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Pamela Duncan Edwards
For Ages 5 and Up
Rude Mule

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August 2002
RUDE MULE
Illustrated by Barbara Nascimbeni

"What would you do if a mule knocked on your door one day and said, 'I've come for lunch'? You'd say, 'Hello! Come in, Mule."

But what if the mule was very badly behaved? Would you tolerate his bad behavior, bad manners and stubborn attitude?

Vibrant illustrations complement the lively conversation of a stubborn mule and a patient boy during an afternoon served up with a taste of good manners and the incentive of being polite.

Some Smug Slug

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SOME SMUG SLUG
Illustrated by Henry Cole

A self-assured slug slinks up a suspicious sloping surface. Scoffing at shouts of "Stop!" from spectators, the smug slug finally reaches the summit. Is he in for a shocking surprise?


Four Famished Foxes

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FOUR FAMISHED FOXES AND FOSDYKE
Illustrated by Henry Cole

Four famished foxes make fun of their brother Fosdyke, who feels fondly for fried figs, fennel, and French bread. Leaving him behind to fry and flambé, they go foraging for fowl in a forbidden farmyard. Unfortunately, the foxes find the fowl forwarned. Foiled, they return to their den. Will they ever filch a fabulous farmyard feast? Or will they forgo fowl and finally admit that "a fox is a fox whatever the food."

Fantastic far-fetched fanciful alliteration. Let's hear it for "F" and the vocabulary builders in this book.

MORE ALLITERATION:
ROSIE'S ROSES (2003)
The Worrywarts

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THE WORRYWARTS
Illustrated by Henry Cole

WHAT IF...? Wombat asks Weasel and Woodchuck if they want to wander the world with her, but they are overwhelmed with worries.

What if they walk into a swarm of waiting wasps? What is the weather worsens?
What if...? What if...? What if...? What then?... WOW! Alliteration!

Clara Caterpilar

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CLARA CATERPILLAR
Illustrated by Henry Cole

"One day a cream-colored butterfly laid an egg on a cabbage leaf.

"Grow up to be courageous and contented, Clara,' she called to her egg as the wind carried her away."

Clara is a bit reluctant to come out of her egg case because it is comfortable in there. But Cornelius encourages her to come out and invites Clara to nibble on some scrumptious cabbage leaves.

Cornelius announces to Clara it is time to make their chrysalis, conceited Catisha rudely remarks...

"'Don't encourage her,' mocked Catisha. 'She's only going to become a common cabbage butterfly.'"

"'Catisha is conceited,' comforted Cornelius. 'She knows she'll become an attractive crimson-colored butterfly.'"

When a crow is attracted to Catisha's vibrant colors, Clara's non-pretentious color and quick thinking thwarts a crisis.

Livingston Mouse

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LIVINGSTONE MOUSE
Illustrated by Henry Cole

When the time comes for Livingstone Mouse to find a nest of his own, he wants it to be in the best place. I have heard that China is very nice," his mom says. But where is China? Could it be in a noisy cupboard? A smelly old shoe? A picnic basket? Can a small mouse find China all by himself? Livingstone isn't sure, but he is determined to find out.

Learn about the five senses. Be an explorer.
HONK!

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HONK!: The Story of a Prima Swanerina
Illustrated by Henry Cole

Mimi the Swan is a wannabe-ballerina. She watches ballet through a window of the Paris Opera House and knows that she wants to participate in the ballet. When she sees the performance of the ballet Swan Lake she believes``They're all pretending to be me!'' Mimi simply has to see the entire ballet but isn't permitted into the hall, "no birds allowed!". She follows a ballerina in through the stage door and ends up on stage—dancing!


Also by Pamela Duncan Edwards:
Boston Tea Party
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Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad
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[Teacher's Guide]
[Virtual Trip on the Underground Railroad]
Warthogs in a Box
Ages 3-6
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WARTHOGS IN A BOX: Counting-Colors-Sound

Includes 3 books and stickers:

Slop Goes the Soup: A Noisy Warthogs Word Book
Warthogs Paint
Warthogs in the Kitchen