Chris Raschka

Theme: Hide-and-Seek. It’s hard to be discreet when you’re a whale (. . .

or a preschooler).

With relatable obviousness, Whaley Whale engages in a lighthearted game of hide-and-seek with the reader. Is she on the table? . . . Is she behind the door? This methodical progression build...

Simple Gifts is one of the very few hymns that all Americans treasure. In churches, at graduation and wedding ceremonies, on concert and ballet stages, and especially in homes and schools, it is a perennial favorite. Now the acclaimed and ever-innovative artist Chris Raschka has transformed this ...

If you mess with Goosey Goose, you will be in trouble.

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Snaily Snail is loved all the time, no matter what he is doing.

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Sergei Prokofiev composed his Peter and the Wolf in 1936 with the hope of introducing children to the instruments of the orchestra. It happens that he also devised a wonderfully dramatic story. The characters - boy, bird, duck, cat, grandfather, wolf, hunters - and their doings have been beloved ...

With soothing and sweeping blues and yellows and a lyrical, simple text, Chris Raschka shows a little dog who can't sleep. As his brother, and then parents all Fall asleep, the moon stays awake and comforts the little sleep dog.

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Theme: Getting Dressed. In a clever game of reverse psychology, Lamby Lamb is instructed not to get dressed. Item by item, he is told not to put on his shirt, his pants, his coat, or his hat. By the end, Lamby Lamb is rebelliously ready to go! Chris Raschka’s witty, relatable humor lets children ...

Four animals have no choice but to be themselves—even if it means being silly! What is Doggy Dog? Is he a cat? Is he a potato? Is he a lampshade? No! He is a dog! Goosey Goose is a goose, and that means she is trouble. Mess with her and you will see just how tough a goose can be. Lamby Lamb is ve...