Meet young Melvin (the future Mel Blanc of Looney Tunes fame) as he drives everyone a little nuts with the noisy soundtrack to his day-to-day life. Melvin is an imaginative and noisy little boy who grows up to be Mel Blanc, Looney Tunes cartoon character pioneer and the voice behind Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Woody Woodpecker, the Tasmanian Devil, and so many more familiar personalities. Readers are treated to a typical day for young Melvin, when ordinary tasks like getting ready for school, riding the bus, and completing his chores are charged with sound effects and accompanied by his own personal soundtrack. His knack for making funny noises and using the versatility of his voice was like no other - much to the relief of his teachers. Penned by Blanc's daughter-in-law, this first-person fiction-based-in-reality story is a fun romp and is sure to inspire young readers to turn trouble into triumph!
Lovable Lola is back in this imaginative sequel to the best-selling LOLA AT THE LIBRARY. Lola loves to go to the library with her daddy. Every night she reads a new story, and the next day, she acts it out. One day she's a fairy princess, the next day she goes on a trip to Lagos! She becomes a tiger, a farmer, a pilot...what will Lola be next? Children and adults will love following along with Lola's adventures. LOLA LOVES STORIES celebrates imaginative thinking and the importance of books as a way to inspire young minds.
We all know how much Lola loves books. In this third book in the Lola series (LOLA AT THE LIBRARY and LOLA LOVES STORIES), Lola has a new baby brother and she can’t wait to share her love of reading with him. Lola gets ready for little Leo’s arrival by reading books about brothers and sisters and picking out the perfect stories that she just knows her little brother will love. Even when her mom’s tummy gets "bigger and bigger," and even when she’s tired, Mom makes sure there is time for Lola and her stories. When the baby is finally here, Lola takes on the role of big sister - she helps her mommy and daddy around the house and tells Leo stories to cheer him up when he cries. LOLA READS TO LEO proves that it’s never too early to become a reader!
A pirate captain wants to water ski. Guess who gets to row the boat?
A very short version of the fairy tale classic about a young woman, a handsome prince and a pair of glass slippers.
A trip by a little steam loco, with all its bells and whistles working fine, and even a cow in meadow adding her "moo!" to enrich this simple story.
A condensed version of a classic Aesop fable with the moral: Slow and steady wins the race.
A classic tale of an arrogant gingerbread man who can outrun everyone, but can't out-think a sly fox.
Our bungling band of bucaneers go in search of a beautiful princess to kiss their froggy captain and nearly find one.
A condensed version of a classic Aesop fable with the moral: Even the smallest of goods deeds is rewarded.
The Rooster and the Fox; The Wolf and the Kid; The Sheep and the Kid; The Donkey and the Load of Salt; The Peacock.
If you think puns are the lowest form of humor, wait'll you hear this one.
Bobo is a baby elephant who doesn't want to grow up. But when he discovers how brave he can be, he's proud to make the leap from baby to child.
Mighty Bookworm interviews a gaudy grasshopper on this humorous talk show for and about bugs.
A frog and a hog get into a spat that turns into a full-blown feud, until the judge lays down the law.
It's ghoulish fun when a pile of dry bones comes to life and teaches some popular dance steps.
An imposter shows up for Groundhog Day and angers Puxatawny Phil.
A fly buzzing around a donkey's head sets off a chain of events that leads to a cow in the cabbage patch.
Three little critters that make just the kind of mess kids dream of - and they are having fun, too!
This cat goes beyond the call of duty to keep the mice and roaches in order in this cute little poem by T.S. Eliot.
You have never seen - and never will, anywhere else - such mixed-up critters as these. Kids will delight in them!
The king is not a fussy man, but he is very particular about what he has for breakfast.
While mother is away getting food, baby owl wanders away from the burrow, and the adventure begins.
10 of Jan Vermeer's most famous paintings are used to tell a story about a fleeting moment in time. A brief biography of the artist is included.
Why do we so often want to be something we are not? Even mermaids seem to share this attribute.