Uses rhyme to explain the need for vaccinations and to describe how they work.
Check out this interview with the author on C-SPAN! In 1912, a revolutionary chick cries, "Strike down the wall!" and liberates itself from the "egg state." In 1940, ostriches pull their heads out of the sand and unite to fight fascism. In 1972, Baby X grows up without a gender and is happy about it. Rather than teaching children to obey authority, to conform, or to seek redemption through prayer, twentieth-century leftists encouraged children to question the authority of those in power. Tales for Little Rebels collects forty-three mostly out-of-print stories, poems, comic strips, primers, and other texts for children that embody this radical tradition. These pieces reflect the concerns of twentieth-century leftist movements, like peace, civil rights, gender equality, environmental responsibility, and the dignity of labor. They also address the means of achieving these ideals, including taking collective action, developing critical thinking skills, and harnessing the liberating power of the imagination. Some of the authors and illustrators are familiar, including Lucille Clifton, Syd Hoff, Langston Hughes, Walt Kelly, Norma Klein, Munro Leaf, Julius Lester, Eve Merriam, Charlotte Pomerantz, Carl Sandburg, and Dr. Seuss. Others are relatively unknown today, but their work deserves to be remembered. (Each of the pieces includes an introduction and a biographical sketch of the author.) From the anti-advertising message of Johnny Get Your Money's Worth (and Jane Too)! (1938) to the entertaining ons in ecology provided by The Day They Parachuted Cats on Borneo (1971), and Sandburg's mockery of war in Rootabaga Pigeons (1923), these pieces will thrill readers intrigued by politics and history--and anyone with a love of children's literature, no matter what age. Check out co-editor Philip Nel discussing this book on NPR here.
Alexandra David-Neel was the first European to explore Tibet at a time when foreigners were banned. Few people have led a life of adventure equal to hers, or made so much of it. This book presents a vividly detailed chronicle of David-Neel's quest to conquer her personal demons and of the outer journey that made her one of the most celebrated figures of her day. 26 photos. 2 maps.
Welcome to the world of delicious cupcake and frosting recipes! We hope you’ll find that these recipes make a delightful addition to your favorite meals. Whether you are throwing a party for a couple of your closest friends or just a nice dessert for yourself to top off the end to a perfect day, there is sure to be a cupcake here that compliments your meal beautifully. As we’ve come to see, there is something about the personal touch of a home-crafted dessert that adds that bit of special magic that transforms a meal into an experience; not just something to eat, but something to remember. With so many different types and versions of cupcake recipes, there is literally a cake for every occasion! Not only do you have a variety of colors and textures, but there is a surprising amount of variety in terms of taste too. So, no matter what the occasion is, you can find a personalized look and taste to fit the occasion. Even the recipes in this book are open to your own personality and creativity. Please feel free to play, change, try out, and make messes with these recipes! Nothing is written in stone—and if you’re reading the eBook, it isn’t written on paper either—so if you get an idea for a way to add you own personal touch to a recipe, by all means go for it! Who knows, it may just end up being the best thing ever, and your new favorite cupcake recipe. Now, let’s get into some of the things that you will need stocked in the fridge and pantry before you start building your first creations. Just check for these items, and if you don’t have them, add them to you grocery list for your next visit.
First up, you’ll need all the essential equipment such as, muffin tins and paper cups. They also make aluminum cups, which are a bit more expensive but offer a great benefit by helping to distribute the heat more evenly throughout the batter. Some other things you’ll need to have stock of include fresh eggs, butter, and any ingredients specific to the recipe like vanilla, sugar, etc.
If you plan not to use paper cups, you’ll also need some items like olive oil spray or grease. The last few items depend on how you plan to take on your baking project. With Every Day Cupcake and Frosting Recipes, you'll learn not only specific recipes for how to make cupcakes such as Red Velvet or Cookies 'n Cream, but also frostings such as Maple Buttercream, Raspberry Frosting, and more. Flavors and techniques are both taught so you can create the best cupcakes for every occasion you need them!
Culled from over ten years of weekly Chicago Reader columns, My Kind of Sound will be "The Secret History of Chicago Music" compendium. Also featuring a foreword by Jim DeRogatis of Sound Opinions, this collection profiles pivotal Chicago musicians who somehow have not gotten their just dues.
Rio de Janeiro is now branding itself 'the world's most exciting city' and it's difficult to argue with that. A beach holiday destination like no other, Rio squeezes a heady mix of legendary opulence and favelas into the narrow and verdant strip between its awe-inspiring beaches and steep mountains. Aside from vital tips on how to experience the city at its best, from baile funk parties to the best boutique hotels, the book includes guides to the best relaxing destinations close by. Written by Rio-based journalists and writers, the Time Out Rio de Janeiro city guide is an insiders' guide to the world capital of football, samba, bossa nova, beachwear and parties. *Sightseeing in Rio *Rio hotels *Rio restaurants *Rio bars *Rio shops *Rio maps
Fantastic and sinister are the Lowlands into which Philip Grant descends on his dangerous assignment.