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Mary Ann Hoberman, Author
Ages 4-7
May 2004

Mrs. McGee went out walking one day,
And as she was cheerfully wending her way,
She passed by a garden with colors so bright.
She never had seen such a beautiful sight!
"How splendid! How pleasant! How simply exquisite!
This garden is perect...
But whose garden is it?"

The gardener believes it belongs to him, but the insects and animals, and even the tiny seeds stake a claim. Listen to their stories and all of their reasons and then decide whose garden it is.

One of Each

Ages 4-7

Mary Ann Hoberman, Author
Marjorie Priceman, Illustrator

"Oliver Tolliver lived all alone
In a little old tumbledown house of his own,
It had one little window and one little door,
And one little carpet that covered the floor..."

Kids will want to share after reading this book!

Terrific verse and the most fun illustrations.


It's Simple, Said Simon

Ages 3-6

Mary Ann Hoberman
Meilo So (Illustrator)

Simon meets a dog, a cat, and a horse. Can he growl like the dog or stretch like the cat or jump like the horse?  You bet he can! "It's simple, said Simon."  But, when Simon meets a cunning AND hungry tiger, he must keep his wits about him and outsmart this clever feline.

This is a great read-aloud book.

Other notable books by Mary Ann Hoberman:

All Kinds of Families! [Families, large and small, are all around us. From celery stalks to bottle caps, buttons, and rings, the objects we group together form families, just like the ones we are a part of. And, as we grow up, our families grow, too.] August 2009 (Ages 4 and up)

Bill Grogan's Goat

The Looking Book: A Hide-and-Seek Counting Book

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together [poems divided on page to share the reading]
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Mother Goose Tales to Read Together (2005)
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together [Each of the eight fairy tales have been given a new twist and is set in three columns and three colors as a script for two voices to read separately or together. From the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk (in which Jack negotiates for the ogre's hen!) to Goldilocks (in which Baby Bears helps the famed intruder find her way home), acclaimed writer Mary Ann Hoberman cleverly disguises reading skill development in her child-friendly rhymes... --Little, Brown and Company 2004
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Scary Tales to Read Together [n an irresistible fourth You Read to Me collaboration, Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley have added spooky tales to their bestselling and award-winning series--and it's a scary lot of fun. You've never met witches, zombies, ghosts, or ghouls like these before! ]

And to Think That We Thought That We'd Never Be Friends - Ages 4-8
[peace and friendship]

A House Is a House for Me - Ages 4-8
[Lesson Plan - Interdependence Gr. Level 2]
[Animal Habitats and Adaptations]

Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers: A Collection of Family Poems - Ages 4-8
[Family Lesson Plans]

The Eensy-Weensy Spider - Ages 3-6

Miss Mary MacK: A Hand-Clapping Rhyme - Ages 4-8
[an elaborate antic adaptation]

The Seven Silly Eaters - Ages 4-8