Browse Abstracts (24 total)

| by Cherry, Lynne

Little Groundhog was hungry. His friend Squirrel reminds him that it would not be nice to eat from someone else's garden; he offers to teach Groundhog how to grow food in his own garden. Groundhog learns that cooperation with the birds and insects around him will help meet their needs and help his garden grow. After planting, tending, and harvesting his garden, Groundhog has a feast with his friends.

| by Ketteman, Helen

Down in the swamp where the cypress grows, Old Man Gator starts tappin' his toes...Pretty soon, all the swamp animals are movin' and swaggin' to Gator's beat. Sing along with the river otter, bullfrog, dragonfly, and many other swamp animals as their music swells into the natural chorus of croaking, whirring, and buzzing, all brought to life by Ponder Goembel's colored ink and acrylic-wash-paint illustrations.

| by Coles, Henry

Caroline and her family move into a new house on Meadowview street. Much to Caroline's dismay, there is no meadow on Meadowview Street. After Caroline's hard work to create a wild life preserve in her own backyard, there is now a meadow on Meadowview Street, a new home to many.

| by Billout, Gary

One day, a little frog named Alice asks a passing seagull about life beyond her pond. The seagull tells Alice about everything there is to see between her pond and the great sea. Feeling courageous, Alice take up her lilly pad and embarks on a wondrous adventure to the sea and back.

| by Angelou, Maya

Thandi, an eight-year-old Ndebele girl who lives in a village in South Africa with her mother, aunts, sisters, and mischievous younger brother, shares her secrets with her best friend, a chicken.

| by Mitchell, Susan K.

Imaginations soar while following the circle of life in the rainforest. Children learn about the wide variety of creatures lurking in the jungle. Search each page to find unique rainforests with bugs and butterflies hiding in the illustrations.

| by Karwoski, Gail Langer

Take an around-the-world boatride to learn how mammals sleep in or around ten of the world's major rivers. Row down the Mississippi and watch two river otters slip into a hollow tree, or look to the bank of the Bribane River as a platypus pops into a hole and disappears into a narrow tunnel.

| 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 Jonas, Ann

A young girl owns a cat and a dog which are constantly falling in the pond with the fish and frogs. Each time a different animal falls in, the question, How many are in my pond? is asked again.

| by Egielski, Richard

Buz is swallowed with a spoonful of cornflakes. While he is being chased by pills, follow Buz on his exciting adventure through the human body.

| by James, Betsy

Susi and her family are in desperate need of rain to save their corn and land. If it does not rain soon Susi and her family will have to move to a different place. Susi runs away to a secluded place and prays to her mud family to bring rain to the canyon. Eventually, the rain does come bringing Susi back to the family that needs her most of all.

| by West, C.

A parrot looks for a crocodile, and on the way, a dragonfly, frog, bumble bee, butterfly, and hummingbird join in the search. The crocodile is much closer than they realize, and they all get eaten by the crocodile.

| by Kepes, Juliet

The message that Lady Bird's house is on fire and her children are alone is sent from insect to insect. Lady Bird hears the news and rushes home to a pleasant surprise.

| by Howe, James

A little cricket is sad and wishes to be a beautiful butterfly. Through talking to an older cricket, the littlest cricket soon realized, that he too, was beautiful.

| by Root, P.

One duck gets stuck in the muck down by the marsh. Creatures by the marsh try to help him get free. Creatures come first two, then three, then adding one every time. No one can free the duck by themselves but as a team, the duck is freed.

| by Simmons, Jane

As Mama Duck continually calls for Daisy to follow along, Daisy is distracted by everything around her. Suddenly, Mama Duck is no where to be found, and Daisy is all alone. Will Daisy find her mother and learn the importance of staying close to her?

| by Moss, Miriam

Different animals move through the woods and plants with some clues. At the end of the trip, why is there a wolf dressed in human clothing?

| by Reiser, Lynn

A child can't wait to go fishing on Rocky Pond so she can see animals and have picnics. It's a day full of adventure and fun.

| by Lively, Penelope

Frog wants to find a new home where he can jump. While exploring the garden the frog encounters some dangers. Thanks to the dragonfly, the frog makes it to the pond- the perfect place for any frog to live!
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