When Mr. Flikins sets off for his ninetieth birthday party, he has no idea how eventful the journey will be. Crossing the desert to visit his family, armed only with a picnic, a walking stick, and an umbrella, Mr. Flikins faces (and hides from) many remarkable dangers. Luckily he has in his backpack something quite ordinary that turns out to have extraordinary powers.
Oh, there goes Lala! She carries a pot of water around the corner, down the block, and over the fence, to a patch of dirt and concrete where tiny weeds sprout. “Hello, hello, friends!” she whispers. Lala waters the plants every day, but it is her kind words that make them sway and nod.
Lala’s wild nature and quiet compassion enchant in this evergreen story about the power of kind words and the magic of being loved for who you are.
Little Gorilla stole the flamingo’s eggs! Vervet, who was hiding behind an old stump, saw him! Well, at least, that is what he thinks he saw… And that is what he tells Chimpanzee. And there they go, on the heels of this naughty bandit. But Little Gorilla is only helping his grandfather. Is Vervet making wrong assumptions?
African Proverbs for All Ages is a beautifully-illustrated, engaging picture book about the power of proverbs, how they evolve over time, and the wisdom of various cultures in Africa.
Follow one little girl on her busy day through the old city of Istanbul–from the Galata bridge to the Grand Bazaar–as the city opens its arms to her. All along the way, the generous people she meets share many gifts with her: sesame rounds, hot tea, a boat ride, rose candy, pomegranate juice, even a scrub in a Turkish bath! But she doesn’t just keep the gifts for herself. At every turn, she finds a way to share what has been given to her and pass it on so others can enjoy it too.
There are places that remind us of happy moments. Zoe, a little girl who has to flee from her city with her family because of a war, remembers them before she leaves. She uses them to draw a map of good memories, knowing that they will always be with her.
When the class visits the marae they have lots to learn and lots to do. And they have lots of fun! This is a wonderful story about what to expect when visiting a marae.
Illustrations and prose inspired by the Quran celebrate a mother’s love and hopes for her child.
A selfish man sets out to prove that he is the boss of everything he surveys.
A child looks out at the world’s wars, famine, pollution, and other miseries and thinks of ways to make things better.