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Recent Titles 3 Nutcracker 9

A Year in the Woods 4–5 Classic Board Books 10–11

Chicken Wants a Nap 6 Classic Picture Books
12–19

Next Year 7 Ordering Information 20

A Good Story 8

Cover illustration by Giovanni Manna from A Year in the Woods;
2 CREATIVE EDITIONS www.thecreativecompany.us illustration above by Monique Felix from Chicken Wants a Nap
Creative Editions Recent Titles

Make the Earth Your Companion Crowds of Creatures
As picturesque illustrations imbue the poeti- In rhyming couplets, Crowds of Creatures offers
cally inspired images with mysticism, readers are up a fun, foundational introduction to the family
reminded to treat the world around us with the groups of six types of animals that are sure to
respect it deserves and the care it needs. fascinate every preschool learner.
Author: J. Patrick Lewis Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Fiammetta Dogi
Artists: Anna & Elena Balbusso 978-1-56846-301-8 $7.99 Board
978-1-56846-269-1 $18.99 HC Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32 Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations
Trim size: 83/4" × 12" Color illustrations

Colors of Nature Under the Sea
In this illustrated, conceptual board book, colors Sneaking an early grammar lesson into a book
are emblematic of the seasons of the year. Young about animals, Under the Sea offers up a fun,
readers will make unexpected connections as foundational introduction to both sea life and
they turn from page to page. common pairs of directional words.
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Paolo Domeniconi Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Tom Leonard
978-1-56846-299-8 $8.99 Board 978-1-56846-302-5 $7.99 Board
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14 Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Trim size: 61/4" × 8" Color illustrations Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations

Counting on Birds
In this illustrated board book, young readers will
count along from a single nest and two caring
parents as three baby songbirds grow, learn, and
finally leave the nest together.
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Jori van der Linde
978-1-56846-300-1 $8.99 Board
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Trim size: 61/4" × 8" Color illustrations

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A Year in the Woods Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1817.
For the remaining 45 years of his life, he never strayed far from there for
“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances
long, even attending college at nearby Harvard. Along with Ralph Waldo
confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the Emerson, he was a leading figure in the American Transcendentalist move-
life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected ment, which taught that nature and people are good at the core and that it
in common hours.” So concluded Henry David Thoreau in his 1854 is up to individuals to empower their lives.
work Walden, a collection of observations made while he lived alone Giovanni Manna was born in Florence, Italy, and has made illustrations
in the woods near Walden Pond for two years in the 1840s. The for more than 80 books for children since 1995. His work has been fea-
lessons he learned have since become maxims for living fully and tured in exhibitions throughout Italy and internationally, from Bratislava
deliberately. Excerpts from Walden are here accompanied by to Britain. He was awarded the Andersen Prize for best Italian illustrator
in 2003. This is his second book for Creative Editions.
idealistic, wistful paintings.

978-1-56846-305-6
$18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 9 and up
Page count: 32
Trim size: 7 1/4" × 10"
Color illustrations
Pub date: September 2017

*Also available: If—, The Riverbank

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Chicken Wants a Nap Freelance editor and children’s author Tracy Marchini works as an agent
for BookEnds Literary Agency as she continues to pursue her own dreams
The sun is up, and a happy barnyard chicken is looking forward to a
of publishing fiction. Chicken Wants a Nap is her debut children’s picture
comfortable day—preferably one that includes a relaxing nap. However, book. Tracy holds an MFA in Writing for Children from Simmons College
every time she tries to find a good spot, something goes wrong. The sun and has a penchant for anything having to do with ducks.
disappears and is replaced by rain. She is driven out of the warm barn by
Swiss artist Monique Felix has illustrated more than 40 celebrated chil-
obnoxious noises and smells. The dog is too curious for her to stay on dren’s books, including Creative Editions’ popular Mouse Book series,
the porch. Finally, the rain stops, and the worms come out. This is good Tuba Lessons, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Rumor, Where Do I End and You
news for the chicken—but bad news for the worms! Begin?, and The Good Ship Crocodile. Among her many honors is the
Octogone Prize from the International Center of Children’s Literature
in France.

