The first Siamese cats were probably bred around 500 years ago in Siam, the country that is now called Thailand. Some legends say that the cats lived in temples and were owned only by royalty. Today, the Siamese is one of the most popular cat breeds in the United States. Siamese cats are known as good communicators with an unusually loud meow. They're also smart and can be trained to obey commands such as "sit" and "stay." Some Siamese cats will even walk on a leash! Full of amazing, real-life stories, Siamese: Talk to Me! recounts the breed's history, personality, suitability as a pet, and the special characteristics that set it apart from other breeds. Cat lovers will agree that it's the purr-fect read!
In The Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas preparations for a doomed stage production of the classic ballet goes from terribly bad to ridiculously worse. Sick stagehands, renegade cats, and crashing Christmas trees have everyone sure that the show won't go on. But it's Christmas Eve and help is on the way! Told in verse with wonderful whimsical illustrations, this story hits all the right notes for holiday reading.
Super Crazy Cat Dance creator Aron Nels Steinke is back, and now he's gone to the dogs! All aboard for the Super Duper Dog Park, an awesome amusement park where dogs ride bikes, fly kites, and have an unforgettable day!
A kindergarten-level introduction to wetlands, covering their climate, plant and animal life, and defining features.
A kindergarten-level introduction to sheep, covering their growth process, behaviors, the farms they call home, and such defining features as their woolly fleece.
In this gentle riddle of a tale, a well-loved horse recounts its adventures and various riders throughout the long years of its curiously restricted yet imaginatively rich life.
A lonely bear who lives in a magical tree provides shelter for countless animals in his fuzzy, furry hat as they all withstand a deluge and become forever friends.
A kindergarten-level introduction to rainforests, covering their climate, plant and animal life, and such defining features as their tall trees.
A sweetly poetic tribute to the interconnectedness of creatures and the natural world as well as humans and our loving relationships with one another is delicately rendered by artist Monique Felix.
A kindergarten-level introduction to rescue boats, covering their divers, equipment, role in rescuing, and such defining features as their lights.
A kindergarten-level introduction to worms, covering their growth process, behaviors, the ground they call home, and such defining features as their bands.
Within the pages of this wordless title, two mice chew their way through seemingly empty pages to reveal a host of opposite situations—until they both get wet.
Children's author and illustrator Etienne Delessert tells the story of Eglantine Besson, the woman who became his mother, and of the glass that came to represent their relationship.
Cartoonist Elwood H. Smith presents a comical rhyming story in which a mysterious animal narrator challenges readers to figure out its identity by explaining which kinds of animal it is not.
In this lighthearted counting book, 10 animated numerals take turns introducing themselves, gradually filling up empty pages with chickens, airplanes, dancing frogs, and more.
Imaginative creatures present all the colors of the rainbow, identify primary colors, and illustrate how three colors can make countless others in this one-of-a-kind introduction.
Detailed illustrations and simple text are paired within a board book format to introduce young readers to the sounds and relative speeds of six modes of transportation.
Within the pages of this wordless title, two mice pull lettered scraps of paper through a hole in a page and have fun laying out all the letters of the alphabet.
Within the pages of this wordless title, an inventive mouse that is inspired by birds and aircraft shows creativity in turning a sheet of paper into a flying pinwheel.
Victor Dickens hates to read, and nothing can change his mind. Or can it? How about a parrot with a peg leg? Or a rabbit with black barn boots? Or a field mouse with gold coins? Anything can happen on the whimsical, wonderful night when a little boy with a stubborn hatred of books discovers that printed words can take on lives of their own. Created by the talented tandem of Rita Marshall and Etienne Delessert, I Hate to Read! won the 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award upon its original publication.
Creative Editions is proud to reissue these cleverly illustrated books, which have charmed countless browsers over the years. Each story begins with a curious mouse that eats its way into a book and, discovering a canvas for adventure, uses its ingenuity to turn the blank sheets of paper into something more. Watch as the little rodent is joined by a whole group of gnawing mice that turns scraps of paper into a counting lesson in The Numbers.
Tall City,Wide Country, by renowned illustrator Seymour Chwast, invites young readers to pack their bags for a journey from a rural environment to an urban landscape. Enjoy panoramic illustrations of broad cows, expansive sunshine, and seemingly endless horizons ... then turn the book sideways and do some bigcity sightseeing, taking in vertical parades, towering skyscrapers, and highrising elevators. Light on words but big on charm, this unique picture book is a trip worth taking!
As one lost, little chick searches for its mother among groups of barnyard animals, it involves readers in a delightfully simple counting exercise using the numbers one through ten.
The lowest level Sammy book foreshadows the later books in the Sammy series.
Part glittery counting book, part endearing daddy-daughter story! A favorite childhood activity—catching fireflies—glows from the pages of this story, plus counting. Lilting rhymes chronicle a little girl's capture and release of fireflies, one by one, capped off by a collection of fascinating firefly facts.