- Arthur Writes a Story
- Big Sarah's Little Boots
- The Paper Bag Princess
Arthur's original story for Rathburn's class proves much better than the one that used everyone else's 'good ideas',
Arthur's homework is to write a story. DW says the story of how he got Pal was boring. So Arthur tries to adopt everyone else's best parts. In the end his class presentation is ridiculous. Mr. Ratburn asks for the original story, which turns out to be the best. Unfortunately it is not clear that Arthur's second handedness was the problem.
This unique story shows a child thinking: Sarah has outgrown her boots and, after a struggle to stretch them, realizes that growing up is natural, happy and irreversible.
Sarah's wonderful old rain boots wouldn't fit her feet. Nothing she tried made them bigger. The dog pulled on them, she filled them with rocks, and she planted them in the ground. Mathew inherited them, to Sarah's annoyance, and her mother bought her new ones. When Mathew worried her boots would shrink for him too, what would Sarah say? The illustrations show Sarah's thought processes and her appropriate, emotional, reactions delightfully.
Princess Elizabeth uses her distinctly independent judgment to face a Dragon and her betrothed.
Princess Elizabeth's castle is destroyed by a dragon that also kidnaps her betrothed. She sets out to rescue the Prince. A smart judge of character, she manipulates the dragon by appealing to his vanity, to rescue Prince Ronald. Watch out for the surprise ending! The bold illustrations successfully convey the Elizabeth's bold character ...& the fun!