The Elements of Style

Every English writer knows Strunk and White's The Elements of Style. The book’s mantra, make every word tell, is still on point. This much-loved classic, now in its fourth edition, will forever be the go-to guide when in need of a hint to make a turn of phrase clearer or a reminder on how to enliven prose with the active voice. The only style manual to ever appear on bestseller lists has explained to millions of readers the basic principals of plain English, and Maira Kalman’s fifty-seven exquisite illustrations give the revered work a jolt of new energy, making the learning experience more colorful and clear.

Animal Stories

All the animals at Windy Farm are getting a bit fed up. They can hear Jiggle the donkey from inside the barn. He has put music on and he is tap-dancing.

Jiggle loves to dance. He has read in the local paper about a dancing competition, and he is determined to win. But first, he has to find a partner.

Jiggle goes over to the pond to ask Duck. "I'd like to help," says Duck, "but I've got flat feet."

Next, Jiggle goes to the sty to ask Pig, but he's too muddy to dance.