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!
What can you serve but never eat? A volleyball! When your team is down and out, sometimes the only thing you have is humor. Using sports jokes, puns, riddles, and rhymes, this riotous book helps readers learn how to understand the culture of humor and how to use it in their own writing.
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!
Why did the chicken cross the road? The answers are as varied and as funny as chickens themselves. Using clever animal jokes, puns, riddles, fantastic images, rhymes, and more, this book examines animal humor in everyday life. Readers will learn how humor is shaped by language and culture and be motivated to use it in their own writing.
Laughter is a universal language. Using jokes, puns, riddles, fantastic images, rhymes, and more, this book examines humor around the world. Readers will learn how humor is shaped by language and culture and how being a "cultural insider" can help you understand humor in another language or country.
Vampire jokes, insect humor…we often make fun of the things that creep us out. This cringe-worthy book examines how our funny bones are sometimes tweaked by fright. Using jokes, puns, riddles, and rhymes, readers will learn how to harness their own fears and slay them with jokes.
Melinda is struggling to find a birthday present for her Dad. What do you get a pirate who has everything?! Her brother Ricky starts to cause trouble and before you know it the two of them get themselves into terrible danger.
There is a full moon and Frankie the cat is feeling rather strange. Then something quite incredible suddenly starts to happen!
When three boys all run away from home to try and live like pirates, life is easy at first. Then they meet Bonnie-Ann who trains them like real pirates. But their real talent turns out to be more musical.
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?
Zamboni's curiosity gets the best of him and he finds himself in the middle of a hockey game!
Billy unknowingly carries his guinea pig, Zamboni, to school in his backpack. Zamboni's escape and the commotion he causes are humorously described as he scurries his way through the school cafeteria.
Ashley can take care of lots of pets, but can she really take care of a pet elephant?
Brewster has a sore throat, and his crow won't go. Can his friends help him wake Farmer Dell up?
Most of the time she is good Princess Rosebud. But when there's a hole in her sock, or her sweater is itchy, or–ick!–the peas on her plate are smushed up right next to the carrots, this strong-willed little miss becomes the picky and prickly Princess Fussy. Sound Familiar? The clever rendition of The Princess and the Pea offers a funny, insightful reflection of how important having certain things be "just so" can be to certain kids. Everyone will cheer the surprising twist that reveals why Rosebud cannot get comfy at bedtime. Is it simply the return of Princess Fussy? Or might there be a more royal reason for her finicky convictions?
Grandmas get their due in this companion to 40 Uses for a Grandpa. "Don't be surprised when little ones demand to take Grandma and Grandpa through these books, page by charming page," declares Cricket magazine. From one to forty-one, great grandmothers are celebrated in this perfect-for-giving-and-getting homage.
Daughters come in all colors, sizes, and shapes, with all kinds of enthusiasms, abilities, and talents. But whether they're acting as the family's computer guru, movie critic, taste tester, fashionista, tennis partner, or dog walker, or are just using up all the cell phone minutes, every daughter is special. Deborah Zemke's whimsical illustrations show families from all walks of life.
Three sisters love jelly beans and discover a fun surprise in this cute children's book from Nancy Streza.
Twelve Terribly Active Princesses who were not Exactly Dancing is a “fractured fairy tale” that imagines what would happen in the twelve dancing princesses were actually sneaking into a fairy world in order to play baseball. In this fun and beautifully illustrated story, the 12 princesses take their baseball skills to the next level when an unassuming young field manager stumbles on to their secret.