Adam Raccoon and the Circus Master, by Glen Keane, illus. by Glen Keane
The Adam Raccoon books teach important moral lessons about obedience. Adam Raccoon and the Circus Master stresses the importance of trusting God to provide for everything one needs. In this story, Adam is attracted to the bright lights and excitement of the circus, but he finds it empty and vain. We have enjoyed these stories as good teaching opportunities with our children.

46 pages

The BIG Green Book of Beginner Books, by Dr. Seuss, illus. by Various
This book is a collection of Dr. Seuss stories including: Great Day for Up, Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog?, I Wish That I Had Duck Feet, Wacky Wednesday, Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet!, and I Am NOT Going to Get Up Today. I don't own a lot of this kind of compilation, but this one has one of my favorites from my childhood, I Wish That I Had Duck Feet, which teaches that just being yourself is the best thing that you can be.

254 pages

Madeline's Rescue, by Ludwig Bemelmans, illus. by Ludwig Bemelmans
Many of the Madeline stories are cute little tales about the adventures of childhood. In this story, the girls try to keep a dog that they are not allowed to keep. Read the story and find out how Madeline and her friends resolve this problem.

50 pages

Oh Say Can You Say?, by Dr. Seuss, illus. by Dr. Seuss
This book is excellent exercise for your tongue. Oh Say Can You Say? is filled with tongue-twisters that even an adult will have trouble getting his or her tongue around. Some of the tongue-twisters in this book can be made into a game to see who can say it first, fastest, etc. This is a very fun read!

38 pages

Once There Were Giants, by Martin Waddell, illus. by Penny Dale
This is a book about growing up; about the "circle of life". Once there were "giants" in a little girl's house, but she grew up and had a little girl of her own, and now SHE is the giant. This is a delightful tale for both parents and children. I like books that can be seen from both sides; this book is one of them. A good book for your children's library.

24 pages

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