The baker gets a huge shock when the giant pancake he is making leaps off the frying pan and rolls off into town! The butcher and the candlestick maker help give chase. But when a giant sniffs out the tasty pancake, he chases them all! The only escape is on the river, but how can they stay afloat?
In this version of the classic fairy tale, the shepherd boy who cried "wolf" is watching a herd of stunt-jumping sheep! He must save the day when no one comes to rescue little Red Riding Hood from the Big Bad Wolf!
Thumbelina dreams of being a model on the catwalk. She has big dreams of stardom…but not very much luck at getting noticed! Then a local fashion show comes to town. Could this be her big chance?
In a terrific twist on the original tale of The Gingerbread Man, follow the amazing Ninjabread Man as he dips and dives out of danger!
In this classic twist on the traditional fairy tale, meet Brownilocks the bear. She gets hungry while she's out for a walk in the woods and finds a tasty surprise! Three delicious bowls of cornflakes have been left out for breakfast, but what happens when Mom, Dad, and Sam come home?
Little Red Hen knows something is wrong when she sees the bulldozers arrive on the farm! How can she find out what the farmer is up to when the other animals are all too lazy to help!
In this classic fairy tale, retold with a twist, Hansel and Gretel are eat a lot of junk food and aren't very active. Their father, the woodcutter, plans a trip for them to the woods for exercise. But the children get lost and discover a hungry - but health-conscious - witch!
In this classic fairy tale, retold with a twist, the Prince of Pop is driving through the forest when he hears a stunning voice singing. It's Rapunzel! The only problem is she is locked in a tower by a witch. Can he free her and make Rapunzel into his next big pop star?
In this classic fairy tale, retold with a twist, a funny little man with an unusual name appears when the poor cheesemaker's daughter needs his help. He makes her beautiful for a ball, but what will he ask for in return?
A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviors, and origins of unicorns, the spiral-horned mythological creatures known for their benevolence. Also included is a story from folklore about a unicorn’s generosity.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviors, and origins of leprechauns, the small, humanlike mythological creatures known for their mischievousness. Also included is a story from folklore about how a leprechaun tricked a farmer.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviors, and origins of mermaids, the aquatic mythological creatures known for their singing. Also included is a story from folklore about how a mermaid returned a beggar’s kindness.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviors, and origins of dragons, the scaly mythological creatures known for their ability to fly. Also included is a story from folklore about the defeat of a dragon named Lindwurm.
A countdown of five of the most intriguing dragons provides thrills as readers learn about the legendary characteristics of these mythical creatures.
A countdown of five of the most intriguing mermaid sightings provides thrills as readers learn about the legendary characteristics of these mythical creatures.
A countdown of five of the most intriguing unicorn encounters provides thrills as readers learn about the legendary characteristics of these mythical creatures.
A countdown of five of the most intriguing vampires provides thrills as readers learn about the legendary characteristics of these mythical creatures.
David and the Tooth Fairy resolve a misunderstanding.
The townspeople have run out of apples but the monster demands an apple pie every day . . . who can help?
Can the young messenger help a great sculptor create a statue for the king?
Fairy tales! A young fairy becomes selfish and loses her powers. Can she earn them back? Curley needs clean uniforms to deliver mail, but the dry cleaner is closed for the week. His sister supplies him with fairy tale costumes to make his mail deliveries! A lazy man is visited by a lazy fairy godmother, and an ambitious girl finds a job along with a fantastic adventure! Stories by Marjorie R. Sheffer, Linda Kao, Bradford H. Robie, and Maggie Murphy.
Retold versions of several classic tales including Rapunzel and The Steadfast Tin Soldier will delight readers.
What do you get when you cross The Little Red Hen with a burro and his friends? Burro's Tortillas! In this humorous Southwestern retelling of a childhood favorite, Burro finds it difficult to get any help from his friends as he diligently works to turn corn into tortillas. Young children will love the repetition; older children will enjoy the book's many puns. In addition to its Southwestern "flavor," the delightful story imparts an accurate picture of the traditional way that tortillas are made. A Spanish/English glossary and a simple recipe for making tortillas are included in the "For Creative Minds" section.
When a good-hearted poor peasant gives her last loaf of bread to a beggar, she is given a corn seed in return. Imagine the peasant woman’s surprise when in the morning a beautiful flower appears with a tiny young lady inside its petals. The peasant woman names her Thumbelina. Find out what happens when an old ugly frog takes Thumbelina to be his son’s wife. A happy ending adds interest to this fairy tale and encourages a lifelong love for reading.
Ten beautifully illustrated stories tell classic fairy tales from different cultures of princes and princesses. Familiar fairy tales include Snow White, Rapunzel, The Frog Prince, and The Princess and the Pea from Germany and Scandinavia. Tales from other cultures include: Rhodopis, from Egypt; The Lake Princess, from China; and Princess of the Mist, a Native legend from Canada. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.