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| by Marshall, James

Emily, the pig, decides she needs to lose weight. She takes a walk then eats everything in sight. Eugene Turtle suggests that walking is a good way for losing weight.

| by Bourgoing, Pascale

Do you know how a baby chick is hatched?Learn how other animals, birds, and fish lay eggs. Also learn the different ways that eggs are eaten by people, such as fried, caviar, chocolate, and hard-boiled.

| by Walter, Virginia

A young girl waits anxiously for the pizza man to arrive. While she waits, her mother asks her how she would greet the delivery boy if he were a woman, cat, dog, duck, cow, snake, or dinosaur.

| by Mora, Pat

With a combination of lyrics in English and Spanish, this poem describes different sounds of the desert. Each page describes new sounds for a frog, coyote, rain, wind, and snake.

| by Willner-Pardo, Gina

Jess is afraid of losing her best friend Molly, because there is a new girl in her class. Jess becomes close with the new girl's turtles. It's not too long until Jess learns what a true friend is and that you can have more than one.

| by Seuss, Dr.

Yertle the turtle is the king of all turtles and everything that he can see. In order to see more things, therefore becoming more powerful, he would stack turtles to stand on. Finally, the stack of turtles got so high that Yertle came crashing down and set all the other turtles free.

| by Hoberman, Mary Ann

Oliver Tolliver lives alone in his one little house that has just one of everything. He thinks he is happy until he discovers that having more to share with friends is even better!

| by Zagwyn, Deborah Turney

One summer, as young Clee finds herself lost in the shuffle with the arrival of a new baby brother, Uncle Fishtank Hal comes to the rescue when he asks her to care for his special southern-breed turtle. For Clee, caring for the turtle is like therapy to cope with the new changes in her life. That is until the turtle dies due to the harsh cold winter and Clee is forced to bury him out in the yard. Without the turtle, Clee spends time with her new brother and learns to enjoys his company. In spring however, the turtle springs back to like in the compost pile and Clee gains a new outlook on theā€¦

| by Coxe, Molly

Mirabel, a goose, and Maxie, a frog, worry when they find out a snake has escaped from the zoo. The snake actually shows up in time to help Mirabel and Maxie and another friendship is formed.

| by Strete, Craig

A little chameleon is very smart. He uses his wisdom to hide from all the different animals that try to capture and eat him. By changing colors quickly he is able to outsmart the animals.

| by Leedy, Loreen

The life cycle of the sea turtle is described. It explains the turtle's instinct to dig holes in the sand and lay its eggs.

| by Waber, Bernard

The Primms moved into their new house only to find Lyle, the crocodile, in their bathtub. They were afraid at first, but eventually they became good friends with Lyle.

| by Lionni, Leo

Cornelius the crocodile is able to walk upright by standing on his head. The other crocodiles become jealous when Cornelius brags about his skill.

| by West, C.

A parrot looks for a crocodile, and on the way, a dragonfly, frog, bumble bee, butterfly, and hummingbird join in the search. The crocodile is much closer than they realize, and they all get eaten by the crocodile.

| by Schubert, Ingrid

Peggy finds out that a crocodile is not such a bad friend after all. The two become good friends and enjoy many adventures together.

| by Waber, Bernard

Lyle the crocodile and his mother live with Mr. and Mrs. Primm and their son, Jushua. One day, Mrs. Primm tells them she is going to have a baby. Lyle's mother gets a job as a nurse. Finally, a beautiful baby girl is born.

| by Massie, Diane Redfield

Chameleon the spy discovers the plan of a phony prince and princess who steal all of the jewels of the Beantown residents.

| by Hadithi, Mwenye

Chameleon is bullied by Leopard and Crocodile, so he comes up with a plan to teach them a lesson. Chameleon outsmarts his bullies and they never bother him again.

| by Waber, Bernard

Lyle, the crocodile, lives with the Primms who are preparing to celebrate Joshua's birthday. Lyle is jealous because he wants a party too. After Lyle does good deeds for others who are sick, the Primms throw him a party.

| by Dumbleton, Mike

Vanessa wakes up one morning pondering ideas of how to make money. So she goes and catches a crocodile and starts a service called Dial-a-Croc. When she finally sees how homesick the crocodile is, she lets him go, no strings attached!
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