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"
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."
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.
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.
As Grasshopper sets out to follow a road, he meets some unusual characters.
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.
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.
Arthur wants to enter a jingle in the Crunch Cereal Contest, but he can't seem to come up with anything. Just when he's about to give up he hears D.W. singing a catchy tune. But can he call that jingle his and enter it in the contest?
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"
One fateful day, Brother Ty - a failed, alcoholic Wall Street trader who had retreated to a monastery - decided to let God be his broker. He saved his monastery and discovered the Seven and a Half Laws of spiritual and financial growth. Now, for the first time, Brother Ty reveals his secrets and tells you how you can get God to be your broker.
"An entertaining fiction"
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?
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.
What can possibly be in the sealed envelope Mr. Ratburn sent home with Arthur? Arthur is so worried he can't even eat or sleep. Whatever it is he's done...he's sure it can't be good.
Arthur and his pals can't wait for the next book in the Scare-Your-Pants-Off series, until they learn that a parents' group is trying to ban the popular books. The gang learns about standing up for what's right as they get help from a surprising source.
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.
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.
At Prunella's half-birthday party, her sister unveils a fortune-telling cootie catcher that seems to be able to predict the future.
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?
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?
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.