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Ben loved pretending he was an animal. Then his mom said, “Clean up for dinner.” However, Ben claimed, “Animals don’t, so I won’t.” However, he didn’t expect two could play the same game! Next, child and parent transform into penguins, leopards, bears, and much more in an escalating game of wit and humor. This inventive tale reinvents the familiar bedtime routine. 36 Pages full color.
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Ages ago, Greybeard hid his treasure chest from his fellow swashbucklers. Ever since, the beautiful Captain and her infamous Corsairs have searched for it but their map missed the key piece. Tonight Redlocks recruits Greybeard's descendant, young Baltazar, to help locate the long lost riches. The boy points the way, but now the bustling amusement park 'Treasure Island' sits atop the buried booty. So join the crew of the flying Cutlass on a wild roller coaster to discover where 'X' marks the spot, and whether Baltazar and his mates can strike pay dirt before their tickets expire! More uplifting than the Pirates of the Caribbean, this tongue-in-cheek adventure features a legendary cast that includes Hook, Long John Silver, and Black Bart. With fond memories of summer vacations, pirate lovers of all ages will enjoy this ultimate joy ride.
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She leaves her cornfield for the forest where her friendly cousins Rhubarb and Smudge show her how to grow delightful flowers by the magic of sheer will. After some practice, Billie graduates from learning how to sprout corn stalks to cornflowers. However, the legend of a Queen's castle which holds the world's grandest garden lures her away! But will Billie discover that friendship matters the most? Billie the Unicorn is a classic fairy tale that enchants a new generation of fantasy loving children and their parents.
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"Comicon fans, this one's for you. Or your kids. From skateboard to sneaker design to children's picture books, Australian artist Luke Feldman has created quite a cult following of his waif-like illustrated characters known as Skaffs. They hang in the Cartoon Art Museum, they delight hipster animation fans, and now they come to life in the vibrant children's book..." -CoolMomPicks "Feldman's artwork blends the classic stylings of 1950s Disney with a modern design sensibility to create something both cutting edge and timeless." -Andrew Farago, Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco Chaff n' Skaffs: Mai and the Lost Moskivvy is a heartwarming children's book that affirms the importance of family and friends. Mai is a 12 year-old girl who loves reading and nature. When a lost mosquito interrupts Mai's sleep, her friend Chaff suggests they escort Moskivvy home. So begins a courageous girl's voyage into a fantastic, colorful world. Guided by her boon companion Chaff, Mai's incredible journey will kindle readers' imaginations. Meeting many bizarre and wonderful creatures along the way, these three adventurers must brave teeming jungles, blinding blizzards, and imposing mountains. With Chaff's help, can Mai discover the courage and strength to travel through unknown worlds to reunite the little Moskivvy with his family? Children everywhere will identify with and enjoy this brave new heroine.
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Around the globe and throughout history people have relied on legendary heroes for help. Julio can't sleep because he thinks he'll have bad dreams. So his papa tells him a comforting secret: Anyone can summon mythic avengers to conquer their fears.Now those monsters under the bed and in the closet don't stand a chance! Julio learns that his imagination is mighty and can turn all his dreams into good ones. This story has universal appeal with its vibrant comic book art and bilingual Spanish translation. We share common experiences, no matter where we're from. And we all have unlimited power when we let our imaginations fly. The cover illustration was awarded a "Daily Deviation" at deviantART! Rel
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"I highly recommend I'm the Scariest Thing in the Jungle! for school, home, and library collections. The story is fun and engaging while sneaking in a bit of education about life in the jungles of India. The illustrations are cute and bold, perfectly matching the humor and adventure of the story." - Sharon the Librairan Get ready for an animal “Odd Couple”! A tiger cub and a little crocodile engage in a playful war of words over who is really the scariest thing in the jungle. In lush spreads painted in traditional watercolor, this budding rivalry escalates. The two youngsters compare their tremendous stealth, strength, stamina, and even speed. Now what will happen when both discover what animal is truly the biggest and baddest? Let's get ready to ruuuummmmble! Reviews “A delightful and sweet story, successfully mixing kids’ love of animals with their desire to be independent.” —Dan Krall, Author of The Great Lollipop Caper, Character designer–Samurai Jack, Coraline, and PowerPuff Girls "With it's adorable illustrations, this easy to read e-book is one young kids, and kids who love animals will enjoy...what really won us over was the illustrations. They're fabulous, and are perfect for young children who enjoy looking through picture books." - Mundie Kids
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Julie Black Belt introduces a modern animated heroine whom students of all ages can identify with. Idolizing the movie actress Brandy Wu, Julie confidently accepts her parents offer to enroll in kung fu class. However, getting a black belt won't come as easily as she thought, since her young teacher says everyone must start with a white one! Facing this newfound challenge, Julie wonders what would Brandy Wu do. Can Julie take her lessons to heart, and learn the true "spirit" of this sport? Then will she develop the confidence and discipline necessary to take the Yellow belt test and show her brother, parents, and heroine who's the boss?
