City Birds is a witty, upbeat story about two falcon hatchlings named Stars and Stripes atop a skyscraper in Cleveland, Ohio. The two young birds are introduced to the life of a bird of prey in a big city. With their parents’ guidance, the young birds learn to catch pigeons (and not the “fowl” balls that come from the nearby baseball stadium), how to interact with humans (who are kind enough to feed the local pigeon “livestock”), and finally, how to fly, the final skill that will allow them to leave their concrete home to hunt for food and start their own homes and families. Told with tongue in cheek humor that will keep readers chuckling from cover to cover.
Humans and animals care for their young in many ways. They share food, go swimming, cuddle, and of course, give plenty of hugs and kisses. See the similarities in this charming photographic book. Vibrant images of loving families make this book perfect for families everywhere!
Once again, Brian Wildsmith has let his talent run wild with a collection of marvelously diverse animals that are to be found on a visit to the zoo. The illustrations are accompanied by an interesting fact or two about each animal. Children might enjoy bringing the book to the zoo and identifying the animals they see.
Brian Wildsmith knows that small children love looking at and naming farm animals. In this delightful book children can also learn the sounds that each animal makes as they have fun imitating the sounds. As always, Wildsmith's joyful depiction of animals conveys his affection for all living things
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?