Scholastic Storybook Treasures introduces a collection of writer/illustrator Mo Willems stories that feature return visits from Pigeon (whom we last saw driving a bus) and Trixie with her Knuffle Bunny. Stories about sharing, cooperation, and problem solving entertain children aged two through eight on The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog…and more stories by Mo Willems.
Can anyone tell me what “The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!” is about? Right! Pigeon finds a hot dog (and roll) on the ground, dropped by the disappointed bus driver who was about to eat it. Pigeon is beside himself with joy at the prospect of having a hot dog, until a little duckling comes along and tries to con Pigeon into giving him the tasty treat. Pigeon, of course, does not want to give it up, and discovers the solution to the hot dog problem—sharing! Well, it was too big for him anyway…
Trixie is the proud owner of a one-of-a-kind Knuffle Bunny which she takes to preschool one morning only to find that Sonia has one also in “Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity.” Of course, each girl thinks hers is the best; they don’t even pronounce its name the same—Sonia says “nuffle” and Trixie says “Ka-nuffle.” That’s just the first argument they have, so teacher takes the bunnies away and returns them after school. Silly teacher—she gives the girls the wrong bunnies. Although they don’t realize it at first, they both wake their parents up at 2:30 in the morning with the awful news—“This is not my Knuffle Bunny.” Is this the beginning of a beautiful friendship?
Although no authority on naked mole rats, I do know that they don’t wear clothing. Or…they didn’t wear clothing until Wilbur the “Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed.” The rest of the mole rat colony doesn’t understand Wilbur’s fascination with fancy duds and they try to dissuade him from dressing. However, he continues to shock them with his wardrobe, and then opens a clothing store. None of the mole rats shop there, of course. But things could change when Grandpa Mole Rat makes an important proclamation. Will Wilbur be forced to go naked?
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