Shares three stories of children learning how to support each other and be good friends. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.
When Squirrel's car gets stuck, he turns to friends for help. Will he ever get out of the muck?
A little girl steps out into her rainy yard in search of her missing kitten. She discovers a series of charming garden denizens on the way to finding Kitty. After celebrating the glories of a rainy day, the book ends with a heartwarming reunion between girl and cat.
Buffy ran. Jenny ran. And soon everyone is running, too. The chase is on! Where could they be going so fast? Just like all the characters, young readers will scream with pleasure when they find out.
"Will you play with me?" Kara asks everyone, but they're all too busy. But when the little girl finds a big red blanket and starts to play all by herself, her entire family wants to join the fun. Soon, they're all letting their imaginations run free, as the blanket turns into a galloping horse and a slithering snake.
Stella's ready for some fun and games--and Buffy her puppy's the perfect playmate. "Throw...and catch! Throw...and catch." Then, it's time for some doggie tricks. But Buffy will only SIT DOWN and SIT UP: she won't try anything new. But look: here's Stella's friend Sam. Maybe he can help with a stunt or two.
Ink, Wink, and Blink complain they have nothing to do, despite enough toys to keep an army of kids busy. But the three eventually find some hilariously slapstick ways to entertain themselves…and readers, too!
Ms. Vanilla is back and ready to celebrate Valentine's Day. Her whole class makes cards and enjoys a big party. Then the kids read their valentines to the class--but the last one is for someone special!
Mike and Tony do everything together--including a sleepover each Friday. But this week they started a small pillow fight that grew...and grew...and grew. Will this be the end of a beautiful friendship?
When Milo the cat loses his favorite ball of yarn, Mouse offers to help him find it. But Mouse does not seem to understand that a ball is round like a circle--or maybe he is just not letting on? Just as Milo fears that his ball/circle is forever lost, the sneaky mouse rolls it out for him to discover.
Smudge the dog is busy. He has a secret errand to run, and it isn't anybody's business. But not one of his friends listen to his pleas. This charming and disarming story, about a curmudgeon who is loved in spite of himself by his faithful flock of friends, will win over readers of all ages.
A tiny field mouse moves into an abandoned building. One by one, a cat, a rabbit, a frog, and a dog move in with him. "There's always room for one more," says Mouse. After dinner, when it's time to go to sleep, Mouse makes sure each new friend has just the right place to sleep.
Find out what makes Molly, her baby brother, and her friends happy as they go to the beach, have a play date, and finally go to bed.
Little Princess wants to join her friends at the pool. She just needs to get her bathing suit and swim cap, then SPLASH! In she goes for a happy swim day!
Ava is a good swimmer. She’s also a good teammate. When Alonso is afraid of the water, Ava knows just what to do. She and the team mascot help him have fun in the pool! In Ava Kane, In the Lane, you'll be rooting for Ava as she learns about swimming and teamwork!
Diego plays baseball, but he sometimes has trouble focusing on the game. With a good teammate (and some luck!) he learns to keep his eye on the ball. In Diego Chase, Second Base, you'll be rooting for Diego as he learns about baseball and teamwork!
Jayla loves to play soccer. There’s just one problem. Sometimes, she forgets the rules. Luckily, a teammate has a great idea that helps Jayla and the team, too! In Jayla Cole, Queen of the Goal, you'll be rooting for Jayla as she learns about soccer and teamwork!
At gymnastics practice, Omar tries hard and has fun, but some of his moves are still wobbly. He worries that his friends are better at cartwheels and handstands than he is. But then, Omar gets a surprise when he learns there’s a special move that his teammates want to learn from him! In Omar Pratt, On the Mat, you'll be rooting for Omar as he learns about gymnastics and teamwork!
There’s new mystery in the neighborhood. Miss Puffy’s toy mouse is missing. Will Ick and Crud be blamed – or will the doggie duo solve the CATastrophic crime? Book 8 in the series.
Ick and Crud are surprised when to discover the first big snowfall of the season. It’s fun to play in the white fluffy stuff. But then Bob takes the boys to Mrs. Martin’s house to warm up. They can’t wait to get back to their cat-free home! Book 7 in the series.
It's Halloween, the day for spooky ghosts and scary cats! Check out the action as Bob tricks the boys for a Halloween treat. Book 6 in the series.
It's time for Ick and Crud to start school. But who is really learning the lessons? Bob or the boys? Readers will relate to the setbacks and successes of the first day at school.Book 5 in the series.
It's another lazy day in the backyard, and Ick isn't too happy to explore the sound in the woods. But Crud has his back - or does he? Book 4 in the series.
Bob is loading the car for a trip. Yippee! Ick and Crud love to take trips. But suddenly this trip doesn't seem like it will be fun. Book 3 in the series.
Something big is happening in the barn. The animals are all making a fuss. No good dog can resist the chance to sniff out the mystery. Book 2 in the series.