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85

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Even the Itsy Bitsy Spider tries and tries, and tries again.
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The itsy bitsy spider is undaunted by a fan, a mouse, a cat & a rocking chair, as she purposefully makes her way to the top of a tree to spin her web.

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85

The Little Mermaid — Disney video

Disney's Little Mermaid tells children life can be joy, whereas Hans Christian Anderson says it is forlorn pain.
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Preferring human over mermaid values, Ariel puts her soul in the control of a treacherous sea-witch to become a human maiden so she can earn Prince Eric's love.

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85

The Itsy Bitsy Spider – Sing Along

Try, try and try again, till itsy bitsy's up a tree.
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The itsy bitsy spider is undaunted by a fan, a mouse, a cat & a rocking chair, as she purposefully makes her way to the top of a tree to spin her web. Iza's troupe of gentle singers complement the poem perfectly.

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84

Helen Keller : A Determined Life

Hellen Keller proved that being human requires human thinking.
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This is a factual, but no less inspiring, telling of an incredible mind awakening —it should be on every child's bookshelf!

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81

Scat! Scat!

This cat has unrelenting self-respect, and rightly so!
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Undeterred by rejections, a lovely cat proudly perseveres at finding a home.

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80

Sadie and the Snowman

A child's erseverance despite the odds takes on a cuteness all its own.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

Little Sadie's childhood perseverance, at making her beloved snowman last, is to cute to ignore.

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79

Henry Babysits

Henry babysits is an amusing portrayal of taking on too much work.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

While babysitting the neighbors' children Henry solves problems by taking on more problems, and the neighbors have no idea.

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47

Angelina Ballerina

cover image / children's book / Angelina Ballerina
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Mouseling Angelina's focus on dance helps her be more responsible and, ultimately, a ballet star.

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46

The Mountain of Adventure

children's book / cover image / The Mountain of Adventure
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The combined talents of four children and several pets, confront a strangely active mountain and dangerous men pursuing unearned power and money.

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43

Frindle

Good Children's Books do not present words as wholly arbitrary.
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Nick makes up a new word for "pen", and believes its wide acceptance 'proves' words are mere convention.

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