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From the book: Alice the Fairy uses her magic wand to change frogs into princes and things like that. She can also make leaves fall from trees and turn oatmeal into cake. Sometimes she can even disappear! Being a fairy is very useful - even if your spells don't always come out right. But best of all, you get to use your imagination! And what could be more fun?
Camilla just wants to fit in at school, so much that she is willing to do anything. If it means not eating her favorite vegetable, lima beans, she will give them up. She starts out with a case of stripes that eventually makes her become whatever someone imagines is wrong with her. It is only when Camilla embraces what she truly loves that she returns to being a regular little girl. 34 pages.
"What we have here is a bad case of stripes. One of the worst I've ever seen!" Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in ... a bad case of stripes! Shannon's story is a good poke in the eye of conformity ... and his empathetic, vivid artwork keeps perfect pace with the tale.
Now it is David's turn to speak, and it turns out that "no" is a big part of his vocabulary. Of course, when his mom says "no", it's because she worries about his safety and she wants him to grow up to be a good person. Deep down, she's really saying, "I love you". But when David says "no," it usually means "I don't want to get in trouble!"
There are lots of rules in school. "Don't chew gum. Don't talk without raising your hand..." and many more. David learns that only when he does a good job will his teacher say yes. When he draws on his desk, shouts out an answer, and runs to the head of the lunch line, he hears lots of "no's."
When Duck finds a good book, he tells all of his animal friends to come and see it. They all doubt that Duck can read. But, when he shows them the book, they believe that they can read too!
One day down on the farm, Duck got a wild idea. "I bet I could ride a bike!" he thought. At first he rode very slowly, and he wobbled a lot, but it was fun! A duck on a bike? From Sheep to Horse to Chicken to Goat, everyone in the barnyard has something to say about Duck's zany idea. But what are they really thinking? And what will happen next?
Follow Fergus as he experiences the perfect doggy day -- well, except for his bath, of course! From chasing cats and motorcycles to being scratched on his favorite "tickle spot," David Shannon's newest sweet and silly character will inspire young readers to laugh out loud at his mischievous antics. Fans of Shannon's previous books will love reading all about this naughty but lovable dog!
When Braid Beard's pirate crew invites Jeremy Jacob to join their voyage, he jumps right on board. Buried treasure, sea chanteys, pirate talk--who wouldn't go along? Soon Jeremy Jacob knows all about being a pirate. He throws his food across the table and his manners to the wind. He hollers like thunder and laughs off bedtime. It's the heave-ho, blow-the-man-down, very best time of his life. Until he finds out what pirates don't do--no reading bedtime stories, no tucking kids in. . . . Maybe being a pirate isn't so great after all.
When David Shannon was five years old, he wrote and illustrated his first book. On every page were these words: "No, David!... and a picture of David doing things he was not supposed to do. Now David is all grown up. But some things never change ...
Spencer has too many toys. He has robots, puzzles, board games, stuffed animals, and plastic action figures. Toys spill out of every drawer and closet and clutter the floor of every room. Have you ever tried to get to your kitchen and tripped over a race car? Spencer's house has become hazardous. Something has to be done! Come along as Spencer tries to persuade his mother to keep them all-because every single toy is his favorite. In the end, it's not a store-bought toy but the give-away box itself that captures Spencer's attention. Once again, award-winner David Shannon proves that an entertaining story and your own imagination are the very best toys of all!
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