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It's a spring morning on the farm. Grandma is happy the grandkids are visiting--they've picked just the right day!--and Grandpa is fixing breakfast. Suddenly his grandson reports that the cows have got loose! He thinks Big Brown Bessie just stepped on a goose! "Good gracious," Grandpa says as he pours himself a glass of milk. When his granddaughter shouts the chickens are out, Grandpa cooks up some eggs. "Pigs broke the gate." Grandpa fries bacon. Why is Grandpa so cool? Because he knows the kids are trying to play an April Fool's trick! Teresa Bateman's rollicking rhyme and Nadine Bernard Westcott's rib-tickling pictures make for riotous April Fool's Day fun. The author lives in Washington State. The illustrator lives in Massachusetts.
It's a spring morning on the farm. Grandpa is fixing breakfast for his visiting grandkids. Suddenly his grandson reports that the cows have got loose! He thinks Big Brown Bessie just stepped on a goose! But Grandpa isn't at all upset at this news- he just pours himself a glass of milk! Why is Grandpa so cool? Because he knows the kids are trying to play an April Fool's trick! And then Grandma steps in with a trick of her own.
Lotty Raccoon is excited. This year she has a new teacher, new backpack, and new shoes. But her enthusiasm quickly wanes when Grant Grizzly begins bullying her. At the advice of her brother and sister, Lotty tries ignoring Grant and making a joke of it all, but neither approach works. When her parents hear about Grant, Lotty's dad talks to the teacher. Although the teacher speaks to Grant and Lotty, now Grant just bullies her when no adult is around. After talking to her family again, Lotty comes up with an idea. She notices other kids are being bullied by Grant, too. She gathers everyone together and they form a club--The Bully Blockers Club. Now when Grant tries to bully someone, the other kids speak up. That gets an adult's attention, and Grant stops his bullying!
On an icy, December night, three puppies are rescued from the side of the road and taken to an animal shelter. Ruff and Tuff have a plan to ensure that their sister, Penny, finds a home for Christmas, even if they can't. But with the help of an older dog named Brownie, the puppies learn the true meaning of Christmas . . . and find a home for all four of them just in time.
Outside of ancient Syracuse on the island of Sicily, there lived a cruel ruler named Dionysius. He trusted no one. Nearby lived two best friends, Damon and Pythias. One day Pythias spoke out against Dionysius, who quickly ordered his execution, to take place in one month. Pythias wanted to return to his elderly parents to say goodbye and arrange for their care. Dionysius laughed, not trusting that Pythias would return.Damon stood up and offered to take Pythias's place until he returned. The ruler agreed only after stipulating that if Pythias did not come back, Damon would die instead. When the execution day arrived, Pythias had not returned, but Damon still believed that his friend would be there if he could. Just in time, Pythias ran in, offering up his own life for his friend's.
What happens when Mom is gone and all the animals get the flu? Easy Reader
A cute farm story about a boy who helps his mom on the farm. When mom goes out of town, the animals come down with the flu one by one. He takes care of each group of animals, moving them to the house. In the end, it is the boy who has the flu and the animals are taking care of him. There are lots of KA-CHOOOOs in this book!
In the rainforest, where Argentina meets Brazil, a frog with a very big mouth catches an enormous fly. Impressed with himself, he sets out along the path to find someone else to amaze. "I've eaten the biggest FLY in the whole world!" he brags. "Don't you wish you were ME?" The Frog with the Big Mouth brags to a toucan, a coati, and a capybara. (None of whom have eaten enormous flies--too bad!) And then, wanting to brag just a little longer, he comes across a large speckled creature with sharp teeth--it's a jaguar. Guess what jaguars like to eat? Teresa Bateman's comical retelling, accompanied by Will Terry's vibrant artwork, will leave children asking for more. A note contains additional information about the South American rainforest animals in the story. Versions of this story appear all over the world, but the real big-mouthed frogs, nicknamed Pacman frogs, live in South America. The author lives in Washington State. The illustrator lives in Utah.
Gus loves being a turkey, that is, until his friends tell him about Thanksgiving. Pilgrims--no problem; feast--NO WAY! So Gus heads south, the way birds do, to escape being part of someone's dinner. He's surprised to see where he ends up, but most of all he's surprised to find he's a Pilgrim, too! Teresa Bateman's spunky Gus is perfectly captured by Ellen Sasaki's sassy pictures. Children will laugh at loud at this new turkey tale, perfect for Thanksgiving and story hours year-round. The author is from Washington State. The illustrator is from California.
As we all know, Paul Bunyan was born big and kept on growing. As a boy, sometimes it was hard not having someone his own size around. As an adult, it was hard to make friends, too, and even with the company of his pet ox, Babe, Paul was sometimes lonely. When Hals Halson, another giant of a man, challenges Paul to a fight to determine the best lumberjack, Paul wins the day . . . and a new friend!
On Valentine's Day poor Polly piglet searches all over the barnyard, but can't find the perfect valenswine. She's just about to give up, but is it possible that the right valenswine was under her snout all along?
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