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Harold and Chester could hardly believe it. The Monroe family was going on vacation without them. Bunnicula, the family rabbit, would be boarded with a neighbor. But they, the family's loyal dog and cat, were to be sent away with strangers; they were to spend a week at Chateau Bow-Wow.<P> Chateau Bow-Wow, observed Chester, soon after they arrived, could more properly be called Howliday Inn. Though what was howling, neither of them knew. Chester had his suspicions however; only a werewolf could make that chilling sound.
Fragility was a solid piece of work. But despite her sturdy exterior, Fragility was fragile. Anything and everything hurt her feelings. In the most benign compliment, Fragility heard an insult. No one could even say she looked nice without evoking images of big, squishy cupcakes--since they are also nice--and causing Fragility to flop on the ground and weep. Fragility's friends stop speaking to her for fear of another fit, but Rudy, a very rude bully, has other ideas. In the face of real insults, will Fragility finally learn to take a compliment? This ebook includes audio narration.
When accidents happen to Murdley Gurdson, they are usually his own fault, but when a bird lays an egg on Murdley's head one day, he tries hard to find someone else to blame.
"Lester and artist Munsinger . . . team up again for another rib-tickling, off-the-wall tale." -BooklistMurdley Gurdson is a spectacularly accident-prone boy. He falls into wastebaskets! He drops only the most valuable vases. Worse yet: "Whatever happened, it was usually his fault." One day, as Murdley is taking a walk, a bird lays an egg above him and it splats on his head. How could that really be Murdley's fault? Turns out, it sort of is. Munsinger's hilarious illustrations help make this silly story about cause and effect as lighthearted as it is useful. This read-aloud favorite is now part of a fun hardcover series about life lessons. This ebook includes audio narration as well as a code for free downloadable audio.
Buddy's father had a beautiful big nose. He was a great sniffer. Buddy's mother had beautiful big teeth. She was a great chomper. Buddy had beautiful big ears. It didn't matter. Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have created eight children's books together. Munsinger's unparalleled animal characters and Lester's hysterical text have joined together to create another silly tale about a bunny who just can't seem to listen.
"...this sprightly paced tale amiably nudges kids whose direction-following skills need some honing." --Publishers Weekly"Buddy's father had a beautiful big nose. He was a great sniffer. Buddy's mother had beautiful big teeth. She was a great chomper. Buddy had beautiful big ears. It didn't matter." When someone says squash, Buddy hears wash. Tomatoes, you say? He buys potatoes. One day--because he didn't listen--Buddy accidentally ends up at Scruffy Varmint's scary cave. Unfortunately, he doesn't listen to Scruffy, either...and almost ends up as bunny stew! This delightful cautionary tale is now part of a fun, 8" x 8" hardcover series about life lessons. This ebook includes audio narration as well as a code for free downloadable audio.
Pinkerton Pig always has to be first -- first to eat, first off the bus -- until, running to be first for a sandwich, he finds himself in trouble with the Sand Witch.
"This funny, fetching tale will bring chuckles--and a lesson--to any child with a tendency to echo Pinkerton's cries of 'Me first.'" -Publishers Weekly Pinkerton Pig will do anything to be first--first down the slide, first in line at the trough-a-teria, first on the bus. His pushy ploys backfire on a Pig Scouts hike when he hears the magic words "Would you care for a sandwich?" Little does he know, he's being tricked by a sandcastle-dwelling Sandwitch in need of care! How long will Pinkerton be doomed to powder her warty nose? This cheery look at the dangers of piggishness is now part of a fun hardcover series about life lessons. This ebook includes audio narration as well as a code for free downloadable audio.
Illus. in full color. "Designed for children who are just beginning to read independently, this humorous story has very large print, simple vocabulary, and lively, amusing illustrations. Should be appealing, whether used for reading alone or reading aloud."--Bulletin, Center for Children's Books. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Play is the order of the day for a group of vacationing monkeys determined not to let any silly rules get in their way. But when one monkey too many joins the crowd, everyone's in for some hilarious surprises.
The humor is just absurd enough to make the picture-book set howl along with Hippo and Fluffy." -New York Times Book Review Fluffy the porcupine is unhappy with his name: "So he decided to become fluffier." He climbs a tree and pretends to be a cloud! He even poses as a pillow. (His mother is not pleased when she sits on him.) When Fluffy meets a rhinoceros named Hippo, it puts his plight in perspective...and he makes a friend. This terrific tribute to self-acceptance--complete with the cutest porcupine pictures on the planet--is now part of a fun, hardcover series about life lessons. This ebook includes audio narration as well as a code for free downloadable audio.
