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The Sneetches and Other Stories
Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1961

Dr. Seuss creates another timeless picture-book classic with The Sneetches and Other Stories. Are you a Star-Belly Sneetch or a Plain-Belly Sneetch? This delightful book contains four tales with deliciously subtle takes on how silly it is to be, well, silly. “The Sneetches,” “The Zax,” “Too Many Daves,” and “What Was I Scared Of?” make this energetic compilation a must-have for every library. Full of Dr. Seuss’s signature ...


Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book (Classic Seuss)

Random House, 1962

Dr. Seuss larger format vintage childrens illustrated book with everyone and everything yawning and getting sleepy while reading Dr. Seuss's nonsensical rhymes.


A Light in the Attic
Shel Silverstein

Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd, 2003

Last night, while I lay thinking here, Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear And pranced and partied all night long And sang their same old Whatif song: Whatif I flunk that test? Whatif green hair grows on my chest? Whatif nobody likes me? Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me? . . . Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo With an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk ...


"I Can't" Said the Ant
Polly Cameron

Scholastic, 1961

Paperback, no page numbers, drawings in red and printing in green.


There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea
Jennifer Ward

Cooper Square Publishing Llc, 2007

There was a coyote who swallowed a flea, Plucked from his knee, that tickly flea. Yippee-o-Ki-Yee! Skinny ol' Coyote delights readers of all ages as he swallows his way through this delicious southwestern-flavored retelling of a well-loved rhyme. As Coyote gets bigger, the story gets zanier as a bird, a bull, and even an entire cactus end up as dinner. It's pure fun for everyone—even that little flea. Call him silly to swallow a chile! ...


Scotty Scott's A No Nonsense Guide to Life
scotty scott

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

Scotty Scott's A No Nonsense Guide to Life entails words of wisdom and poetic verses that challenges you mentally, motivates, inspires, and teach lessons about God, love, people, relationships, success, logic, courtesies and common sense! This book is a no nonsense approach to the world. It does not pretend that we live in a perfect utopia. It gives real life situations with real people in real scenarios faced by many in society today. It serves ...


The Owl and the Pussycat
Edward Lear

Puffin, 1996

Owl sets out to woo Pussycat in a boat laden with fruit and with a guitar at his side, ready for serenading. Pussycat sits looking elegant and demure, waiting to be courted. But as they sail off across the sea, another love story unfolds in the clear water beneath the boat. "Brett sets Lear's beloved poem of courtly nonsense in a lush, brilliantly lit Caribbean landscape."--Booklist, starred review. Full color.


Where the Sidewalk Ends
Shel Silverstein

Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd, 2003

Where the Sidewalk Ends turns forty! Celebrate with this anniversary edition that features an eye-catching commemorative red sticker. This classic poetry collection, which is both outrageously funny and profound, has been the most beloved of Shel Silverstein's poetry books for generations. Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. There you'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the ...


Horton Hears A Who!
Dr. Seuss

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1954

Illus. in color. Horton, the lovable elephant, tries to protect tiny creatures on a speck of dust. An easy reader with delightful verse and pictures.


Boot Camp for Your Brain: A No-Nonsense Guide to the Sat I
M. Denmark Manning

Xlibris Corp, 2001

Do you need to do better on the SAT I? The comprehensive material in this book, honed by years of actual results, can help you significantly improve your composite score. No gimmicks, just time-tested techniques that were previously available only to students of The WorldÕs Best Prep Course, Inc. Put them to work for you and achieve the score you need to get into the college of your choice!


Duchess Bakes a Cake
Virginia Kahl

MacMillan Pub Co, 1955

A long time ago there lived over the waters, A Duchess, a Duke and their family of daughters. Everything went smoothly and happily in this large family, until one day the Duchess decided to make: A lovely light luscious delectable cake. Would she take the cook's advice? No, she would not. The Duchess put many things into the cake, adding the yeast six times for good measure. So the cake rose, and the Duchess with it -- and how were they ...


Crush IT at College: A No Nonsense Guide to Succeeding at University or College
Bryan Tinlin

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

Your #1 Guide to College and University Success Your college success depends on getting trusted advice that’s backed up with years of experience with students. In this concise book you get superior tips on what you need to do to get great grades and keep your life manageable while in school. The last thing you need is a long book recruiting you to college. You need practical and to-the-point advice on how to succeed, how to make the right ...


Mots d'Heures: Gousses, Rames
Luis d'Antin van Rooten

Penguin (Non-Classics), 1980

Nonsense poems in French, when pronounced, sound like English nursery rhymes, such as Humpty Dumpty and Jack Sprat.


Rain Makes Applesauce
Julian with pictures by Marvin Bileck Scheer

Holiday House, 1964

Complex, highly imaginative drawings ... endless amusing details not mentioned in the text.


If I Ran the Circus (Classic Seuss)
Dr. Seuss

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1986

Step right up for Dr. Seuss’s classic rhyming picture-book tale of young Morris McGurk’s big circus dreams. This circus has more than a mere lion tamer and trapeze artist! At the Circus McGurkus, you’ll be intrigued by the wink-hooded Hoodwink, terrified by the Spotted Atrocious, and amazed by the daring feats of the great Sneelock. And these are just a few of the astonishing things you’ll find under this big top. Told with the humor and ...


On Beyond Zebra (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Dr. Seuss

Turtleback, 1980

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. An imaginative excursion through the alphabet, led by Conrad Cornelius O'Donald O'Dell, a very young boy with unusual spelling abilities.


A Pizza the Size of the Sun
Jack Prelutsky

Greenwillow Books, 1996

Jack Prelutsky is widely acknowledged as the poet laureate of the younger generation. (And many people would happily see him crowned with no age qualification.) The New Kid on the Block and Something Big Has Been Here are household words wherever there are kids. Here is another wondrously rich, varied, clever - and always funny - collection. Meet Miss Misinformation, Swami Gourami, and Gladiola Gloppe (and her Soup Shoppe), and delight in a ...


One Minute Wisdom
Anthony De Mello

Image, 1988

Bestselling author Anthony de Mello has earned international acclaim for his profound spiritual insights and his unique approach to the inner life. In One Minute Wisdom , he points the way toward new levels of contemplation and contentment, love and harmony, wisdom and enlightenment. In more than two hundred parables and lessons about living life fully yet simply, de Mello gives examples filled with wisdom that cannot be conveyed in regular ...


Diary of a Medical Intuitive: One Woman's Eye-Opening Journey from No-Nonsense E.R. Nurse to Open-Hearted ...
Christel Nani RN PhD

Center for Spiritual Responsibility, 2004

A native New Yorker and die-hard skeptic offers a personal look at the development of her medical intuition while serving as a trauma nurse in this riveting memoir. Twenty-five case studies with patients suffering from heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, multiple sclerosis, adult onset diabetes, and other illnesses document the emotional and physiological causes behind patients' symptoms. The interaction of a person's energy system ...


Jack Prelutsky

Greenwillow Books, 2002

We're sailing to Scranimal Island, It doesn't appear on most maps.... Scranimal Island is where you will find the fragrant RHINOCEROSE, the cunning BROCCOLIONS. And if you are really, really lucky and very, very quiet, you will spot the gentle, shy PANDAFFODIL. (You may even hear it yawning If the morning's just begun, Watch its petals slowly open To embrace the rising sun. So put on your pith helmet and prepare to explore a wilderness ...



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