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92

Rikki Tikki Tavi

A rescued pet mongoose saves his human family from cobras.
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A mongoose battles two devious and deadly Cobras, that are bent on destroying a human family that had saved him from drowning.

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85

The Maggie B.

One needs to have a comfortable 'place' in their lives.
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This simple story is literary art for children at bedtime:  every child should have a 'life' on their own Maggie B.

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85

The Little Mermaid — Disney video

Disney's Little Mermaid tells children life can be joy, whereas Hans Christian Anderson says it is forlorn pain.
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Preferring human over mermaid values, Ariel puts her soul in the control of a treacherous sea-witch to become a human maiden so she can earn Prince Eric's love.

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83

Like A Windy Day

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A little girl wants to be as dynamic as the wind, and we see the fun things to know about wind.

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83

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon shows that life is about taking control of one's environment.
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Harold's world is a blank slate through which he learns to draw his own experiences, with a purple crayon.

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81

The Wild Baby Goes to Sea

A little fantasy story of heroism, for a little boy.
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A little boy pretends to be the heroic captain of his ocean going craft –a wooden crate with an apron sail– keeping his crew safe through terrible storms, even rescuing lost souls.

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80

Pockets

Pockets tells of how one woman brought color and livliness to a dull townspeople.
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A mysterious sylph –a seamstress– instills beauty and a romantic view of life into the lives of austere villagers, via their pockets! [Image shows villagers surprise at her arrival.}

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79

Jungle Drums

Jungle Drums sends a strong message of "be careful what you wish for, you just might get it"!
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Thanks to an ugly little warthog, both the plain and the beautiful jungle animals learn that the physical trappings of beauty are not as important as cooperation and considerate behavior.

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75

Hiding

"Hiding" is toddler amusement, adding miniaturization to the fun.
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Told in rhyme, Benny uses his imagination to hide in miniature, and his parents play along.

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70

No Jumping On The Bed

Great children's books encourage planning for consequences.
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Ignoring his father, Walter's bouncing causes him and his bed to fall through many floors –until he wakes up and hears Delbert bouncing above him!

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