60 BEST-LOVED CLASSIC CHILDREN'S STORIES AND FAIRY TALES (Worldwide Bestseller): THE COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED MOTHER WEST WIND COLLECTION (Best Loved Children's Stories of All Time with Peter Rabbit and Mr. Toad) NOOK Edition NOOKBook [NOOK Book]

60 BEST-LOVED CLASSIC CHILDREN'S STORIES AND FAIRY TALES (Worldwide Bestseller): THE COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED MOTHER WEST WIND COLLECTION (Best Loved Children's Stories of All Time with Peter Rabbit and Mr. Toad) NOOK Edition NOOKBook

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60 BEST-LOVED CLASSIC CHILDREN'S STORIES AND FAIRY TALES (Worldwide Bestseller):
THE COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED MOTHER WEST WIND COLLECTION

With Peter Rabbit and Mr. Toad

(Best Loved Children's Stories of All Time)
NOOK Edition NOOKBook


TABLE OF CONTENTS

MOTHER WEST WIND "HOW" STORIES
I. HOW OLD KING EAGLE WON HIS WHITE HEAD
II. HOW OLD MR. MINK TAUGHT HIMSELF TO SWIM
III. HOW OLD MR. TOAD LEARNED TO SING
IV. HOW OLD MR. CROW LOST HIS DOUBLE TONGUE
V. HOW HOWLER THE WOLF GOT HIS NAME
VI. HOW OLD MR. SQUIRREL BECAME THRIFTY
VII. HOW LIGHTFOOT THE DEER LEARNED TO JUMP
VIII. HOW MR. FLYING SQUIRREL ALMOST GOT WINGS
IX. HOW MR. WEASEL WAS MADE AN OUTCAST
X. HOW THE EYES OF OLD MR. OWL BECAME FIXED
XI. HOW IT HAPPENS JOHNNY CHUCK SLEEPS ALL WINTER
XII. HOW OLD MR. OTTER LEARNED TO SLIDE
XIII. HOW DRUMMER THE WOODPECKER CAME BY HIS RED CAP
XIV. HOW OLD MR. TREE TOAD FOUND OUT HOW TO CLIMB
XV. HOW OLD MR. HERON LEARNED PATIENCE
XVI. HOW TUFTY THE LYNX HAPPENS TO HAVE A STUMP OF A TAIL
MOTHER WEST WIND "WHERE" STORIES
I. WHERE GRANDFATHER FROG GOT HIS BIG MOUTH
II. WHERE MISER THE TRADE RAT FIRST SET UP SHOP
III. WHERE YAP-YAP THE PRAIRIE DOG USED HIS WITS
IV. WHERE YELLOW-WING GOT HIS LIKING FOR THE GROUND
V. WHERE LITTLE CHIEF LEARNED TO MAKE HAY
VI. WHERE GLUTTON THE WOLVERINE GOT HIS NAME
VII. WHERE OLD MRS. 'GATOR MADE THE FIRST INCUBATOR
VIII. WHERE MR. QUACK GOT HIS WEBBED FEET
IX. WHERE THUNDERFOOT THE BISON GOT HIS HUMP
X. WHERE LIMBERHEELS GOT HIS LONG TAIL.
XI. WHERE OLD MR. GOBBLER GOT THE STRUTTING HABIT
XII. WHERE SEEK-SEEK GOT HIS PRETTY COAT
XIII. WHERE OLD MR. OSPREY LEARNED TO FISH
XIV. WHERE OLD MR. BOB-CAT LEFT HIS HONOR
XV. WHERE DIPPY THE LOON GOT THE NAME OF BEING CRAZY
XVI. WHERE BIG-HORN GOT HIS CURVED HORNS
MOTHER WEST WIND "WHERE" STORIES
I. WHY STRIPED CHIPMUNK IS PROUD OF HIS STRIPES
II. WHY PETER RABBIT CANNOT FOLD HIS HANDS
III. WHY UNC' BILLY POSSUM PLAYS DEAD
IV. WHY REDDY FOX WEARS RED
V. WHY JIMMY SKUNK NEVER HURRIES
VI. WHY SAMMY JAY HAS A FINE COAT
VII. WHY JERRY MUSKRAT BUILDS HIS HOUSE IN THE WATER
VIII. WHY OLD MAN COYOTE HAS MANY VOICES
IX. WHY MINER THE MOLE LIVES UNDER GROUND
X. WHY MR. SNAKE CANNOT WINK
XI. WHY BOBBY COON HAS RINGS ON HIS TAIL
XII. WHY THERE IS A BLACK HEAD IN THE BUZZARD FAMILY
XIII. WHY BUSTER BEAR APPEARS TO HAVE NO TAIL
XIV. WHY FLITTER THE BAT FLIES AT NIGHT
XV. WHY SPOTTY THE TURTLE CARRIES HIS HOUSE WITH HIM
XVI. WHY PADDY THE BEAVER HAS A BROAD TAIL
MOTHER WEST WIND'S CHILDREN
I. DANNY MEADOW MOUSE LEARNS WHY HIS TAIL IS SHORT
II. WHY REDDY FOX HAS NO FRIENDS
III. WHY PETER RABBIT'S EARS ARE LONG
IV. REDDY FOX DISOBEYS
V. STRIPED CHIPMUNK'S POCKETS
VI. REDDY FOX, THE BOASTER
VII. JOHNNY CHUCK'S SECRET
VIII. JOHNNY CHUCK'S GREAT FIGHT
IX. MR. TOAD'S OLD SUIT
X. GRANDFATHER FROG GETS EVEN
XI. THE DISAPPOINTED BUSH
XII. WHY BOBBY COON WASHES HIS FOOD
XIII. THE MERRY LITTLE BREEZES HAVE A BUSY DAY
XIV. WHY HOOTY THE OWL DOES NOT PLAY ON THE GREEN MEADOWS
XV. DANNY MEADOW MOUSE LEARNS TO LAUGH


