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August pick-of-the-month "Make Way for Readers" by Judy Sierra and G. Brian Karas

Written by Aaron's Books | Aug 1, 2016 1:00 AM
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A group of young animal friends gather with Miss Bingo the flamingo to read and enjoy nursery rhymes, which leads to making up their own rhymes and stories. This inventive and whimsical new picture book "Make Way for Readers" was written by Judy Sierra and illustrated by G. Brian Karas. 

The characters truly come to life with colored-pencil illustrations and they enjoy Mother Goose and other favorites in a way that leads to giggles among readers young and old. The text is perfect for young readers to read to even younger book lovers, and it demonstrates the way a good story can capture a young group of friends whether or not they already know about kittens and mittens, Miss Muffet, her tuffet, and sugar, and spice.

Judy Sierra is a past winner of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award and holds a PhD in folklore and mythology from UCLA. Her previous beloved books include "Wild About Books", "Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur: A First Book of Manners", and "The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School". She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Acclaimed artist G. Brian Karas is well known for his work in numerous picture books, including "Muncha! Mincha! Muncha!", "Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla", and "If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand: Poems about School". He lives in upstate New York.

--Aaron's Books 

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