Brushing Your Teeth Can Be Fun: And Lots of Other Good Ideas for How to Grow Up Healthy, Strong, and Smartby Munro Leaf
How is Munro Leaf so successful in getting children to see it as it is? He talks to them straight. Now Leaf talks straight about an issue near and dear to parents everywhere: their children's health. In this 1943 classic (originally titled Health Can Be Fun), the bestselling author of How to Behave and Why and Manners Can Be Fun helps boys and girls understand why they should drink their milk, eat their vegetables, get exercise, go to bed on time, brush their teeth, keep clean, and a dozen other things both big and small that are important in building up strong, healthy, and happy bodies. With his trademark stick figure drawings and witty text, Leaf leaves his audience in no doubt that not only can health be fun, but good sense as well. Peals of mirthful laughter are sure to be heard from little readers, along with some big ones who will find this humorous hygiene handbook an indispensable aid in the all-too-familiar nighttime (come to think of it, all the time) war with their children about the merits of keeping good health. You can't afford not to give your child this book!
Have you ever uncovered a hidden treasure of a book while browsing in some forgotten corner of a bookstore? I happened across How to Behave and Why in this fashion. Initially I was delighted by its bold red-and-black cover design, so simple and yet so arresting, and its charming stick-figure illustrations. It wasn't until I had read the book that I discovered its most enchanting feature: This book doesn't teach the most recent or fashionable etiquette of the day; it encourages a spirit of cooperation among people and a humanity that applies to societies the world over. This lesson is classic and timeless. I hope How to Behave and Why enchants you as it enchants me.
This children's book concisely explains which forms of grammar are the correct ones to use, and why.
Story about the human race and their relationships with each other. It tells about thinkers, leaders, makers, doers, and selfish cheaters.
Author Munro Leaf teaches children when to shake hands, how to use good manners, and takes a humorous look at what kinds of bad manners we should never use.
Noodle is a little dog who's very long from front to back and very short from top to bottom, which makes it hard for him to dig for bones. Then one day, Noodle finds a wishbone, and the dog fairy arrives with a whirr and a flip-flap of wings to grant him a wish. "What size and shape do you want to be?" A sweet story of self-acceptance, Noodle is a classic from children's book greats Munro Leaf, author of The Story of Ferdinand, and Ludwig Bemelmans, creator of Madeline. Originally published in 1937, Noodle is back to delight a new generation.
First published in 1953, "Reading Can Be Fun" has lessons as timely and enduring today as they were then. In his signature style of stick-figure drawings and wholesome text, Leaf demonstrates that reading really can be fun and educational at the same time. With humorous explanations and illustrations children will chuckle while processing the fundamental reasons for learning to read. Books can be best friends, they are the source for good ideas, they are a vehicle for exploring faraway places and meeting all kinds of people, and they help boys and girls get ready to become grownups. Profoundly affecting, reading is a powerful tool in shaping a child's path to confident, happy adulthood.
This funny but un-politically correct book shows children what happens when we do not be have safely.
Learn why we have night and day, why birds can fly but we fall back to the ground, and why sometimes water is a liquid and sometimes is a solid.
Ferdinand is the world's most peaceful--and--beloved little bull. While all of the other bulls snort, leap, and butt their heads, Ferdinand is content to just sit and smell the flowers under his favorite cork tree. Leaf's simple storytelling paired with Lawson's pen-and-ink drawings make "The Story of Ferdinand" a true classic.
A Caldecott Honor Book by the creators of the beloved Story of Ferdinand; Wee Gillis lives in Scotland. He is an orphan, and he spends half of each year with his mother's people in the lowlands, while the other half finds him in the highlands with his father's kin. Both sides of Gillis's family are eager for him to settle down and adopt their ways. In the lowlands, he is taught to herd cattle, learning how to call them to him in even the heaviest of evening fogs. In the rocky highlands, he stalks stags from outcrop to outcrop, holding his breath so as not to make a sound. Wee Gillis is a quick study, and he soon picks up what his elders can teach him. And yet he is unprepared when the day comes for him to decide, once and for all, whether it will be the lowlands or the highlands that he will call his home. Robert Lawson and Munro Leaf's classic picture book is a tribute to the powers of the imagination...
Who cares if people leave trash on the sidewalk, parks, roads or anywhere? Author Munro Leaf tells why we should all care.
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