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A New Imprint for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers from ABRAMS

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115 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011 t 212.206.7715 f 212.645.8437 www.abramsbooks.com ABRAMS is a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe 2, Rue Christine, 75006 Paris t +33 1.40.51.52.00 f +33 1.40.51.52.05

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Michael Jacobs President and CEO t 212.229.7112 f 212.519.1310 e mjacobs@abramsbooks.com

Appleseed extends the ABRAMS name in quality art and design to the youngest readers.

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Julia Pimsleur Levine

Jessie Ford

Susan Van Metre Senior Vice President and Publisher t 212.229.8850 f 212.519.1310 e svanmetre@abramsbooks.com Cecily Kaiser Publishing Director t 212.519.1237 f 212.519.1310 e ckaiser@abramsbooks.com Children’s Marketing and Publicity Jason M. Wells Director of Publicity, Trade, and Library Marketing t 212.229.8826 f 212.366.0809 e jwells@abramsbooks.com Trade Sales Mary Wowk Vice President, Sales and Marketing t 212.229.7122 f 212.414.5785 e mwowk@abramsbooks.com

Appleseed features themes and formats designed specifically for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners.

Janik Coat

Claudia Rueda

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Elisa Garcia National Accounts Manager, Children’s Books t 212.229.7124 f 212.414.5785 e egarcia@abramsbooks.com

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Raincoat appleseed appleseed Yellow

Daffodil Yellow

Lemon Yellow

Dandelion Yellow

PANTONE 101

PANTONE 107

PANTONE 108

PANTONE 109

Lion Yellow

Taxicab Yellow

Banana Yellow

Omelette Yellow

PANTONE 110

PANTONE 116

PANTONE 115

PANTONE 113

Duckling Yellow

Pencil Yellow

French Fry Yellow

Bumblebee Yellow

PANTONE 1215

PANTONE 122

PANTONE 1225

PANTONE 123

Honey Yellow

Mustard Yellow

Squash Yellow

Corn Yellow

PANTONE 124

PANTONE 128

PANTONE 129

PANTONE 7404

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PANTONE 7406

PANTONE 7548

PANTONE 7549

Marty McGrath Executive Director of Sales t 212.229.7102 f 212.414.5785 e mmcgrath@abramsbooks.com

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Marti Malovany Director of Museum Sales and Distribution t 212.229.7132 f 212.414.5785 e mmalovany@abramsbooks.com Erica Kochman Trade Sales Manager t 212.519.1236 f 212.414.5785 e ekochman@abramsbooks.com

Seymour Chwast

Laurent de Brunhoff

Special Markets, Domestic and Foreign Rights, and Permissions Jutta Pakenis Executive Director of Foreign and

Subsidiary Rights t 212.229.7103 f 212.519.1216 e jpakenis@abramsbooks.com Erica La Sala Foreign and Subsidiary Rights Manager t 212.229.7163 f 212.519.1216 e elasala@abramsbooks.com Jody Mosley Director of Special Markets t 212.519.1209 f 212.414.5785 e jmosley@abramsbooks.com U.S. Book Trade Sales Representatives Southwest: Karel/Dutton Group CA, AZ, NM, NV, CO, UT, HI, AK, ID, MT, WY, WA, OR 4911 Morella Avenue Valley Village, CA 91607 t 818.762.7170 f 818.508.5608 e dory.dutton@att.net Selected Northwest Accounts: Andrew Weiner CA, OR, WA, CO 1006 Ventura Avenue Albany, CA 94706 t 510.558.8563 f 510.525.1989 e aweiner@abramsbooks.com Midwest: Fujii Associates Inc. MI, IN, KY, IL, IA, MO, KS, OH, MN, WI, ND, SD, NE 10621 Tower Drive Orland Park, IL 60467 t 708.978.7826 f 708.949.8846 e kathybogs@fujiiassociates.com Northeast: New England Book Sales MA, CT, NH, ME, RI, VT 22 Cavender Road Hancock, NH 03449 t 603.525.4378 f 603.525.3046 e dcochrane@myfairpoint.net Mid-Atlantic: Chesapeake & Hudson Inc. DC, MD, DE, WV, PA, NY, NJ 115 West Potomac Street Brunswick, MD 21716 t 800.231.4469 f 800.307.5163 e janine@cheshud.com