Spoiled Princess Penelope cannot get her new parrot to talk, even after threatening it and calling it nasty names. But when Prince Percival comes courting, the parrot gets revenge on the greedy princess in a hilarious and fitting conclusion. This ebook includes audio narration.
Ewetopia is not comfortable in her own wool, and every attempt she makes to impress the other sheep falls flat. So when an invitation to the Woolyones' Costume Ball arives, Ewetopia knows her chance to shine has come at last. After trying on fifty-eight different costumes, she finally finds the perfect one--or so she thinks. But her wolf ensemble turns out to be none too popular with Rambunctious, Ramshackle, and Ramplestiltskin, so Ewetopia finds herself standing all alone again when a stranger enters the room. He is dressed simply as a sheep, but he is so handsome, none of the other sheep notice anything peculiar about his costume choice. Ewecalyptus, Ewetensil, and Heyeywe all look on as the newcomer chooses to dance with none other than Ewetopia. But as they dance across the floor, Ewetopia begins to wonder about her mysterious partner: Why is his growl so deep? Why does he have such long, sharp claws? And why does he keep calling her Mother?!!! This ebook includes audio narration.
David Greenberg's delightfully disgusting Slugs and Bugs! in one digital bind up! There's nothing quite like the thought of a bunch of slugs and bugs to get your skin crawling -- unless it's David Greenberg's irresistibly creepy ideas of what to do with them. These companion volumes take an irreverent look at the world's most misunderstood creatures. Whether for a gourmet recipe or a bit of sibling mischief, the uses dreamed up in Greenberg's subversive verses will delight bug lovers and bug haters alike.
Thirteen witty and wacky poems pose riddles that challenge readers to "Name That Book." With a glass slipper here and a spiderweb there, Lynn Munsinger's adorable illustrations lead young readers to the solutions. From Goodnight Moon to Madeline, children and parents alike will delight in recognizing their most cherished stories.
"A-huff-and-a-puff-and-a-huff-and-a-puff-and-a-huff-and-a-puff" "WHAT'S HAPPENING?" Tacky the penguin wants to know. The Winter Games, that's what's happening. And Tacky and his fellow penguins Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect have to work hard to get in shape so they can represent Team Nice Icy Land in the athletic competitions. After rigorous training, they're ready - but are the games ready for Tacky? Will his antics keep Team Nice Icy Land from winning a medal? From bobsledless racing and ski jumping to speed skating, Tacky lends his unique, exuberant style to each competition. In laugh-out-loud scenes of Tacky and his fellow penguins' athletic debacles, Tacky reminds readers of the underlying joy and enthusiasm that propells athletes to greatness. So get ready to cheer for Team Nice Icy Land and let the games begin!
Tacky and his fellow penguins are off to summer camp in Nice Icy Land to enjoy themselves while Rock Hopping, Line Dancing, and playing Capture the Ice Cube. One night, they gather around the campfire to sing, eat s'mores, and tell scary stories. But after going to bed, something straight out of one of their scary stories pays the sleeping penguins a visit. Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect think they should high-tail it out of there, but it is Tacky-with some unexpected heroics-who saves the day.Includes lyrics to the official Camp Whoopihaha song!
Tacky's perfect friends find him annoying until his odd behavior saves the day. Tacky is an odd bird. He likes to do splashy cannonballs and greet his companions with a loud "What's happening?" In fact, he's something of an eccentric, which wouldn't be a problem if all the other penguins weren't such ...conformists.When intimidating visitors invade their peaceful nice, icy land it'll take a lot more than a bunch of perfect penguins to save the day. Thank goodness Tacky's such an odd bird!
Webster the stork is proud of his work delivering animal babies. But when he crashes into a hot-air balloon, something goes wrong. Soon the bats get a moose and two tiny frog parents receive an enormous newborn elephant!
Bismark the Buffalo is grumpy and unlovable until his friends teach him how to laugh and show him that wearing colorful underwear can be great fun.
The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken each think, "I am the greatest in the world." After a competition full of jealousy, boasting, and reckless spellcasting, they find themselves fleeing from hairy, bumpy, and dotty monsters! While running for their lives, the three rivals realize that they can't defeat the monsters alone, and only by working together can they counter the powerful magic. Safe at last, they can still sometimes compete--but as friends. This magical tale of friendship and teamwork includes audio narration and information on the importance of teamwork!