Open Wide! (Novelty book)
Picky eating is a common occurrence in many households, but this charming story turns this topic on its head as little Sam's refusal to eat changes a simple dinnertime meal into a hilarious display of silly parental antics! Laugh out loud as Sam's dad becomes an elephant, flies around the room like an airplane, and performs more daring tricks to try to get Sam to eat!
OPEN WIDE! is a familiar picky eating story with a humorous and satisfying surprise ending. Includes a punch-out paper airplane that children can put on their spoons, just like Sam's!
About the Author
James Burks has spent the last fifteen years working in the animation industry on various movies and television shows, including THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE, ATLANTIS, TREASURE PLANET, SPACE JAM, THE IRON GIANT, WOW WOW WUBBZY, and most recently on FAN BOY & CHUM CHUM. BIRD & SQUIRREL ON ICE is the sequel to James's first graphic novel for Scholastic, BIRD & SQUIRREL ON THE RUN. James lives Valencia, California.
This delightful family read aloud skillfully weaves empathy, compassion and family into a beautifully realized story – universal and timeless – I dare say a new classic, in the mold of Charlotte’s Web (without the talking animals). Ten-year old Louie is trying his best to save a mini-donkey, he named Winston, who was born prematurely and whose mother died giving birth. Louie’s track record is not so good at keeping animals in his care alive, but he has faith in Winslow and gives him everything he has – most especially his love. Louie is sure Winslow will survive, and uses his plight as connection to his older brother Gus’ absence serving in the army. Strong, fully developed characters come to life in Creech’s vividly, and deceptively short novel which will stay with you long after the satisfying last page. - Maureen