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Julie is back in black! The long-anticipated sequel is here! As readers learned in the first adventure, learning martial arts can be really fun but requires more than just the desire to get a black belt. It takes hard work, commitment, and practice. Now in this second story, Julie continues to value these lessons, but she also learns the importance of friendship and the right attitude. Julie Black Belt: The Belt of Fire picks up as Julie proudly wears her yellow belt and is eager to attain her next rank: orange! Still inspired by Brandy Wu, an action movie star, Julie now meets a new student in her class...but is he better than her? Can Julie learn to improve her abilities while becoming a gracious partner, and ultimately earning her own Belt of Fire? "As with the first book, Charlene Chua's illustrations are bright, cartoon-like feasts of colour that invoke a sense of movement that will keep young eyes flowing from page to page...creating a rather enchanting feeling of watching a movie inside a book...a fun, informative and interesting story that should engage even the most reluctant reader while providing a rich source of information and thought-provoking concepts. Recommended." - CM magazine
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"Justin Time stars a young boy named Justin, who embarks on imaginary adventures with his make-believe friends Squidgy and Olive, the group's trusty navigator and guide. Together, the intrepid, high-spirited trio takes off on bite-size historical adventures. During their far-flung quests, they encounter a wide range of memorable and endearing characters."—Animation Insider "With easy-to-digest lessons about animals and ecosystems, Justin Time holds preschoolers' interest while imparting knowledge. . . . The smooth, bouncy computer animation is easy on the eyes, with a color palette that's cool."—Common Sense Media Justin wants a big pet! Justin wishes he could make the rules, just like a prince does! So Squidgy crowns Justin, and together they meet Olive in India. Now a royal pet keeper, Olive refers to her "Very Large Book of Pets" and helps Raja Justin take care of his new elephant, Tiny! Together with his friends, Justin learns how to play with, feed, and clean up after Tiny by following the instructions in Olive's book. But Justin discovers the daily cycle has just begun. Maybe having a pet isn't so easy after all! This series is based upon the popular animated TV show, which airs in the United States weekdays on PBS Sprout and NBC Kids on Saturdays, and on Disney Junior's Family Channel in Canada. Each story in the Justin Time series highlights the importance of creativity, as Justin travels around the world and into different eras to learn about history, social interaction, and life lessons.
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Follow Justin and his imaginary friends, Squidgy and Olive, as they go on the biggest adventures of all time, to every corner of the world! All aboard for their latest adventure! Justin and his pal, Squidgy, imagine themselves driving a train and helping their friend Olive with an important delivery. They discover that it’s not easy getting through the Canadian wilderness. But they have to get maple syrup to Flapjack Falls in time for the Pancake Festival. Will they make it? The popular animated television show Justin Time is broadcast worldwide. It airs weekdays on PBS Sprout and Saturday mornings NBC Kids in the USA, and debuts on Canada’s The Family Channel in September 2012. 36 Pages full color.
