This series introduces the most famous and well-known Chinese fables and folktales that have entertained children in China for generations. Now illustrated in beautiful color, these books will be a perfect bedtime companion for any young child. This volume includes: Not One Bit Fake Zao Fu, the Diligent The Unmanageable Bat Cut the Long Pole in Half to Get Inside the City
When school's out for summer and your kids are home during those long, hot days, sometimes a cool treat is just what you both need. But why not make an activity out of that afternoon snack and get your kiddos involved in the kitchen? From popsicles to hand pies, here's our top kitchen gadget picks for making summer treats with your kids.
Turn the organized chaos that is your child's playroom into a serene spot of tidiness with systematic shelving to ease your days. Though we may not be able to control how the play area will look post-nap time, we can ensure we have a toy organizer (or two!) to hold the goods once bedtime rolls around.
Your little baby isn't a baby anymore! Make sure you're prepared for the toddler years with gear and toys you didn't realize you needed for children aged one to three.
Refresh your children's wardrobe by shopping at these stylish, yet affordable, kid clothing brands that your little one will actually love.
The bathroom is where we start and end our day. If it's a fun and welcoming space, morning routines run smoother and bath time is a breeze. Parents don't have to dedicate their single-bathroom home to a youthful theme, but making it appeal to children will engrain the importance of self-care and hygiene at an early age. Here are 10 kid-friendly ideas for decorating a bathroom that everyone will love.
Originally touted as a tool to help kids stay calm and focused, the fidget spinner quickly took off as one of the most sought-after toys of the year. While your kids are probably very familiar with the standard spinners, these unique fidget spinners will catch their attention and make the perfect gift.
Subscription boxes are the perfect gift for the fun-loving kiddos in your life. With options including everything from science to cooking, kids will love receiving their very own monthly packages filled with fun activities and toys. Don't know which subscription to choose? Read on to discover 12 of our favorites.
Home is where the heart is, but it's also where crawling babies and curious tots can cause serious injury to themselves. Keep your little one safe with baby proofing gear such baby gates, child monitors, safety locks and guards, and pacifiers and teethers, that are specially designed for children's safety.
Acquiring all the products needed to care for your children can be expensive and overwhelming. But you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your family with quality tools and toys that can be used for all your children.
You signed your aspiring wide receiver up for football. Now what? Finding the best football cleat that's touchdown-worthy—no pressure. Don't worry, Nike has you covered when it comes to providing a reliable cleat and safety gear that you'll need to get your little athlete's football career started.
Choosing a reliable football cleat for your child can help prevent injuries and further their ability to achieve their goals at such a young age. Whether your active kiddo dreams of being the next Carson Wentz or Rob Gronkowski, start from the ground up. Be sure to choose a cleat that gives their ankles the support they need, helping them look and feel good on and off the field. Not only will you find your child in the end zone quite frequently while wearing the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 Football Cleat, but you'll also feel like a true winner knowing your player is safe and secure breaking through tackles and jumping for interceptions.
Selecting an educational toy for children that keeps them engaged can be challenging. With the right tools, you can make the toy shopping experience a lot less stressful.
Adults are due for some much-needed peace and quiet as the Christmas craze fizzles out. To carve out some precious alone time this winter, design a space that will hold your kids' attention for hours a day. It should be a room that bursts with color and piques curiosity with a strategic variety of learning and play toys. To help you create this space we rounded up 10 playroom staples to help kids battle cabin fever while they're holed up inside on snow days.
Summer vacation means one thing: Your yard is about to become a sea of kids' toys that have found a new home in the outdoors. If you're struggling to keep up with the chaos, shop this list of genius finds from Houzz that make staying organized a breeze.
Your kids will love this wearable tech, and you'll love that they're able to build healthier habits with these fun fitness and activity trackers.
