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Mr. Pin, the beloved penguin detective from the South Pole, helps stamp out crime in the windy city of Chicago. With his young assistant Maggie at his side, he follows the chocolate trails in exciting mysteries that baffle the entire police department. Water is leaking through the cracked basement floor of Sally's Diner where Mr. Pin has his office. Suddenly a fish pops through the hole in the floor. Astonished, Mr. Pin drops the fish in a jar of water and hurries upstairs to show everyone his new pet. But the diner is in a state of confusion-the Chicago River is pouring into buildings all over the city! Can Mr. Pin stop the flood and save his friends? In A Fish Named Yum, Mr. Pin provides gentle lessons about friendship as he munches his way through the creamy candy clues in two entertaining cases. Youngsters will laugh out loud as John McDonough narrates the humorous adventures of the penguin and his new pet. Beginning readers can enjoy more Mr. Pin stories in The Mysterious Cases of Mr. Pin, Mr. Pin: The Chocolate Files , and The Spy Who Came North from the Pole.Show more
Hermit Crab lives in a little shell house on the ocean floor. Wherever he crawls, he carries the shell on his back. He feels safe and snug in his cozy house. But in January, the shell begins to feel tight. Hermit Crab steps out of his safe house into the open sea. Without his shell, the ocean floor seems frightening. Large, hungry fish swim all around. When Hermit Crab finds a bigger, empty shell, he wiggles into it. It feels just right. But it's so plain. Will he ever feel at home in his new house? Popular children's author and illustrator Eric Carle captivates young readers with this delightful tale of a young crab growing up. With the available print and audio book combination, youngsters will enjoy seeing the beauty of Hermit Crab as he changes and the amazing ocean world around him. Narrator John McDonough provides the perfect voice for the young crab as he increases both in size and self-confidence.Show more
"Everyone's a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these ""upside-down puppets"? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations, the award-winning artist Melissa Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America--the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy's Parade.Show more
Karma Wilson's Bear books, featuring a heartwarming reading by series stalwart John McDonough, are endearing short tales cher-ished by young listeners. Here, Bear goes out for a walk only to quickly get hungry and start back to his lair for a snack. Soon he becomes lost in the dark, cold, and windy woods. Good thing he has a number of woodland friends to rescue him and get him back home safely.Show more
Karma Wilson's warm and inviting Bear books teach valuable life lessons to young listeners. One cool autumn day, Bear's friends decide to visit him, but he can't come out to play-poor Bear is sick. Never fear though, his woodland pals are working very hard to make him feel better. They bundle him up, make him broth, and even sing him lullabies. With all this love and attention, Bear will be back on his paws in no time.Show more
"What better way for Bear to say thanks, than to have a big dinner with all his friends! Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks--a nice big dinner! When Bear decides to throw a feast, his friends show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There's just one problem: Bear's cupboards are bare! What is he to do?Show more
"Explore colors with Bear in the first of a new concept picture book series from the "New York Times "bestselling creators of "Bear Snores On." Colors, colors everywhere! Can you find colors just like Bear? Karma Wilson's playful text and Jane Chapman's adorable illustrations creatively introduce colors to the youngest Bear fans, who will delight in discovering a rainbow of fun.Show more
Acclaimed author Karma Wilson tells a festive story about friendship and helping others when they are sad in this Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Featured Selection. Bear is snuggled in his cave for the winter. He sleeps all day and all night. The cold wind can't even wake him up. He just snores on. Then, one day, something unexpected happens, and he is woken up. John McDonough's playful narration helps listeners become involved in these woodland creatures' activities.Show more
New York Times best-selling author Karma Wilson's Bear books enchant listeners with their loveable characters and timeless lessons. Christmas is coming! But Bear is sleeping, and his friends don't want him to snooze through the whole holiday season. So they wake him up and give him lots to do. Bear wraps presents, bakes treats, and decorates as much as he can. And the fun is just starting, because a special visitor just might make this the best Christmas yet.Show more
New York Times best-selling children's author Karma Wilson has won many prizes such as the National Parenting Publications Children's Resource Gold Award. Her story Bear Wants More is a Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Featured Selection. It's springtime and Bear is waking up from his winter nap. He hasn't had any food in a long time. Bear is HUNGRY! John McDonough's exuberant narration will be loved by all young listeners hungry for a good story.Show more
Praised for their whimsical word play and gentle lessons, best-selling author Karma Wilson's Bear books never fail to delight young fans. In Bear's Loose Tooth, listeners are transported deep into the forest for a cozy story about Bear and his woodland friends. While munching on his lunch one day, Bear feels something wobbly in his mouth. Bear has a loose tooth, and it isn't long before his friends hop, crawl, and fly to his aid.Show more
With fun-loving rhymes and a curious mystery to solve, Bear's New Friend, from acclaimed children's author Karma Wilson, is sure to become a new favorite of kids everywhere. A warm and fuzzy reading from narrator John McDonough makes this a delightful listen for youngsters and adults alike. Wilson's Bear Snores On and Bear Wants More are also available from Recorded Books.Show more
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