Max is the hero of this beloved children's classic in which he makes mischief, sails away, tames the wild things, and returns home for supper.
"a must listen!"
A hungry fox with a toothache begs a mouse dentist to relieve his pain in this modern-day fable.
Sylvester is transformed into a rock by a magic pebble and remains that way until he encounters his unsuspecting parents.
Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker's daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn't feeling so well and can't possibly deliver the beautiful ball gown she's made for the duchess to wear that very evening. So plucky Irene volunteers to get the gown to the palace on time, in spite of the fierce snowstorm that's brewing - quite an errand for a little girl. But where there's a will, there's a way, as Irene proves in the danger-fraught adventure that follows.
"Perseverance in the Face of Adversity"
Before Shrek made it on the silver screen, there was William Steig's SHREK!, a book about an ordinary ogre who leaves his swampy childhood home to go out and see the world. Ordinary, that is, if a foul and hideous being who ends up marrying the most stunningly ugly princess on the surface of the planet is what you consider ordinary. SHREK! can be found in this collection of six modern classics by Steig, along with stories concerning creatures ordinary and extraordinary.
"Not like the movie...but better!"
Abelard Hassam di Chirico Flint - Abel, for short - is a rich and silly mouse. He spends most of his days just having fun, going to picnics with his wife, playing croquet with friends, and dancing at parties. Unlike most other mice, Abel has never had to work for anything. All that changes one blustery fall day when his wife’s scarf flutters away in a gust of wind. Abel races off to rescue it and is swept away in a rainstorm. When the storm is over, Abel finds himself washed up a deserted island.
It's a bright and beautiful spring day, and Pearl, a pig, is dawdling on her way home from school. Most unexpectedly, she strikes up an acquaintance with a small bone. Pearl and the bone immediately take a liking to each other, and before you know it she is on her way home with the bone in her purse, left open so they can continue their conversation. Won't her parents be surprised when she introduces her talking bone!
"Best Kids' Book On Audible"
It's time for a change, so Dominic packs his collection of hats and his piccolo and heads out, letting the world take him where it may. When Dominic encounters members of the Doomsday Gang, he easily foils their attempt to rob him. Legend of his victory quickly spreads, and each new friend Dominic meets tells him a story of their own less-fortunate meeting with the villains, and asks for help from the heroic dog. But can one lone dog bring down an entire band of hooligans?
With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small. His expertise is so great that his fortunate patients never feel any pain. Since he's a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat "dangerous" animals -that is, animals who have a taste for mice. But one day a fox shows up and begs for relief from the tooth that's killing him. How can the kindhearted De Sotos turn him away? But how can they make sure that the fox doesn't give in to his baser instincts once his tooth is fixed?
Before Shrek made it big on the silver screen, there was William Steig's Shrek!, a book about an ordinary ogre who leaves his swampy childhood home to go out and see the world. Ordinary, that is, if a foul and hideous being who ends up marrying the most stunningly ugly princess on the planet is what you consider ordinary.
The New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year for 1973 and an ALA Notable Book, The Real Thief is the story of Gawain, a most honorable goose. Trustworthy and proud, Gawain is given the keys to the king’s Royal Treasury and put in charge of security. When rubies begin to disappear, and the world-famous Kalikak diamond vanishes, it looks as if someone is sacking the treasury. Only the king and Gawain have the keys - and why would the king steal from himself?
Spinky is convinced that his family hates him and goes off to sulk in his hammock. His brother and sister try to make amends. His mom even brings him a beautiful tray of food. But nothing can get Spinky to stop sulking - not even a circus passing by on his street! Will Spinky ever cheer up?
"Teaches kids to understand their feelings"
Sylvester is a rock collector. One day he finds a magic pebble that makes wishes come true. He rushes home to share his good fortune with his parents. On the way, he’s frightened by a hungry lion and quickly asks the pebble to turn him into a rock, so the lion can’t eat him. It works - but there sits Sylvester on Strawberry Hill with no way to hold the pebble to wish himself back into a donkey. Seasons come and go as Sylvester’s parents desperately search for him....
Irene summons up her courage in the face of a fierce snowstorm when her mother falls ill and Irene must deliver a ball gown to the duchess.
"Great read aloud story"
When Caleb finds himself transformed into a dog and is unable to tell his wife his true identity, he decides to become her companion.
Abelardo Hassam di Chirico Pedernal, de la familia de los Pedernales , de Musgania, está pasando una espléndida tarde saboreando champán con su adorable esposa, Amanda, de picnic bajo un frondoso árbol, divirtiéndose con una partida de croquet y, en general, viviendo la vida propia de un ratón de abolengo, cuando ocurre algo inesperado. Se desencadena una lluvia borrascosa y el viento le arranca a Amanda el precioso pañuelo de gasa que lleveba al cuello.
Galván es un ganso muy honorable y importante. El monta guardia afuera de la Tesorería Real; sólo él y el Rey Basilio tienen las llaves para abrir la puerta del tesoro. Pero un día Galván descubre que han desaparecido 29 rubíes. Siendo un ganso responsable, le comunica al Rey la desapari-ción de las joyas; días más tarde descubre que faltan más joyas. Cuando el mundial-mente famoso diamante Kalikak también desaparece, el Rey decide de que es hora de resolver el problema.
Wizzil the witch is very, very bored. When her bossy parrot suggests that she find someone to bother, Wizzil turns herself into a fly and buzzes off to do some mischief to the funky Frimp family. But mischief has a way of backfiring, and one spell often leads to another. It’s not long before Wizzil has changed so much, she can hardly recognize herself. The zany witch’s misadventures, and the sunny conclusion to her story, will quickly have you laughing out loud.
It's a bright and beautiful spring day, and Pearl, a pig, is dawdling on her way home from school. Most unexpectedly, she strikes up an acquaintance with a small bone. "You talk?" says Pearl. "In any language," says the bone. "And I can imitate any sound there is." (Its former owner was a witch.) Pearl and the bone immediately take a liking to each other, and before you know it she is on her way home with the bone in her purse, left open so they can continue their conversation. Won't her parents be surprised when she introduces her talking bone!