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Product Description: Our story opens with a cat stuck in a tree, an ordinary-enough occurrence. Fletcher the cat, having run up the tree in a moment of thoughtless abandon, cannot get back down. Then strange things begin to happen: Fletcher finds in his tree a steamer trunk full of hats, and among the hats a papier-mâché egg that opens to reveal Zenobia, a worldly talking doll who was locked in the egg by an unfeeling child named Mabel...read more
By Victoria Chess (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9781590179635 | New York Review of Books, April 12, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Our story opens with a cat stuck in a tree, an ordinary-enough occurrence.

Mama and Papa Scaredy Cat are not your ordinary felines. They're terrified of everything, and so they do nothing. They don't get dressed. They don't open mail. They don't even watch sunsets. Thankfully, Baby Scaredy Cat sees that not being brave at all is just plain silly....But can she help her scared parents find the courage to look at the brighter side of things?

Paperback:

9780689843082 | Reprint edition (Aladdin Paperbacks, June 1, 2016), cover price $6.99
9781481421669 | Simon & Schuster, November 21, 2013, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Mama and Papa Scaredy Cat are not your ordinary felines.

School and Library:

9780689837869 | Simon & Schuster, April 1, 2003, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: When the Scaredy Cat family's fears keep them from doing things, Baby Scaredy Cat suggests they might be missing good things as well.

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When Brenda's favorite uncle decides to marry, Brenda sees visions of a gold lamâe flower-girl's outfit, until Uncle Harry and his bride-to-be show up with her niece. Includes cake recipe.
By Victoria Chess (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780618313211 | Clarion Books, May 18, 2009, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: When Brenda's favorite uncle decides to marry, Brenda sees visions of a gold lamâe flower-girl's outfit, until Uncle Harry and his bride-to-be show up with her niece.

Product Description: This colourful counting book tells the story of ten tricky piranhas in a tropical river whose numbers mysteriously diminish until there's only one left - and then a crocodile appears.

Paperback:

9780142400746 | Reprint edition (Puffin, April 1, 2004), cover price $5.99 | About this edition: A school of ten sly piranhas gradually dwindles as they waylay and eat each other.

Prebinding:

9781435264403 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, May 29, 2008), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: This colourful counting book tells the story of ten tricky piranhas in a tropical river whose numbers mysteriously diminish until there's only one left - and then a crocodile appears.

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Product Description: What happens when...Old Doctor Wango Tango, along with his rosy, blowsy, noisy nose and crew of lightweight pets, travels to the tip of a very windy hill?Two dancing legs; two waving, whirling arms; and one big head piece themselves together?A little old lady buries the prickly, tickly, scary, hairy toe that she's found, only to be chased by the something that wants it back?Children will tingle with terror and shriek with glee over Nancy Van Laan and Victoria Chess's hilariously spooky -- but not too spooky -- read-aloud tales...read more

Paperback:

9781416975724, titled "Teeny Tiny Tingly Tales" | Aladdin Paperbacks, April 14, 2008, cover price $8.99 | About this edition: What happens when.

School and Library:

9780689818752 | Atheneum, September 1, 2001, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Three rhyming scary stories.

With the arrival of picture day at the zoo, Mr. Phibbs is excited to have Beautiful Buehla available for some much-needed animal makeovers, yet when she dons the bears in disco suits and the hippos appear wearing blush and lipstick, Mr. Phibbs begins to think Beautiful Buehla may have gone just a bit too far!
By Victoria Chess (illustrator) and Gary Hogg

Hardcover:

9780060094201 | Katherine Tegen Books, May 1, 2006, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Buehla, of Beautiful Buehla's Beauty Parlor, tries to get the zoo animals ready to have their picture taken.

Library:

9780060094218 | Katherine Tegen Books, May 1, 2006, cover price $16.89 | About this edition: Buehla, of Beautiful Buehla's Beauty Parlor, tries to get the zoo animals ready to have their picture taken.

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Madame Coco and her family of dogs are bored because the rain just won't stop, but then they decide to have a costume party and become very busy with the preparations.

Hardcover:

9781929132874 | Kane Miller Book Pub, August 4, 2005, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Madame Coco and her family of dogs are bored because the rain just won't stop, but then they decide to have a costume party and become very busy with the preparations.

