, say the word while making the sign, and the baby will soon be signing. Communicating a wet diaper or a hungry belly, asking for help or saying "all done" becomes as easy as waving hello or good-bye. And these are just a few of the thirteen signs inside this small and adorably illustrated board book, perfect for little hands and minds to grasp.
Refusing to be deterred by grown-ups, Mud Pie Annie uses her God-given creativity to make wonderful mud pies and other culinary masterpieces. Includes full-color illustrations and perforated recipe cards in the back so kids can make their own (edible) "dirt" or "mud" dishes.
Mysteries follow super-sleuth Cam Jansen everywhere she goes...even to her school's Sports and Good Nutrition Day. Cam's class is going to Franklin Park to run races, play soccer and baseball, and have a picnic lunch. Cam is ready for lots of sporting fun, but she doesn't expect a mystery--much less three of them! It's going to be on exciting day!
The Cam Jansen books are perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books, and Cam is a spunky young heroine whom readers have loved for over two decades.
Long before they can speak, babies are listening. And with this book of fourteen everyday sounds, babies and toddlers are encouraged to interact with parents, caregivers, and the noisy world around them in ways that widen their sensory awareness and expand their vocabulary. From a tweeting bird to clanging pots, a beeping phone to honking cars, the splash! of water to the sound of a kiss--mmmwah!--this book is full of the sounds that fill a baby's day. Perfect for little hands to grasp, this is a delightful stand-alone or a lovely companion to Baby Signs.
Joy Allen's cheerful verse and vibrant art celebrates the joy of active play and the princess inside every little girl, and the enclosed paper crown will delight princesses everywhere.
Like The Kissing Hand, this story offers a usable and comforting solution for kids and parents to help ease times of separation and show that out of sight does not mean out of mind or heart. Iron Chef and working mom Cat Cora and her son came up with this idea when she had to do her own work travel.