An elephant stops by a child's house and offers to work but runs away when the child's mother gives it a laundry list of tasks to complete.
A prince is relieved of his 'grumps' when children come to play.
The toy box has erupted and the toys are perched high, dangling low, hanging by a thread. Bard, the old bear, has been lucky enough to land in the underwear drawer and from there is able to assist his friends, if only they will follow his daring directions. By a Thread is about heroism in small places, all the different kinds of courage a child can draw upon. The text rhymes, and its rhythm takes the tongue on a rollicking ride. Even the most determined reader will not be able to read the story silently.
When their kitten, Charlie, is missing, the family posts signs throughout their San Francisco neighborhood. When they return home, they find their kitten was home all along.
When the twins help out at the family store, Indi has an accident while bagging a customer's groceries. Everyone helps clean-up the mess and Indi is helped to see that she can learn from her mistake.
Tex, Indi, and Kate brainstorm what to do for Kate's birthday party. They decide to have a cool party with popsicles and running through the sprinkler.
The twins are waiting to meet a new babysitter. They imagine what it would be like if she were a dragon, an octupus, and a bear. Mom enters happily into their imaginary game. When the babysitter finally arrives, she joins the fun as well.