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.
Ngiri, a small, ugly Warthog, was sick of being teased. Wise Nyumbu, an old Wildebeest, lent him magic bongo drums and Ngiri drummed up a change. What happened was quite unexpected. Traits of one animal had been randomly attached to another, except to Ngiri. After several attempts the whole community was in an uproar. What would they do on the day of the Grand Parade? Terrific art, with hidden characters, add to this book's value.
We see how Tim learns to care for a Spaniel puppy, and that its fun!
Right off, the little Cocker Spaniel puppy chose young Tim to be his owner. The Little Puppy demonstrates the nature of puppies and some aspects of their care: a veterinary exam, a dog house, etc. Its images suggest the strong companionship one can have with a dog, so expect your child to want a puppy! Be sure you also read The Little Kitten. Both books could be used to help prevent some children's fear of animals.
We see Jenny learn to raise a kitten according to its natural requirements and. thereby, to enjoy its character.
This is a photographic 'biography' of Pickle, a ginger kitten and her youthful owner, Jenny. The Little Kitten introduces children to the nature of animals. Its images show how cute kittens can be, rousing a child's appreciation of living things. Young children love it, but expect your child to want a kitten! Be sure you show him/her the slightly more informative The Little Puppy.
Four girls of different races take a hike, when the youngest is briefly cast adrift in a boat.
It's 1900 on Saltspring Island in British Columbia, Canada. Three older girls, take little Martha for a hike and picnic along the shore. In a quiet cove, for fun, they place her in a beached boat. But, the older girls become distracted by the wildlife, as the tide rises. A last minute, wading, rescue of Martha ends the story. The Afterword provides material that could have made a good story: two of the girls are mulatto descendants of far-flung African slaves.