t 806.799.9997 f 806.799.9777 e sta77@suddenlink.net International Representation Export sales to all countries except Canada: Abrams and Chronicle Books, Ltd The Market Building 72-82 Rosebery Avenue London, UK EC1R 4RW t +44 (0) 20.7713.2060 f +44 (0) 20.7713.2061 Ordering Information Maria Vassilopoulos Sales Coordinator t +44 (0) 20.7713.2063 f +44 (0) 20.7713.2061 e mvassilopoulos@abramsandchronicle.co.uk Marketing and Publicity Jane Pickett Publicity and Marketing Manager t +44 (0) 20.7713.2066 f +44 (0) 20.7713.2061 e nebel@abramsandchronicle.co.uk Canada: Canadian Manda Group 165 Dufferin Street Toronto, Canada M6K 3H6 t 416.516.0911 f 416.516.0917 e general@mandagroup.com North American Ordering and Customer Service Information Hachette Book Group USA t 800.759.0190 f 800.286.9471 (8:30 AM–5:30 PM EST) Pricing and Shipping: Prices in this catalogue are suggested retail prices only. Any reseller is free to charge whatever he or she wishes for the books listed. Titles, prices, publication dates, and other contents of this catalogue are subject to change without notice. Although Abrams will make every effort to follow reasonable shipping instructions, we will not accept responsibility or chargebacks for deviations from these instructions.

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Hi, If you’re reading this note, you’re probably a book person. I’m a book person too, but I’m a kid person first. As a publisher of books for young children, I am most fulfilled by the glee of an eight-month-old when she finds a flap to lift, the explosion of giggles from a two-year-old when an illustration takes him by surprise, the pride of a four-year-old as she sings out the rhyming last word of a couplet. These children’s joyful first experiences with books will shape their lives as readers. Instilling an early love of books is a great responsibility for a publisher, and an exciting opportunity as well, as the audience’s needs change so quickly. It is a time of “firsts,” of sensory learning, a time when books are tasted and touched and dragged everywhere. Babies and toddlers grow into new books every month, creating frequent occasions to visit the bookstore. However, since toddlers don’t make their own purchases, books for this age group must appeal to adults as well. Relatives, caregivers, and teachers must not only select the books, but also share in and model the reading experience. The Abrams Appleseed list has been created and curated to foster the development of its young readers and engage them and their adults in artful, beautifully conceived books. Each book serves to expand on what the child already knows, and transform his or her perception of the world. Let us work together to delight children and grow readers. Welcome to Appleseed.

Cecily Kaiser Publishing Director

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Pantone: colors A stunning and comprehensive first colors book created in partnership with Pantone, the color experts SELLING POINTS ■■ Esteemed brand: Pantone is the world’s most powerful and influential brand in color. Trusted by artists and designers for decades, it has blossomed into a consumer products success story and is staging a major ramp-up of children’s products in 2012 ■■ Top-selling concept: Books about color consistently outsell books on shapes, numbers, the alphabet, and other early-childhood concepts ■■ New twist: No other children’s colors book explores the variance of hues indicated by each color name ■■ Crossover appeal: This first Pantone children’s book is sure to garner the attention of self-proclaimed Pantone geeks worldwide

6-COPY COUNTER DISPLAY ISBN: 978-1-4197-0349-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-0349-2 US $59.70 CAN $65.705 5 9 7 0

