In this exuberant and lyrical follow-up to the award-winning Over and Under the Snow, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves . . . and down in the dirt. Explore the hidden world and many lives of a garden through the course of a year! Up in the garden, the world is full of green—leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt exists a busy world—earthworms dig, snakes hunt, skunks burrow—populated by all the animals that make a garden their home.
Even frustrated grammarians will giggle at the who’s-on-first routine that begins with a donkey’s excited announcement, “I yam a donkey!” Unfortunately the donkey’s audience happens to be a yam, and one who is particular about sloppy pronunciation and poor grammar. An escalating series of misunderstandings leaves the yam furious and the clueless donkey bewildered by the yam’s growing (and amusing) frustration. The yam finally gets his point across, but regrettably, he’s made the situation a little bit too clear . . . and the story ends with a dark and outrageously funny twist.
Heidi Heckelbeck wants to prove she can make it in the babysitting business, but she’ll need a little magic and a lot of help from her friends!
Heidi Heckelbeck is eager to start babysitting, but her mom doesn’t think she’s old enough yet. To prove she’s ready to be responsible, Heidi teams up with Laurel and Bruce to create a spectacular booth—called the “Little Explorers Museum”—for the Brewster Elementary fair. It’s going to be an exciting exhibit of fabulous art projects, nifty science experiments…and babysitting! But when Heidi worries that her babysitting station won’t attract enough visitors, will her Book of Spells help her find a magical solution?
With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost ever page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.