Let’s Go Camping! No matter how big or small you are or whether you have fuzzy ears, bear paws or carry your own house on your bac...k, there’s always been an enormous amount of fun things to do when staying at The Phoenician. Now, there’s camping, too! Pitch a tent in your room with the resort’s famous characters Phoe-Phoe, Charlie and Tut-Tut, and read about their unusual ancestral stories, such as Phoe-Phoe’s artistic heritage, Charlie’s family’s athleticism and Tut-Tut’s love of Native American culture. But most of all, the fun of camping is to share your own stories with friends and family and to create lasting memories together. Happy Camping! read more
Carlin the raccoon is afraid of everything. Then he meets Big Bear who tells him that there is a way to get courage. Alone, Carlin... must make a perilous journey and bring back the secret ingredient for Big Bear's Bravery Soup. read more
In the busy streets of Shanghai, three young people hide from a group of determined hunters who are searching for anyone born with... dragon blood. The friends must work to hide their identities. Their greatest strengths could betray them, and turn them into prisoners forever. read more
This time-saving, easy-to-use teacher guide includes inspiring lesson plans which provide a comprehensive novel unit--the legwork ...is done for you!The guide incorporates essential reading, writing and thinking practice. (This is NOT the paperback novel.) read more
The book points out that reading cannot change the life span but width and depth of life. There are love, dream, ideal, pursuit, a...s well as beauties of language, thoughts, feelings and artistic conception. You can touch the heart of masters here and talk with people of noble mind. read more
"Flows with the naturalness of conversation". -- The Small Press Book Review"Translated with simplicity and lucidity". -- The Book... Reader"This collection of twelve traditional tales from various parts of China in different time periods represents a popular choice and one sure to be well-received". -- Religious Studies Review read more
20 fables from the ancient famous animal fiction master Aesop are smart, modest and full of wisdom. According to legend, Aesop's F...ables was written by Aesop in ancient Greek. Through short and concise fables, he described the habits and attitudes common in human beings. Full of vitality, these stories are still hilarious or thought-provoking after thousands of years. The world famous illustrator cultivates children's art and enlightens their creative aesthetics. read more
Ji Chang Learns Archery is the third volume of Chinese fables. It is a story with characters in distinct personality: Ji Chang wou...ld like to learn as much as possible, and under instruction of the master Wei Fei, he finally became an excellent archery expert after persistent hard work. It implies that with direction of a good teacher, one can eventually realize his dream with hard work and perseverance. read more
Excerpt from Chinese Fables and Folk StoriesIT requires much study of the Oriental mind to catch even brief glimpses of the secret... of its mysterious charm. An open mind and the wisdom of great sympathy are conditions essential to making it at all possible.Contemplative, gentle, and metaphysical in their habit of thought, the Chinese have reﬂected profoundly and worked out many riddles of the universe in ways peculiarly their own. Realization of the value and need to us of a more definite knowledge of the mental processes of our Oriental brothers, increases wonder fully as one begins to comprehend the richness, depth, and beauty of their thought, ripened as it is by the hidden processes of evolution throughout the ages.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
This book selects the classical stories people familiar with. The principles explored from these classical stories are thought-pro...voking and shine with the light of wisdom. The stories are short and vivid, allowing children to learn principles and wisdom. read more
康华编文蔡峰绘画的《大闹天宫(下)/中国民间经典故事绘本系列》讲述了：齐天大圣孙悟空看管蟠桃园的时候，忍不住嘴馋偷吃了很多大仙桃。王母娘娘要过生日，七仙女赶到蟠桃园摘桃。孙悟空从她们嘴里得知各路神仙都请了，却没有邀请自己，一气之下念咒定住七仙女，自己变成赤脚大...仙直奔瑶池赴宴去了。他把别人变成瞌睡虫，自己大吃特吃了一顿，又趁着酒劲跑到太上老君的宫殿，吃光了他五个葫芦里的金丹。胡闹一番之后，孙悟空使出隐身法，逃出南天门，再次回到花果山。 read more
This book is a gem in the treasure house of world literature. With the most concise words and the most vivid images, the author ma...kes a most condensed and most compact generalization of people's lives and the ways of the world. He linked the true nature of all kinds of animals to various types and personalities of humans, and successfully created a multitude of characters. What's more, through animal images, he allegorizes the Tsarist Russian society and discloses the rulers. read more
Twelve remarkable folktales, culled from the black experience in Africa and America, are freshly retold in the thoroughly original... voice of Julius Lester. Arranged by topic — Origins, Love, Heroes, and People — the tales combine universal themes and uncanny wisdom. Though some of these stories have been around for centuries and many were passed down by slaves, Julius Lester's urban expressiveness and Tom Feeling's spirited illustrations give them continued resonance for today's audience. read more
This collection of over two hundred folk and fairy tales from all over the world is the only edition that encompasses all cultures.... Arranged geographically by region—West and East Europe, British Isles, Scandinavia, and Northern Europe, Middle East, Asia, the Pacific, Africa, North America, the Carribean and West Indies, and Central and South America—and lovingly selected from the personal favorites of folklorists and writers, this book is a major anthology in its field.Gathered together in this wide-ranging collection are familiar classics like "Snow-White" and "Sleeping Beauty," and stories that equal them from all major cultures. Together they offer magic, adventure, laughter, reflection, vivid images, and a throng of colorful characters. More important, they offer insight into the oral traditions of different cultures and deal with universal human dilemmas that span differences of age, culture, and geography. Animal fables, proverbs, ghost stories, funny tales, and tales of enchantment provide a unique reading experience for all ages.A category index groups the tales by plot and character, e.g., humorous, supernatural, and "pourquoi" tales, married couples, enchanted sweethearts, etc. Like all great literature, these tales can be read with fascination on many levels, making Best-Loved Folktales of the World a classic and enduring collection. read more