978-1-56846-308-7
$17.99  HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Page count: 24
Trim size: 8" × 11"
Color illustrations
Pub date: September 2017

*Also available: The Good Ship Croco-
dile, Where Do I End and You Begin?

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Next Year Ruth Vander Zee’s career as a children’s book author began in 2003
with the original publication of Erika’s Story, which prompted her to
In the 1930s, as the entire United States contended with the effects of
write four other titles featuring characters who respond to tragedy with
the Great Depression, dust storms raged throughout a portion of the courage and hope. Vander Zee lives with her husband in Miami, Florida.
country that had once been rich farmland. Depleted of their natural
Gary Kelley is an internationally known artist who has illustrated nu-
prairie grasses and farmed too harshly, eroded soils blew away as drought
merous books, including his most recent Creative Editions collaboration
settled in. Like thousands of Americans during that time, Calvin and
with J. Patrick Lewis, 2016’s The Navajo Code Talkers. Kelley’s artwork
his family cling to hope as they wonder when “next year” will finally has appeared in many periodicals as well as in Barnes & Noble’s book-
come. Ultimately, a choice will be made that will change the landscape of store murals. He lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Calvin’s family forever.

978-1-56846-282-0
$18.99  HC
Interest level: Age 9 and up
Page count: 32
Trim size: 91/2" × 91/2"
Color illustrations
Pub date: September 2017

*Also available: Erika’s Story,
The Navajo Code Talkers

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A Good Story Zack Rock was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1981 and spent most of
his childhood in Napa, California. He graduated from the master’s in
Have you ever felt out of place, as though you were living someone
Children’s Book Illustration program at the Cambridge School of Art in
else’s life? Assistant Bean Counter #1138 has only ever known a world Cambridge, England. His work has appeared in magazines, newspapers,
in which numbers reign supreme, but there’s a feeling he cannot shake video games, comic books, and on album covers. A Good Story is his
that, deep down, he is more than an accountant. One day, he discovers second Creative Editions book, after 2014’s Homer Henry Hudson’s Curio
a magical, mystical place that presents new and tantalizing horizons: a Museum. He lives in Berlin, Germany.

bookstore. For all those who have ever come face to face with their true
selves within the pages of a book, this modern parable encourages the
dreamers to keep on dreaming until they find the courage to tell their
own story—and make it a good one.

978-1-56846-280-6
$17.99  HC
Interest level: Age 8 and up
I needed
TH ese books!

Page count: 32
(Also, I accidentally
dropped a tower of books,
Trim size: 10" × 9"
showing off to the girl be-
hind the counter. So I had
to buy them.)
Color illustrations
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*Also available: Homer Henry Hudson’s
Curio Museum

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Nutcracker E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776–1822) was a German author, artist, composer,
and eccentric. His stories were known for their fantastical elements.
A Christmas Eve tradition becomes a saga of epic proportions when
Three of his tales served as the basis of Offenbach’s opera Tales of
young Marie Stahlbaum’s beloved Nutcracker defends her against the Hoffmann. His most well-known work, though, was this Christmastime
dreaded Mouse King’s army. As Marie recovers after the battle, Godfa- story from 1816, which inspired the famous ballet by Russian composer
ther Drosselmeier relates Nutcracker’s sad tale, and the compassionate Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
girl sees the truth behind the toy-like veneer. This unabridged edition
Roberto Innocenti is a self-taught artist who has earned worldwide
of Hoffmann’s classic, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, is artfully acclaim with such illustrated books as The House, Rose Blanche, Erika’s
illustrated by Roberto Innocenti and reissued for a new generation of Story, The Adventures of Pinocchio, and The Girl in Red. In 2008, he was
storytellers and listeners. awarded the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award for his contri-
butions to children’s literature. He lives in Florence, Italy.