Raincoat Yellow

Daffodil Yellow

Lemon Yellow

Dandelion Yellow

PANTONE 101

PANTONE 107

PANTONE 108

PANTONE 109

Lion Yellow

Taxicab Yellow

Banana Yellow

Omelette Yellow

PANTONE 110

PANTONE 116

PANTONE 115

PANTONE 113

Duckling Yellow

Pencil Yellow

French Fry Yellow

Bumblebee Yellow

PANTONE 1215

PANTONE 122

PANTONE 1225

PANTONE 123

Honey Yellow

Mustard Yellow

Squash Yellow

Corn Yellow

PANTONE 124

PANTONE 128

PANTONE 129

PANTONE 7404

Pineapple Yellow

Sunflower Yellow

School Bus Yellow

Giraffe Yellow

PANTONE 7405

PANTONE 7406

PANTONE 7548

PANTONE 7549

YELLOW

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Clover Green

Emerald Green

Broccoli Green

Eel Green

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PANTONE 3285

PANTONE 3298

PANTONE 334

Parrot Green

Crocodile Green

Leaf Green

Lettuce Green

PANTONE 340

PANTONE 341

PANTONE 7725

PANTONE 347

Grass Green

Lizard Green

Grasshopper Green

Caterpillar Green

PANTONE 354

PANTONE 368

PANTONE 361

PANTONE 376

Pea Green

Pistachio Green

Turtle Green

Cactus Green

PANTONE 382

PANTONE 584

PANTONE 569

PANTONE 562

Dollar Bill Green

Olive Green

Moss Green

Pickle Green

PANTONE 576

PANTONE 5763

PANTONE 583

PANTONE 582

Raisin Purple

Rhubarb Purple

Onion Purple

Wild Berry Purple

PANTONE 2415

PANTONE 2395

PANTONE 2405

PANTONE 246

Orchid Purple

Mulberry Purple

Eggplant Purple

Monster Purple

PANTONE 248

PANTONE 7650

PANTONE 253

PANTONE 254

Lollipop Purple

Violet Purple

Mitten Purple

Juice Purple

PANTONE 255

PANTONE 258

PANTONE 259

PANTONE 7663

Velvet Purple

Kazoo Purple

Royal Purple

Lilac Purple

PANTONE 2612

PANTONE 2602

PANTONE 2592

PANTONE 2572

Grape Purple

Opal Purple

Plum Purple

Pillow Purple

PANTONE 513

PANTONE 514

PANTONE 527

PANTONE 528

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Pantone revolutionized the graphic arts industry with the launch, in 1963, of the Pantone Matching System®, which enabled designers and printers to articulate and reproduce accurate color anywhere in the world. This system achieved global acceptance and quickly became the standard in color naming and matching. Today, Pantone serves not only as the premier color consultant and authority on trends but also as a consumer brand in apparel, housewares, accessories, arts and crafts, stationery and office supplies, home furnishings, electronics, and apps.

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This artful first colors book introduces children to 9 basic colors and 20 shades of each. Readers will immerse themselves in the concept that one color name actually refers to a variety of dark, light, and in-between tones. Young children will begin by simply naming the colors of the monochromatic images and will soon grow to select their favorite and least-favorite shades. Pantone: Colors is a visually pleasing way to expand the colors conversation and develop a child’s sense of visual discrimination.

SPECIFICATIONS 20 pages 8 x 9" RIGHTS: World PUB MONTH: march

ISBN: 978-1-4197-0180-1 US $9.95 CAN $10.95

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babar and his family By Laurent de Brunhoff

SELLING POINTS ■■ Classic character: The world’s most beloved elephant stars in these board book adaptations of classic picture books ■■ New audience: The youngest readers will love these lively introductions to Babar and the royal family ■■ Brand longevity: 2011 marked the 80th anniversary of Babar, with an original book and the launch of an animated television show on Playhouse Disney ■■ Seasonal relevance: Children will relate to the antics and activities of Babar’s family through each season of the year in Babar and His Family ■■ Early learning concept: Parents will be drawn to the educational hook of B Is for Babar Babar and His Family is a lively adaptation of the classic picture book Meet Babar and His Family. Join this royal family on a year full of adventures! Whether they’re sailing the summer seas, building snow elephants, or enjoying a surprise ice cream treat with Cousin Arthur, these elephants sure know how to have fun!