As this collectible figure, the brave heroine, Moana, star of Disney's hit animated feature, is dressed in a detailed costume and ...ready to set sail into your heart. She comes with Heihei, an engraved oar and 13 Kakamora pirates in their coconut... read more
‘Fee, Fie, Fo, Fum!’ Jack and his mother are so poor they decide to sell their faithful brown cow. But Jack takes only a handful o...f beans from a stranger in exchange for the animal! His mother is furious but little does she know that these beans are magic and soon will grow into an enormous beanstalk reaching as far as the eye can see. And at the very top lives a terrifying Giant who Jack must outwit to survive. Nina Töwe’s illustrations are inspired by the sixteenth-century paintings of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, best-known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruit, flowers, vegetables and fish. read more
Kuku the hen and Mwewe the eagle were the very best of friends in the past, sharing a special bond from the day they were born.Wha...t happened that caused them to take different paths? Was a simple little sewing needle really to blame?A wonderful tale inspired by an old Swahili legend, Kuku and Mwewe will stay in your imagination forever, and reveal the answer to a great secret.Guided Reading Level: M, Lexile Level: 770L read more
Presents retellings of fifteen of Aesop's fables, including "The Lion and Mouse," in which a mouse, begging to be set free, offers... the lion who captured him a favor in the future. read more
Folktales are stories from long ago that were passed on from person to person. Some are scary enough to prickle your skin with fea...r. From an evil music box to a headless princess, the folktales in this book will send chills running down your spine. Read on if you dare! read more
Relates some of the exploits of Pecos Bill, the extraordinary Texas cowboy who was raised by coyotes, rode a mountain lion, used a... rattle snake as a rope, and married the fearless Slue-Foot Sue. read more
This book consists of three units, namely ""knowing the classics"", ""singing the moving poems"" and ""traveling the history corri...dor"", including debut, space-time connection, knowledge link, Quanzai's recommendation, fantastic world, changes of Chinese character components and other interesting content. In this way, the book enhances the interest of children in the learning process, divulges their thinking and widens their horizon in addition to study. read more
Teachers are continually looking for materials that will enhance their studies of cultures around the world. With this new book, a...uthor, Tony Fredericks and illustrator, Bongaman, present readers theatre scripts based on traditional African folklore. Plays are organized by area and identified by country. Included are tales from Algeria to Zambia and all areas in between. This title contains background information for teachers on each African country included as well as instruction and presentation suggestions. The rationale and role of readers theatre in literacy instruction is discussed and additional resources for extending studies of African folklore are included. Grades 4-8. read more
Playing tricks can get people into trouble quicklyespecially if they lie, such as in the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. In The D...onkey in the Lions Skin, its clear that no matter what you wear on the outside, if youre foolish, it will still show when you speak. Through these fables and many others, readers will be introduced to life lessons in an accessible way. Full-color illustrations of each fable add a bit of fun and fancy to some stories more serious morals. read more
Why are ravens black? Why do screech owl eyes look red in light? How did we get fire? You'll find the answers to those questions i...n this retelling of a Cherokee pourquoi folktale. The earth was cold and dark but the animals could see fire coming from the tree on the island. They tried to fly or swim to the island to bring back the fire heat and light. What happened to some of the animals? Which animal brought it back and how? read more
The central message of the well-known fable The Wolf in Sheeps Clothing seems to be a simple one: appearances can be deceiving. In... The Milkmaid and the Pail, readers learn not to count chickens before they hatch. Though it often takes life experiences to learn such lessons, Aesops fables lay the groundwork for readers. Through more than a dozen fables, readers encounter ideas important to character education as they use their imagination to meet Aesops lively characters. Brightly colored illustrations portray each fable in vivid detail. read more
The Emperor has a problem. He wants his people to remember the year in which his son was born. But there is no way to keep track o...f the years. So the Emperor devises a race in which animals will cross a river. The first twelve animals to reach the opposite side will have a year named after them. Thus, the people will be able to remember the years and the events that occurred. And so the race is set. Rat, knowing he is no match for the rushing water, schemes with Cat on how to cross the river. Together the two convince Ox to carry them across. But halfway across the river, Rat shows his true colors. Will Cat make it to the other side? Which animals will have a year named after them? Accompanied by exquisite watercolor artwork, this charming story explains the origins of the Chinese calendar. read more