978-1-56846-313-1
$29.99  HC
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Page count: 136
Trim size: 91/2" × 11"
Color illustrations
Pub date: September 2017

*Also available: A Christmas Carol,
The Velveteen Rabbit

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Creative Editions Classic Board Books

board books

Colors of Nature This illustrated conceptual Crowds of Creatures Six family groups of
board book encourages the association of certain different kinds of animals introduce the concept
colors with the seasons. of collective nouns.
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Paolo Domeniconi Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Fiammetta Dogi
987-1-56846-299-8 $8.99 Board 978-1-56846-301-8 $7.99 Board
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14 Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Trim size: 6¼" × 8" Color illustrations Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations

Counting on Birds This illustrated con- Dig It! Six construction machines are intro-
ceptual board book uses the growth cycle of duced by their defining features or functions.
songbirds to teach the numbers 1 to 10. Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Laszlo Kubinyi
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Jori van der Linde 978-1-56846-237-0 $7.99 Board
978-1-56846-300-1 $8.99 Board Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14 Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations
Trim size: 6¼" × 8" Color illustrations

10 CREATIVE EDITIONS www.thecreativecompany.us Illustration by Fiammetta Dogi from Crowds of Creatures
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How Fast Can You Go? Six modes of trans- Time to Build Six common tools are introduced
portation are introduced by their relative speeds. by their use in a construction project.
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Nate Williams Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Laszlo Kubinyi
978-1-56846-253-0 $7.99 Board 978-1-56846-271-4 $7.99 Board
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14 Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations

On the Farm Six common barnyard animals To the Rescue! Six helpful vehicles are
are introduced by their sounds. introduced by action words, encouraging
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Fiammetta Dogi kinetic learning.
978-1-56846-272-1 $7.99 Board Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Nate Williams
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14 978-1-56846-288-2 $7.99 Board
Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations

A Seed Needs Sun A plant’s life cycle is Under the Sea Common directional words
introduced by highlighting what it needs to grow are paired with ocean life to introduce creatures
at each stage. and their surroundings.
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Fiammetta Dogi Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Tom Leonard
978-1-56846-254-7 $7.99 Board 978-1-56846-302-5 $7.99 Board
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14 Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations

Taste the Clouds This illustrated conceptual Wake up, Weather! This illustrated conceptu-
board book encourages imaginative exploration al board book encourages imaginative exploration
of the senses. of weather phenomena.
Author: Rita Marshall / Artist: Paolo Domeniconi Author: Rita Marshall / Artist: Monique Felix
978-1-56846-285-1 $8.99 Board 978-1-56846-286-8 $8.99 Board
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14 Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Trim size: 6¼" × 8" Color illustrations Trim size: 6¼" × 8" Color illustrations

That’s Creepy! Six creepy-crawlies are intro- Wild Backyard Six backyard animals are
duced by the animals’ common traits or behaviors. introduced by what and how they eat in their
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Fiammetta Dogi microhabitats.
978-1-56846-236-3 $7.99 Board Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Fiammetta Dogi
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14 978-1-56846-287-5 $7.99 Board
Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations

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Creative Editions Classic Picture Books

classic titles

The Adventures of Pinocchio Will a misbe- And the Soldiers Sang Along the infamous
having wooden puppet amend his wicked ways in Western Front, enemies are drawn together by
time to become a real boy? song in the spirit of Christmas friendship.
Author: Carlo Collodi Author: J. Patrick Lewis / Artist: Gary Kelley
Artist: Roberto Innocenti 978-1-56846-220-2 (HC) $19.99 HC
978-1-56846-190-8 $35.00 HC 978-0-89812-975-5 (PB) $9.99 PB
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 192 Interest level: Age 9 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 8½" × 11¼" Color illustrations Trim size: 9" × 12" Color illustrations