SPECIFICATIONS 24 pages 7 x 7" RIGHTS: World PUB MONTH: may

ISBN: 978-1-4197-0263-1 US $7.95 CAN $8.95

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b is for babar: An alphabet book

By Laurent de Brunhoff

Classic Babar in board book formats for the first time ever!

Celeste

B Is for Babar takes readers through an alphabet of fun with Babar and his family. Arthur plays the accordion, Flora feeds the fish, and more! Young children will love this bite-size adaptation of the classic picture book Babar’s ABC.

Celeste wears her crown in the car.

Laurent de Brunhoff has kept the spirit of Babar alive for more than 50 years. Originating as a bedtime story told by Laurent’s mother, Babar first came to life through the art of Laurent’s father, Jean de Brunhoff, who produced seven books about the character. Laurent built on his father’s work and created many adventures for the elephant family, giving the series new spirit through his use of line and color. Laurent and his wife, Phyllis, split their time between New York City and Key West, Florida.

Dog

Arthur delights in dogs.

SPECIFICATIONS 30 pages 7 x 7" RIGHTS: World PUB MONTH: may

ISBN: 978-1-4197-0298-3 US $7.95 CAN $8.95

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HIPPOPPOSITES By Janik Coat

A STRIKING OPPOSITES BOOK FOR EARLY LEARNERS AND DISCERNING PARENTS SELLING POINTS ■■ Early-learning concept: Opposites join the alphabet, counting, shapes, and colors in the bestselling range of early-childhood concepts ■■ Differentiating content: In addition to the usual suspects of opposite pairs, Coat has cleverly broadened the scope by including some unique surprises (positive/ negative, clear/blurry, singular/plural) ■■ Striking art and design: An attention-grabbing cover and consistently extraordinary interiors will delight readers of all ages and set this book apart from others on the shelf ■■ Market opportunity: The recent success of Blue Apple’s Dwell books and Chronicle’s In My Nest series indicates an upsurge in the demand for high design for the under-five market ■■ Brilliant debut: Following her success in the French market, Coat makes her international debut

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Behold: an opposites book like no other. Simple pairings of words, both expected (small/large) and unexpected (clear/blurry), are humorously illustrated with a graphic and lovable red hippopotamus. Bold colors and surprising die-cuts and textures spice up this elegantly engaging board book.

small

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Janik Coat is an author, illustrator, and graphic designer. She works extensively with agencies, collectives, and a number of prestigious French publishers. She is a frequent guest speaker at fine art schools and regularly exhibits her work in galleries. She currently resides in Paris, France.

SPECIFICATIONS 38 pages 8 x 8" RIGHTS: US, canada, and UK PUB MONTH: may

ISBN: 978-1-4197-0151-1 US $14.95 CAN $16.95

photograph Š christophe perrucon

CARTON QTY: 12

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Ages 2–4 PUZZLE BOARD BOOK

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My birdie: Puzzle book By Jessie Ford

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Puzzle Book

My Birdie Puzzle Book

SELLING POINTS ■■ Seasonal positioning: Perfect for spring and Easter promotions ■■ Interactive hook: These first puzzle books uniquely offer a single pull-out piece on each spread, developmentally guiding the young reader to construct the puzzle step-by-step ■■ Underlying concepts: Children will count up with the birdie and identify different senses with the bunny in each cumulative scene ■■ Boutique look: This book leads the trend of stationery/decorative art styles in children’s books, making it the most stylish puzzle book on the market today

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SPECIFICATIONS 8 pages with pop-out puzzle pieces 57⁄8 x 57⁄8" RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICAn English PUB MONTH: MARCH

ISBN: 978-1-4197-0206-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-0206-8 US $6.95 CAN $7.95 50695

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12-COPY COUNTER DISPLAY ISBN: 978-1-4197-0351-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-0351-5 US $83.40 CAN $95.40 58340

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Puzzle Book

My Bunny Puzzle Book

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The illustrations in this book were made with pen and ink and watercolor on paper. Library of Congress Control Number: 2011913932 ISBN: 978-1-4197-0205-1 Text and illustrations copyright © 2012 Jessie Ford This edition published in 2012 by Abrams Appleseed, an imprint of ABRAMS. All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical, electronic, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the publisher. Abrams Appleseed is a trademark of Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Printed and bound in China 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 For bulk discount inquiries, contact specialsales@abramsbooks.com.

