Tuesday, January 23, 2007
UNWANTED HOUSEGUESTS & NOISY NEIGHBORS
Always Listen to Your Mother by Florence Parry Heide, 2010.
Ernest, a boy who always does what his mother tells him learns to have fun with his new neighbor.
Bertie Was A Watchdog by Rick Walton, 2002.
Burglars are definitely unwanted guests - but they are no match for Bertie,a tiny dog the size of a watch.
Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle, 2004.
When his pet dragon becomes a nuisance, a boy comes up with the perfect plan.
Duck At the Door by Jackie Urbanovic.
A duck wants to come into the house in order to escape the winter cold.
Hubbub Above by Arthur Howard, 2005.
Sydney loves living in her apartment on the fifty-second floor, until a group of noisy neighbors move in upstairs.
Meet Wild Boars by Meg Rosoff, 2005.
It is very hard to be friends with wild boars because they are dirty and smelly, bad-tempered, and rude.
Mrs. Crump's Cat by Linda Smith.
Mrs. Crump is determined to get rid of the stray cat she found on her doorstep - isn't she?
Moose Tracks by Karma Wilson, 2006.
When mysterious moose tracks appear all over the house, the narrator of this tale is determined to find out how they got there.
Mr. Duck Means Business by Tammi Sauer, 2011.
Unexpected noisy visitors show up at the pond and ruffle Mr. Duck's feathers.
Never Ask A Bear by Louise Bonnett-Rampersaud, 2009.
You can ask a bear over to play, but don't expect him to know the rules...
Read to Tiger by S. J. Fore, 2010.
A boy who wants to read his book keeps being distracted by a tiger who is chomping on gum, growling and practicing karate kicks.
There’s An Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer, 1987.
The alligator under his bed makes a boy's bedtime hazardous operation, until he lures it out of the house and into the garage.
Those Darn Squirrels! by Adam Rubin. A grumpy old man is no match for friendly, mischievous squirrels.
Tiger Can’t Sleep by S. J. Fore, 2006.
A young boy is kept awake by a noisy tiger in his closet that is busy dancing, eating, and making music.
Very Boring Alligator by Jean Gralley, 2001.
Silly rhymes describe what happens when an alligator comes to play and won't go away.
A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker, 2008.
The sign Bear posted outside his house to warn away visitors does not dissuade a small, gray, bright-eyed mouse.