All of the elements of a classic fairy-tale are present in this simple retelling of the Mozart opera.
A fanciful adaptation of a Turkish folktale that tells the story of a poor villager, a donkey, and a wise man whose clever plan outwits a tyrannical Mongol ruler.
Clever word play and comic-book style illustrations showcase the adventures of two "bad eggs" who run amok until Chip--one smart cookie--steps in!
Thump, creaak, clink-clunk . . . MOOOOO! Mr. and Mrs. Noodleman don't know what to do. They've left city life behind and moved to the country with hopes of being farmers. But their dreams turn grim when nightly visits from Boo Cow scare the Noodlemans' hens so much, they won't lay any eggs! These first-time farmers are at a loss. Why is Boo Cow haunting them, and how can they banish this ghostly bovine visitor? Baehr's fun and accessible text make this book a great read-aloud. With unexpected twists and turns, Boo Cow keeps readers guessing as they attempt to solve the mystery on the Noodlemans' farm. This book is good for your brain because: Great read-aloud, encourages audience participation, promotes the importance of learning about others before we judge them
Get ready for an alphabet revolution! X is exasperated. Every other letter in the alphabet has so much to do and plays such important roles in making words. X expects more. He calls for a vote on a new alphabet (gasp!). According to the Alphabet Constitution, X has every right to question the status quo. But the night before the vote, X is plagued by dreams of what could happen if he were to take on another letter's job. S has to run around a lot making singular words plural, except sometimes he isn't needed at all, and sometimes he needs to bring along another letter... it was all very confusing. Then X thought he'd like to be E. E was very important and very useful. E agreed. But E was exhausted. He was in thousands of words and constantly busy. X didn't think E's job was a good idea after all. Jef Czekaj explores the order of the alphabet and the rules of spelling and grammar with hilarious consequences. His graphic-novel-style illustrations make these concepts and the story of X exciting, exhilarating, and extraordinary.
A pirate captain wants to water ski. Guess who gets to row the boat?
A very short version of the fairy tale classic about a young woman, a handsome prince and a pair of glass slippers.
A classic tale of an arrogant gingerbread man who can outrun everyone, but can't out-think a sly fox.
Mighty Bookworm interviews a gaudy grasshopper on this humorous talk show for and about bugs.
Six white horses were tired from all their work, so they took a little vacation.
A frog and a hog get into a spat that turns into a full-blown feud, until the judge lays down the law.
It's ghoulish fun when a pile of dry bones comes to life and teaches some popular dance steps.
A fly buzzing around a donkey's head sets off a chain of events that leads to a cow in the cabbage patch.
Three little critters that make just the kind of mess kids dream of - and they are having fun, too!
You have never seen - and never will, anywhere else - such mixed-up critters as these. Kids will delight in them!
The king is not a fussy man, but he is very particular about what he has for breakfast.
Why do we so often want to be something we are not? Even mermaids seem to share this attribute.
Ziggy sure got a different kind of sleep-over when he went to Moogie's house. But maybe this is an experience kids would love to have.
Our bungling band of bucaneers nearly meet their match when they go against Jekyl & Hyde.
What a mysterious creature the Quangle Wangle is. And, my, what a big hat he has.
A limerick story about an arrogant swami who is humbled in the end.
Seems these birds tired of their natural tweeting talents and wanted something more sophisticated than beaks!
A naughty young shepherd boy learns that nobody believes a liar, even when he's telling the truth.
A neat little story about some bugs, and a little girl. Happy!
Some leprechauns have no luck at all.