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer An illu- Bobo’s Smile What’s a clown to do when
strated edition breathes new life into Mark Twain’s the circus shuts down and he loses the ability
most popular and widely read novel. to smile? Bobo goes on a quest to regain his
Author: Mark Twain / Artist: C. F. Payne happiness.
978-1-56846-268-4 $29.99 HC Author/Artist: Seymour Chwast
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 296 978-1-56846-221-9 $14.99 HC
Trim size: 7½" × 10½" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 3 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 8" × 8" Color illustrations

All the World’s a Stage This poetry collec- The Cat Who Invented Bebop A feline
tion explores Shakespeare’s “Seven Ages of Man” saxophonist sets out for jazzy New York, where
to celebrate the theater of human existence. he makes his mark as a cool cat to remember.
Compiler: Lee Bennett Hopkins Author/Artist: Marshall Arisman
Artist: Guy Billout 978-1-56846-152-6 (Regular Edition) $17.95 HC
978-1-56846-218-9 $19.99 HC 978-1-56846-168-7 (Special Edition) $21.95 HC
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 40 Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 10½" × 9½" Color illustrations Trim size: 8½" × 11" Color illustrations

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Cheyenne Medicine Hat A mustang mare Doctor Dolittle American artist Seymour
leads a herd of wild horses on an adventurous Chwast reinterprets the 1920s tale for a 21st-
journey that unfolds into an uplifting story century audience.
of survival. Author/Artist: Seymour Chwast
Author: Brian Heinz / Artist: Gregory Manchess 978-1-56846-258-5 $18.99 HC
978-1-56846-181-6 $19.95 HC Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 32
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 32 Trim size: 9" × 12" Color illustrations
Trim size: 8¼" × 12¼" Color illustrations

A Christmas Carol Award-winning artist The Emily Sonnets Sonnets and biographi-
Roberto Innocenti vividly renders the beloved cal notes tell of the reclusive life and literary
Christmas tale in this revised edition. creativity of 19th-century American poet Emily
Author: Charles Dickens Dickinson.
Artist: Roberto Innocenti Author: Jane Yolen / Artist: Gary Kelley
978-1-56846-278-3 $29.99 HC 978-1-56846-215-8 $19.99 HC
Interest level: Age 10 and up Page count: 152 Interest level: Age 11 and up Page count: 40
Trim size: 83/8" × 12" Color illustrations Trim size: 8" × 11¼" Color illustrations

Cinderella A glamorous, 1920s-era style of Erika’s Story A Jewish woman narrates how
illustration helps bring to life the familiar 17th- her mother was able to spare her from the hor-
century fairy tale of Cinderella. rors of the Holocaust as an infant.
Author: Charles Perrault Author: Ruth Vander Zee
Artist: Roberto Innocenti Artist: Roberto Innocenti
978-1-56846-130-4 (HC) $20.95 HC 978-1-56846-176-2 (HC) $19.99  HC
978-0-89812-828-4 (PB) $7.99 PB 978-0-89812-891-8 (PB) $10.99 PB
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 24
Trim size: 7¾" × 11" Color illustrations Trim size: 10" × 9½" Color illustrations

The Creative Collection of American Etienne Delessert Memory Game This
Short Stories This beautifully illustrated an- classic game gets a fresh treatment with striking
thology spans more than 150 years to spotlight images taken from the books of Etienne Delessert.
17 gems. Artist: Etienne Delessert
Authors: various / Artist: Yan Nascimbene 978-1-56846-262-2 $14.99
978-1-56846-202-8 $28.95 HC Interest level: Age 4 and up Color illustrations
Interest level: Age 10 and up Page count: 272 Size: 3" × 3" × 6"
Trim size: 7¼" × 10¼" Color illustrations

Dark Fiddler An old gravedigger recounts to The Forever Flowers A waylaid grouse dis-
his young apprentice the tall but true tale of Ital- covers the unexpected joys of quietude—and the
ian violinist Nicolo Paganini. difficulty of decision-making.
Author: Aaron Frisch / Artist: Gary Kelley Author: Michael J. Rosen
978-1-56846-200-4 $17.95 HC Artist: Sonja Danowski
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 32 978-1-56846-273-8 $18.99 HC
Trim size: 9" × 12" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 85/8" × 11¾" Color illustrations

