Fox is always playing practical jokes on her friends, and her friends don't much like it. One day, Fox devises a new trick for her long-beaked friend Stork. Stork doesn't see the funny side, and finds a way to adapt the trick for
Anansi is king of the spiders: he may be small, but he's very clever. One day, offended that Elephant hardly even notices him, he challenges her to a tug of war. How can a tiny spider win against the mighty Elephant, or against th
Father Mouse and Mother MOuse always want the best for their daughter, including the best possible husband... but Father Mouse has some rather grand and impractical ideas. Will Molly Mouse end up with the husband she really wants?
Kind Katie shares her bread and cheese with an old woman on her way through the forest. The woman thanks her with the gift of a magic porridge pot - but it's important to give the pot the right instructions, or the porridge will g
Long ago, the phoenix was a plain brown bird, overlooked by the dazzling forest birds. While the forest birds preened and sang, the phoenix quietly collected a store of food. When drought struck, the phoenix was able to come to th
Sara loves visiting her grandparents and helping in her grandmother's extensive kitchen garden. When Grandmother tries to harvest one outsize turnip, she needs all the help she can get. A delightful cumulative story, originally fr
Long ago, the gods created the Baobab tree... and the Baobab tree was not happy. It didn't like the weather, it resented the birds and animals and envied the other trees. Finally the gods tired of its constant complaints and took
Princess Truly shares her kindness, optimism, and can-do attitude with her friends, in these rhyming stories perfect for beginning readers!Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, ai