Let's Pretend

Rick Walton
Upon realizing that she has stayed at her friend's house longer than she should have, Sarah decides to sneak home rather than call her father and finds herself in a night filled with hairy, scary animals. K-Grade 3.
Jerry Pallotta
While taking a bath with his new red toy dory, a boy imagines himself alone on the ocean getting a first-hand look at the ocean's food chain. K-Grade 2.
Peter Sis
Matt, who loves fire trucks, wakes up one morning to find that he has become a fire truck, with one driver, two ladders, three hoses, and ten boots. Features a gate-fold illustration that opens into a three-page spread. Preschool
Crockett Johnson
Harold goes for an adventurous walk in the moonlight with his purple crayon. Ages 4-8.
Sara Weeks
A little girl pleas her innocence from her time-out chair by contrasting her behavior with that of wild and ferocious animals. Preschool to Grade 1.
Ian Falconer
At school, Olivia tells about her summer vacation and how, when she went to the circus and all the performers were out sick, she saved the day, becoming Olivia the Tattooed Lady, Olivia the Lion Tamer, The Amazing Flying Olivia, and more. Ages 4 to 8.
William Steig
When Pete is in a bad mood, his father turns him into a pizza by first rolling him like dough and then pretending to top him with ingredients until the final personal touch. Preschool
Bruce Degen
A young pig imagines fantastic adventures in the sky and sea, always being able to return home at day's end. Preschool.
Mini Grey
Traction Man, a boy's courageous action figure, has a variety of adventures with Scrubbing Brush and other objects in the house. Preschool to Grade 2.
Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat. Ages 4-9.