"Big bad bunny had long sharp claws."
G. Brian Karas for Big Bad Bunny by Franny Billingsley
"Some bridges are made of wood, others of steel. Some are short and some are long. But all bridges are built for strength to bear the weight of people, cars, trucks, and trains."
Bridges by Ken Robbins
“’Anna Maria! Anna Maria!’ squeaked the rat.”
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or The Roly-Poly Pudding by Beatrix Potter
"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines."
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
"Tibbetts Island, Maine"
Island Boy by Barbara Cooney
"One thumb, one thumb, drumming on a drum."
Eric Gurney for Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins
"Many people thought it was too bold and dangerous for a woman to drive a car, especially the First Lady of the United States."
Brian Selznick for Amelia and Eleanor Go For A Ride by Pam Munoz Ryan
"My mother is Mrs. Brown and my father is Mr. Brown – that’s why I‘m little boy Brown."
Andre Francois for Little Boy Brown by Isobel Harris
"Saying good night to the mountains, the sun throws his most beautiful rays to them, that they may not forget him till the morning."
Ruth Sanderson for Heidi by Johanna Spyri
"Pride and envy grew in her heart like weeds."
Nancy Ekholm Burkert for Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs by the Brothers Grimm translated by Randall Jarrell