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This bunny is busy! beautiful pair of What does he do before hopping away? g children willfirst delight inpuzzle solving thisbooks puzzle— one piece at a time!

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Ages 2–4 PUZZLE BOARD BOOK

These springtime board books feature animal themes, early-learning concepts, and interactive pop-out puzzle pieces to create an altogether appealing package. Young children will methodically remove one puzzle piece from each spread as parts of the bird or bunny are introduced. By the end, children have pieced together the whole picture! With decorative, textured art and a seasonally tonal palette, this pair of books is both sophisticated and developmental.

Jessie Ford lives and works in sunny Brighton, United Kingdom. Her approach combines graphic shapes, textured layers, silhouettes, and typography. She has done a broad range of work for publishers, as well as packaging and in-store work for high street giants and murals on Carnaby Street. She is brand-new to the U.S. book market.

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SPECIFICATIONS 8 pages with pop-out puzzle pieces 57⁄8 x 57⁄8" RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICAn English PUB MONTH: MARCH

ISBN: 978-1-4197-0205-1 US $6.95 CAN $7.95

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Get Dressed! By Seymour Chwast SELLING POINTS ■■ Renowned creator: Seymour Chwast is an internationally acclaimed artist and designer with a built-in following ■■ Fresh take on a bestselling subject: With subtle humor and expertly stylized art, this book is sure to please those weary of the “button this, zip that” gettingdressed category ■■ Interactive format: The diecut magnetic case cover and gatefolds throughout will keep readers engaged

A getting-dressed book like you’ve never seen before, from legendary artist and designer Seymour Chwast

6-COPY COUNTER DISPLAY ISBN: 978-1-4197-0350-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-0350-8 US $77.70 CAN $89.705 7 7 7 0

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Seymour Chwast celebrates the daily routine of getting dressed in this fittingly whimsical and satisfyingly unique novelty book. Unlike more traditional books on this topic that deal with the how of getting dressed, Get Dressed! instead tackles the why. The text “Get dressed to read about dragons” accompanies an illustration of a boy dressed in a makeshift knight costume. A girl in full floral garb stands in a garden alongside the text “Get dressed to hide.” The book features half and full gatefolds, which foreshadow the items of clothing to be seen and provide surprise reveals on each spread. With a die-cut magnetic closure, even the cover invites readers to peek inside!

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Seymour Chwast’s distinct style has had a worldwide influence on contemporary visual communications. His designs have been used in advertising, animated films, corporate graphics, posters, packaging, stage sets, magazines, and adult and children’s books. He is a founding partner of Push Pin Studios, and his work is showcased in major galleries and museums around the world. Chwast has honorary doctorates in fine arts from Parsons and the Rhode Island School of Design and was inducted into the Art Directors Hall of Fame.

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SPECIFICATIONS 18 pages, with gatefolds 6 1⁄2 x 9 3⁄4" RIGHTS: World PUB MONTH: APRIL

ISBN: 978-1-4197-0107-8 US $12.95 CAN $13.95

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Huff and Puff: CAN YOU BLOW DOWN THE HOUSES OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS? By Claudia Rueda SELLING POINTS ■■ Interactive element: Clever die-cut holes through the pages allow kids to play the wolf and blow down the houses of the Three Little Pigs. Also features a die-cut cover ■■ New surprise ending to this classic tale: Readers will enjoy the sweet, cake-filled ending in which the wolf eats a piece of cake and not the piggies! ■■ Talented, up-and-coming author-illustrator: Claudia Rueda’s work has been showcased in several industry art shows, and she received an Oppenheim Platinum Award for her picture book My Little Polar Bear

First pig inside the house.

