Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk go the blueberries into the pail of a little girl named Sal who - try as she might - just can't seem to pick as fast as she eats. Robert McCloskey's classic is a magical tale of the irrepressible curiosity - not to mention appetite - of youth. Sal and her mother set off in search of blueberries for the winter at the same time as a mother bear and her cub. A quiet comedy of errors ensues when the young ones wander off and absentmindedly trail the wrong mothers.
"Awesome for 3 yr olds"
Starting and ending with adorable ducklings, this 60-year old story is still as charming today as it was when Viking first published it in 1941. A true classic, Make Way for Ducklings is sure to win yet another generation of fans!
"What My 5 Year Old Thinks..."
Welcome to Centerburg! Where you can win a hundred dollars by eating all the doughnuts you want; where houses are built in a day; and where a boy named Homer Price can foil four slick bandits using nothing but his wits and pet skunk. The comic genius of Robert McCloskey and his wry look at small-town America has kept readers in stitches for generations!
"Narrator's fake accent a huge turnoff"
Centerburg is a small town somewhere in Middle America, but there is nothing ordinary about it. Something unusual is always going on. And you can be sure Homer Price is in the center of things, putting them right with his own brand of common sense. There’s the time Uncle Hercules takes the Gravitty-Bitties challenge. He almost retires from his famous storytelling then and there except for Homer’s quick thinking. And when Dulcy plants some valuable seeds he has just inherited, he puts the whole town - maybe even the whole country - at risk. But Homer’s ingenious solution saves the day.
Burt catches himself a lot more than a fish when he and his trusty boat, the Tidely-Idely, put out to sea. A whale of a tale!
"Oops! I downloaded a children's book by mistake!"
Lovely watercolor paintings capture the sights and sounds of nature on a Maine Island.
A doughnut machine goes berserk, and Homer is up to his ears in doughnuts - and fun!
"Just one story"
This is the story of an exciting day on a Maine island - and the thrill of a loose tooth.
"One of my son's favorite books"
Homer Price lives about two miles out of Centerburg, somewhere in the Midwest. He keeps busy with school or sweeping out cabins at his parents’ tourist camp. But somehow one thing always leads to another - and he finds himself in the midst of a rib-tickling adventure. The day Homer tames a friendly skunk, he doesn’t expect his new pet to get mixed up with dangerous robbers. How can he know that the whole town will get in an uproar when he runs his uncle’s automatic doughnut machine? And who would ever believe that he could discover the secret of The Super-Duper?
"A set of fun short stories!"
A doughnut machine goes berserk, and Homer is up to his ears in doughnuts - and fun! Audio version features author Robert McCloskey reading "The Case of the Cosmic Comic", "The Doughnuts" and "Nothing New Under the Sun (Hardly)".
"Not all the stories!"
Lentil's harmonica playing saves the day when calamity threatens the homecoming celebration for the leading citizen of Alto, Ohio.
A collection of classics from the award-winning author, starting with One Morning in Maine and Time of Wonder and culminating in Make Way for Ducklings, the official children's book of Massachusetts. Published in 1941, it tells of a mallard family that comes to live in a pond in the Public Garden in the center of Boston, Massachusetts and how a friendly policeman stops traffic when the mother takes her eight ducklings across the street.
In this timeless tale of family life, Mr. and Mrs. Mallard find the perfect spot to raise their young in Boston's Public Garden.
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard are searching for a safe place to raise their ducklings. But everywhere they look there is danger. In the woods are hungry foxes. And dangerous turtles swim in the water. So they fly on towards Boston. They hunt everywhere in the city: on Beacon Hill, around the State House, and in Louisburg Square. Finally they find the perfect place. But how will they move their eight fuzzy ducklings?
A little girl and a little bear on a blueberry picking trip get all mixed up with each other's mothers on a lovely hillside in Maine.
"Fond child hood memories"
Time of Wonder follows the activities of two children spending their summer vacation on an island off the coast of Maine.
One summer day, young Sal and her mother climb Blueberry Hill to pick berries from the many bushes growing there. As her mother fills the pail, Sal fills her tummy with the juicy blueberries. On the other side of the hill, a mother bear and her cub are enjoying the berries, too. Both Sal and the bear cub get tired, though. And when they stop to rest, their mothers keep climbing the hill. The resulting mixup is an adventure that highlights the universal curiosity of children - and the eternal patience of moms. Ever since it was published over 50 years ago, this timeless story has been a beloved favorite of children and their parents.
Based on a prize-winning picture book of an Aboriginal folktale, this audiobook tells of the conflict in Dreamtime between the Injim Quinkins and the Timara Quinkins. The bad Injims steal children and take them to their caves but the Timaras save the children in the end.