Timmy is a pine tree. His one goal is to become someone's Christmas tree. Every year, he sees other trees picked, but not him. People don't seem to notice that Timmy is special, until a little girl finds Timmy and insists that he is the only Christmas tree for their family. A fun, family Christmas story.
Nick and Teresa from King of the Beach have never seen snow and asked their father to tell them a story about a place where it snows. Dad tells them about Bernard, a young St. Bernard puppy, who lives in the Alps and wants to be a rescue dog. The bigger dogs just laugh at him. A big snow storm comes and gives Bernard a chance to show how big his heart is. A story that emphasizes that, even if you are physically small, you can still do big things.
Nick and Teresa live on the beautiful garden island of Kaua'i. One particular day, the children's parents take them to the beach for a day of fun. They build a sandcastle and Nick decides to pretend that he is a king…in fact, king of the whole beach. His little sister, Teresa, uses her imagination to help his pretending seem more real. A story of imagination and cooperation.
Nick and Teresa's family are getting boxes out of the attic as they get ready to decorate for Christmas. They find an old, dusty box that no one remembers… until they open it and Dad remembers one of his childhood Christmases. The surprise in the box and the song that goes along with it make for very special holiday as Dad shares his favorite childhood toy with his children. A story of family and Christmas wonder.
Two myna birds build a nest and raise two babies. They teach them to fly and to find food and do everything that myna birds do. The babies eventualy grow up and go off into the world to make their own way. Here is a "circle of life" story for pre-schoolers through second grade
This is the story of the island of Kaua'i, from it's beginnings as a volcano on the ocean floor to the first plants and animals to arrive, to all the people who came together to make Kaua'i the island of "aloha". The story is told in simple terms that young children can understand.
Nick and Teresa from King of the Beach are back. When their father builds them a play house in the backyard and the children fight over it, Dad feels the kids need a lesson in sharing, so he tells them a story about 3 animals that live in a beautiful valley in the middle of their garden island of Kaua'i. Dad's story is about Pua'a the Pig, Kao the Goat and Moa the Rooster…and how they solved their selfishness problem. A story of sharing and the importance of friends and family.
The award winning King of the Beach is joined in this compilation by 4 other stories by Mark Huff: The Sheltering Place, Bernard the St. Bernard, Timmy the Tiny Christmas Tree, and The Toy. Five great stories for kids in one package...stories of sharing, cooperation and imagination and family values.