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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

children's book / cover image / If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
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A boy offers a mouse a cookie, which prompts further demands: for milk, a napkin, etc. forming a chain of other rationalistic steps that ends with the mouse being thirsty and asking for milk and a cookie.

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92

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Keep trying & do not delay, you'll find success along the way.
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There are great things to do, but you must work towards them even in the midst of failure... "There's fun to be done!"

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66

Owls in the Family

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Billy copes with the amusing problems and boyish adventures of having two owls as uncaged pets.

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30

Kate, the Cat and the Moon

children's book / cover image / Kate, the Cat and the Moon
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Kate's fantasy dream, in which she is a cat meeting another, white cat.

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76

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree presents the false moral dichotomy between altruism and egoTism.
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A tree and boy reveal the opposite character presenting the false, modern, moral alternatives of altruistic & egotism, respectively: the tree gives its all –even its life– for the boy, whereas the boy takes the benefits with indifference.

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40

The Fortune Tellers

children's book / cover image / The Fortune Tellers
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A young fortune teller succeeds by telling people to work for their own futures, but we see no evidence that his advice is valid.

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48

Fantastic Mr. Fox

cover image / children's book / Fantastic Mr. Fox
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Nasty and rich, three farmers fanatically pursue a thieving fox as it escalates its thievery to benefit its family and community.

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86

Picture This : How Pictures Work

Creativity is founded in knowledge & skill, not just wishful imagination.
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The effect of shape, color, position and relationship of objects in an artwork are examined for their effect on one's perceptual and emotional interpretation of the work.

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69

Arthur’s Tooth

Great Children books do not treat discomfort as normal.
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Arthur is teased for having all his baby teeth, and feels unaccepted until the dentist and Francine help.

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43

Cousins

Amado utterly confuses moral principles and behavior creating a story of no use to children.
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A young girl commits three disparate errors described as sins and then in guilt finds absolution in the church, in her apology and in her family.

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