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B LO T HRO W U T H GH DIE- E CUT HOL E!

This interactive retelling of the Three Little Pigs story allows the reader to play the part of the big bad wolf. Three interior die-cut holes invite readers to huff, puff, and blow the pigs’ houses down! This fractured fairy tale ends sweetly when, rather than blowing down the third pig’s brick home, the wolf/ reader blows out the candles on a cake baked by the pigs! A satisfying and engaging read for every young Three Little Pigs fan.

Claudia Rueda’s work was twice selected for the New York City Society of Illustrators Original Art Show and for the sixth 3x3 magazine Children’s Show. Her picture books have been published in the United States, Spain, and Mexico and have been translated into French, Danish, Portuguese, Korean, and Chinese. She lives in Miami.

SPECIFICATIONS 32 pages, with die-cuts 9 x 9" RIGHTS: World PUB MONTH: march

ISBN: 978-1-4197-0170-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-0170-2 US $12.95 CAN $13.95 51295

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LITTLE PIM: Animals By Julia Pimsleur Levine SELLING POINTS ■■ Leading language-learning brand: Little Pim is the only ageappropriate language-learning series that introduces multiple languages to babies, toddlers, ■ and preschoolers ■■ Established track record: The Little Pim line has strong sales at Barnes and Noble stores nationwide, on mass-market dot-coms such as TRU/BRU ■ and Amazon, and at hundreds ■ of independent toy, book, and gift stores ■■ Educational appeal: Children will learn everyday words in Spanish and French at the ideal age to learn another language ■■ Interactive format: Flaps and tabs will keep readers engaged

Little Pim loves his new camera! He is taking pictures of animals. Can you find Little Pim’s picture of the animal that says Moo?

SPECIFICATIONS 10 pages, with flaps and pull tabs 6 3⁄4 x 6 3⁄4" RIGHTS: World PUB MONTH: april

ISBN: 978-1-4197-0174-0 US $8.95 CAN $9.95 5 0 8 9 5

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Animals showcases a host of favorite animals interwoven in a playful farmyard story. Lift the flaps and pull the tabs to discover cows, ducks, frogs, pigs, and more!

The Little Pim books adapt the most successful and effective elements of the Little Pim language-learning series to promote fun with languages for young children. Each book utilizes an illustrated Little Pim panda to narrate the story, as well as photographs of objects for the language-learning portion. The stories introduce words and phrases in Spanish and French, which are two of the Little Pim series’ most popular languages. Pronunciation guides are included for adults, and each book concludes with a meaningful review of the words learned.

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LITTLE PIM: Numbers

By Julia Pimsleur Levine

Two new titles in the Little Pim interactive language-learning series, featuring English, Spanish, and French

Numbers features a hungry Little Pim attempting to build a gigantic sandwich. Lift the flaps and pull the tabs to discover one carrot, three apples, eight pickles, and more (from one to ten)! Little Pim needs just one more thing for his sandwich. Look through the shelves to help him find 10 bananas!

Little Pim was created in 2006 by Julia Pimsleur Levine, a mom who grew up bilingual and was looking for fun ways to introduce her young son to the French language. When she could not find any high-quality DVDs for teaching toddlers a foreign language, she decided to create them herself—something for which she was uniquely qualified, as a filmmaker, language instructor, and mother. Pimsleur Levine was inspired in part by having grown up in the language-teaching business. Her father, Dr. Paul Pimsleur, created one of the most popular and acclaimed languageinstruction methods for adults. Creating Little Pim was her way of carrying on the family tradition of raising bilingual kids and sharing that love of learning with other families.

