Here are four of your favorite Arnold Lobel stories together in one audio collection! From Owl's surprising house-guest to the small pig's quest for the perfect mud puddle, Arnold Lobel's stories are filled with one-of-a-kind characters, and more than a little silliness too.
"Great for young children"
Francine needs a new bike, but all her parents can give her is her dad's old one...and it is ancient. When the bike disappears, Francine thinks her problem is solved, but she soon finds herself anything but relieved.
A pig flying through marshmallow clouds to a marzipan moon? A camel pirouetting through the desert? Where can a listener find such marvelous things but in a fable? In this collection, short, original fables with fresh, unexpected morals poke subtle fun at human foibles through the antics of animals.
Leon and the Spitting Image is about a hotel full of animals. It's about an evil ice maker. It's about glass eyeballs and human catapults. It's about really old panty hose and Possibly Fake Hair.
As Grasshopper sets out to follow a road, he meets some unusual characters.
"Not For the 0-4 group"
In Arthur's Mystery Envelope, it looks like trouble when the principal asks Arthur to take home a large envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL. In Arthur and the Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club, Arthur and his pals can't wait for the next book in the Scare-Your-Pants-Off series, only to find out when the book arrives at the library that the series has been banned!
"Plain pasta for the brain"
Welcome to Owl's cozy home. Owl lives by himself in a warm little house. One evening he invites Winter to sit by the fire. Another time, he finds strange bumps in his bedroom. And when Owl goes for a walk one night, he makes a friend that follows him all the way home.
After the success of his highly-acclaimed Thank You for Smoking, Buckley returns to the strange land of Washington D.C. in a millennial comedy of manners about aliens and pundits...and how much they both have in common."
In Arthur Makes the Team, Arthur is thrilled to make the Little League team but worries that he won't be able to play as well as all his friends. At practice, he acts like a klutz, nad Francine won't let him forget it. The first game creeps closer...will Arthur be able to show his teammates they can count on him?
Discovered by his daughter, Adrianne Lobel, The Frogs and Toads All Sang has the same warmth, compassion, and humor that is found in his best-loved work. Brimming with sweet silliness, this new book reminds us why Arnold Lobel's characters continue to be so popular years after debut.
While his mother and father are away, a little elephant goes to visit his uncle. And what a time they have! Uncle Elephant makes wishes come true, tells amazing stories, and trumpets the dawn. The visit is perfect, except for one thing-it ends much too soon.
Muffy is so sure that Francine cannot be nice for an entire week that she bets her Princess Peach watch on it, and now it is up to Francine to keep her temper.
The gang is so excited when they get coveted tickets to the BINKY concert. And now, Arthur is in for the chance of a lifetime. But will he realize that not sharing the excitement with his friends will make for a hollow experience?
From Caldecott Medalist Arnold Lobel (1933-1987) comes another brand-new collection of rhyming stories - this time featuring a unique assortment of owls and pigs. Discovered by his daughter, Adrianne Lobel, Odd Owls & Stout Pigs: A Book of Nonsense is full of the same humor and wit that is found in Lobel's beloved Frog and Toad stories. This new collection will tickle kids once more and create another generation of Arnold Lobel devotees.
After Arthur calls Francine a marshmallow, she refuses to speak to him. Then Mr. Ratburn pairs them up for a homework project. They reluctantly go to the library for research and, when the library closes, find themselves locked in. Will Arthur and Francine set aside their differences and work together to find a way out?
After Fern and Sue Ellen take a popularity test in a magazine for teenage girls, the two start changing, leaving their friends longing for the old Fern and Sue Ellen to return.
When Arthur's third-grade class goes hunting for fossils at Rainbow Rock State Park, Buster actually finds one. There's just one problem: he wants to keep it. Can Arthur persuade Buster to return the important discovery, or will it stay buried forever in the back of Buster's closet?
When it comes to square dancing, there's no better pair than Arthur and Francine. But does one of them have a different idea of what it means to be partners?
Arthur's friend Buster is searching for a crime to solve. So when the quarters Arthur has collected for Mrs. MacGrady's charity drive mysteriously disappear, Buster is committed to cracking the case. Will Buster be able to prove Arthur's innocence so that he can attend the class picnic?
After the farmer's wife cleans up all of his good, soft mud, Small Pig decides to run away. He's sure to find a better pigpen in the city. But once there, the puddle he thought was mud is not mud at all! And now this small pig has one BIG problem.