My mom would spend hours reading to us girls. One of my favorite childhood authors was Stephen Cosgrove. He wrote the Serendipity series of books. Wonderful books with a moral always attached.
Wheedle is a very grumpy orange sasquatch who is upset with all the people moving to Seattle. All he wants is a quiet place to sleep, but he is finding that this is close to impossible. When he heads for the top of the Space Needle and unleashes a never-ending rainfall, everyone stays indoors, and the city is quiet once again. Now, it's the Seattleites who are grumpy — who wants to stay inside all the time? Is there a solution that makes everyone happy?
Being a Seattleite this is a classic.
Go to the library check these books out. They are wonderful!