This story opens with "There once was a man whose house was very small," and it continues, "It was cluttered with things from wall to wall." With a tiny, cluttered house, giggling children, and a snoring wife, the poor man can't get a good night's sleep. If only, he thinks, I had a big quiet house! He throws off his covers and goes to visit the wise old woman at the edge of the village. Surely she can help him solve his problem. And she does, but not without giving him some very unusual advice. Bring a chicken into your house, she suggests. And when that doesn't work, she has him add a goat, a horse, a cow, and even a sheep. The ending of the story proves, as so many ancient folktales do, that quite often, nonsense makes the best sense of all. Susan Greenstein's bold illustrations white pencil on black surface with watercolor - carry the reader through the warm interiors and peaceful nights of the shtetls of Eastern Europe."
Spirit House and Tiny Thoughts is a short collection of contemplations to peruse. Constructed in a simple style, 'Spirit House' is an interesting group of poems making this little book attractive and thought provoking. A quick-to-read book touching some aspects of life that one may encounter. The writing is philosophical and spiritual in nature with gentle layering to stimulate the mind. Take a light few moments to help connect with your life again.
Instructive how-to photos on every page complement this idea-packed handbook for owners of pet dwarf rabbits. These tiny creatures are not only warm, furry, and cuddly; they also readily respond to training and are capable of learning many tricks. Author Esther Schmidt describes a variety of games and pastimes that can add up to great fun for both rabbits and their owners. She also presents--
Games and House Design for Dwarf Rabbits is a title in Barron's brand-new Games and House Design series of idea books that encourage bonding between animal lovers and their pets. All books in this series focus on ways to create an optimal environment for your pet while emphasizing the many joys that come with pet ownership. The books are filled with color photos on most pages, sidebar tips, and construction diagrams.
The political culture in the Netherlands is widely assumed to be quite unique: a well-established 'polder model' in a 'consociational democracy' has received much coverage in academic literature. However, de Rooij contends that this serene-sounding label is a myth. The modern political culture in the Low Countries began with a revolution and has continued with shocks and convulsions, rife with acute rivalries amongst several political and ideological factions. With its extremely open economy the Netherlands is particularly vulnerable to external political, cultural and economic pressures. The art of politics is a balancing act between profiting from international developments and maintaining sovereignty. The sudden rise of populism and euroscepticism around 2000 indicates a loss of balance, even a crisis in the political culture.
Developed by New Zealand reading specialist and author, Pam Holden, this exciting reading program offers an extensive range of illustrated fiction and photographic non-fiction titles at graded levels. Red Rocket Readers offer a carefully controlled sequence of challenges throughout the levels to ensure students progress with confidence and enthusiasm.
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