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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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78

Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs

Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs shows children different animal 'homes'.
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Ashman rhymes to us about a variety of animal homes shown with cozy illustrations.

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77

The Several Lives of Orphan Jack

The Several Lives of Orphan Jack focuses on the value of language in presenting ideas.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

Jack's survival comes to depend on the happy perspectives that his vocabulary and literary wit offers others

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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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75

Jillian Jiggs

In the end "Jillian Jiggs" does the right thing.
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Playing pirate and princess / is lot's of good fun. /
Will she tidy up that mess / and please her poor Mum?

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75

The New Baby

Is a "New Baby" a threat, or a happy addition?
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Little Critter learns how babies can add to family happiness, and acts accordingly.

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72

Franklin’s Bad Day

Franklin learns how loss of a friend clouds his day.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

Franklin's grumpy mood eases when his father suggests he write to his friend Otter.

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71

C is for Clown. A circus of ‘C’ words.

Clowns are supposed to be fun.
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Using only 'K' sounding 'C' words, Clarence Clown's balanced stack of "C" animals crashes when Clara Canary lands on the top.

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69

Arthur’s April Fool

Good children's books teach a fair justice.
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Arthur develops a strategy of April Fools tricks to deal with Binky Barne's threatening behavior.

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68

Mr. Happy

Great children's books show them how to deal with bad times.
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Mr. Happy brings Mr. Miserable out of hiding, and the real world brings a smile to his face.

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