WorldCat Identities

Mathers, Petra

Works: 78 works in 269 publications in 9 languages and 29,202 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Poetry  Biography  Biographies  Christmas stories  Folklore 
Roles: aut, ill
Classifications: PS3566.R36, E
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Petra Mathers
Most widely held works by Petra Mathers
Borreguita and the coyote : a tale from Ayutla, Mexico by Verna Aardema( )

18 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in and and held by 2,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little lamb uses her clever wiles to keep a coyote from eating her up
The frogs wore red suspenders : rhymes by Jack Prelutsky( )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in and held by 2,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prelutsky presents tongue-twisting (but real) places to visit, such as Tuscaloosa and Winnemucca in these verses, and the result is this spree of 28 exuberantly illustrated poems
Button up! : wrinkled rhymes by Alice Schertle( )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From undies to jammies to a much-loved hand-me-down sweatshirt, the talking clothes in these poems know just who they are and who's wearing them
Lottie's new beach towel by Petra Mathers( )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lottie the chicken has a number of adventures at the beach, during which her new towel comes in handy
Sophie and Lou by Petra Mathers( )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shy Sophie, enticed by the dancing that she sees in the studio across the street, sets out to learn on her own
Lottie's new friend by Petra Mathers( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a new bird moves in nearby, Herbie the duck worries that his friend Lottie the chicken doesn't care about him anymore
I need a snake by Lynne Jonell( )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy really wants a snake of his own, and after his mother reads a book about snakes and takes him to a museum and a pet store to see some, he finds his own pet "snakes" around the house
Strange Mr. Satie by M. T Anderson( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in and and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the life of the French composer, Erik Satie, who spent his entire career challenging established conventions in music. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
It's my birthday, too! by Lynne Jonell( )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher would rather have a dog than a little brother who ruins his birthday parties, but when his brother begins to act like a puppy Christopher has a change of heart
A cake for Herbie by Petra Mathers( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in and and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the encouragement of his friend, Herbie spends days writing poems about food for a contest and although he does not win, he does find an appreciative audience
Mrs. Merriwether's musical cat by Carol Purdy( )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Merriwether takes in a stray cat that proves to have an amazing effect on her piano students
In Aunt Giraffe's green garden by Jack Prelutsky( )

3 editions published in 2007 in and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of silly poems about animals and enjoying life for children
I'm flying! by Alan Wade( )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little boy floats away on his balloon across mountains, plains, cities, and the sea, until he lands on a desert island
Grandmother Bryant's pocket by Jacqueline Briggs Martin( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suffering from nightmares after her dog is killed in a fire, a young girl in eighteenth-century Maine goes to live with her grandparents
Pierre in love by Sara Pennypacker( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feeling "bloopy and love-swoggled" in the presence of Catherine, the elegant ballet teacher, a humble fisherman tries to muster the courage to reveal his affection for her
When it snowed that night by Norma Farber( )

2 editions published in 1993 in and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nativity poems featuring animals who travel from afar to be at the manger of baby Jesus and protect him from the snow
The miraculous tale of the two Maries by Rosemary Wells( )

1 edition published in 2006 in and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After perishing in a boating accident, two sixteen-year-old girls, both named Marie, ask God to allow them to return to earth where they intervene in the lives of villagers
Mommy go away! by Lynne Jonell( )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During bathtime, Christopher and his mother share an experience in which she shrinks to a very small size and he takes care of her
When Aunt Mattie got her wings by Petra Mathers( )

6 editions published in 2014 in and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Aunt Mattie dies, best friends Lottie and Herbie console each other and celebrate Aunt Mattie's life by scattering her ashes and preparing her favorite snack--peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (with bananas)
Herbie's secret Santa by Petra Mathers( )

6 editions published in 2002 in and and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Lottie and Herbie get ready for Christmas, Herbie does something he regrets and cannot enjoy the holiday until he tells Lottie about it
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Audience level: 0.12 (from 0.01 for Strange Mr ... to 0.73 for [Petra Mat ...)

Borreguita and the coyote : a tale from Ayutla, Mexico
Alternative Names
마터스, 페트라

매더스, 페트라

マザーズ, ペトラ










The frogs wore red suspenders : rhymesButton up! : wrinkled rhymesLottie's new beach towelSophie and LouLottie's new friendI need a snakeStrange Mr. SatieIt's my birthday, too!