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"The original Octonauts books have inspired a popular animated television series broadcast worldwide. This story introduces The Octonauts, a crew of adorable animals who roam the oceans in search of adventure, treasure, and fun! From their undersea base called "the Octopod", the Octonauts explore a colorful world. The crew of eight talented critters, including a brainy octopus, brave polar bear, daredevil kitten, and scientific sea otter, is always ready to embark on a new exciting voyage. In this debut episode, the Octonauts encounter a giant sea monster! What will they do? After taking a deep breath, the crew discovers it is a case of mistaken identity. As they agree to help this stranger, everyone learns the special value of friendship and individuality. Called “charming and beautifully-designed” by comics scholar Scott McCloud, Meomi’s winsome cast of characters have attracted an international audience, from kids and their parents to digital artists and fashion designers. What is their next mission? Stay tuned for the next Octonauts adventure to find out! Reviews "The Octonauts: And the Only Lonely Monster has become a new favorite here. The story follows the path of the adorable, underwater Octonauts who come under attack from a sad, lonely monster and later help the creature find others like it under the sea. A smarter person would say there's a perfect allegory buried beneath the pages -- something about how bullies have fears like everyone else and how wonderful it is to be unique. But I always find myself just getting lost in the illustrations by team Meomi -- made up of illustrators Vicki Wong and Michael Murphy….It's great to find a book that appeals to both kids and adults -- even if the appeal is for different reasons….In other words, these are the best. children's book. animals. ever. I can't get enough of them…I can read this book for hours -- and have.” - SFGate.com "The Octonauts has gained an international cult following for its beautifully rendered and vibrant illustrations (and refreshingly sassy characters)." - Vancouver Magazine "The characters are cuddly and quirky, and the moral of the story is as good as a hug from a dear one saying `I love you for the individual you are.' We hope that's a joy you'll never outgrow." - Rivet Magazine", the Octonauts explore a colorful world. The crew of eight talented critters, including a brainy octopus, brave polar bear, daredevil kitten, and scientific sea otter, is always ready to embark on a new exciting voyage. In this debut episode, the Octonauts encounter a giant sea monster! What will they do? After taking a deep breath, the crew discovers it is a case of mistaken identity. As they agree to help this stranger, everyone learns the special value of friendship and individuality. Called “charming and beautifully-designed” by comics scholar Scott McCloud, Meomi’s winsome cast of characters have attracted an international audience, from kids and their parents to digital artists and fashion designers. What is their next mission? Stay tuned for the next Octonauts adventure to find out!
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The original Octonauts books have inspired a popular animated television series broadcast worldwide. In this sequel to their first book The Octonauts & the Only Lonely Monster, the crew discover that all the shadows in the ocean have gone missing! The Octonauts must travel to the mysterious Sea of Shade to learn why. Along the way our brave heroes must dive down one of the ocean’s deepest rifts, cross upside down caves and somehow traverse the aptly named Bramblywoods! Finally, can the Octonauts convince the great Shade King to return everyone’s shadows? The delightfully entertaining Octonauts will instantly appeal to children, while their sophisticated design and subversive humor will attract appreciative adults. Lushly layered and brightly colored illustrations create a teeming undersea universe that will dazzle readers’ eyes, excite their imaginations, and tickle their funny bones. Reviews ""The crisply drafted pages bloom with fascinating detail: every tree, shadow, rock, and animal has an endearing, individual personality…the book itself is a lush visual treat."" - Utne Reader “It may be a picture book, but the pictures are what it is all about. We’ll say right now that cute is a word that is probably impossible to avoid using in reference to the gang of 7 animals and one vegimal (part vegetable, part animal) who have underwater adventures…The illustrations are simply amazing: colourful digital cartoons that have the mark of becoming classics. Each page is chock full of details to pore over.” - ArtMoCo “I can now report to you that The Octonauts & the Sea of Shade is just as charming, beautiful, funny, and adorable as the first Octonauts book. I highly recommend this to children and adults alike - especialy if those adults love intoxicating graphics and mysterious underwater worlds.” - Treehouse Jukebox" About the Authors Meomi is Vicki Wong and Michael Murphy who live in Vancouver, Canada. They enjoy spending their time making up silly stories, drawing strange creatures, and collecting pine cones. Meomi’s artwork has been featured in books, art shows, and products. Visit them at www.meomi.com. About Immedium Immedium, Inc. inspires a world of imagination, and creates entertaining books that have multi-dimensional appeal. Based in San Francisco, CA, Immedium sits on the Pacific Rim, a vibrant intersection for crossover cultural trends from Asia and America. Embracing an increasingly diverse and “multimedia” world, Immedium publishes titles ranging from eye-catching children’s books, such as the Octonauts (www.octonauts.com) and contemporary non-fiction to commentaries on art and popular culture. Visit us at www.immedium.com.
