When a rat moves into Benito's store, his customers go elsewhere. Benito needs a boa constrictor to get rid of his problem, but how will he find the right one?
Miss Prudence's attempt to save her prized pansies from a hungry pig leads her on a mad ride--on piggy back--through the city.
Young readers will discover the wonderful world of relative sizes--an important stepping stone to early math skills, when they meet Small, Medium, Large and their friends in this super-sized learning adventure featuring a double gatefold that can hardly contain all the fun!
A modern day version of King Midas' Touch. When the gumball machine delivers a ring instead of bubble gum, Peggy can't hide her disappointment. After turning the ring round and round on her finger, a genie appears and grants her one wish for the "sweet touch."
After observing his mother use a stick to fish for termites in an anthill, a young chimpanzee learns how to do the same.
A cricket, a rat, and a bat live happily in a dark cave. Each one has a unique way of navigating without light, but one day, an explorer enters the cave and brings light. Written in rhyme, this is a good beginner reader.
A hunter has trained his dog to retrieve sticks; so that when he goes hunting the dog will retrieve the ducks he shoots. The tenderhearted dog brings the hunter sticks and carries the wounded birds to a safe haven to recuperate. When the hunter discovers what his dog is doing he changes his ways and helps his dog nurse the birds and releases them when they are well.
Inspired by the need for environmental protection, Brian Wildsmith explores what would happen if Professor Noah were able to build a spaceship to remove animals from their endangered habitats and find them pristine forest homes.
At least one sibling in each family shown in this book has a disability. And like all siblings they play, squablle, and work together to solve their differences.
Four easy-to-read stories in one book featuring Pinwheel, the donkey, and many of his friends will engage beginning readers from cover to cover.
The Socksnatcher family is secretly living in the Perkins family's cellar. They rely upon the Perkin's smelly socks to add flavor to their soup. But the cat has discovered their secret hiding place!
Jim's "Strongest Man in the World!" costume gives him the confidence he needs to stand up to a third-grade bully and save the day.
A fanciful adaptation of a Turkish folktale that tells the story of a poor villager, a donkey, and a wise man whose clever plan outwits a tyrannical Mongol ruler.
From A to Z--from alligator to zebra--young readers will learn the alphabet while they learn the names and a few facts about the animals.
When Jim returns to school after his dog, Muffins, has died, his friends try to comfort him, but Jim wants to be left alone. His classmates are hurt by his rejection, but their teacher explains that Jim needs time to himself. An excellent book for a child who has lost a pet.
After wondering about the new girl's hijab, the class learns just how much they all have in common.
Although the children are told to send a card to everyone in their class, George gets fewer cards than everyone else. But his classmates quickly rally round and successfully cheer him up.
Little witches abound in this rollicking, rhyming adventure that features all of the fun, fantasy, and treats--but none of the tricks--of a Halloween night to remember!
When it's dinnertime at home, Zachary wishes he didn't have to help. When he visits his multi-ethnic friends, he is not asked to help, but discovers the many foods and traditions of their culture. He returns home eager to share his traditions with them, and to help with the chores!
Often mistaken for a rat . . . or, worse yet, a meal, Valentino is a guinea pig trying to find a home where he can live happily ever after. He runs away from his native home in Bolivia as a stowaway and he has many adventures until good fortune lands him in a pet shop. Soon after, he finally meets Maddie--a little girl with a lot of love to share who is hoping for the perfect pet. Who says dreams never do come true or there's no such thing as a happy ending? Just ask Valentino and Maddie!
A week of fun begins when Mrs. Calamari and her many cats move into a new apartment and the landlord--who has lost his glasses--declares "No cats are allowed!"
On a very hot day at the beach, Tim "sails" off to the North Pole to get his grandpa an iceberg. But when Tim arrives back at the beach the surprise is not what he expected it to be!
Little ones will soon settle down for bedtime just like Little Sea Otter as she snuggles with Mama in a cozy bed of sea kelp and calls good night to all her ocean friends.
Captivating and unusual images that adorn buildings, from musical instruments to a pencil, and a big wheel with wings will invite children to look closely at buildings in their own neighborhoods and to want to learn more about them.
Donkeys, boars, geese, and even elephants! These are some of the fascinating animals that decorate the buildings in our cities. Introduced by simple rhyming text, vibrant photographs and playful illustrations, this book invites children (and adults) to look up and around and discover the urban zoo that shares their city.