Piper and Percy get a parrot for a pet. They try to get it to talk, but it's a very quiet parrot. They try to teach her to talk. They even offer her a pancake, but the bird still has nothing to say! When Percy is practicing piano, the parrot begins to sing. Their parrot loves music!
When Hank leaves his bike in the driveway to be run over by his dad, he needs to help pay for a new one. But Hank is a kid. What can he do? Pet-sitting sounds easy! When an early snow comes, Elliott asks Hank to feed the deer behind his house. Hank puts out the food, but where are the deer?
When Hank leaves his bike in the driveway to be run over by his dad, he needs to help pay for a new one. But Hank is a kid. What can he do? Pet-sitting sounds easy! Otis is back! But Ben drops him off at Hank's during a storm and Otis dashes off in fear. Can Hank and Janie find him before Ben returns?
One day, Piper has a very bad day at pirate school. She can't find her silver eye patch. She drops her lunch overboard. She falls down in wooden leg practice. Piper can't wait for the day to be over! But when their teacher loses his golden compass, Piper is the one who finds it.
When Hank leaves his bike in the driveway to be run over by his dad, he needs to help pay for a new one. But Hank is a kid. What can he do? Pet-sitting sounds easy! Janie asks Hank to watch her parrot Pete. Hank feels like a pirate! But Pete talks too much. And can Hank keep up with the mess?
When Hank leaves his bike in the driveway to be run over by his dad, he needs to help pay for a new one. But Hank is a kid. What can he do? Pet-sitting sounds easy! When Melissa asks Hank to watch her chicks for the weekend it sounds like fun! But the chicks follow Ralph from their brooder box. Can Hank get them back in their box?
Carmen is keeping the tooth fairy busy. She's lost her two front teeth, and now one of her bottom teeth is wiggling every which way. But Carlos can't even get one tooth to wiggle, even a tiny bit. He hasn't had a single visit from the tooth fairy. Find out how Carlos and Carmen take care of Carlos's tooth trouble.
How do fleas travel? They itch-hike! And what is a mouse's favorite game? Hide and squeak! Kids will love using these jokes to bug their friends.
What is a cyclops's favorite dessert? Eye scream! What do you get when you cross a vampire and a duck? Quack-ula! These jokes and puns will leave kids roaring with laughter, groaning like a zombie, or both at once.
What stinky fun: these entertaining verses talk about smelly stuff, like onions and skunks--and good things, such as pizza and peanut butter too. From "Whoever Sau-sage a Thing?" to "Fresh Fish," it's pure aromatic amusement sure to appeal to any kid's sense of humor.
A rollicking, rhyming description of the ins and outs, and ups and downs of every family. The upbeat text is certain to bring smiles and chuckles to everyone, because everybody has family, and everybody likes to moan and groan about family life, and laugh at it, too.
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!