|Adam Raccoon in Lost Woods, by Glen Keane, illus. by Glen Keane
|Adam Raccoon is going to go on a hike with the
great King Aren, but Adam thinks he needs to bring along all kinds of
things on his hike. The king tries to tell him that his things will
only get him into mischief, but Adam will not listen. This story and
Adam Raccoon and the Circus Master both teach that trusting God's
provision and goodness is the only thing that will lead us in the right paths.
|Barney's Horse, by Syd Hoff, illus. by Syd Hoff
|Barney has an old apple cart that is pulled by a horse.
Everyone loves Barney and his horse. One day an elevated train is installed in
the city and the sound of it makes Barney's horse go wild! Read the story and
see how Barney gets his horse back and how they learn to live with the noisy
new train in their town.
|Thunderhoof, by Syd Hoff, illus. by Syd Hoff
|Thunderhoof is a wild horse that no cowboy can tame.
No matter how hard they try, no one can ride the wild horse. One day, things
begin to get very dry and Thunderhoof becomes very thirsty. Will anyone take
care of him now? Read the story, and see if poor Thunderhoof can find a place
|The Rainbabies, by Laura Krauss Melmed, illus. by Jim LaMarche
|This is a darling little fantasy story about a couple who
have no children but want them badly. One moonlit night, a spring shower brings
twelve tiny rainbabies into their life. They care for the rainbabies until one
night the Moon Mother comes to thank them and carry the rainbabies away where
they belong. The man and the woman are sad, but there is a happy ending!
I wish I could have some of these wonderful illustrations framed and hanging on
my walls at home.
|Rise and Shine Mariko-chan!, by Chiyoko Tomioka, illus. by Yoshiharu Tsuchida
|This is the story that I first expanded on when telling
stories to my children in the car while waiting for mother to finish shopping in the
store. The little girl Mariko-chan has two older sisters. She lives with her mother and
father and grandmother in a nice little house. She goes to school just like other
little children her age. Everyday life is a wonderful adventure for her. This is
a neat little story to share with your children. My daughter loves it.