It’s Levi’s first day at a new school, and he’s scared. Papa doesn’t know what to do, so he tells Levi, “Big boys don’t cry.” But the big boys in the world outside are telling him something different…. Come with Levi as he learns by example that it’s okay to cry. A beautiful story of father and son’ s connection.
Levi が新しい学校へ始めてゆく日、彼はとっても心配であった。どういたら良いか解らない父親は、「大きくなった男の子は泣かないんだよ。」と告げた。しかし、学校へ行く途中で、様々な大人の男性達が涙を流すのに Levi は出会い、涙を流すことを恐れなくなった。父親と息子の心温まる素敵な話である。
By Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis ( Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers – 2000)
Inspired of historical family story of the author. In the post-Civil War South, a young African American girl, Virgie, is determined to prove that she can go to school just like her older brothers. But her brothers keep saying she’s too little for the long, seven-miles walk, and that girls don’t need school. Virgie doesn’t agree, and she’s not going to let anything stand in her way. >>> The author’s note about the background of the story is on the last page.
Retold by Nicholas Ian, Illustrated by Mike Petrik, Music by Drew Temperante (Cantata Learning – 2017 ) www.cantatalearning.com
As counting number, reading text and sing along with included music, it captures the joy of different people work together. >>> CD is included. The instruction how to use the book and the music score are on the first and last pages.
Retold by Nicholas Ian, Illustrated by Misa Saburi, Music Arranged and Produced by Drew Temperante (Cantata Learning – 2017 ) www.cantatalearning.com
This book is talking about a teddy bear, and shows how to relate with own teddy bear as presenting different kids together. >>> The publisher encourages parents/teachers to read and sing with children, and music CD is included in this book.
Retold and Illustrated by Rachel Isadora (G. P. Putnam’s Sons – 2008)
Everyone knows enchanted fish can grant wishes. But one wish is not enough for the kind fisherman’s greedy wife. Just how far can she push her luck? That’s what she’s about to find out. >>> The author’s captivating collage-style artwork, featuring the African landscape and increasingly turbulent ocean, provides a wonderful new backdrop for this classic Brothers Grimm story. ” Old Mikamba had a Farm” is the same author.
魔力を持った魚は願い事を叶えてくれる。しかし、優しい漁師の貪欲な妻は、一つの願い事では満足しなかった。彼女の願い事がどこまでエスカレートするのか、ページをめくりながら結果へと導かれる。＞＞＞見事な貼り絵スタイルのイラストでアフリカの風景と海の荒立ち具合を表現しながら、グリム兄弟の童話を再現した作品。同じ作者の絵本で “Old Mikamba had a Farm” がある。
Old Mikamba had a farm E-I-E-I-O. And on this farm he had a Baboon!, a Zebra!, a Lion!, an Elephant! and many more! You can enjoy to sing along with a whole new cast of animals in the book irresistible version of “Old MacDonald” set on a game farm in Africa. >>> Explanation of the animals is on the last pages. The author Isadora’s another book “The Fisherman and His Wife”.
“Old MacDonald” の歌の中の動物が、すべてアフリカの野生動物保護地区の動物に代り、馴染みのある歌のアフリカ版となっている。歌を歌いながら、アフリカの動物達への親しみと知識を養ってくれる、大変にユニークで楽しい絵本。>>>巻末で登場する動物達を説明。同じ作者の絵本 “The Fisherman and His Wife” もある。
By Katey Howes, Illustrated by Valerio Fabbretti (Sterling Children’s Books – 2018 )
Magnolia Mudo is a high-energy inventor, and her favorite lab partner is her Uncle Jamie. But when she finds out that he’s marrying Miss Emily, Magnolia is blown away. She will not wear a flower-girl dress. Uncle Jamie promises Magnolia that she can be part of the wedding in a different way, so she creates inventions based on various wedding traditions from around world-with hilarious results!
By Lily Toy Hong (Albert Whitman & Company – 1993)
When a poor old Chines farmer is digging in his garden, he finds a magic brass pot that doubles or duplicates whatever is placed inside it. But his efforts to make himself wealthy lead to unexpected complications. This is a Chinese folktale with a good blend of humor and wisdom.
By Anne Isaacs, Illustrated by Kevin Hawks (schwartz & Wade Books – 2014)
In 1870, Tulip Jones, a wealthy, self-reliant widow from England acquires the By-Golly Gully Ranch in Texas and soon find herself saddled with 1000 suitors. How she can handle their Wild West life style as keeping her English traditional way? It’s a funny, extraordinary, challenging, and loving story.