by Mara Bergman
This story is excellent for enhancing phonological awareness for children. The onomatopoeia and repetitions of sounds, particularly those coming from the animals that arrive at the house, are very useful.
During the tale, the reader is led to believe that the creatures arrive to eat Katie and James (the main characters) and their dog, Harry, BUT, we soon discover that they have arrived instead to share the bread that the two children have made. Once all of them have eaten their fill, the animals depart.
The images are lovely and are an excellent size for sharing with a group of children.