In captivating text and illustrations, this beautiful multicultural children´s book presents a collection of cherished fables, myths, legends and fairy tales from Thailand that have been passed down through generations of Thai families. The nine charming stories in this book feature clever princesses, warring gods and goddesses, foolish kings, and wily tigers, against a backdrop of traditional Thai village life. They deal with the universal values that parents everywhere want to teach their children, such as good versus evil, right versus wrong, and wisdom versus foolishness. Stories include ´´How The Thais Learned to Be Calm,´´ when a small village argument escalates into a terrible war; ´´Princess Golden Flower and the Vulture King,´´ in which a brave princess saves herself from an evil king; and ´´The Gold Harvest´´ in which a wise father-in-law tricks his lazy son-in-law into working hard for his family. Curated and narrated by Marion D. Toth and illustrated by Thai artist Patcharee Meesukhon, this collection will provide children with an insight into the traditional Thai culture, and the values and lifestyle of its people. This book will be enjoyed by children ages six to ten, as well as by their parents. Other Thai stories in this book include: How the Bay of Bangkok Came to Be Why Do We Have Thunder and Lightning? The Wisest Man in Siam There is No Such Thing As a Secret How the Tiger Got its Stripes The Footprint of the Buddha
Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ´60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp Monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen´s investigation takes us back to Anka´s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge. Rendered in a kaleidoscopically and breathtakingly virtuosic visual style that combines panel sequences and montage, Emil Ferris´ draftsmanship echoes the drawing of Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Robert Crumb. My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is a revelatory work of striking originality that has been lauded as the debut graphic novel of the year.
11 complete stories at a great price! Featuring: ´´The Cat in the Hat´´ read by Kelsey Grammer ´´Horton Hears a Who´´ read by Dustin Hoffman ´´How the Grinch Stole Christmas´´ read by Walter Matthau ´´Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?´´ read by John Cleese ´´The Lorax´´ read by Ted Danson ´´Yertle the Turtle,´´ ´´Gertrude McFuzz,´´ and ´´The Big Brag´´ read by John Lithgow ´´Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose´´ read by Mercedes McCambridge ´´Horton Hatches the Egg´´ read by Billy Crystal ´´The Cat in the Hat Comes Back´´ read by Kelsey Grammer