Fifth stage: 30 to 40 months

The fifth stage commonly occurs between 30-40 months, depending upon attention span. In this period children tend to favor stories that are continuous narratives told in 3-4 sentences per page, centering around daily life, animals, and known experiences. The dramatic arc of a plot (situation, tension, resolution) takes on value in emotional range: Hmm... Oops! Whew. Rhymes and alliteration are sources of word play, but puns are not yet grasped. Detailed illustrations can be read by the child in quiet surroundings. During this stage language skills are developing faster than at any other time.

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear (Child's Play Library) Cover Image
By Audrey Wood, Don Wood, Don Wood (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780859530125
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Published: Child's Play International - February 15th, 1987

Farmer Duck Cover Image
By Martin Waddell, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781564025968
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 1st, 1996

A Frog in the Bog Cover Image
By Karma Wilson, Joan Rankin (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781416927273
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 1st, 2007

Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper (Hairy Maclary Adventures) Cover Image
By Lynley Dodd, Lynley Dodd (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781582463070
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Published: Tricycle Press - July 14th, 2009

Ruth Heller's How to Hide a Butterfly & Other Insects (Reading Railroad Books) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448404776
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - April 29th, 1992

Is Your Mama a Llama? (Scholastic Bookshelf) (Scholastic Bookshelf: Family) Cover Image
By Deborah Guarino, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780439598422
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 23rd, 2010

Jump, Frog, Jump! Cover Image
By Robert Kalan, Byron Barton (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780688092412
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 26th, 1989

Owl Babies Cover Image
By Martin Waddell, Patrick Benson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763617103
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 1st, 2002

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business Cover Image
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Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2015

The Frog and Toad Collection Box Set: Includes 3 Favorite Frog and Toad Stories! (I Can Read Level 2) Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$11.99
ISBN: 9780060580865
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Published: HarperCollins - May 25th, 2004

The Napping House Cover Image
By Audrey Wood, Don Wood (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780152056209
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 1st, 2005

Good Night, Gorilla (Picture Puffin Books) Cover Image
By Peggy Rathmann, Peggy Rathmann (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780698116498
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Published: Puffin Books - May 1st, 2000