What do you get when you cross The Little Red Hen with a burro and his friends? Burro's Tortillas! In this humorous Southwestern retelling of a childhood favorite, Burro finds it difficult to get any help from his friends as he diligently works to turn corn into tortillas. Young children will love the repetition; older children will enjoy the audiobook's many puns. In addition to its Southwestern "flavor", the delightful story imparts an accurate picture of the traditional way that tortillas are made.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a wolf? What would you do in the cold winter months? Where would you sleep? What would you eat? Spend a year in the world of wolves in One Wolf Howls. This adventurous children's audiobook uses the months of the year and the numbers one through 12 to introduce children to the behavior of wolves in natural settings. From January to December, howl, frolic, and dance while learning important lessons!
This fascinating story influenced by Native American folktales explains why the moon changes shape and helps children deal with bullies. After the sun insults and bullies her, the moon feels so badly hurt that she shrinks and leaves the sky. The moon turns to a comet and her many friends on Earth to comfort her. Her friends include rabbits and Native Americans. Then she regains her full shape, happiness, and self-esteem. The moon also returns to her orbit.
Imaginations will soar from the forest floor up through the canopy and back down again, following the circle of life in this clever adaptation of the song "The Green Grass Grew All Around". The jungle comes alive as children learn about a wide variety of the animals (jaguars, emerald tree boas, leafcutter ants, sloths, poison dart frogs, toucans, and bats) and plants (kapok trees, liana vines, and bromeliads) living in the lush Amazon rainforest.
This touching story of a father and child's nighttime excursion to watch a meteor shower is told through the eyes of a child in awe of the night world. Rockliff's vivid descriptions make listeners feel as though they, too, are watching the tiny bits of other, distant worlds blazing into our own.
What if Jack and Jill had been playing on a nice soft sand dune instead of that treacherous hill? And suppose Mary's pet wasn't really a lamb. What if Mary had a little...clam? Those questions - and more - are gleefully answered in Mother Osprey: Nursery Rhymes for Buoys & Gulls. This collection retells Mother Goose rhymes and celebrates America's coastlines and waterways - from sea to shining sea.
Modeled after The Wizard of Oz, this enchanting story describes a young giraffe who suffers from a fear of heights. On his way to the doctor, he befriends a monkey who is afraid of climbing and a hippo who is afraid of water. What causes the three new friends to face and overcome their fears?
Baby Bat loves his cave home and never wants to leave. While practicing flapping his wings one night, he falls, and Pluribus Packrat rescues him. They then explore the deepest, darkest corners of the cave, where they meet amazing animals - animals that don't need eyes to see or colors to hide from enemies. Baby Bat learns how important bats are to the cave habitat and how other cave-living critters rely on bats for food. Will Baby Bat finally venture out of the cave to help the other animals?
It isn't always easy being a moose, but this young moose has a special, joke-telling friend to keep him company and to help him find his way. Join Moose, Magpie, and some of their other animal friends as they frolic through a year of changes. Learn what the Liberty Bell and the moose have in common or why the moose crosses the road. Laugh along with Moose and Magpie, and learn something while you are at it.
The Tree That Bear Climbed is a creative twist on the classic The House That Jack Built. Young listeners and early readers will love the rhythmic repetition as they learn about the many parts of a tree. Beginning with the roots that anchor the tree, this cumulative verse story climbs to a surprise ending. Why is bear so eager to climb the tree, and what happens when he gets to the top?
While at play with his dog, Newton, a young boy discovers the laws of force and motion in his everyday activities. Told in rhyme, Lynne Mayer's Newton and Me follows these best friends on an adventure as they apply physics to throwing a ball, pulling a wagon, riding a bike, and much more. They will realize that Newton's laws of motion describe experiences they have every day, and they will recognize how forces affect the objects around them.
The forest animals are surprised when a volcano suddenly explodes, covering the land in gritty, warm ash and rocks that make it unlivable for many plants and animals. Gopher survives in his underground burrow with food to eat. How does Gopher help bring life back to the mountain?
Seasons change in the ocean much as they do on land. Spring brings new plants and baby animals, summer oceans glow with sparkly plankton lights, and autumn winds blow across the open water. In winter the humpback whales migrate to warmer waters, just as some land animals move to warmer climates.
Like humans, animals can get sick or hurt. People visit doctors. Pets see veterinarians. What happens to wild animals when they are injured, become ill, or are orphaned? Often, wildlife rehabilitators are called to their rescue. This audio journal takes listeners behind the scenes at four different wildlife rehabilitation centers. Fall in love with these backyard animals as they are nursed back to health and released back to the wild when possible.
Where else could you stay dry while visiting aquatic animals from around the world? Only in an aquarium can you visit and learn about all these different local and exotic animals. Aquarium staff care for and teach about these animals as well as work to conserve and protect threatened and endangered species. Follow this behind-the-scenes audio journal as it leads you into the wondrous world of aquariums and the animal helpers who work there.
When a strange creature appears after the big rains, Australian animals wonder what he could be! His fur, feet, tail, and ducklike bill remind each animal of something different. But with a "down-under" spirit, they all pitch in to help him discover where he belongs. Kersplatypus is the story of one creature's journey to find his place in the world and how he sometimes falls flat on the way there.
When a young child decides to build a fort in the backyard, Grandpa comes forward to help. But they can't do it alone - they get help from the six simple machines: lever, pulley, inclined plane, wheel and axle, screw, and wedge. Told in cumulative rhyme, similar to The House That Jack Built, listeners follow the building process to completion and discover the surprise reason it was built.
Little turtle was lost! Free from his egg, he climbed out into a big, beautiful new world. Lost and alone, he wondered - where did he really belong? The bear told him to live in the woods; the frog said, "The swamp!" But turtle just didn't feel at home. He needed help, but where could he turn?
Snails and sea slugs use sea slime. But did you know that coral and clownfish need slime, too? Marine scientist Ellen Prager takes us deep into the sea to introduce us to fascinating and bizarre animals that use slime to capture their food, protect themselves from harm, or even move from place to place in their underwater environment.
Count backward from 10 to one during one of the most colorful times of year: fall. Learn about the bright, colorful leaves and the trees from which they fall: aspen, birch, maple, oak, chestnut, linden, pine, beech, dogwood, and sweet gum. Discover the animals who frolic in the crisp, autumn air as they get ready for the approaching cold winter. The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes: plant parts, leaves - the shape of it all, and what plants are good for.