Little Sleepyhead by Elizabeth McPike and Patrice Barton
“Baby’s bedtime is more cuddly than ever!
“Tired little eyes, ready now for bed, “Tired little everything, precious sleepyhead.
“By the end of a busy day, little knees are tired from crawling, little arms are tired from stretching—even little lips are tired from blowing kisses. But with the help of gentle verse, and art as sweet as a bedtime lullaby, tired little eyes will quickly give way to sleep.
“Shhh . . .” [JPB McPIKE,E]
The Monkey and the Bee by C. P. Bloom and Peter Raymundo
“After the success of The Monkey Goes Bananas, the silly monkey is back for another adventure. This time, he finally has his banana, but he doesn’t want to share when a playful bumblebee wants a bite! The monkey tries to swat away the bee and enjoy his banana in peace, but in the process finds himself with a much bigger problem on his hands: he’s awakened an angry lion! Will the monkey and the bee work together to escape the king of the jungle?” [JPB BLOOM,C]
Mrs. Noodlekugel and Drooly the Bear by Daniel Pinkwater and Adam Stower
“Staying with Mrs. Noodlekugel while their father competes to become a speed knitter, Nick and Maxine are surprised by the return of Captain Noodlekugel, who practices his animal-taming skills on a rather untrainable bear.” Sequel to Mrs. Noodlekugel and Mrs. Noodlekugel and the Four Blind Mice. [J PINKWATER,D]
Melonhead and the Later Gator Plan by Katy Kelly
“My best pal Sam and I are in Paradise, the community in Florida where my grandparents Nana and Jeep live. We’re staying with them while my dad works and my mom is on a trip with her lady relatives. Everything in Paradise is swank and deluxe, and lots of stuff is ‘For the Convenience of Our Residents.’ We’re sure that means free. We especially like the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet.
“Since Florida is loaded with animals, we’re going to capture a pet for Sam. We considered a wild piglet or a parrot or an armadillo or an iguana, but we’ve decided to find an alligator egg because it’s easy to carry on an airplane and it can hatch once we’re home. All we have to do is come up with a way to get that egg. Luckily, Sam and I are idea men!” [J KELLY,K]