Could Henry Ford have taken his idea for an automobile assembly line from the elves at the North Pole? Maybe so. Set just before Christmas in 1908, this charming tale finds Henry Ford puzzling over a way to make his Model T affordable for the average family. His little son Edsel suggests that Daddy write to Santa for advice. Since Santa makes toys for millions of children, Edsel points out, he must know a better way. Henry writes the letter just to please his son, but Santa actually answers by taking Henry to visit his North Pole workshop. When he sees the elves working in a line, each completing just one specific task on every toy that's made, Henry Ford envisions an automobile assembly line. The story not only illustrates that children can teach adults how to dream, but it also provides an author's note with factual information about Henry Ford and the Model T.
It’s Christmas Eve. Jack and Jill wait for Santa. They can hear a noise. Is it Santa? Where is Santa? Paired to the nonfiction title What is a Holiday?.
How do you make the perfect jack-o-lantern? With the right pumpkin and some help from your mom, that’s how. Paired to the nonfiction title Holiday Symbols.
In this clever twist on the Night Before Christmas story, a gingerbread boy cookie is carefully crafted and placed on a plate. He was made special to serve as Santa's nighttime snack, a homemade thank-you for all the presents he will deliver. The cookie wonders if he is brave enough to face up to his holiday duty. But instead of spending the evening contemplating his fate, the gingerbread boy finds himself facing two rambunctious puppies experiencing their very first Christmas. Their mischief includes a tug-of-war with presents, leaving a big mess. And it's up to the gingerbread boy to save the dayand Christmas!
It is Alicia's birthday and as she walks through her Latino neighborhood all her neighbors and friends help to make the day very special.
Hazel and her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother all go to visit each other on Mother's Day. But where's great-great-grandmother?
Knock, knock. Trick or treat! It’s Halloween. Come see all the different monsters and creatures looking for candy.