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SPECIFICATIONS 10 pages, with flaps and pull tabs 6 3⁄4 x 6 3⁄4" RIGHTS: World PUB MONTH: april

ISBN: 978-1-4197-0175-7 US $8.95 CAN $9.95 50895

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COLORS ISBN: 978-1-4197-0017-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-0017-0 US $8.95 CAN $9.95 50895

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The Little Pim language-learning series has won 22 awards, including: ■■ AEP’s Distinguished Achievement ■■ Mom’s Best Award ■■ Adding Wisdom Award, Parent to Parent ■■ Mr. Dad Seal of Approval ■■ iParenting Media Award ■■ Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award ■■ The Toy Man Seal of Approval ■■ The Toy Man Award of Excellence ■■ The Toy Man Editor’s Choice ■■ The Best and Hottest Products from Pregnancy ■ to Preschool picked by MetroMoms ■■ Dr. Toy Winner

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Michael Jacobs President and CEO t 212.229.7112 f 212.519.1310 e mjacobs@abramsbooks.com

Appleseed extends the ABRAMS name in quality art and design to the youngest readers.

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Julia Pimsleur Levine

Jessie Ford

Susan Van Metre Senior Vice President and Publisher t 212.229.8850 f 212.519.1310 e svanmetre@abramsbooks.com Cecily Kaiser Publishing Director t 212.519.1237 f 212.519.1310 e ckaiser@abramsbooks.com Children’s Marketing and Publicity Jason M. Wells Director of Publicity, Trade, and Library Marketing t 212.229.8826 f 212.366.0809 e jwells@abramsbooks.com Trade Sales Mary Wowk Vice President, Sales and Marketing t 212.229.7122 f 212.414.5785 e mwowk@abramsbooks.com

Appleseed features themes and formats designed specifically for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners.

Janik Coat

Claudia Rueda

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Daffodil Yellow

Lemon Yellow

Dandelion Yellow

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Lion Yellow

Taxicab Yellow

Banana Yellow

Omelette Yellow

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Duckling Yellow

Pencil Yellow

French Fry Yellow

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Honey Yellow

Mustard Yellow

Squash Yellow

Corn Yellow

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Marti Malovany Director of Museum Sales and Distribution t 212.229.7132 f 212.414.5785 e mmalovany@abramsbooks.com Erica Kochman Trade Sales Manager t 212.519.1236 f 212.414.5785 e ekochman@abramsbooks.com

Seymour Chwast

Laurent de Brunhoff

Special Markets, Domestic and Foreign Rights, and Permissions Jutta Pakenis Executive Director of Foreign and

Subsidiary Rights t 212.229.7103 f 212.519.1216 e jpakenis@abramsbooks.com Erica La Sala Foreign and Subsidiary Rights Manager t 212.229.7163 f 212.519.1216 e elasala@abramsbooks.com Jody Mosley Director of Special Markets t 212.519.1209 f 212.414.5785 e jmosley@abramsbooks.com U.S. Book Trade Sales Representatives Southwest: Karel/Dutton Group CA, AZ, NM, NV, CO, UT, HI, AK, ID, MT, WY, WA, OR 4911 Morella Avenue Valley Village, CA 91607 t 818.762.7170 f 818.508.5608 e dory.dutton@att.net Selected Northwest Accounts: Andrew Weiner CA, OR, WA, CO 1006 Ventura Avenue Albany, CA 94706 t 510.558.8563 f 510.525.1989 e aweiner@abramsbooks.com Midwest: Fujii Associates Inc. MI, IN, KY, IL, IA, MO, KS, OH, MN, WI, ND, SD, NE 10621 Tower Drive Orland Park, IL 60467 t 708.978.7826 f 708.949.8846 e kathybogs@fujiiassociates.com Northeast: New England Book Sales MA, CT, NH, ME, RI, VT 22 Cavender Road Hancock, NH 03449 t 603.525.4378 f 603.525.3046 e dcochrane@myfairpoint.net Mid-Atlantic: Chesapeake & Hudson Inc. DC, MD, DE, WV, PA, NY, NJ 115 West Potomac Street Brunswick, MD 21716 t 800.231.4469 f 800.307.5163 e janine@cheshud.com

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