Barbara has a secret friend who lives in the garden. It’s her twin sister, Lalla-Lee, and Barbara doesn’t have to share her with her papa or mama or brother. What’s even better is that Lalla-Lee calls Barbara her “Most Beloved Sister.” Together, the girls bravely ride their horses through the Great Horrible Forest, where the nasty Frights live, to visit the Kind Ones in the meadow. The Kind Ones always give them cookies and caramels. And best of all, Barbara and Lalla-Lee go to the Most Beautiful Valley in the World, where the trees and the flowers sing. At the end of this particular adventure, Barbara knows that she must say goodbye to Lalla-Lee for the final time. But when she arrives home, there is a wonderful surprise waiting for her.
The tiny town where Pippi Longstocking lives is really peaceful. But it’s different in the big city. The city park is teeming with bad guys, and the police seem powerless to stop them. So Pippi decides to move to the park with her friends, Tommy and Annika, her monkey, and her horse — and Villa Villekulla. Pippi simply brings the boards and rebuilds the house in an afternoon. The very first evening, as the three friends gaze happily out at the city’s twinkling lights, the bad guys show up to begin their usual fun. They pull men’s mustaches and grab women’s purses. But that’s only until they come face-to-face with Pippi, the world’s strongest girl!
Hedgehog is terribly busy. She’s washing, she’s cooking, she’s cleaning. One by one, Elephant, Pig, Teddy, and Lottie stop by. They’d like to eat and play; they’d like attention! But for once, Hedgehog doesn’t have time for them. At the end of the day the mystery is solved when Hedgehog introduces all her friends to her newborn treasure.
It is not Bertil’s fault that the bathroom gets so wet when he takes a bath. It’s the fault of the elephants that are splashing and spraying. There’s no end to the mischief they cause! At first Bertil loves his funny new friends, but when he is not allowed any peace and quiet in the bathroom, he has a change of heart. The problem is, just how do you get rid of naughty bathroom elephants?
Watch out! Here comes Molly! Molly is big enough and smart enough to ride a bike now – and she loves it! Trouble is, Molly can’t seem to stop running into things. She keeps her eye on the objects in her path – like poles and people – but for some reason she still hits them. Luckily, she bumps into a driving instructor one day, and he gives Molly some useful advice. Using warmly colored and expressive illustrations, Eva Eriksson once again gives readers an adorable little girl to cheer for as she takes a crash course in bike riding.
Young Rabbit is a true expert on wheedling a few more minutes out of his weary parents. After all, he’s only just started playing, and he’s built this really cool race track for his cars, and he has to find the tow truck after he crashes into his little sister’s nightstand and knocks something over (waking her up in the process). However, by the time his parents have reached the end of their rope, Rabbit seems to have disappeared. Luckily, a snore from behind the couch gives them the clue they need to finally get that bunny into bed. But guess who’s wide-awake and wanting her oatmeal now!
A young rabbit wishes he could stay home instead of go to day care, but as time passes his attitude begins to change.
It’s summer in the forest and the rabbit children are looking forward to their first Midsummer party. Owl, who knows everything, says Midsummer is a time for dancing, love and magic. What a fun time they will have!
From a star of children’s design in Sweden comes an exquisite array of animals rendered with whimsy and stylish splendor. Every oversized page highlights a different specimen, from an adorable sheep to an elegant flamingo, from an endearing hippo to a silly-looking snake. Each animal’s name appears in a different eye-catching type treatment, making for an attractive graphic keepsake sure to find a prominent place in nurseries and bookshelves everywhere.
A standalone follow-up to My Happy Life and My Heart is Laughing. Dani is very happy it is the last day of school, and summer is about to start. But then there’s a knock on the classroom door, and Dani is told her father has been in an accident. He’s in the hospital! How can she possibly be happy now? A warm and heartfelt story about Dani’s love for her dad and her ongoing friendship with Ella. It’s a story about sorrow and joy and how life really is.