Browse Abstracts (232 total)

| by Hillenbrand, Will

Down by the station, early in the morning the train takes off to pick up all the baby animals. Not only can you hear the puff and toot of the train, but also all of the sounds that the animals make. They are on their way to the zoo with all of the children, and when they arrive they all play outside.

| 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 Henkes, Kevin

Two circle dogs live in a big, square house with Mama, Papa, Big Sister, and Baby. They like to run, dig, jump, and eat circle snacks. Most of all they like to sleep.

| by Turner, Sandy

It is Christmas Eve and Santa is delivering presents. When he arrives at a house, he finds a very noisy, active dog. Santa is still able to drop off the presents without waking the children and they all enjoy their presents the next morning. They also have a red surprise to touch -- thanks to the dog!

| by Cole, Sheila

Beautiful illustrations show a little girl, her dad, and several animals prepare for a rainstorm. After the rain stops, the animals come out of their shelters, and the girl and her dad go back outside to pick blueberries.

| by Lillie, Patricia

All of the animals must sound at once before the farmer will get out of bed.

| by Martin, Rafe

A silly rabbit thinks he hears the earth breaking up. He gathers all the animals. A lion comes along and shows the rabbit that the noise he thought was the earth was really an apple falling out of a tree.

| by Root, Phyllis

Mrs. Potter loves to keep everything clean but her baby Ermajean always gets dirty. One day while Mrs. Potter is cleaning in the yard, Ermajean crawls over to a big mud puddle in a pig pen andhas a wonderful time getting messy. In the meantime, a pig finds its way into Ermajean's buggy and when Mrs. Potter comes back, she thinks her daughter has actually turned into a pig.

| by dePaola, Arnold L.

Everyone knows that people communicate through talking. What about animals?How do animals communicate?Looking at different animals we can see that each kind of animal communicates in its own unique way using different sounds.

| by Sloat, Teri

Farmer Brown lives on a farm and he and his animals are very content. One day, a tornado whips through the farm picking up Farmer Brown and his animals. When they land back on the ground everyone is mixed up and making the wrong sounds. When the tornado returns and picks up the farmer and the animals again, things return back to normal.

| by Feiffer, Jules

George's mother wants nothing more than for her puppy to bark but George can only meow, oink, quack, and moo. When his mother takes George to the vet, a cat, a pig, a duck, and a cow are all removed from deep inside of George. Finally, George is able to bark until he learns to speak!

| by Aylesworth, Jim

The sights and sounds of the country railroad crossing during the first part of the twentieth century are recounted. First there is only the wind blowing with animals standing around. As a car approaches the crossing, the gate is lowered to signal the approach of a noisy train.

| by Root, Phyllis

When mama goes to bed, it is up to grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, sister, and brother to help care for baby. Baby won't stop crying and everyone tries to help figure out what baby wants.

| by Marshall, James

Juliet, George and their mom went to the park. Juliet cries and George grins all the way home. A bird, cat and dog follow them, each one making its own noise.

| by Munsch, Robert

Any stays up too late watching television and does not make it to breakfast with her family. They decide to take Amy to school in her bed because she was going to be late. At school the principal tries to wake her up but she keeps sleeping. Her teacher covers reading, math, and art, and her friends go to the gym, recess, and lunch-- all while Amy sleeps!The next day, Amy's habit is hilariously contagious!

| by Fleming, Denise

All the animals in the barnyard are where they are supposed to be, but where is the goose?

| by Goble, Paul

An arrogant Indian loses his horse. While he is looking for his horse, he goes duck hunting and fools the ducks long enough to kill them. Because he does not like noises, he tries to stop two trees from creaking. While he does this, he becomes stuck and a wolf eats the Indian's ducks.

| by Sheppard, Jeff

Colorful illustrations demonstrate how some animals like water and others do not. With clever repetition of animal sounds, the book shows how animals react after falling into a lake.

| by Pizer, Abigail

All of the animals in the farm partake in their perfect day by making their sounds of happiness. For example, a cow goes moo-moo.

| by Hest, Amy

On a dark and stormy night, Sam's mother puts him to bed in their cozy little house. After a bedtime story and a glass of warm milk, Sam needs a kiss goodnight.
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