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Sharp illustrations punctuate an easy-to-read chapter book about the birth of a baby boy into a unique and loving family and one sibling's efforts to accept her new little brother.
By Victoria Chess (illustrator) and Jane Breskin Zalben

School and Library:

9780618234899 | Clarion Books, September 30, 2004, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Unhappy when her baby sister turns out to be a brother, Beryl schemes with her brother Sam to make the newborn disappear, but Uncle Morty helps by telling stories of the love his big sisters had for him, even when he squirted one with pickle juice and ruined another's doll.

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Although he hates their poor poetry, a frog king agrees to let two flattering scoundrels create an outfit for him that will show off his fine, long, strong legs and test the loyalty of his subjects. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
By Victoria Chess (illustrator) and Jane Yolen

Paperback:

9780152163419 | Reprint edition (Houghton Mifflin, April 1, 2002), cover price $6.00 | About this edition: Although he hates their poor poetry, a frog king agrees to let two flattering scoundrels create an outfit for him that will show off his fine, long, strong legs and test the loyalty of his subjects.

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After choosing a husband for his sweet singing voice, a beautiful butterfly mourns the fact that he is swallowed by a fish, until a king in his underwear reunites the two.
By Victoria Chess (illustrator) and Judy Sierra

School and Library:

9780395900154 | Clarion Books, March 20, 2000, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: After choosing a husband for his sweet singing voice, a beautiful butterfly mourns the fact that he is swallowed by a fish, until a king in his underwear reunites the two.

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Young snake Slither McCreep, angry because his brother Joe will not share his toys with him, reacts by breaking them and then feels remorse
By Victoria Chess (illustrator) and Tony Johnston

Paperback:

9780152013875 | Sandpiper, October 1, 1996, cover price $5.00 | About this edition: Young snake Slither McCreep, angry because his brother Joe will not share his toys with him, reacts by breaking them and then feels remorse

School and Library:

9780152761004 | Harcourt Childrens Books, April 1, 1992, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Young snake Slither McCreep, angry because his brother Joe will not share his toys with him, reacts by breaking them and then feels remorse

Prebinding:

9780613023412 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $13.15 | About this edition: Young snake Slither McCreep, angry because his brother Joe will not share his toys with him, reacts by breaking them and then feels remorse

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An assortment of poems featuring insects and spiders

Hardcover:

9780803717695 | Dial Books for Young Readers, June 1, 1998, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: An assortment of poems featuring insects and spiders

Library:

9780803717701 | Dial Books for Young Readers, June 1, 1998, cover price $15.89 | About this edition: An assortment of poems featuring insects and spiders

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An award-winning author puts a spin on the classic The Emperor's New Clothes in the tale of two shrewd tailors who convince King Long Shanks that their magic cloth is visible only to honest and loyal subjects.

School and Library:

9780152000134 | Harcourt Childrens Books, March 1, 1998, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Although he hates their poor poetry, a frog king agrees to let two flattering scoundrels create an outfit for him that will show off his fine, long, strong legs and test the loyalty of his subjects

Product Description: With a trio of bestselling Halloween I Can Read Books--Ghosts! Ghostly Tales from Folklore by Alvin Schwartz, Creepy Crawly Critters and Other Halloween Tongue Twisters by Nola Buck, and In a Dark, Dark, Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz--young ghouls and ghosts are sure to be delighted...read more

Paperback:

9780694011469 | Trophy Pr, September 1, 1997, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: With a trio of bestselling Halloween I Can Read Books--Ghosts!

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Rabbit tricks the other animals of the African plain into giving her food and other treats
By Verna Aardema and Victoria Chess (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780803715530 | Dial Books for Young Readers, February 1, 1997, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Rabbit tricks the other animals of the African plain into giving her food and other treats

Library:

9780803715547 | Dial Books for Young Readers, February 1, 1997, cover price $14.89 | About this edition: Rabbit tricks the other animals of the African plain into giving her food and other treats

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A collection of thirty-three poems about nature and animals whimsically captures the sly and funny personalities of a parade of delightful creatures, all captured in warmly amusing illustrations.
By Victoria Chess (illustrator) and J. Patrick Lewis

Library:

9780803713284 | Dial Books for Young Readers, October 1, 1995, cover price $14.89 | About this edition: A collection of poems about animals, including the owl, hippo, and hornet

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A collection of poems about animals, including the owl, hippo, and hornet
By Victoria Chess (illustrator) and J. Patrick Lewis

Hardcover:

9780803713277 | Dial Books for Young Readers, October 1, 1995, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: A collection of poems about animals, including the owl, hippo, and hornet

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Humorous poems present numerous unusual characters including Eddie the spaghetti nut, Kermit Keene, and a lady kangaroo
By Victoria Chess (illustrator) and Jack Prelutsky

Paperback:

9780688136352 | Mulberry Books, September 1, 1994, cover price $4.95 | About this edition: A collection of sixteen humorous poems including 'The Sheriff of Rottenshot,' 'The Soggy Frog,' and 'The Ghostly Grocer of Grumble Grove.

