Hannah's thoughtful determination not only wins the friendship of Fog Cat, but also wins the best gift Fog Cat could possibly give her.
While beach-combing on a foggy day Hannah spotted a shadowy cat with bright green eyes among the rocks. No one had ever tamed it, but Hannah was thoughtful and patient, selecting just the right treats over several months. Hannah won! "Fog Cat" finally let Hannah touch her and moved in to stay. Fog Cat would go out every day without fail but one day, looking a quite plump, she stayed in her basket!
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.
To keep his puppy, Arthur knows he must train him, and does.
Unfortunately the new puppy makes a terrible mess of Arthur's home. Arthur is only allowed to keep "Pal" if he can train him quickly and well. This typical Arthur story shows him succeeding because he works at correcting his mistakes.
During a big snowstorm Jeanette realizes she had forgotten her cat, remembers its value, and rushes to find it.
Jeanette's cat, Kitty Doyle, regularly meets her as she returns from school, but this snowy day Jeanette visits her friend's for latkes. Suddenly Jeanette remembers KD will be waiting in the snow; she must find her. The Big Storm introduces a young girl's life in Winnipeg in the early 1900s, and presents her properly recovered sense of values.
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.
A frantic search of the family farm for a loved one has an unexpected ending.
She is well loved, but she is missing from the family farm. The rhyming story is presented so the young reader/audience is invited to guess each rhymed search location. The loved one is finally found, safe and sound, in a tub, in the house. Even so, the story ends with a twist.
Billy copes with the amusing problems and boyish adventures of having two owls as uncaged pets.
We are told, autobiographically, how Billy retrieves and makes pets of two owls. "Wol" was saved from a downed tree in a prairie wood, outside Saskatoon. "Weeps" was rescued from boyish brutality, in town. We learn how Wol scares off the maid, upsets Billy's teacher, scares off threatening, bigger boys and discovers he cannot swim. "Wol" even liked to ride on Billy's bicycle handle bars. It's a fun and easy read.