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Tredgold, Margaret
In this folktale from Zimbabwe, a repeated sequence of inadvertent events between people, animals, and objects lead to the bush fowlメs eggs being crushed. The bush fowl is too sad to call the sun in the morning so the Great Spirit intervenes. As each participant is questioned by the Great Spirit, the sequence is repeated and deconstructed. Finally, the buzzing fly is restricted to saying only モBUZZヤ and the bush fowl promises to always call the sun in the morning.

Yen, Clara
Jade King invites all of the animals in the land to his palace. When only 12 animals arrive, he decides to honor each within the 12 years of the calendar cycle. This explains the story behind the Chinese Zodiac and why the rat comes first.

Kitamura, Satoshi
Playful pictures prompt each letter's picture and word. The guessing game aspect of this format sets it apart from typical alphabet book (A wordless book).

Sendak, Maurice
There are two rhymes that precede one another to make a story about kids that are homeless. Two mean rats take one child and some kittens, and the children go after him. Jack and Guy later find the boy and the mother of the kittens. They all go and save the kittens. Jack and Guy take care of the little boy.

Murdocca, Sal
Tuttle, the turtle, loses his shell, so he stays inside a pumpkin. Gradually, he runs into different animals in the forest, and they all pull together to find his shell.

Johnston, Tony
A witch's hat falls into her magic brew. After she retrieves the hat, it causes her many problems when it turns into a bat, then a rat, and then a cat.

Potter, Beatrix
Tom is a kitten who climbs up a chimney and gets lost. Samuel Whiskers is a rat who found Tom and wanted to make him into pudding. His family rescues him and expels the rats. Tom is now afraid of rats.

Ering, Timothy Basil
A boy discovers an unexpected treasure at the junk yard. After some of the treasure is stolen, he makes a creature to stand guard. As they patiently wait, their treasure blooms into a gorgeous garden for them to enjoy.

Bootman, Colin
The city of Harlem has rats everywhere in houses, subways, restaurants, stores and business, and the citizens are fed up! One day, a steel pan man comes to the subway station and when he plays his music everyone is entranced, even the rats. He tells the mayor that he will fix the rat problem if the mayor pays him a million dollars. The mayor reluctantly agrees and the man keeps his promise. However, the mayor, does not keep his end of the bargain, so he is given what he deserves!

Potter, Beatrix
The cat plans a tea party to lure the unsuspecting Mr. Rat into becoming dessert. Thanks to some quick thinking on the part of Mr. Rat, the cat's party turns out other than he expected.

Hearn, Michael Patrick
Sorcerer has a terrible problem with rats. To solve his problem, the Sorcerer changes his porcelain cat into a real cat. In order for this to happen, his apprentice Nickon searches for a bargain is a bargain and uses social interactions to fulfill his sorcerer's request.

Oakley, Graham
Humphrey and the other mice decide to go back to nature, and Sampson, the church cat, follows. They experience lots of adventures and also realize how much they love their home.

Oakley, Graham
The church mice lose their home to the rats. Together with the cat, they make a plan to gain their home back.

Scieszka, Jon
Jack writes about a series of events that occur in his book such as a cat eating a rat and a cow jumping over the moon.

Javernick, Ellen
Danny can have a pet for his birthday and he knows exactly what he wants. The other members of his family think differently.

Schneider, Josh
James battles his father on what to eat. James tries the disgusting broccoli, the smelly lasagna, repulsive milk, lumpy oatmeal, and slimy eggs. As James' father suggests very creative alternatives to the food that James doesn't like, he settles for the food that was offered to him originally.

Aardema, Verna
Rabbit and his friends have crossed lion by eating his honey. Lion chases Rabbit two days in a row, but does not catch him. Both times Rabbit outsmarts him. However, Rabbit learns his lesson to stop stealing Lion's honey.

Yolen, Jane
Piggins the butler solves the mystery of Mrs. Reynard's disappearing necklace before anyone else.

Coste, Marion
The female nene keeps watch over her eggs, while the male nene stays close by watching for danger. When the eggs finally hatch, the birds must keep close watch over the baby goslings so that no cats, rats, or mongooses eat the young. The family must stay in this area for a few months, waiting until the babies get their flying wings. Not all of the goslings survive the wait, but when all the new feathers grow in, the family flies from the land near the ocean to the mountain.

Smith, Linell
A young girl named Miranda discovers an alley cat while playing ball in her neighborhood. She tries to win the cat's heart by bringing him food every night and making sure he's okay. One night, she finds him injured. She takes him into her home, nurses him back to health, and lets him go, despite knowing she will never see him again.

Cushman, Doug
Inspector Hopper and his partner McBugg work as a team to solve several mysterious case. Join them as they look for Mrs. Ladybug who strangely disappears. Find out what happens to the officer's boat. And discover how they catch a thief with additional help.

Ziefert, Harriet
In an effort to find the perfect pet which he believes he should be able to ride, a countryman exchanges his dog for a mare. However he soon finds that the mare is not what he expected which begins a long series of unsuccessful pet exchanges, including a goat, a sheep, a cow, and a rooster among others. In the end, however, the countryman makes a successful exchange, in which he acquires his dog who is always by his side.

Lester, Helen
Rodney Rat is constantly made fun of by his classmates because he cannot pronounce his r's. Rodney saves the day and earns respect from his classmates when he saves them from the class bully.

Winthrop, Elizabeth
Dumpy La Rue is a pig with a passion for dancing. All of the other animals, including his family, keep telling Dumpy that pigs can't dance. But Dumpy doesn't listen and soon all of the animals are dancing with him.

Meddaugh, Susan
Cinderella's fairy godmother turns a rat into a coachboy. The coachboy loves that he has more food to eat and less enemies (cats). But what will he do when someone wants to harm his sister (a rat)?

Albert, Richard
A lonely man plants a garden full of vegetables in the middle of the desert. A wide array of desert wildlife finds their way to his garden and watering hole. He wants to be friends with the animals and help them.