EXCERPT

"Of all the puzzling things over which Peter Rabbit had sat and thought and wondered until the brains in that funny little head of his were topsy-turvy, none was more puzzling than the fact that Sticky-toes the Tree Toad could climb. Often Peter had watched him climb up the trunk of a tree or jump from one branch to another and then thought of Old Mr. Toad, own cousin to Sticky-toes, and of Grandfather Frog, another own cousin, who couldn't climb at all, and wondered how it had all come about that one cousin could climb and be just as much at home in the trees as the birds, while the others couldn't climb at all.

He had it on his mind one morning when he met Old Mr. Toad solemnly hopping down the Lone Little Path. Right then and there Peter resolved to ask Old Mr. Toad.

"Good morning, Mr. Toad," said Peter politely. "Have you a few minutes to spare?"

Old Mr. Toad hopped into the shade of a big mullein leaf. "I guess so, if it is anything important," said he. "Phew! Hot, isn't it? I simply can't stand the sun. Now what is that you've got on your mind, Peter?"

Peter hesitated a minute, for he wasn't at all sure that Old Mr. Toad would think the matter sufficiently important for him to spend his time in story telling. Then he blurted out the whole matter and how he had puzzled and puzzled why Sticky-toes was able to climb when none of the rest of the Toad family could. Old Mr. Toad chuckled."
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Meet the Author

Thornton Waldo Burgess was a conservationist and bestselling author of children's stories. Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years in books and his newspaper column, "Bedtime Stories". He was sometimes known as the Bedtime Story-Man. He has written more than 170 books and 15,000 stories.

The Museum of Science in Boston awarded him a special gold medal for "leading children down the path to the wide wonderful world of the outdoors." He was also awarded the distinguished Service Medal of the Permanent Wildlife Protection Fund.
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