The Napping House: Granny and all the critters in her house pile on her bed for a nap...until a little flea causes a big stir. Somebody's got an itch! Each Peach Pear Plum: Children can play 'I spy' by finding their favorite nursery rhyme characters including, Tom Thumb, Jack and Jill, and the Three Bears hiding in colorful pictures in this beloved story. Drummer Hoff: The classic tale of soldiers building a magnificent cannon is told through thyme, rhythm and stunning illustrations. Who will fire this great machine? Bear Snores On: All winter long, Bear sleeps in his cozy lair. Surprise guests stop by to warn up, brew tea and pop corn while Bear snores on. Will he ever wake up? Wild About Books: Librarian Molly McGrew introduces a zoo full of animals to a new thing called reading. Soon enough the birds and the beasts are going simply wild about books!
With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
The story is loosely based on a 17th century erotic Chinese story named The Carnal Prayer Mat and follows a young scholar named Yangsheng who gets married to the beautiful daughter of a local merchant.
Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running.