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Little Red Hen is a time-tested cautionary tale about how we reap what we sow. When the hen asks a cat, dog, and mouse for help planting some wheat, she gets no takers: "and#8216;Not I!and#8217; said the cat. and#8216;Not I!and#8217; said the dog. and#8216;Not I!and#8217; said the mouse." They wonand#8217;t water, cut, or grind the wheat . . . or help bake a cake with it, either. So guess who eats the cake by herself in the end? The Caldecott Honor artist Paul Galdoneand#8217;s delightfully detailed ink and wash illustrationsand#8212;packed with charming detailsand#8212;add plenty of sly humor to the well-loved story that not only offers a sage message but also shows children what it takes to make a cake from the ground up!
Galdone's dynamic, amusing pictures add much humor to the familiar tale of the industrious hen and lazy cat, dog, and mouse.
Spoiled Princess Penelope cannot get her new parrot to talk, even after threatening it and calling it nasty names. But when Prince Percival comes courting, the parrot gets revenge on the greedy princess in a hilarious and fitting conclusion.
Fragility, a solid and sensitive hippo, learns how to take a compliment after mistaking her friend's praises as insults. Features bonus downloadable audio.
Fragility the hippo is solid on the outside and fragile on the inside. In every compliment, Fragility hears an insult. If someone says she looks nice, she hears that she looks like a big, squishy cupcakeand#8212;since cupcakes are also nice. But soon, Rudy the bully comes along to insult her for real. In the face of these insults, will Fragility realize the difference between a jab and a compliment?
This lively, hilarious tale is now part of a fun, value-priced 8" x 8" hardcover series about life lessons.
Includes downloadable audio!
"The delightfully droll humor is carried out in whimsical watercolor illustrations." School Library Journal Spoiled Princess Penelope's new parrot simply wont talk, even when she rattles its cage, calls it names, and threatens to chain it up. But when Prince Percival comes courting, the clever parrot surprises them both when he opens his beak at exactly the wrong time! This new addition to the Laugh-Along Lessons series is about the importance of speaking carefully and kindly. Includes a parent/teacher discussion guide and downloadable audio!
About the Author
Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.
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