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Franklin the Fly When a mild-mannered fly The Girl in Red Depicting a city as a wilder-
spends a day in the countryside, he discovers ness, this modern take offers a twist on the old
the peaceful life he has been missing. tale of an innocent girl in a red riding hood.
Author/Artist: R. O. Blechman Author: Aaron Frisch
978-1-56846-148-9 $17.95 HC Artist: Roberto Innocenti
Interest level: Age 7 and up Page count: 40 978-1-56846-223-3 $19.99 HC
Trim size: 7¼" × 10" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 10½" × 11½" Color illustrations

The Frog Who Wanted to See the Sea A Glass In this autobiographical story, readers
A timid frog’s journey becomes a modern fairy will learn of one seemingly unbreakable glass
tale in this reissued 2014 edition of the 2007 and of the shatterproof love between a parent
original. and child.
Author/Artist: Guy Billout Author/Artist: Etienne Delessert
978-1-56846-267-7 $16.99 HC 978-1-56846-257-8 $18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 7 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 9¼" × 8¼" Color illustrations Trim size: 9" × 9" Color illustrations

Full Color No introduction to the colors of The Good Ship Crocodile A friendly
the rainbow is quite like this one, here reissued crocodile acts as a ferry to many stranded animal
from a 2008 original in a smaller format. neighbors, and his good deeds are repaid in full.
Author/Artist: Etienne Delessert Author: J. Patrick Lewis / Artist: Monique Felix
978-1-56846-266-0 $15.99 HC 978-1-56846-238-7 $18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 5 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 7¼" × 9¾" Color illustrations Trim size: 9¾" × 9¾" Color illustrations

Fun with Numbers Mischievous illustra- The Great North Woods A celebration of
tions remind readers that there have been many nature in verse and exquisitely detailed illustra-
ways of counting, measuring, and having fun with tions, readers here experience a day from dawn
numbers. through dusk in the Great North Woods.
Author: Massin / Artists: Les Chats Pelés Author: Brian Heinz / Artist: Michael Rothman
978-0-15200-962-5 $17.00 HC 978-1-56846-275-2 $18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 40 Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 9" × 13" Color illustrations Trim size: 10¾" × 9½" Color illustrations

Fuzzy, Furry Hat A lonely bear provides Harlem Hellfighters Black Americans from
shelter for countless animals in his fuzzy, furry New York take both the fight and their music to
hat as they all withstand a deluge and become the WWI battlefields of France.
forever friends. Author: J. Patrick Lewis / Artist: Gary Kelley
Author/Artist: Etienne Delessert 978-1-56846-246-2 $19.99 HC
978-1-56846-296-7 $18.99 HC Interest level: Age 10 and up Page count: 32
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32 Trim size: 9" × 12" Color illustrations
Trim size: 8½" × 11" Color illustrations

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Homer Henry Hudson’s Curio Museum I Still Hate to Read! In this follow-up to the
A mysterious adventurer travels the world for acclaimed I Hate to Read!, a classroom assignment
treasures to add to his unique collection. unveils a boy’s secret love for books.
Author/Artist: Zack Rock Author: Rita Marshall / Artist: Etienne Delessert
978-1-56846-260-8 $18.99 HC 978-1-56846-174-8 $19.95 HC
Interest level: Age 10 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 4 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 10" × 10" Color illustrations Trim size: 8½" × 12" Color illustrations

The House In this gorgeously illustrated title, If— Rudyard Kipling’s encouraging sentiments
a country house is rediscovered and reborn at the that inspired a nation are tenderly portrayed in
turn of the 20th century. this illustrated edition of the famous poem.
Author: J. Patrick Lewis Author: Rudyard Kipling
Artist: Roberto Innocenti Artist: Giovanni Manna
978-1-56846-201-1 $19.95 HC 978-1-56846-259-2 $18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 64 Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 9" × 12½" Color illustrations Trim size: 7¼" × 10" Color illustrations

