Adapted Stories Books - Set of 10

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These adaptations of traditional folklore, childhood songs, nursery rhymes, and stories can be easily compared to the original/traditional version and/or other adaptations. 32 pages each. Includes the 10 books listed below:

Burro's Tortillas - In this humorous Southwestern retelling of The Little Red Hen, Burro finds it difficult to get any help from his friends as he diligently works to turn corn into tortillas. Young readers will love the repetition, while older readers will enjoy the book's many puns. Delightful story also imparts an accurate picture of the way tortillas are made.

Daisylocks - Daisylocks needs a home that is just right. She gets Wind to help her find the perfect habitat in which to spread her roots. Wind blows Daisylocks to the plain (too cold), the mountain (too hard), and the wetland (too wet). Will Wind find the perfect climate and soil for Daisylocks to plant her roots and grow into a beautiful flower?

First Fire: A Cherokee Folktale - Why are ravens black? Why do screech owl eyes look red in the light? How did we get fire? Find the answers to those questions in this retelling of a Cherokee pourquoi folktale. The earth was cold and dark, but the animals could see fire coming from the tree on the island. They tried to fly or swim to the island to bring back the fire heat and light. What happened to these animals? Which one succeeded, and how did it succeed?

The Giraffe Who Was Afraid of Heights - Imagine if the one thing that keeps you safe is what you fear the most. This enchanting adaptation of The Wizard of Oz tells of a giraffe who suffers from the fear of heights. His parents worry about his safety and send him to the village doctor for treatment. Along the way, he befriends a monkey who is afraid of climbing trees and a hippo who is afraid of water. A life-threatening event causes the three friends to face and overcome each of their fears.

The Glaciers Are Melting! - Chicken Little may have thought the sky was falling, but Peter Pika is sure the glaciers are melting and sets off to talk to the Mountain Monarch about it. Joined along the way by friends Tammy Ptarmigan, Sally Squirrel, Mandy Marmot, and Harry Hare, they all wonder what will happen to them if the glaciers melt. Where will they live, how will they survive? When Wiley Wolverine tries to trick them, can the Mountain Monarch save them? More importantly, can the Mountain Monarch stop the glaciers from melting?

The Rainforest Grew All Around - The jungle comes alive as students learn about the wide variety of creatures lurking in the lush Amazon rainforest in this clever adaptation of the song The Green Grass Grew All Around.

The Sparrow and the Trees - The Sparrow family is ready for their trip south for the winter, but Papa's wing is hurt and he cannot make the trip. He asks the trees for help. One by one, the mighty, leafy trees of the forest say no! Will any of the trees help Papa Sparrow? What will happen to the selfish trees that turned him away? Discover why some trees lose their leaves in winter in this adaptation of a Native American folktale.

Tornado Tamer - In this adaptation of The Emperor's New Clothes, Mayor Peacock declares he will hire a tornado tamer to protect the town. After a long search, Travis arrives to fill the position. This weasel plans to build a very special, transparent cover to protect the town. His magical cover is so transparent that only those smart and special enough can see it. Mouse is doubtful, but his questions are brushed off. Months later, the cover has been hung and Travis has been paid a hefty sum, but a tornado is in the distance and the town is in its path. Will the magic cover protect the town?

Tortoise and Hare's Amazing Race - A retelling of the classic story with a math twist. Henry Hare was always bragging about how fast he was. One day, he challenges Tessie Tortoise to a mile-long race up the hill. Henry leaps ahead for the first eighth of a mile. As Tessie approaches, he bounds ahead again. Fractions and distance measurements mark their progress as Tessie and Henry race to the finish line.

The Tree That Bear Climbed - Everyone knows about the house that Jack built, but what about the tree that Bear climbed? Starting with the roots that anchor the tree, this chain-of-events story in cumulative verse explores many different things that help a tree stand tall. It also lends itself to further discussion with fun repetition and detailed picture clues, stimulating students' curiosity and making them wonder why Bear wants to climb the tree and what will happen when he reaches his goal.

Item Weight: 5.50
Brand: Arbordale Publishing
Prop 65:
Assembly Required: false
Subject Areas: Dramatic Play


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