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Everything Under a Mushroom

Illustrated by Margot Tomes
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Hardcover
$17.95 US
6.12"W x 8.28"H x 0.36"D   | 7 oz | 52 per carton
On sale Aug 13, 2024 | 32 Pages | 9781681378442
Age 3-7 years | Preschool - 2
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This whimsical classic is a perfect read-aloud book for kids ages 3–7, with charmingly silly rhymes that will inspire giggles and out-of-the-box thinking.

The celebrated author of The Carrot Seed reveals a tiny world where big imaginations roam free...all under a mushroom.


If children were small enough to fit under a mushroom, what would they do? Everything and anything that’s fun to do!

This delightfully whimsical book about a tiny under-a-mushroom world is full of fanciful goings-on as the little inhabitants let their imaginations soar.

Rhyming words on every page suggest the games they play. They smile and laugh and pretend they are cows… They set up a little town, complete with a pizza stand… They watch the moon come up and pretend they are little stars… They become flowers in a garden who greet a beautiful morning.

It’s all wonderful nonsense, and just the kind of “let’s pretend” fun that appeals to kids. Even the tiniest readers (and listeners) will be enchanted with this very special world.
Ruth Krauss (1901-1993), a member of the experimental Writer's Laboratory at the Bank Street School in New York City in the 1940s, imaginatively used humor and invented words to create some of the very first books for children that highlighted a child's inner life. She collaborated with some of the greatest illustrators in children's literature, including Maurice Sendak and her husband, Crockett Johnson.

Margot Ladd Tomes (1817–1991) was an American artist and illustrator of children’s books. Two books that she illustrated were cited by The New York Times as among of the best children’s books of the year, Jack and the Wonder Beans in 1977 and If There Were Dreams to Sell in 1984. She is also known for illustrating books by Jean Fritz (Homesick: My Own Story winning a Newbery Honor), Judith St. George and Aileen Fisher.

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This whimsical classic is a perfect read-aloud book for kids ages 3–7, with charmingly silly rhymes that will inspire giggles and out-of-the-box thinking.

The celebrated author of The Carrot Seed reveals a tiny world where big imaginations roam free...all under a mushroom.


If children were small enough to fit under a mushroom, what would they do? Everything and anything that’s fun to do!

This delightfully whimsical book about a tiny under-a-mushroom world is full of fanciful goings-on as the little inhabitants let their imaginations soar.

Rhyming words on every page suggest the games they play. They smile and laugh and pretend they are cows… They set up a little town, complete with a pizza stand… They watch the moon come up and pretend they are little stars… They become flowers in a garden who greet a beautiful morning.

It’s all wonderful nonsense, and just the kind of “let’s pretend” fun that appeals to kids. Even the tiniest readers (and listeners) will be enchanted with this very special world.

Author

Ruth Krauss (1901-1993), a member of the experimental Writer's Laboratory at the Bank Street School in New York City in the 1940s, imaginatively used humor and invented words to create some of the very first books for children that highlighted a child's inner life. She collaborated with some of the greatest illustrators in children's literature, including Maurice Sendak and her husband, Crockett Johnson.

Margot Ladd Tomes (1817–1991) was an American artist and illustrator of children’s books. Two books that she illustrated were cited by The New York Times as among of the best children’s books of the year, Jack and the Wonder Beans in 1977 and If There Were Dreams to Sell in 1984. She is also known for illustrating books by Jean Fritz (Homesick: My Own Story winning a Newbery Honor), Judith St. George and Aileen Fisher.