A pair of chameleons must learn to share and help each other when, during a fight over an insect that both caught at the same time, they wind up dangling from a branch above hungry crocodiles.
Description in Spanish: Es el cumpleaños del San Pedrito y todos en el bosque se ponen de acuerdo para organizarle una fiesta. La alegría se siente en todas las ramas de los árboles; hay música y comida. Pero llega el guaraguao y trata de arruinarlo todo. Sin embargo, la fiesta sigue porque el valiente pitirre le hace frente a este imponente pájaro y logra salvar la velada.
Description in Spanish: La indiecita Yaití, en uno de sus paseos cerca del río, conoce a un pececito muy especial. Y cuando un huracán destruye el yucayeque en el que vive con su familia, recibe la ayuda de su nuevo amigo, que no sólo le demuestra aprecio, sino que le revela un secreto gracias al cual los lectores sabrán por qué el pececito es mágico.
Rooster, en route to his uncle’s wedding, struggles with the dilemma of whether he should risk of getting dirty in order to obtain a kernel of corn. His hunger overcomes his better judgment and, of course, he winds up “. . . with a beak full of mud.” This leads into a cumulative tale that will be familiar to anyone who knows “The Old Woman and Her Pig” or any number of its variants. In this case, his quest to get clean is nicely circular: the sun, just coming up as the book begins, is the one who agrees to break the chain of refusal, to repay the rooster for greeting him each morning.
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Mamá always sighs, “Muy, muy chica,” every time Lupita tries to help out at the restaurant that Mamá runs all by herself. But when push comes to shove–or when Grabb comes to swipe–everyone in this exciting tale discovers that, although Lupita may be too little for some tasks, she is big enough for others.
A dejected soldier makes a pact with the devil in this haunting, ultimately hopeful fairy tale. When a person gives up hope, is he still human? Such is the story of a soldier who has lost everything to war: his childhood home, his family and friends, his youth, and his innocence. Enter that sly opportunist, the devil, who wraps the soldier in the armor of a dead bear’s skin, fills its pockets with gold, and makes a dangerous and horrible wager.
As Ophelia rushes to comfort her friend Kevin, who is suffering from butterflies in the stomach, she meets up with various friends who misunderstand the problem, each one adding a new ailment and cure to the growing list.
Summer has arrived — and so has Koo, Stillwater’s young nephew. And when Stillwater encourages Koo, and his friends Addy, Michael and Karl to help a grouchy old neighbor in need, their efforts are rewarded in unexpected ways.
Hallie discovers two runaway slaves hiding in Levi Coffin’s house and must choose between protecting herself and her family or helping the two strangers she’s only just met.
While enjoying a full day of their favorite activities, a group of young penguins helps a baby seal that has been separated from her mother.