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"The original Octonauts books have inspired a popular animated television series broadcast worldwide. In their third storybook adventure, the Octonauts meet a frowning fish who's sad expression is making everyone around him glum. Our heroes' challenge is to cheer him up by sharing their favorite and fun pastimes. We bet you didn't know that Sauci Dog was a shutterbug, Dr. Shellington liked miniature golf, and Peso Penguin loved to play music. But can the playful crew make their new friend smile? “Blame it on the Olympics. With Beijing behind us, thoughts turn to Vancouver, then Meomi, the team that designed the 2010 mascots. Next thing you know, we remember there is a new Octonauts book coming out in October. Why write about clown fish when there’s a frown fish that needs cheering up? In The Octonauts and the Frown Fish by Meomi, the underwater crew use activities such as a baking marathon to entice their new friend to smile. Another affordable piece for the adult collector of cute.” - Art MoCo Reviews "Too many children's books talk down to kids, thinking that talking on their level equates to dropping IQ points. It’s refreshing to read The Octonauts and the Frown Fish, a smart and entertaining kids book…it’s fun and teaches a lesson to look past the exterior and appreciate what’s inside. Comic book readers looking to get their kids into graphic storytelling early will want to seek out this one. Nice bed time story reading, this one is." - Ain’t It Cool News "As promised, here’s a post about kids books, and specifically Meomi’s fabulous The Octonauts series...The books in question are The Only Lonely Monster, The Sea of Shade, and the new release, The Frown Fish. All hold the attention of the grownups, the teenager, and the school-age tike in the house. Seriously, everyone should run out and get these." - BoingBoing “The cast of colorful characters are on another deep blue adventure, this time to help out the frown fish have a little fun. Each page is a treat for any color lover as the book is full of color cuteness of soft yet vibrant palettes, and the wonderful compositions and styling we've come to expect from the Meomi team's illustrations.” - Colour Lovers" About the Authors Meomi is Vicki Wong and Michael Murphy who live in Vancouver, Canada. They enjoy spending their time making up silly stories, drawing strange creatures, and collecting pine cones. Meomi’s artwork has been featured in books, art shows, and products. Visit them at www.meomi.com. About Immedium Immedium, Inc. inspires a world of imagination, and creates entertaining books that have multi-dimensional appeal. Based in San Francisco, CA, Immedium sits on the Pacific Rim, a vibrant intersection for crossover cultural trends from Asia and America. Embracing an increasingly diverse and “multimedia” world, Immedium publishes titles ranging from eye-catching children’s books, such as the Octonauts (www.octonauts.com) and contemporary non-fiction to commentaries on art and popular culture. Visit us at www.immedium.com.
