Hands off My Honey By Jane Chapman
Pre K- Yr 2
When a big, scary bear announces that he has an enormous jar of honey and he’s not going to share it with anyone else, who on earth would be bold – or daft – enough to plan a raid on the terrifying animal’s precious stash of liquid gold?
There is a brilliantly clever ending, however, where it’s revealed that the whole situation has been a game all along!
Lucinda Belinda By Michelle Robinson
Yrs 4-6 themes
The most beautiful girl in the whole of the school is Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool—but Lucinda Belinda feels it is her duty to guide all her friends in the subject of beauty. Lucinda becomes the scourge of family and friends, criticizing big bottoms and moustaches (especially her grandma’s) until everyone avoids her. So when Lucinda meets a monster in the forest, she makes it her mission to make over this scary creature. Unfortunately changing its outside does not change what’s inside—as Lucinda Belinda discovers!
Note the monster that she tries to make beautiful – eats Lucinda in the end
Odd Socks by Rebecca Ashdown
A beautiful story about aging /changing/ new directions and the power of love.
Suki and Sosh love their life. Each day they go to work together on their pair of feet, and each night they snuggle together in their sock drawer. But then disaster strikes: Sosh spots that Suki has a hole. Darn it! Sure enough, his warm, woolly wife starts to unravel, until one day Suki is nowhere to be found. The rest of the underwear warn him not to go it alone – no one likes an odd sock. But Sosh swears to find her…. They end up as sock puppets and start their life again
The Biggest Baddest Wolf
Harum Scarum is the biggest, baddest, hairiest, scariest wolf in the city, and he loves to frighten people! But after a really good day of frightening little children, old people, and even a builder, Harum Scarum gets back home and finds he’s lost his teddy. Oh no! He has to get him back!
When he finds a child with his Teddy and pleads for him to return it to him – he does so on the condition that Harum Scarum makes a promise – that he doesn’t keep.