A Fish with a Wish – If you only had one wish to make, would you change your life, or would you change someone else’s? Can a Goldfish find happiness in his dreary surroundings? Trapped in a tiny glass tank, a miserable goldfish makes it perfectly clear how disappointed he is with life. A series of wishes granted by a magic star reveal that the grass is not always greener on the other side. Will the fish ever find true happiness? Join him on his quest for a better life and his journey into selflessness in this heart warming tale with a bitter-sweet ending to make you cry. Written in rhyme.
Some time ago, in an awfully gray room,
in a corner so dark and so filled up with gloom,
on a table just barely four legs and a plank,
sat one gallon of water in a tiny glass tank.
And inside that water a goldfish was swimming,
pondering glumly the life he was living.
And in that glass tank on that old wobbly table
is where we begin this odd fish-wishy fable.
For the fish had been brought home from the pet store that day,
and was dropped in his tank in a most unpleasant way.
He’d been bought by a man as a gift for his daughter—
bought with no more than one thin, shiny quarter,
then carried home quickly in a small bag of water.
And now the fish was unhappy. He was far, far from glad.
He was quite disappointed, and growing quite mad.
For the water all around him was cloudy and cold,
and the table beneath him was eighty years old.
“How mean to have put me in such a tight place,”
said the fish with an awful fish frown on his face.
“Thank goodness I’m small and not big like a trout,”
he huffed one more time as he pouted about.
Don’t Be a Bully – Be Nice Book 3 – Revised Edition-Don’t be a Bully is a short simple book for young children, and beginner ESL readers, promoting values of anti-bullying and anti-discrimination. This book teaches children ten important life lessons about values and the importance of treating everyone equal, no matter what race, religion, gender, or abilities. There are exercises supporting the topics at the ...
Walk with Gandhi-An enlightening text on the life of Gandhi, containing enlightening snapshots of Gandhi’s life, with lots of questions for reflection, making it very suitable for school use – social studies, history, art, or English. The Haiku, images, and text reflect the remarkable life of Mahatma (‘great soul’) who brought freedom to India through non-violent protest. ...
Gracie’s Guide Book to Growing up SUPER-Gracie’s big sister is a F-E-M-I-N-I-S-T. What does that mean? Can boys be feminists too? Find out the answers to these questions and more about being really SUPER in this very sweet guidebook, written by Gracie to her new sibling. Sample Page 1 from Gracie’s Guidebook to Being Super: Download the full book on the ...
The I-Forgot Kid-A poignant tale of a child’s first speech on stage – a much anticipated moment of excitement, which turns into a haunting experience. The little girl who was teased and bullied grows up to help prevent the same actions at the school she works in resulting in long-term change. The story ends with a potent ...
Always Be Nice – 10 lessons in kindness, revised edition-Always be Nice is a short book for young children promoting kindness and manners and can be used as an early reader. The book is perfect for building confidence in reading with only 28 words most of which are simple words. This book also teaches kids ten important lessons about being kind to others. Each ...
I am Enough! Because I am the Best Me I can Be-You are enough and deserve to be treated right. Don’t ever let anyone dim your light. You are bright, kind, and loving and deserve the best, just keep going strong on your life’s quest. Believe you can achieve anything and tell yourself every day, I am amazing and I am okay! This little book will ...
Human Values Foundation Stories on Values 2019 Edition – By children for children-Human Values Foundation Stories on Values is an endearing and beautiful collection of short stories written by children, as selected entries from the Human Values Foundation’s annual Stories on Values competition. This edition is from 2019. The Human Values Foundation has kindly made these available to republish here so as to reach a wider audience ...
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Johnny Jetpack-Johnny Jetpack – Johnny Johnson always dreamed of one day flying through space. When his inventive grandfather builds him a Jetpack for his birthday, he grows as close to obtaining that dream as any small boy can ever hope. But it’s not long before he is faced with the responsibilities that accompany such a magnificent ...
Bobby Bumble’s Afraid to Fly-Bobby Bumble has a problem; he’s afraid of heights. Ridiculed by his brothers about his inability to fly, he retreats into his honeycomb, too ashamed to show his face outside. Bobby Bumble learns to overcome his fears, and what it really means to be brave, in this fun rhyming story. Author: Ethan Crownberry Text and ...
A Fish with a Wish-A Fish with a Wish – If you only had one wish to make, would you change your life, or would you change someone else’s? Can a Goldfish find happiness in his dreary surroundings? Trapped in a tiny glass tank, a miserable goldfish makes it perfectly clear how disappointed he is with life. A series ...
The Willies-What gives you the willies? Strange noises? Creepy shadows? The feeling you are being watched? For a 12-year-old boy lost on Halloween night, it is all of these things and more. Are the Willies just something we feel, or are they actually little monsters that love to torment us when we are at our most ...
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