Cross The Little Red Hen with a burro and his friends and you get a humorous Southwestern retelling of a childhood favorite, Burro finds it hard 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 book s many puns. In addition to its Southwestern flavor, the delightful story imparts an accurate picture of the traditional way that tortillas are made.
Dangerous animals from all over the world gather for the Most Dangerous Animal of All Contest. Snakes, spiders, sharks...who will the winner be? Deadly poison, huge teeth, razor-sharp horns, and fearsome feet are just a few of the ways that animals kill. Predators mean to kill. Prey simply defend themselves. And yet, the unexpected Most Deadly Animal doesn't mean any harm! Don't let the suspense kill you.
In this adaptation of The Emperor s New Clothes, Mayor Peacock declares he will hire a tornado tamer to protect the town. After a long search, Travis arrives to fill the position and this trickster weasel has a plan. He will build a very special, transparent cover to protect the town. Travis' magical cover is so transparent that only those smart enough can even see it. Mouse is doubtful, but his questions are brushed off. Months later, the cover has been hung and Travis has been paid a hefty sum, but a tornado is in the distance and the town is in its path. Will the magic cover protect the town?
A young boy transforms his neighborhood by performing one good deed for his neighbor, which leads to a chain of kind and helpful actions.
WINNER CHRISTOPHER AWARD for the picture book that most "affirms the highest values of the human spirit."