Big Book of Animal Stories
All 4 stories bound into one convenient volume: Old Mother West Wind, Adventures of Peter Cottontail, Adventures of Grandfather Frog, and Adventures of Buster Bear. Unabridged texts originally from 1910-1916.
Mixing exciting adventure and good-natured humor with gentle homily, Thornton W. Burgess's timeless stories have drawn generations of youngsters into the comforting world of the Green Forest, the Smiling Pool, and the Laughing Brook. Along with generous helpings of warmth and whimsy, the entertaining stories also offer valuable lessons about wildlife, the environment, and being true to one's own nature.
In this collection of irresistible animal tales, children will read about Peter Cottontail, who is up to his floppy ears in dangerous escapades as he tries to outwit the ever-hungry Reddy Fox. Elsewhere in the Green Forest, Buster Bear has a series of run-ins with Little Joe Otter, Farmer Brown's boy, and even a stubborn metal pail. And Grandfather Frog, in his determination to see the Great World beyond the familiar vistas of the Smiling Pool, learns firsthand about all the pitfalls of greed, boastfulness, and downright stupidity. New Burgess fans will be charmed and delighted by these stories and other exciting tales about Jimmy Skunk, Billy Mink, and their animal friends.
These charming short stories will be a worthwhile addition to any child's library. Each book is a collection of short stories focusing on one character. Every character has his gifts and weaknesses, and the enlightening stories tell of different lessons they learn. - Melissa
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