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.
A pirate captain wants to water ski. Guess who gets to row the boat?
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.
A frog and a hog get into a spat that turns into a full-blown feud, until the judge lays down the law.
An imposter shows up for Groundhog Day and angers Puxatawny Phil.
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.
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.
A song about one of mother nature's greatest mysteries.
Ziggy sure got a different kind of sleep-over when he went to Moogie's house. But maybe this is an experience kids would love to have.
Pigmund Freud diagnoses a patient's fear of mustard, pickles and rye bread.
Our bungling band of bucaneers nearly meet their match when they go against Jekyl & Hyde.
What a mysterious creature the Quangle Wangle is. And, my, what a big hat he has.
A limerick story about an arrogant swami who is humbled in the end.
A fascinating look at one of the oldest, most diverse groups of animals on Earth.
A Peruvian folk tale told with pictures as well as words. Interesting concept which will expand a child's horizons of thought.