Books with Repetitive Phrases

October 6, 2008

Brown, Margaret Wise. Goodnight moon.New York. HarperCollins. 1975, c1947.
Summary: Goodnight to each of the objects in the great green room: goodnight chairs, goodnight comb, goodnight air

Brown, Margaret Wise. Two little trains.[New York, N.Y.]. Harper & Row. [1985?], c1949.
Summary: Rhymed text and illustrations describe the journey of two trains, one streamlined, the other old-fashioned, on their way west

Brown, Margaret Wise. The important book.[New York]. Harper. c1949.
Summary: Points out how all things, from an apple to a spoon, and from the sky to a shoe, have certain important qualities that are special about them, and that the most important thing about you is that you are you
Carle, Eric. Do you want to be my friend?.New York. HarperCollins. 1987, c1971.
Summary: A mouse searches everywhere for a friend

Carle, Eric. Have you seen my cat?.New York. Aladdin Paperbacks. 1997, c1987.
Summary: A young boy encounters all sorts of cats while searching for the one he lost
Cronin, Doreen. Click, clack, moo: cows that type.New York. Simon & Schuster. c2000.
Summary: When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want

Fox, Mem. Boo to a goose.New York. Dial Books. 1998.

Summary: A boy relates a long list of things he would do before he'd say boo to a goose

Fox, Mem. Zoo-looking.Greenvale, N.Y. Mondo Pub. 1996.
Summary: While Flora visits the zoo with her father, not only does she look at the animals but some of them turn to look at her
Guarino, Deborah. Is your mama a llama?.New York. Scholastic. c1989.
Summary: A young llama asks his friends if their mamas are llamas and finds out, in rhyme, that their mothers are other types of animals
Hoberman, Mary Ann. A house is a house for me.New York. Viking. 1978.
Summary: Lists in rhyme the dwellings of various animals, and things
Hutchins, Pat. Little pink pig.New York. Greenwillow Books. c1994.
Summary: When it is time for bed, a little pink pig lags behind as his mother asks the horse, cow, sheep, and hens to help her find her child
Martin, Bill. Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?.New York. H. Holt. c1995.
Summary: Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them

Most, Bernard. If the dinosaurs came back.San Diego. Voyager Books/Harcourt Brace. c1978.
Summary: A young boy who wishes for the return of dinosaurs imagines how useful they would be

Murphy, Mary. How kind!.Cambridge, Mass. Candlewick Press. c2002.
Summary: When Hen gives Pig an egg, she sets off a chain of events that brings kindness to all of the animals on the farm
Richards, Laura Elizabeth Howe. Jiggle joggle jee!.[New York]. Greenwillow Books. c2001.
Summary: Baby goes for a rollicking ride on a jiggling, joggling locomotive

Sendak, Maurice. Chicken soup with rice: a book of months.New York, NY. Harper & Row. c1962.
Summary: Uses chicken soup as a unifying theme to present an illustrated tour of the months of the year
Seuss, Dr. Hop on Pop.New York. Random House, Beginner Books. c1963.
Summary: Pairs of rhyming words are introduced and used in simple sentences, such as "Day. Play. We play all day. Night. Fight. We fight all night."
Shannon, David. No, David!.New York. Blue Sky Press. c1998.
Summary: Recounts the adventures of a little boy who is always told "no" by members of his family

Shannon, George. Dance away!.New York. a Mulberry Paperback Book. c1991, c1982.
Summary: Rabbit's dancing saves his friends from becoming Fox's supper
Tafuri, Nancy. Have you seen my duckling?.New York, N.Y. Puffin Books. 1986.
Summary: A mother duck leads her brood around the pond as she searches for one missing duckling

Waddell, Martin. Owl babies.Cambridge, Mass. Candlewick Press. 1992.
Summary: Three owl babies whose mother has gone out in the night try to stay calm while she is gone

Williams, Sue. I went walking.San Diego. Harcourt Brace & Co. 1990.
Summary: During the course of a walk, a young boy identifies animals of different colors

Wilson, Karma. Bear snores on.New York. Margaret K. McElderry Books. c2002.
Summary: On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun