This mother-daughter beach outing features an added layer: Throughout the day, they use American Sign Language to communicate.
The child narrates their activities with delightfully descriptive simplicity: "Take my arms / and hold on tight / roll me in the sand / dip me in the sea." Read full book review >
The prolific Napoli (Daughter of Venice, above, etc.) teams up with newcomer Kane for a humorous pet story about a small black-and-white dog, Rocky, trying to fit into a new family with two "little monsters" (very spoiled children) and five confident cats. Read full book review >
Poor Jade (or Jade-to-be, since "de fawg pin" has yet to name her): she's faced with a big, beautiful frog—such legs!—and he doesn't seem to have the foggiest notion about what to do with his tongue, or how to leap or avoid danger. Read full book review >