The audio for Animal Tales features two different speakers. Each volume of Animal Tales has one poem and 24 facts about the featured animal and its environment. First, listen to the complete poem; then, you can listen to the two rhyming lines and the matching "facts".
Living with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing. Whether Fudge is throwing a temper tantrum in a shoe store, smearing mashed potatoes on the walls at Hamburger Heaven, or scribbling all over Peter's homework, he's never far from trouble. He's a two-year-old terror who gets away with everything, and Peter's had enough.
A modern fable in humorous verse.
"Fantastic delivery by Lithgow"
Priyanka lived with her grandmother who lived in a large house with a lot of sad memories. Muthashi was angry with the world and was hard on Priyanka who always seemed to be about doing things to annoy her. Then Priyanka found a friend: a turtle who gave her all the love she was craving for. But Keertivarman the turtle fell ill and Priyanka had to make a decision.
Slow but steady Turtle exhibits wisdom, perseverance, and cunning in these world folktales. Full of adventure that's sure to captivate young listeners, these tales hold meaning for all ages. Turtle is alive with possibilities. Living on land and in the water and breathing air, Turtle joins these three elements of creation, becoming symbolic of the earth itself. Always clever, always wise, and ever patient, Turtle never fails to find humor in any situation.
In her first adventure, we learned through the eyes of a small, very curious and spirited terrapin about the joys of going to school. As Trisha Turtle now shares an adventure with Ann Phibian and the Frog family, she finds how useful math can be and how much fun. Trisha Turtle is a lot like all of us - living in shells that grow hard to protect us from the dangers of the world, yet sticking out our necks daily to experience a universe of wonder.
In this trickster tale from Africa, Annasi learns the value of being a good host. He also learns the truth of the old saying, "What goes around comes around."
Beloved award-winning children’s author Cynthia Rylant adds to the touching tale of the Lighthouse Family with The Turtle. Fog descends upon the lighthouse, and Seabold the dog uses the foghorn to warn oncoming ships. Then Seabold and the mouse children, Whistler and Lila, hear a cry for help! Can Pandora the cat figure out a way to save a stranded sea turtle from the cold northern waters?