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In this amusing story, an old woman encounters an eagle for the first time. Perplexed by its unfamiliar appearance, she decides to change it to suit her own ideas of what a bird should look like. Her efforts mirror a common pattern of human thought: altering the unfamiliar to make it acceptable. This tale is specially presented for children by the author and educator Idries Shah, who, for more than 30 years, collected stories from the Sufi tradition from oral and written sources. Told since ancient times throughout Central Asia and the Middle East, such tales are used to help foster greater mental flexibility and insight in people of all ages.. -- publisher
A man tricks a young fox into believing that he will give him a chicken. The fox is trapped, but through ingenuity and perseverance, he escapes. Reading this story inspires children to face challenges directly, and even to use the obstacles in their paths to solve problems. This story belongs to the rich and ancient storytelling tradition of Central Asia and the Middle East. --publisher
Colorful illustrations introduce children to the many ways they can be polite and make friends with others.
Colorful illustrations introduce children to the many ways they can be brave.
All children are creative. When we notice and nurture their creativity, the sky's the limit. With simple words and inventive illustrations that relate to children's everyday lives, You Are Creative encourages little ones to explore and experience their creativity in many ways: touching toes to noses, dancing, putting things together and taking them apart, making happy faces, and more. This warm, affirming little book helps children know that it's good to imagine, have fun, play, and be themselves.--publisher
Every child is precious and valuable. This warm, affirming book helps children know they matter because they are growing and learning new things, because they smile and laugh, because they give comforting hugs, and because we get to hug them. In fact, children are important just because they were born. The simple words and lively illustrations relate to their everyday lives, and the cover reinforces the book's message: Each child is a star. -- publisher
Each child is precious, valuable...and beautiful. With simple words and detailed illustrations that relate to children's everyday lives, You Are Beautiful lets very young children know they are beautiful on the outside, and the inside. Children learn that beauty is more than skin deep and they are beautiful in many ways, just the way they are. A warm, affirming, important little book. -- publisher
Colorful illustrations and rhyming text introduce words that express feelings and emotions.
Teaches young children basic etiquette, including when to say "Please," how to act in a restaurant, and how to be a good sport.
Colorful illustrations and rhyming text introduce words that express kindness.