In a story designed to help children learn to solve problems for themselves, Willy must figure out a way to get some peace and quiet when he arrives home from school after a noisy bus ride and his little sister wants to play.
Someone is stealing the delicious pickles from Amy's lunch day after day. How can Amy find out who is taking the pickle and stop it? This easy-to-read book is designed to teach children, especially those between ages 4 and 10 years, how to identify problems, brainstorm options, think through the possible outcome of each option and finally, to select and implement a solution. With these problem-solving skills, kids are better prepared to cope with every kind of concern. Frustration and disappointment won't go away, but research shows that children will be less likely to respond with angry outbursts. They will be more confident and better prepared to handle the variety of problems they will face as they mature. Written in the "you-choose-what-happens-next" format.
What you see is what you get, Cartoons with rhymes you won’t forget. Some make you laugh, some make you ponder, And others just leave you a way down yonder. So spend some time to peruse this book, And take your time, have a good hard look. For certain, — you will get a unique surprise, ‘Cause the wiles of WILLY will open your eyes.
Episode 5: Trick or Treat in Suburbia In which DeDe returns from the fat farm looking, and feeling, fabulous. The infamous Jockey Shorts dance competition has unexpected consequences and Mona has suprise visitor from her past. Welcome to Tales of the City. San Francisco 1976: a golden city of freedom, adventure and possibility. But, as naïve small-town girl Mary Ann finds out, it can be hard to find your place in a strange new city - especially when the supermarket is a pick up joint and a Jockey Shorts dance contest can make or break a relationship. Luckily for Mary Ann, she finds the perfect home at 28 Barbary Lane where the dysfunctional residents form an unconventional family of waifs and strays. Mona the cynic, Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver the romantic looking for love and DeDe the jaded debutante, all watched over by the eccentric and mysterious Anna Madrigal. Get addicted to these characters in six short, funny and heartbreaking episodes.
NAMED AS ONE OF THE BBC'S 100 MOST INSPIRING NOVELS Now a Netflix series starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney . . . 'It's an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco.' Oscar Wilde Mary Ann is twenty-five and arrives in San Francisco for an eight-day holiday. But then her Mood Ring turns blue. So obviously she decides to stay. It is the 1970s after all. Fresh out of Cleveland, naive Mary Ann tumbles headlong into a brave new world of pot-growing landladies, cut throat debutantes, spaced-out neighbours and outrageous parties. Finding a job as a secretary at an ad agency, Mary Ann wants to start her own life, away from her parents and with the flower-power freedom to make her own friends and her own decisions. The saga that ensues introduces vignettes that are manic, romantic, tawdry and touching - unmistakably the handiwork of Armistead Maupin.
WALDEN tells the tragic and poignant story of Walden XVI, a student at University struggling to find his identity. Live just one day through Walden's eyes and you'll discover an unforgettable tale of freedom and revolution that is both hilarious and tragic. This tightly-woven narrative is a journey of discovery that will stop you in your tracks.
Alvirah Meehan, one of Mary Higgins Clark's most beloved characters, returns in these dazzling, intertwined tales of sleuthing and suspense. Alvirah, the former cleaning lady who struck it rich in the lottery, made her first appearance in Weep No More, My Lady. Now, with her devoted mate, Willy, the ever-resourceful Alvirah delves into crime-solving on a grand scale -- and with her own inimitable style. Among their many adventures, Alvirah and Willy find a dead actress in their Central Park South condominium upon their return from London in "The Body in the Closet." Needing a break from the big city, they escape to Cape Cod -- only to meet a would-be heiress framed for murder in "Death on the Cape." When Alvirah and Willy seek the tranquillity of the Cypress Point Spa, it's the perfect getaway -- until a jewel thief turns up in "The Lottery Winner." Back in Manhattan, the search for a neighbor's missing newborn makes for a suspense-filled Christmas in "Bye, Baby Bunting."
Will Spalding had an IQ of 172. But nobody knew it yet. And nobody would realise it even when he constructed what was probably the most amazing invention that the world had ever seen. Actually most of the world would never see it! Read the hilarious story of what happens when Will’s little sister Maud crawls into it, and how Will and his friends (with the help of Einstein the dog) try to get her back without Will’s Mum Pru finding out.