Mika is a Manx Cat of whom the other cats are jealous as she walks down the street. They come up with a plan to make her humble. Will they carry out their plan? Will Mika let them hurt her?
I liked Mika. She was a cat--proud as them all. I cannot believe the cruelty planned for her by the other cats. I loved that she had a strong self-esteem. I also liked that her self-esteem saw beyond her appearance. This story was too realistic in dealing with jealousy and self-esteem. I'm glad Mika overcame the others.
Interesting book that gives basic information about Poison Dart Frogs. They are found mainly in Central and South America. The brighter the color the more poisonous they are but they are small. Their poison was used by natives on their arrow tips. Poison Dart Frogs are protective of their young. They also are different in captivity than in the wild. Some are very aggressive. They live in different environments. No two are much the same. Worth the read. I like learning new stuff.
Mr. and Mrs. Horse want a colt. Finally a baby comes but it is a ladybug. They have no idea how to care for a ladybug so they go to the doctor who explains the difference between horses and ladybugs. The horses are sad but their little ladybug tells them it is okay. When they realize he is right, they enjoy life with him.
This is adorable. The drawings are perfect for the story. I liked the horses and how they took care to learn about the ladybug. They shed tears when they realized what they expected was not what they got but then they saw the bright side and turned their tears to smiles and living.
At the end of the book is the story that was the inspiration for this book. It is beautiful and is shown through the story.