The Lorax (Classic Seuss) teaches environmental responsibility through the an example of how irresponsibility can lead to disaster. Although the worst happens, the story ends with hope.
Cheering for the underdog takes an interesting twist in The Pumpkin Runner which is based on a true story. When a pumpkin farmer enters a running race from Sydney, Australia to Melbourne he is seen as a joke until he blasts the competition with little effort.
After a close call with an owl Stellaluna, a bat, is separated from her mother. Luckily she is reared by some friendly birds and has interesting adventures learning about their differences until she finally finds her mother again.
The Duchess Bakes a Cake is a book written in prose about a duchess who puts too much baking powder into her cake and ends up rising on top of it. When the family tries to get her down, they must try several different methods before they find a way which succeeds.
One day a little girl wakes up with antlers on her head in Imogene's Antlers (Reading Rainbow Books). While her mother is distraught, Imogene finds some new things she can do like set up candles on the antlers, or hand donuts on them.
10 Little Rubber Ducks is an Eric Carle book inspired by a true story. During a sea voyage from China to the United States, some of the rubber ducks in the cargo ended up in the sea. In the book one duck meets a polar bear as it travels to the north and the other nine ducks have their own unique adventures.
My Reading Page has links to posts on many more books we have enjoyed.
Barefoot Hippie Girl
Every Bed of Roses
One Magnificent Obsession
Navigating by Joy
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