Lyle goes to outlandish extremes to try to get his pet mouse to smile, but it is his little sister who understands that all that is needed is CHEESE.
Three Billy Goats Gruff live on a hillside, and are always hungry. One day, across the valley they see a field of delicious looking green grass. They decide to go there but have to cross an old bridge guarded by a terrible troll.
Trosclair loves to row to Bee Island, although he knows that Gargantua, a giant alligator, is lurking there. Using his wits and a beehive, Trosclair rids the swamp of Gargantua for good.
Harriet delivers the mail each day, carrying loads of letters and packages in her humongous pouch. After a long week of work, she decides to take time off to go to the beach with her little Joey. Along the way, she encounters a group of hilarious marsupials who ask Harriet to carry their stuff -- from swim fins to a kayak. Poor good-natured Harriet cannot say no until . . .
Everyone loved Sam and took care of him when he was a kitten, but now that he has grown and comes looking for attention all they do is feed him. So Sam gets fatter and fatter until Mother takes charge. This book teaches an important lesson about caring for pets.
A lively kitten explores the sights and sounds of the farmyard and discovers many animals along his way.
Mole lives underground but wishes she could catch the sky and bring the cool breeze, and the sun's warmth and light into her home. Her friends, Squirrel, Bird, and Frog, try to help by grabbing handfuls of sky as a special gift for Mole.
Warm illustrations convey the deep bond between an old man and his six cats while teaching the reader about the cycle of life.
A beginner reader. Snail's team has fallen behind in the final game, but slow as he is, he shows up just in time to save the day.
Mrs. Gumm finds a turkey egg and raises the poult for Thanksgiving dinner, but will her new friend become her dinner or a guest?
A beginner reader. Cat is terrified of taking his first parachute jump, but with Hippo's reassurance, he goes for it.
At twilight, the Screech Owl tracks its prey, but natural camouflage makes it invisible. This seek-and-find book invites children to discover amazing beings hidden among the trees. A key and information guide is included.
The author of Urban Animals, Isabel Hill once again captures images of creatures large and small that adorns the buildings all around our nation's capital. Includes a glossary of architectural terms and a list of buildings where each animal resides.
Woodpecker's schedule interrupts Owl's daytime sleeping starting a feud that is only resolved when the noisy bird can intervene and save his night-time neighbor.
Patrick finds an "aminal" and on the way home, he describes it to his friends who think he has a giant aminal/monster and they need to save him.
Using animal behavior as an example, this book proves that everyone is afraid sometimes.
Cyril is shunned by other animals in the zoo because he looks so different from them. However, when winter comes Cyril's colors and stories remind them of the beauty of the natural world and that spring will soon return.
Every year Groundhog gets to eat most of the O'Leary's garden. They decide to plant a garden just for him in the hope that he will be satisfied. But Groundhog has other ideas!
When a rat moves into Benito's store, his customers go elsewhere. Benito needs a boa constrictor to get rid of his problem, but how will he find the right one?
Miss Prudence's attempt to save her prized pansies from a hungry pig leads her on a mad ride--on piggy back--through the city.
After observing his mother use a stick to fish for termites in an anthill, a young chimpanzee learns how to do the same.
A cricket, a rat, and a bat live happily in a dark cave. Each one has a unique way of navigating without light, but one day, an explorer enters the cave and brings light. Written in rhyme, this is a good beginner reader.
A hunter has trained his dog to retrieve sticks; so that when he goes hunting the dog will retrieve the ducks he shoots. The tenderhearted dog brings the hunter sticks and carries the wounded birds to a safe haven to recuperate. When the hunter discovers what his dog is doing he changes his ways and helps his dog nurse the birds and releases them when they are well.
Inspired by the need for environmental protection, Brian Wildsmith explores what would happen if Professor Noah were able to build a spaceship to remove animals from their endangered habitats and find them pristine forest homes.
The Socksnatcher family is secretly living in the Perkins family's cellar. They rely upon the Perkin's smelly socks to add flavor to their soup. But the cat has discovered their secret hiding place!