What's The Nutshell Library About

One Was Johnny, along with the other three classic Nutshell Library titles (Alligators All Around, Chicken Soup with Rice, and Pierre), is the first board book edition of Maurice Sendak’s original work! You loved Nutshell Library as a miniature collection, and these large board books will make it even easier for children to share with their grown-up readers.

From one to ten and back again, children have been counting along with Maurice Sendak’s One Was Johnny for over fifty years. Now they can enjoy this classic rhyming story of a boy and his many visitors in this durable board book format!

The Nutshell Library Books in Order

Who Wrote The The Nutshell Library Books

author & illustrator
Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and he remains the only American ever awarded this honor. In 1983, Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work. He also received a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution of arts in America. He illustrated over 80 books. He died May 8, 2012.

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One Was Johnny: A Counting Book book
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One Was Johnny: A Counting Book
Written & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

One Was Johnny, along with the other three classic Nutshell Library titles (Alligators All Around, Chicken Soup with Rice, and Pierre), is the first board book edition of Maurice Sendak’s original work! You loved Nutshell Library as a miniature collection, and these large board books will make it even easier for children to share with their grown-up readers.

From one to ten and back again, children have been counting along with Maurice Sendak’s One Was Johnny for over fifty years. Now they can enjoy this classic rhyming story of a boy and his many visitors in this durable board book format!

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Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue book
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Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue
Written & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
board book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Pierre, along with the other three classic Nutshell Library titles (Alligators All Around, Chicken Soup with Rice, and One Was Johnny), is the first board book edition of Maurice Sendak’s original work! You loved Nutshell Library as a miniature collection, and these large board books make it even easier for children to share with their grown-up readers. For over fifty years, children have cared about Pierre, Maurice Sendak’s story about a little boy who doesn’t care about anything. And they will continue to care about this classic cautionary tale in this durable board book format.

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Alligators All Around: An Alphabet book
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Alligators All Around: An Alphabet
Written & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
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Recommend Ages: 4-7

From alligators all around to zippity zound, from entertaining elephants to throwing tantrums, the antics of these alligators have made reciting the alphabet fun for over fifty years!

Now in a larger, 5 x 7 trim size, Alligators All Around will continue to make children giggle while learning their ABCs.

This beloved classic from Maurice Sendak has helped introduce the alphabet to generations of children. This edition is perfect for lap sharing and as a baby shower gift.

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Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Months book
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Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Months
Written & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
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Recommend Ages: 2-4

In this beloved classic, Maurice Sendak blends his signature artwork with rhymes you’ll want to read over and over—in every season.

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