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.
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.
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.
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! Part of the Babies Everywhere? series.
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
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.
Wildsmith teaches colors through the vibrantly illustrated animals on the pages of this popular color book.
Using brilliantly illustrated animals, the concept of opposites is introduced--big and little, high and low, many and few, are among those illustrated.
Wildsmith's exuberant animals will encourage children to learn to count.
In this brightly colored board book with slide-out pictures, a child looks for his toy pig in a variety of pockets. In each one a comic animal is revealed when the child pulls a simple tab: a snake, a ladybug, a bird, a lamb, a frog and even a monkey. As the child becomes able to identify each animal the game becomes more fun. Kids will enjoy the colorful and humorous illustrations, and grownups will appreciate the vintage feel of the design.
What Animal Needs a Wig? invites readers to the world of animals and riddles, the ultimate combination that children love. Riddles are based on the word play of animals names and zoological facts. Readers are encouraged to turn the pages to see the answers, which accompany fascinating facts about animals.
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.
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.