Children facing cancer--whether their own, a family member's, a friend's, or even a pet's--will find help in understanding the disease through this book. A young boy discovers his dog's lump, which is then diagnosed with those dreaded words: "It's cancer." The boy becomes a loving caretaker to his dog, who undergoes the same types of treatments and many of the same reactions as a human under similar circumstances (transference). Medical writer and award-winning children's author, Sherry North artfully weaves the serious subject into an empathetic story that even young children can understand.
Mom is in for a surprise when a trip to the zoo brings out the animal in everyone! Fitness: Staying Flexible.
Ricky Raccoon's picnic turns into a fun feast when friends bring their favorite snacks. Nutrition: Healthy Snacks.
Often mistaken for a rat . . . or, worse yet, a meal, Valentino is a guinea pig trying to find a home where he can live happily ever after. He runs away from his native home in Bolivia as a stowaway and he has many adventures until good fortune lands him in a pet shop. Soon after, he finally meets Maddie--a little girl with a lot of love to share who is hoping for the perfect pet. Who says dreams never do come true or there's no such thing as a happy ending? Just ask Valentino and Maddie!
As Miss Flutter explores her new world, she encounters many new insect friends, all of which warn her about the dangerous Miss Spinner. Although a fiction story, it contains many interesting facts about insects. Hopefully Miss Flutter will remember her friends' advice!
The birds in Kate's neighborhood have a secret: there's a party today! But where? Kate listens to the clues in the calls of her neighborhood birds and discovers an impromptu birthday party for week-old ducklings.
Pets can be childrens best playmates. This book uses simple text and shows wonderful images of children playing with their dogs. Young readers will be entertained by dogs jumping, dancing, swimming, and singing. Children are then asked to relate their own experiences with pet dogs.