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After the visitors have left the zoo and the animals have settled down for the night, a mischievous monkey starts a ting-tong rhythm on the marimba and slowly the animals awaken. Lions and llamas samba and cougars and coyotes conga as all the animals join in the fun to create a rollicking fiesta. Infused with Mexican American flavor, MARIMBA! is a unique alphabet book that also introduces the concept of cognates--words in different languages that are similar. Young Spanish speakers will be delighted to find they are already familiar with twenty-six words in English, and English speakers with find they already know some Spanish. Author's note, pronunciation guide, rebus dictionary.
Martha is visiting a farm for the first time. Along with learning new words, Martha loves to learn new skills so she volunteers to help out with the chores. But who knew that would mean rising before the sun? And how was she supposed to know the sheep weren't allowed in the house anyway? She doesn't think she's cut out to be a farm dog--until she's able to raise the alarm that a coyote is on the loose! Fun new vocabulary activities include a word scramble and matching animals game.
Martha has to make a flower delivery to a supposedly haunted house. But who ordered the flowers? Is someone fixing up the house? Or was it truly a ghost Martha saw in the spooky darkness? Whoever or whatever it was, Martha knows she has to follow and protect Helen who has gone to investigate. The question is: who will protect Martha?
After being excluded from Helen's family-tree school project because she isn't a human family member, Martha decides to get in touch with her own roots. What better way to do that than to live in the wild like her wolf ancestors? Martha succeeds in convincing the neighborhood dogs to join her pack, but getting them to stay is a different story. How can sleeping on the cold, hard ground and hunting squirrels compete with comfy armchairs and gourmet dog food dinners? If her dog pack deserts her, will Martha's best friend Helen welcome her back to the family? Includes fun vocabulary-building activities.
Martha always seems to do the wrong thing around Grandma Lucille, like saying the wrong thing at the wrong time or treading on her favorite hat! To prove that she really is a considerate dog, Martha decides to find something extra special for Grandma's birthday. But choosing the right gift for a human is a lot harder than it looks, especially when Martha's idea of the perfect present is a wormy apple or slab of bacon! In the end, Martha learns that thoughtfulness and perserverance count for far more than any gift could.
When Martha's family brings her home from the pound as a puppy, she barks and woofs like any other dog. But after Helen feeds her a bowl of alphabet soup, Martha begins to speak! As readers meet Martha and her family, they'll soon learn how fun and challenging living with a talking dog can be. This book uses picture symbols within the text to help introduce lovable Martha and her fun-loving family and friends to beginning readers. Includes a cut-out flashcard game.
Martha is suprised when her friend Truman wants to run away and invites her to come along. While Martha is always up for an adventure, she knows there's more to the story. She soon learns he's afraid of going to his softball game the next day because he can't catch the ball. If there's anything Martha is an expert at, it's playing catch! With the help of their human and doggy friends, Martha coaches Truman to catch the ball without fear. But will he be good enough for the big game? Includes a matching vocabulary game and fill-in-the-blank word activity.
When TD brings Martha and Skits a new chew toy, the two dogs can't seem to stop fighting over who gets to play with it. Helen soon makes them watch a video (for babies!) about sharing and even threatens to take it away unless they can reach an agreement. After talks for trading toys break down, Martha comes up with a novel solution to the problem . . . will Helen be satisfied? Includes fun vocabulary-building activities.
Children ages 0-4 can join Paul, Judy, and Bunny as they have fun helping Mummy and Daddy in this first-ever Little Golden Book based on the children's classic pat the bunny!
Maybelle was a cable car a San Francisco cable car. . . She rang her gong and sang her song from early morn till late at night. . . . By recounting the actual events in San Francisco's effort to keep the city's cable cars running, this classic story illustrates how the voice of the people can be heard in the true spirit of democracy. Virginia Lee Burton's original art for Maybelle the Cable Car was retrieved from the archives of the San Francisco Public Library to re-create this edition with all the vibrant charm of the original, which was published in 1952.
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