A mongoose battles two devious and deadly Cobras, that are bent on destroying a human family that had saved him from drowning.
One of the all time great children's stories, Rikki Tikki Tavi tells of an Indian mongoose rescued by a British family. He overhears two Cobras planning to make the walled family garden safe for their hatchlings —by killing his benefactors! Rikki, in justice & loyalty to the family, determines to defeat the deadly cobras. For a children's story, the war of wits & agility that ensues is remarkable and compelling.
Undeterred by rejections, a lovely cat proudly perseveres at finding a home.
The plot may be simple, but this children's story offers more than just a happy ending. Undaunted by a thoughtless woman, an intolerant old man, and a snappy dog, a young, white cat seeks a place of her own. She eventually exhibits her beauty in a setting that young Amy cannot resist. The books strength lies in the way each wonderful illustration shows us the kitten's strength of character, as she moves forward after each setback.
Ashman rhymes to us about a variety of animal homes shown with cozy illustrations.
This is useful as a comfortable introduction to the many ways animals find shelter. They will be introduced to a rabbit's warren, an eagle's aerie, a tidal pool, a hollow tree, and even a bedroom. Every illustration is 'encircling'. Each projecting the very security the homes are intended to provide. The simple verse offers the same feel. Some parents might hope for a bit more sophistication see Where Fish Go In Winter
Alison loves her home so much she chooses to stay with its new owners, and soon discovers a home is not a house.
Alison's large and hectic family lived in small house. Her parents decided to move to a bigger house in sight of the old one. She says. "I love it here and I'm never going to leave." Well, her parents moved, and let her stay! But her old home with its new owners was too quiet. "You don't happen to have a baby, do you?" she asks. In this somewhat sappy, unchallenging story, Alison reconsiders her decision.