A You're Adorable — composed by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise, and Sidney Lippman — was originally a popular song in the 1940s. The music is included in the book so that it can be sung, using the words as printed in the books. It's a sweet little book with adorable children and animals, as you can see by the cover. I rate it 8 of 10, a very good book for both the music and helping children learn the alphabet.
Anthony's bear learns a hard lesson about leaving other people's possessions alone. The chalk-drawn bear steps down from the blackboard and took goldfish from a pond, money off a windowsill, and blueberries from a garden — and ate them all. The bear wants chalk, which s/he uses to draw fish, honey, and blackberries. Together they return these things to the children. I rate this one 9 of 10, an excellent book.
After a hair-raising journey, Dr. Mary Davis arrives in a remote Himalayan village with just a backpack and a box of medicines. Expecting to work with a talented Indian surgeon, she finds instead that he is missing and she is now the only doctor within a hundred miles. When an injured tourist stumbles into her overcrowded clinic, he triggers a series of events that connects an unusual mix of characters: Phillip, the spoiled son of a British diplomat; Antone, an aging addict who attempts to kidnap him; Meena, a local village girl who embarks on an improbable rescue; and Amod, the lonely waiter in the local dhaba, who secretly looks after Mary.