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"The original Octonauts books have inspired a popular animated television series broadcast worldwide. In their fourth adventure, the Octonauts travel to a large reef city. When they arrive, they discover that the once bustling waters have turned into a ghost town! The colorful coral has turned an eerie white and buildings lay empty and crumbling. The Octonauts explore the different reef ‘neighborhoods’, from mangrove forests to seagrass meadows, to learn about the plants and animals that make up this strange tropical world. Will the crew be able to find clues to solve the mystery of the Great Ghost Reef? Reviews “I've had the pleasure of reviewing all of the books in Meomi's wonderful 'Octonauts' series, which are published by Immedium. I have to say, they just keep getting better and better, and the newest, The Octonauts & the Great Ghost Reef is probably my favorite yet. Not only are the illustrations so cute I want to hang them on my walls, but the story is great, and it's educational. I've selected a few of my favorite images for this post, but pick up the book, because it won't disappoint! Every page is filled with the cutest illustrations, featuring Meomi's signature characters!” – Tokyo Bunnie “The Octonauts are Diesel Oakland's favorite team of underwater animal explorers. Cute, colorful, imaginative, and action-packed, their exploits appear in four volumes…Their mission? To investigate the mysteries of the deep and to help their fellow creatures. Kids will love the fact that The Octonauts have their own unique personalities, a deep sea workstation in which they live and play, and jobs just like real scientist-explorers. Adults will appreciate the cool graphics and quirky humor. And both will look forward to the vibrant illustrations and little visual details that make each adventure worth returning to again and again.” - Colin Waters, Diesel Bookstore, Oakland, CA “The eight cuddly underwater explorers…take a vacation to the Great Reef City only to discover the wondrous reef ecosystem has become bereft of both life and color…the anime-inspired artwork and oodles of minute details bubbling around each page will have [children] deeply immersed in the fantastical undersea world.” --Ian Chipman , ALA Booklist" About the Authors Meomi is Vicki Wong and Michael Murphy who live in Vancouver, Canada. They enjoy spending their time making up silly stories, drawing strange creatures, and collecting pine cones. Meomi’s artwork has been featured in books, art shows, and products. Visit them at www.meomi.com. About Immedium Immedium, Inc. inspires a world of imagination, and creates entertaining books that have multi-dimensional appeal. Based in San Francisco, CA, Immedium sits on the Pacific Rim, a vibrant intersection for crossover cultural trends from Asia and America. Embracing an increasingly diverse and “multimedia” world, Immedium publishes titles ranging from eye-catching children’s books, such as the Octonauts (www.octonauts.com) and contemporary non-fiction to commentaries on art and popular culture. Visit us at www.immedium.com.
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The Permian Period was millions of years before the age of the dinosaurs...but it was still a eat-or-be-eaten world! A tiny gecko-like lizard confronts this once it lands on the menu of much larger, and oh so hungry, dimetrodon. Refusing to accept its fate lying down, the lizard dares to counter generations of hallowed wisdom. It advises the big predator that it's better to play with your food than to eat it. When the carnivore balks, the lizard simply won't take no for an answer! "Excellent work! It says a lot about your artistry to be able to maintain paleontological integrity with design, and still give the creatures a very visible human touch." - Jason, reader
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"Sid the Squid is the perfect introduction for any child to meet one of the ocean's unlikeliest heroes. I have no doubt that once a child has been initiated into the whimsical world of Sid, the book will become an oft-requested favorite." -Steve Hickner, Director of Prince of Egypt and Bee Movie, Dreamworks Animation A giant squid with 10 arms, Sid, searches for the best job from sea to seashore. But how can a squid out of water find suitable work? Luckily he meets a girl named Alice, who helps him on his quest. Sid's humorous and poignant journey will resonate with readers of all ages. Kids are encouraged to try many activities and pursue their dreams. Meanwhile, adults, who want a steady paycheck but yearn for personal fulfillment, can identify with Sid's experiences of trials, errors...and finally success! Sid the Squid is an inspirational hero for our times. Armed with dexterity and flexibility, Sid has a lot to offer to prospective employers, but he still needs to find the "right fit": a job he can put his whole heart into. Illustrated with naturalistic verve by a veteran artist at DreamWorks Feature Animation, Sid is an expressive character whose silent comedy speaks volumes in the busy human world around. About Immedium Immedium Inc. inspires a world of imagination, and creates entertaining books that have multi-dimensional appeal. Based in San Francisco, CA, Immedium sits on the Pacific Rim, a vibrant intersection for crossover cultural trends from Asia and America. Embracing an increasingly diverse and "multimedia" world, Immedium publishes titles ranging from eye-catching children's books and contemporary non-fiction to commentaries on art and popular culture. Visit us at www.immedium.com
