An outrageously funny tale of how rumors can make a student create a monster of any teacher!
When the class plans to visit the library for the first time, the students prepare themselves for the worst. Imagine their surprise, when they are welcomed to a warm and friendly place, where a smiling librarian invites them to explore some of the fun and funny books they have to offer.
Since its publication in 1952, Charlotte's Web has become one of America's best-loved children's books. For fifty years, this timeless story of the pig named Wilbur and the wise spider named Charlotte who saved him has continued to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. This 1953 Newbery Honor Book comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself.
Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!
"fanciful fun for five-year-olds"
Sixth grader Greg Heffley doesn't understand his annoying younger brother, obnoxious older one, or well-meaning parents. But he knows enough to record his daily thoughts in a manly journal - not some girly diary. In a unique novel brimming with laugh-out-loud moments, Greg chronicles his first turbulent year of middle school.
"You need the cartoons!"
The day-to-day existence of a little fly that wants to be a superhero and who is not afraid to dream big, really big!
Every August, Henry, his parents, and his big dog Mudge go camping. This year they are going to Bear Lake. They will cook food over a campfire and sleep in a tent. Henry hopes he sees a deer or a raccoon. But he isn't sure he wants to see a bear. After they set up camp, Henry and Mudge explore the woods and enjoy the lake. Henry and his parents eat hot dogs for dinner while Mudge chews on a big log. That night, as they all look up in the sky, they see thousands of stars. And when they go to sleep, they dream happy dreams.
When Horrible Harry starts third grade, he expects everything will be familiar. He is sure he will have the same teacher, the same class, and the same room. But when he walks through the door the first day, he discovers that the school is as unfamiliar as Mars! Soon Harry and the other students in Room 3B are sharing their souvenirs from the summer. Everyone is trying to read the cursive writing on the bulletin board. Some things haven’t changed, though. Harry is planning to bring his creepy, crawly pet to school.
Boy and fly meet and so begins a very funny friendship in this tale filled with hyperbole, puns, and slapstick from Tedd Arnold.
"It draws you in."
Stanley arrives at school, all set to celebrate Crazy Hair Day, only to find out he has mixed up the date with School Picture Day. In this uplifting story of friendship and kindness, what starts out as a worst-ever experience takes a surprising turn as Stanley's best friend and his classmates concoct a creative show of solidarity.
In January, there's a lot of snow on the ground. One day when Henry and his big dog Mudge go outside to play, they see a sign in a store window. It says: SNOWMAN CONTEST, SATURDAY AT THE PARK. Henry runs home to tell his dad. On Saturday, the park is filled with people building all kinds of fancy snowmen. There are many dogs there, too. While Mudge makes friends, Henry and his dad get to work. They will need to make a very unusual snowman to win this contest!
"cute, short and expensive"
Suzy Kline continues the adventures of Horrible Harry - a delightful series for young readers. Now that Harry’s friends in Room 3B have learned to love mysteries almost as much as he, Harry challenges them to discover where he’s hidden his suitcase. As the children take turns figuring out what the clues mean, they trek to various locations outside of the classroom. But will things go wrong before they reach their prize?
There is a new gym teacher coming to school. The kids say he is a real monster! Imagine their surprise when they discover he is a regular guy… and they actually like gym.
©1994 Mike Thaler (P)2009 Weston Woods
Filmmaker and artist in Los Angeles.
I cracked up so much listening to this. At the end there's an interview from the creators which was kind of fun.
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