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What is Before Five in a Row? Let's begin with what it isn't. It isn't a curriculum. Neither is it an aggressive, academic training regimen designed to turn your pre-schooler into a scholastic superachiever. It is a rich treasure of creative ideas designed to help you gently, consistently prepare your children for the life-long adventure of learning. For children ages two to four, Before Five in a Row is better than a curriculum! The book is divided into two parts. The first section contains hundreds of simple ideas and activities developed around 23 of the finest books ever written for young children. You'll find delightful activities built around such wonderful classics as Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?, The Runaway Bunny, The Carrot Seed, Corduroy, Caps for Sale, The ABC Bunny, The Snowy Day, Katy-No-Pocket and Blueberries for Sal. Each unit provides creative ideas and enjoyable activities designed to cultivate intimacy with your child while building vital learning-readiness skills. Part two of Before Five in a Row is a rich resource, filled with specific ideas designed to help you prepare children for learning through simple, everyday activities. You'll find ideas for bathtime, bedtime, in the kitchen, at the grocery store and much more; information and inspiration to help you maximize these precious years and prepare your children for real learning!

Before FIAR Manual

Before FIAR Manual

by Jane Claire Lambert

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Published by: FIAR

No. of pages: 150

Format: Paperback

Price: 32.00

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ABC Bunny, The

ABC Bunny, The

by Wanda Gag

An unfortunate accident with an Apple drives Bunny from Bunnyland to Elsewhere. Every letter in the alphabet is represented in Bunny's journey, through what he eats (Greens), to whom he meets (Insects, Jay, Kitten, Lizard), and then a little sleep (Nap), to Tripping back to town, right side Up and Up-side- down. The creation of The ABC Bunny was a Gag family affair, with sister Flavia composing the ABC Song, included in this faithful edition; brother Howard penning the lettering; and Wanda writing and illustrating the story. Best known for her Newbery Honor winner Millions of Cats, Wanda Gag (1893-1946) was a pioneer in children's book writing, integrating text and illustration. Born in New Ulm, Minnesota, she rose to international acclaim. In recognition of her artistry, she was posthumously awarded the 1958 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for Millions of Cats and the 1977 Kerlan Award for her body of work.

Published by: University of Minnesota Press

No. of pages: 40

Format: Hardback

Price: 11.50

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Angus Lost

Angus Lost

by Marjorie Flack

Angus learns that the grass is not always greener on the other side when he sets off to seek new adventures and becomes lost.

Published by: Farrar Straus Giroux

No. of pages: 32

Format: Paperback

Price: 6.00

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Ask Mr. Bear

Ask Mr. Bear

by Marjorie Flack

Danny searches for the perfect birthday present for his mother and learns that while hens give eggs, cows give milk, sheep give wool, geese give feathers, the best gift of all is a great big bear hug! A classic picture book, as lovely and loving as ever. Full-colour illustrations.

Published by: Aladdin Paperbacks

No. of pages: 32

Format: Paperback

Price: 5.00

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Big Green Pocketbook, The

Big Green Pocketbook, The

by Candice F Ransom

On her day in town with her mother, a little girl starts off with an empty big green pocketbook--just like her mother's--and along the way collects pieces of her day to put inside, inventing stories for each treasure. Colour illustrations. Trophy edition.

Published by: Harper Trophy

No. of pages: 32

Format: Paperback

Price: 6.00

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Caps for Sale

Caps for Sale

by Esphyr Slobodkina

A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business: Beloved by generations, this timeless classic about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humour, and simplicity. Full colour.

Published by: Harper Trophy

No. of pages: 48

Format: Paperback

Price: 6.00

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Carrot Seed, The

Carrot Seed, The

by Ruth Krauss

Everyone is certain it won't grow, but a little boy remains confident in his carrot seed's potential. Watch as he carefully plants, tends to, and eventually harvests a carrot whose size is in direct proportion to his unflappable faith in it. Two- and four-colour illustrations.

Published by: HarperFestival

No. of pages: 12

Format: Paperback

Price: 5.00

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Corduroy

Corduroy

by Don Freeman

Corduroy has been on the department store shelf for a long time. Yet as soon as Lisa sees him, she knows that he's the bear she's always wanted. Her mother, though, thinks he's a little shopworn-he's even missing a button! Still, Corduroy knows that with a bit of work, he can tidy himself up and be just the bear for Lisa> And where better to start than with a quick search through the department store for a new button!

Published by: Puffin Books

No. of pages: 28

Format: Paperback

Price: 5.00

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Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon

by Margaret Wise Brown

A little rabbit bids goodnight to each familiar thing in his room, in this classic story told with gently lulling words and soothing illustrations. 1988 Choices (Association of Booksellers for Children). Full colour.

Published by: Harper Trophy

No. of pages: 32

Format: Paperback

Price: 5.00

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Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?

by Nancy White Carlstrom

Now in paperback for the first time--the first title in the popular Jesse Bear series. Playtime, lunchtime, bath time, bedtime--all the everyday but special moments in a little bear's day--are captured in lilting verse and full-colour illustrations. A Booklist Editors' Choice. Full-colour.

Published by: Aladdin Paperbacks

No. of pages: 32

Format: Paperback

Price: 6.00

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Katy No-Pocket

Katy No-Pocket

by Emmy Payne

Katy's distress at being a kangaroo with no pouch is quickly remedied by a kindly construction worker.

Published by: Houghton Mifflin Company

No. of pages: 32

Format: Paperback

Price: 6.00

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Play With Me

Play With Me

by Marie Hall Ets

A little girl goes to the meadow to play, but each animal she tries to catch runs away from her--until she sits still by the pond, and they all come back.

Published by: Puffin Books

No. of pages: 32

Format: Paperback

Price: 5.00

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Prayer for a Child

Prayer for a Child

by Rachel Field

"A prayer, beautifully written and beautifully illustrated, bespeaking the faith, love, hopes and trust of little children".--School Library Journal. Full-colour illustrations.

Published by: Aladdin Paperbacks

No. of pages: 32

Format: Paperback

Price: 6.00

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Snowy Day, The

Snowy Day, The

by Ezra Jack Keats

"In this book sparkling with atmosphere, a small boy experiences the joys of a snowy day. The brief, vividly expressed text points out his new awareness". "The Horn Book". A Caldecott Honor Book. Full colour.

Published by: Puffin Books

No. of pages: 32

Format: Paperback

Price: 6.00

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The Little Rabbit

The Little Rabbit

by Judy Dunn

Sarah's Easter gift rabbit becomes her constant companion and eventually gives birth to seven little bunnies.

Published by: Random House Books for Young Readers

No. of pages: 32

Format: Paperback

Price: 3.00

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The Runaway Bunny

The Runaway Bunny

by Margaret Wise Brown

A comforting story of a bunny's imaginary game of hide-and-seek and the loving, steadfast mother who finds him every time, this classic tale has withstood the test of time.

Published by: Harper Trophy

No. of pages: 48

Format: Paperback

Price: 7.00

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

by Michael Rosen

Generations of readers have been dazzled by this rollicking story about a brave family going on a bear hunt. Now this modern classic is available in paperback. Full colour.

Published by: Aladdin Paperbacks

No. of pages: 36

Format: Paperback

Price: 6.00

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