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"Sepia-tinted imges set the tone for this warm and inviting bilingual fantasy...A line-by-line Japanese translation allows parents of both cultures to offer read-alouds, while end notes define Japanese expressions and explain cultural elements." - Publisher's Weekly This is like Hayao Miyazki meeting the Red Balloon! A growing boy enjoys the ulitimate daydread - to soar like a cloud! Once a baby, now Sora is a boy who explores the world around him. First crawling and then walking, Sora soon learns how to climb a tree. Up there a friendlycloud awaits! Hopping aboard, Sora embarks on a fantastic trip. Curious birds, squealing kites and whispering fireworks whirl by as Sora and the Cloud share a breathtaking adventure in the sky. Along the way the Sora connects his past experiences with the present, which poignantly underscore how joyful memories of childhood and parenthood bind a family together. This wonderful flight of fancy is created in Hoshino's hallmark style: a unique combination of mixed media creates ethereal environments with subtle shading, and contemplative characters who invoke the innocence of youth. Empowering themes of self-discovery, familial awareness, and cultural exchange, with colorfully expressive illustrations will prove popular with early elementary readers and teachers. Also included is a bilingual Japanese translation and informative glossary, which highlight how Hoshino sincerely shares her heritage with readers of all ages and backgrounds.
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"Indeed, like all of Immedium's books, Space Cadet Topo is an excellent option for parents tired of the repackaged cartoon episode books that fill most bookstores and Scholastic order forms. It passed the key test: My son begged me to read it again after we finished." -Super Punch Space Cadet Topo: The Day the Sun Turned Off stars the brave astronaut Topo (Spanish for "mole") in an out of this world adventure! What would you do if the sun turned off? Space would become an even colder place! Topo hears the news as he works on an orbiting station. Now his mission is to travel to the farthest planet to retrieve the mythic Galactic Flame. If he succeeds, then he must return to set the sun ablaze before everything freezes forever! Accompany the galaxy's newest hero and his amusing robot friends as they save the day. This is "Star Trek" excitement for kids. Science fiction combines with colorfully animated illustration to convey the message that everyone can make a difference. Space Cadet Topo is created by the talented design team DGPH which hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Readers, who are kids at heart and enjoy pop culture art, will admire DGPH's engaging style and boundless imagination. Space Cadet Topo will inspire the next generation to explore the final frontier!
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“Humor, adventure, and tradition come together for another fun installment in Oliver Chin’s Chinese Zodiac series. Don’t be scared off by the scales and fangs. Suzie is one snake you’ll wish you had around!” - Michelle Loomis, San Mateo County Library, CA 2013 is the Year of the Snake! This is the eighth story in Immedium’s popular children’s picture book series on the twelve charismatic animals of the Chinese New Year. The adventures of the smiling serpent Suzie will amuse children and adults alike. Suzie the snake wants to explore the colorful world but meets others who may not like serpents. However, she befriends the girl Lily and together they discover how valuable the qualities of a snake can really be: flexible, strong, sensitive… and clever! But what will Suzie do when the wisest choice is to lie low? This latest adventure in the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac follows the Dragon (2012), Rabbit (2011), Tiger (2010), Ox (2009), Rat (2008), Pig (2007) and Dog (2006). Each book features a unique cast from the Chinese lunar calendar. Each year is represented by an animal who symbolizes special qualities. People traditionally identify with the personality of the sign in their birth year.
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Faster than a speeding bulldog, more powerful than a "loco" mole, and able to leap tall building blocks in a single bound...comes WonderBaby! WonderBaby transforms into a rainbow of animals and cleverly teaches children the alphabet at the same time. Crawling, flying, swimming and smiling, WonderBaby demonstrates the sensational and surprising experiences that all babies share. Adults will enjoy WonderBaby, too, since our amusing hero jumps off the page in vibrant illustrations by Joe Chiodo, who has been called a "legendary talent...recognized for his stunning painting achievements for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Wildstorm."
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