How to Draw with Your Funny Bone I’m Not a Pig in Underpants Follow a
This artistic workbook encourages readers series of delightful, poetic clues as a mysterious
to experiment with their own types of visual animal narrator prompts readers to figure out
expression. its identity.
Author/Artist: Elwood H. Smith Author/Artist: Elwood H. Smith
978-1-56846-243-1 $17.99 HC 978-1-56846-229-5 $18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 40 Interest level: Age 5 and up Page count: 40
Trim size: 8¾" × 10½" Color illustrations Trim size: 8½" × 10½" Color illustrations

I Hate to Read! Victor Dickens hates to The Last Resort An artist’s quest to recover
read, and nothing can change his mind until he his imagination leads him to a remote seaside
discovers the hidden lives of printed words. hotel visited by some rather remarkable guests.
Author: Rita Marshall / Artist: Etienne Delessert Author: J. Patrick Lewis
978-1-56846-232-5 $16.99 HC Artist: Roberto Innocenti
Interest level: Age 5 and up Page count: 32 978-1-56846-172-4 $24.99 HC
Trim size: 7¼" × 9¾" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 48
Trim size: 85/8" × 117/8" Color illustrations

I Met a Dinosaur After a visit to the Museum Lineup for Yesterday Famous poet Ogden
of Natural History, a young girl begins to see the Nash pays entertaining tribute to the greatest
creatures everywhere. baseball players of the 1800s and early 1900s.
Author: Jan Wahl / Artist: Chris Sheban Author: Ogden Nash / Artist: C. F. Payne
978-1-56846-233-2 $17.99 HC 978-1-56846-212-7 $24.99 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 9 and up Page count: 56
Trim size: 9" × 9" Color illustrations Trim size: 10¾" × 9½" Color illustrations

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Lineup for Yesterday Baseball Cards The Million Stories of Marco Polo A
Nash’s classic odes to baseball greats of yore scribe recounts to his young neighbor adventur-
are presented in a boxed set of full-color com- ous tales of the legendary explorer Marco Polo.
memorative cards. Author: Michael J. Rosen
Author: Ogden Nash / Artist: C. F. Payne Artist: Maria Cristina Pritelli
978-1-56846-249-3 $12.99 978-1-56846-290-5 $18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 4 and up Color illustrations Interest level: Age 10 and up Page count: 32
Size: 6" × 4¼" × 1" Trim size: 10¾" × 9¾" Color illustrations

The Lonely Pine The Lonely Pine recounts Mocha Dick In this spirited sea lore, a
a calendar year in the Arctic life of the world’s 19th-century sperm whale becomes infamous for
northernmost tree. retaliating against those who try to capture him.
Author: Aaron Frisch / Artist: Etienne Delessert Author: Brian Heinz / Artist: Randall Enos
978-1-56846-214-1 $17.99 HC 978-1-56846-242-4 $18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 9 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 11" × 7¾" Color illustrations Trim size: 85/8" × 12" Color illustrations

The Long Tall Journey The story of a giraffe Moon Theater Every night, the rising moon
that journeyed from Africa to France in the 19th takes center stage, surrounded by vigilant owls,
century, told by the animal. howling dogs, and other supporting characters.
Author: Jan Wahl / Artist: Laurent Gapaillard Author/Artist: Etienne Delessert
978-1-56846-230-1 $18.99 HC 978-1-56846-208-0 $17.95 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 40 Interest level: Age 4 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 9" × 12" Color illustrations Trim size: 8½" × 11" Color illustrations