Reinforced:

9780606067355 | Demco Media, September 1, 1994, cover price $12.37 | About this edition: A collection of sixteen humorous poems including 'The Sheriff of Rottenshot,' 'The Soggy Frog,' and 'The Ghostly Grocer of Grumble Grove.

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Beasley, a rather portly hippopotamus, is afraid that he is too huge to be good at anything, until he enters a contest he simply cannot lose.

School and Library:

9780316354448 | Little Brown & Co, April 1, 1994, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A young hippopotamus worries that he is too big to be good at anything, but with the help of Aunt Emerald he learns that 'You can always find something to be good at, you just have to find out what it is.

More than thirty mostly humorous poems about a variety of animals.
By Victoria Chess (illustrator) and J. Patrick Lewis

Paperback:

9780140552737, titled "A Hippopotamusn't and Other Animal Poems" | Reprint edition (Puffin, March 1, 1994), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: A celebration of all the animals of the animal kingdom--owls, eels, woodpeckers, elephants, slugs, and others--captures the essence of each creature

Reinforced:

9780606058759, titled "A Hippopotamusn't and Other Animal Poems" | Demco Media, March 1, 1994, cover price $15.09 | About this edition: A celebration of all the animals of the animal kingdom--owls, eels, woodpeckers, elephants, slugs, and others--captures the essence of each creature

Prebinding:

9780785723844, titled "Hippopotamusn't: And Other Animal Poems" | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $15.60 | About this edition: A celebration of all the animals of the animal kingdom--owls, eels, woodpeckers, elephants, slugs, and others--captures the essence of each creature

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Rollicking verse and colorful, wickedly funny illustrations follow ten piranhas who steadily consume one another, until the only piranha left learns a lesson about the wages of greed.
By Victoria Chess (illustrator) and William Wise

Hardcover:

9780803712003 | Dial Books for Young Readers, May 1, 1993, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: A school of ten sly piranhas gradually dwindles as they waylay and eat each other

Library:

9780803712010 | Dial Books for Young Readers, May 1, 1993, cover price $13.89 | About this edition: A school of ten sly piranhas gradually dwindles as they waylay and eat each other

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A collection of twenty-one humorous poems about monsters

Hardcover:

9780688083199 | Lothrop Lee & Shepard, August 1, 1992, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: A collection of twenty-one humorous poems about monsters

Library:

9780688083229 | Lothrop Lee & Shepard, August 1, 1992, cover price $14.93 | About this edition: A collection of twenty-one humorous poems about monsters

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More than thirty mostly humorous poems about a variety of animals.

Hardcover:

9780803705180 | Penguin USA, April 1, 1990, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: A celebration of all the animals of the animal kingdom--owls, eels, woodpeckers, elephants, slugs, and others--captures the essence of each creature

Library:

9780803705197 | Dial Books for Young Readers, April 1, 1990, cover price $12.89 | About this edition: A celebration of all the animals of the animal kingdom--owls, eels, woodpeckers, elephants, slugs, and others--captures the essence of each creature

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King Gorilla decrees that no one may marry his daughter until a suitor strong enough to consume a barrel of strange, intoxicating water is found.
By Verna Aardema and Victoria Chess (contributor)

Library:

9780803704138 | Dutton Childrens Books, March 1, 1988, cover price $10.89 | About this edition: King Gorilla decrees that no one may marry his daughter until a suitor strong enough to consume a barrel of strange, intoxicating water is found.

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Annie is bored until a walk around the block to visit her neighbors brings several pleasant diversions

Hardcover:

9780688049546 | William Morrow & Co, April 1, 1987, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Annie is bored until a walk around the block to visit her neighbors brings several pleasant diversions

Library:

9780688049553 | William Morrow & Co, April 1, 1987, cover price $12.88 | About this edition: Annie is bored until a walk around the block to visit her neighbors brings several pleasant diversions

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