This book is about a stuffed bear that lives in a department store. One day a girl comes by and she asks her mother if she can buy the bear; however, her mother said they already bought too much, and the bear was missing a button. That night the bear wondered the department store looking for his lost button, but after knocking over a lamp, he was discovered by the security guard. The next day the girl came back and bought the bear, sewed on a new button, and said she liked the bear just the way he was.
In this story, a boy tells the life of his grandfather and how he came to America, but became homesick and went back to Japan. The grandfather wanted to travel and see the world, so he left Japan and ended up in California. After his journey he went back to Japan to marry his childhood sweetheart, and then returned to America to raise his family. While in American he began to miss his home in Japan; so after his daughter, the boy's mother, was older he moved his family back to his village. After the boy was born he would visit his grandfather, who told stories of his journey. Before the grandfather died he said he wanted to see California one more time, but the boy said his grandfather never got the chance.
One day a frog, who fell in love with a princess, helped her retrieve a ball that fell into a lake. In exchange she provided a meal in the castle, and a room to stay. After the princess took back her promise for a meal and room t, her father told her she should honor her promises. The next day the frog decided to search for a princess who could see he was good. Before he left on his journey, the king gave him a horse and new clothes. On his journey he helped free a bird and a turtle, which helped him in return. When he arrived at another castle he met a princess; whom he married.
In this story about grandfathers and memories, a young boy travels throughout his grandfather's garden retelling the story of his grandfather's life. Even though the grandfather is becoming forgetful, the boy says the garden will always hold his grandfather's memories.
This book is about a boy named Raymond who loved drawing, but one day his brother made a comment saying his drawing looked nothing like the subject. After trying to draw many pictures, he gave up. However, his sister kept collecting his drawings and said they looked something-ish. After his sister's comment, Raymond was inspired to draw more ish-like things.
The story begins with two ducks, the Mallards, looking for a place to raise their family. They travel all over the city looking for places to live that do not have any turtles or foxes. After finding a small island, the ducklings are born, and the father decides to look around the area. While away, Mrs. Mallard raises her ducklings and prepares them for the day they journey to the park to meet Mr. Mallard. As she walks her family to the park, the policeman who usually fed the Mallard peanuts alerted the police in order to block traffic so the ducks could pass, and head to their new home in the park.