Make the Earth Your Companion As Mouse Books In these wordless stories, mice
picturesque illustrations imbue the poetically transform books into canvases for their own mini
inspired images with mysticism, readers are adventures.
reminded to treat the world around us with the Author/Artist: Monique Felix
respect it deserves and the care it needs. Interest level: Age 3 and up $12.99  HC each
Author: J. Patrick Lewis Trim size: 6¾" × 6¾" Page count: 32
Artists: Anna & Elena Balbusso Color illustrations
978-1-56846-269-1 $18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32 The Alphabet 978-1-56846-226-4
Trim size: 8¾" × 12" Color illustrations The Boat 978-1-56846-252-3
The Colors 978-1-56846-234-9
The Numbers 978-1-56846-235-6
Michelangelo’s World Combining gorgeous
The Opposites 978-1-56846-251-6
photographs with sonnets by poet J. Patrick
The Valentine 978-1-56846-247-9
Lewis, this picture book celebrates the Renais-
The Wind 978-1-56846-227-1
sance master.
Author: J. Patrick Lewis
978-1-56846-167-0 $17.95 HC
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 40
Trim size: 9" × 11" Color photographs
and artwork

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Creative Editions Classic Picture Books

The Navajo Code Talkers The story of
how bilingual Navajo in the Marine Corps
helped the Allies win World War II by devising
the ultimate code.
Author: J. Patrick Lewis / Artist: Gary Kelley
978-1-56846-295-0 $18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 10 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 9" × 12" Color illustrations

The Necklace Master storyteller Guy de
Maupassant’s classic tale of vanity, honor, and
irony is illustrated like never before.
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Artist: Gary Kelley
978-1-56846-193-9 $19.95 HC
Interest level: Age 10 and up Page count: 48
Trim size: 8" × 13" Color illustrations

Never Catch a Cold Black-ink illustrations A Number of Animals As a little chick
introduce various kinds of colds—and a number searches for its mother among barnyard animals,
of extinct fantastical creatures—in this “history.” it involves readers in a simple counting exercise.
Author/Artist: André François Author: Kate Green
978-1-56846-231-8 $15.99 HC Artist: Christopher Wormell
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 88 978-1-56846-222-6 $15.99 HC
Trim size: 7¾" × 55/32" Black/white Interest level: Age 3 and up Page count: 32
illustrations Trim size: 9" × 9" Color illustrations

Night Circus One fall evening, a man is A Number of Animals Nesting Blocks
entranced by a strange circus processing along a This set of 10 graduated blocks can be stacked
road near his house. into a tower nearly 3 feet high.
Author/Artist: Etienne Delessert Author: Kate Green
978-1-56846-277-6 $19.99 HC Artist: Christopher Wormell
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32 978-1-56846-248-6 $24.99
Trim size: 10½" × 11½" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 6 months and up
Size: 5¾" × 5¾" × 5¾"

A Night on the Range In this story of The One and Only 1, 2, 3 Book A num-
Western dreaming, a wide-eyed cowpoke and his ber 1 with a high opinion of itself must compete
faithful dog leave indoor comforts behind. for attention as the pages brim with numeric
Author: Aaron Frisch / Artist: Chris Sheban activity.
978-1-56846-205-9 (HC) $19.99 HC Author/Artist: R. O. Blechman
978-0-89812-829-1 (PB) $7.99 PB 978-1-56846-245-5 $15.99 HC
Interest level: Age 4 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 4 and up Page count: 24
Trim size: 10¾" × 9½" Color illustrations Trim size: 115/8" × 9" Color illustrations

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Pirates at the Plate Teams of pirates and The Rumor Threats of a hungry beast compel
cowboys inject rowdy adventure into America’s animal friends to warn one another and thus
pastime in this exquisitely illustrated story. turn hearsay into an increasingly inaccurate
Author: Aaron Frisch / Artist: Mark Summers rumor.
978-1-56846-210-3 $17.99 HC Author/Artist: Monique Felix
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32 978-1-56846-219-6 $19.99 HC
Trim size: 8½" × 11¼" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 24
Trim size: 9½" × 10¾" Color illustrations

