The complete Newfangled Fairy Tales all in one book!This collection of twenty contemporary fairy tales puts a delightful new spin on classic stories and themes. The Big Bad Wolf is running a successful scam on Little Red's Grandma until Little Red catches him in the act. The Three Bears invade Goldy's house because their forest home is being stripped to build a super highway. A clever princess pays a dragon to lose a fight so she can marry the man she loves. Michelle Koszlowski desperately wants to be a princess until her wish comes true and she discovers what a pain royal life can be. The Little Tailor brags to everyone about his bravery until a giant comes along and teaches him a lesson. Rapunzel is held captive in a high-rise apartment by an urban witch who owns a pizza parlor. Hansel is so obsessed with candy that he steals Gretel's piggy bank and runs off to the Old Witch's Candy Factory. because their forest home is being stripped to build a super highway. A Prince refuses to marry any of the grumpy princesses who lost sleep because there were peas under their mattresses. A clever princess pays a dragon to lose a fight so she can marry the man she loves.
No More Homework! No More Tests! includes the funniest poems about school ever collected in one book. <P><P> These hilarious poems were written by a number of poets, including Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, David L. Harrison, Colin McNaughton, Carol Diggory Shields, Kalli Dakos, and Bruce Lansky. Sillier than a teacher with hiccups, funnier than toilet paper stuck to the bottom of the principal's shoe, it is certain to have readers laughing by the first page. <P> This book puts the cool back in school and makes students WANT to write and read poetry. Appropriate for Grades 1-6, and Ages 5-12.
Gobs of giggles, ladles of laughter! This revised collection of funny poems by beloved poets such as Bruce Lansky, Kenn Nesbitt, Robert Pottle, Eric Ode, Ted Scheu, and Dave Crawley will have both kid-size and grownup-size readers rolling in the aisles with laughter!
Twelve-year-old amateur sleuths, and best friends, Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams love to solve cases. They invite readers to follow the clues and sketches to solve crimes in their hometown of Lakewood Hills. All of the books in the "Can You Solve the Mystery" series contain 9-10 short mysteries. Readers are given written clues as well as visual clues to help them solve the crime. The answers and a brief wrap-up are given in the back of the book. The Secret of the Long-Lost Cousin; The Case of the Disappearing Diamonds; The Mystery of the Helpful Professor; The Case of the Daisy Dispute; The Case of the Bouncing Check; The Mystery of the Hardware Heist; The Case of Lucy's Lost Lemonade; The Mystery of the Missing Money; The Case of the Bashed Boss; The Secret of the Ancient Treasure. Part 1: The Black Cave
The very best baby name book just got better! Now with more than 60,000 popular and unusual names for boys and girls, this book provides expectant parents with abundant information on names, including origins, meanings, variations, fascinating facts, and famous namesakes. The following helpful features make finding the perfect name for your baby fun and easy: -- "Baby Name Guru" Bruce Lansky provides advice on how to choose a name for your baby and how to customize a popular name -- Popular names from around the world, including thousands of French, English, Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, German, Scottish, Welsh, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Scandanavian, Polish, Native American, Hawaiian, African, and Hindi names -- Icons to identify names used for both boys and girls -- Over 5,000 names African-American families often choose for their children -- Over 5,000 names that Hispanic families commonly use -- More than 300 fun lists to help you brainstorm names, including a list of names celebrities are choosing for their children -- Stereotypes of commonly used names -- Plans for a name-the-baby shower by Becky Long, author of Themed Baby Showers The most useful, helpful, and fun collection of names on the market!
Summer days are here again!Here are over forty sidesplitting poems about summer vacation, covering everything from the much-anticipated last day of school to family road trips, wacky days at summer camp, learning how to swim, dizzying roller coaster rides, fun-filled days at the beach, and finally, the dreaded first day of the new school year. These hilarious poems written by Bruce Lansky, Kenn Nesbitt, Robert Pottle, Eric Ode, and Neal Levin, and the rest of the all-star gang of Giggle Poets are sure to make you count the days until summer vacation begins!Beach Book Festival Award (Honorable Mention Finalist: Children's Books), USA Book News (Best Books Award Finalist), Moonbeam Children's Book Awards (Children's Poetry Gold Award).
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