Browse Abstracts (10 total)

| by Carter, Don

In the morning trucks, such as dump trucks, bulldozers, cement mixers, tow trucks, cranes, and rollers, go to work. Learn about types of machines, sizes, colors, and numbers. At night, the trucks are finished working for the day.

| by LaMarche, Jim

When a boy visits his grandmother for the summer, he finds adventure along the river. By making a raft, the boy is able to interact with the nature around him. He especially enjoys drawing the animals and fishing.

| by Bang, Molly

A restaurant owner loses business when the road changes. An old man comes to the restaurant and pays for his meal by making a paper crane. The crane dances when he claps his hands. The crane becomes famous and attacts many customers to the restaurant.

| by Meeks, Arone Raymond

Enona is an Aborigine village person who lives in a rainforest. He is very interested in the many birds in the forest. He spends his free time climbing trees to watch the birds.

| by Keller, Holly

Grandfather dreams that the cranes will come back to bring good luck now that the war is over. Nam agrees. If the cranes don't come back, the fields will be used for planting rice. The entire community rejoices when the birds fly overhead.

| by Pandell, Karen

Come work out with the animals while you learn your ABCs. See all the kids stretching, reaching, crawling, and moving just like the cats, bears, elephants, and whales that are pictured nearby.

| by Hamanaka, Sheila

A young African American girl learns about the Peace Crane, created by Sadako Sasaki, survivor of Hiroshima. The girl wishes the Peace Crane would take her away from the violence in her own world to a place without racism and violence.

| by Melmed, Laura

Little Oh is a woman's only child, who is made from origami paper. The paper doll is restless indoors so she ventures outside for the adventure of her life. What happens when she finally finds her way back home to her mother?

| by Wormell, Christopher

Character building lessons are presented in a condensed version of Aesop's Fables. Bright illustrations and simple explanations of these famed lessons present self development messages that range from Be prepared to Be careful what you wish for.
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