The Riddle Horse In this gentle riddle of a Sailing the Unknown Travel the uncharted
tale, a horse recounts its adventures and riders world of the late 1700s with Captain Cook.
throughout the long years of its life. Author: Michael J. Rosen
Author/Artist: Mark Summers Artist: Maria Cristina Pritelli
978-1-56846-291-2 $18.99 HC 978-1-56846-216-5 (HC) $19.99 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 24 978-0-89812-976-2 (PB) $12.00 PB
Trim size: 9" × 9" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 9 and up Page count: 40
Trim size: 11½" × 85/8" Color illustrations

The Riverbank Illustrations accompanying Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers Fourteen
the final paragraph of On the Origin of Species of Marc Chagall’s works are here vividly repro-
commemorate the 150th anniversary of the duced and accompanied by biographical poems.
book’s publication. Authors: J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen
Author: Charles Darwin / Artist: Fabian Negrin 978-1-56846-211-0 (HC) $18.99 HC
978-1-56846-207-3 $17.95 HC 978-0-89812-974-8 (PB) $12.00 PB
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 11 and up Page count: 40
Trim size: 87/8" × 105/8" Color illustrations Trim size: 8" × 11¼" Reproductions

Rose Blanche One day, a young German girl Sing a Season Song The cyclical nature
follows a truck into the woods, where she discov- of the seasons takes center stage in this poetic
ers a terrible secret. tribute to the four periods of the year.
Author: Christophe Gallaz Author: Jane Yolen / Artist: Lisel Jane Ashlock
Artist: Roberto Innocenti 978-1-56846-255-4 $19.99 HC
978-1-56846-189-2 (HC) $19.99 HC Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
978-0-89812-385-2 (PB) $10.99 PB Trim size: 8¼" × 12" Color illustrations
Interest level: Age 7 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 8¼" × 11" Color illustrations

18 CREATIVE EDITIONS www.thecreativecompany.us Above illustration by Mark Summers from The Riddle Horse
Creative Editions Classic Picture Books

Spartacus the Spider When a little spider The Velveteen Rabbit This reissued classic
finally devises a way to spin a mighty web, prey is returns readers to the magical world of toys.
his for the catching, but what may be the cost? Author: Margery Williams Bianco
Author/Artist: Etienne Delessert Artist: Monique Felix
978-1-56846-213-4 $17.95 HC 978-0-89812-831-4 $8.99 PB
Interest level: Age 4 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 40
Trim size: 8¾" × 12" Color illustrations Trim size: 7¾" × 11³⁄8" Color illustrations

The Stolen Smile In this reissued edition, What to Do with a Box Celebrate the magi-
readers travel back to 1911 Paris, where the Mona cal wonders of the common cardboard box, as
Lisa has gone missing. imagined by enterprising children.
Author: J. Patrick Lewis / Artist: Gary Kelley Author: Jane Yolen / Artist: Chris Sheban
978-1-56846-281-3 $16.99 HC 978-1-56846-289-9 $18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 40 Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 8" × 9¾" Color illustrations Trim size: 8¾" × 10¾" Color illustrations

Storytime Clock This wall clock serves as a Where Do I End and You Begin? This
delightful aid to telling time and as a reminder rhythmic poem employs a thought-provoking
that any time can be a good time for reading. refrain to introduce the concept of intercon-
Artist: Etienne Delessert nectedness.
978-1-56846-263-9 $24.99 Author: Shulamith Oppenheim
Interest level: Age 4 and up Size: 12" round Artist: Monique Felix
978-1-56846-274-5 $17.99 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 9¾" × 9¾" Color illustrations

Tall City, Wide Country Light on words
but big on charm, this unique picture book is
a trip worth taking—just by turning the book
around!
Author/Artist: Seymour Chwast
978-1-56846-228-8 $15.99 HC
Interest level: Age 3 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 11" × 6" Color illustrations

Tuba Lessons A boy venturing through a
forest on his way to a tuba lesson finds himself
giving a concert to an unexpected audience.
Author: T. C. Bartlett / Artist: Monique Felix
978-1-56846-209-7 $17.95 HC
Interest level: All ages Page count: 32
Trim size: 10½" × 10½" Color illustrations

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