Browse Abstracts (262 total)

| by Helldorfer, M.C.

Let's enjoy the frosts of autumn, the snow of winter, the renewal of spring, and the warmth of summer. What do we all look forward to during each season of the year?

| by Brett, Jan

Hedgie is curious about a wool sock on the ground, but when he crawls in to investigate, it gets stuck on his prickles. He feels very embarrassed. When other farm animals laugh at him, he acts confident and proud of his new hat so that soon they wish they had hats too.

| by Lipkind, William//Mordvinoff, Nicolas

Davy ventures into the woods on Christmas Eve and meets the animals who have a party. Santa shows up and offers Davy a rabbit for his Christmas gift.

| by McCrea, James//McCrea, Ruth

As the king's procession rides through the village, Pipin, the tall boy, is made fun of becauses he rides a donkey. The king makes a proclamation to give Pipin a new grand pony, but Pipin chooses to keep his donkey.

| by dePaola, Tomie

Lupe and Roberto are going to play the roles of Mary and Joseph in a reenactment of the night that Jesus Christ was born. Lupe's aunt, Sister Angie, is in charge of the production. However, Sister Angie becomes sick and Lupe and Roberto must proceed to the village. There is a bad snowstorm and the couple gets stranded in the snow. Friends of Sister Angie come to the rescue and play the role of Mary and Joseph, then disappear. Lupe and Roberto finally arrive and close the production. Later, Sister Angie wanders the church and finds the cloaks of the carving of Mary and Joseph covered in fresh…

| by Domanska, Janina

A little dog explores the four seasons. Each season is described with different adjectives.

| by McCutcheon, Marc

Mr. Biggins, a three-legged dog, is lost in the mountain on Christmas Eve. Grandfather and Lizzie dress warmly, pack a small bag, and head up the mountain to find their dog. They camp overnight in an igloo and find two surprises on Christmas Day.

| by McGuirk, Leslie

After Tucker and his brothers are born, they do everything together. The puppies eat, sleep, play, and watch T.V., but Tucker likes adventures. He especially loves the snow, and his ability to flip comes in handy when he goes for a ride on some children's sled.

| by Tresselt, Alvin

Johnny Maple-Leaf begins his life as a small brown bud. As time passes and the seasons change, he grows and develops into a mature leaf. Throughout his life, he encounters many animals. The other leaves help to keep him company, whether in the trees or on the ground.

| by Lexau, Joan M.

Emily tries to run away when her mother shows more interest in taxes than in her. Emily is not able to cross the street alone so she, her baby brother, and the next-door dog end up running around the block. Emily fears she is lost and wants to go home when she realizes she is in front of her house.

| by Brown, Margaret Wise

Muffin, a dog, explores the sounds of winter. Muffin makes several guesses what the sounds are, and eventually figures them out.

| by Aylesworth, Jim

A farm is the setting for this counting rhyme. The rhyme takes us through summer then through winter.

| by Yolen, Jane

Eeny, Meeny, and Miney Mole live life underground and they have no idea what life up above is like. One day, Eeny burrows up above ground and discovers day, night, light, darkness, and the four seasons.

| by Lionni, Leo

While the other mice are gathering corn, nuts, wheat and straw for the winter, Frederick gathers sun rays, colors and words. The other mice think he is lazy, but during the long winter days his words warm the other mice.

| by Lester, Alison

A young girl explains what goes on at her farm during each season. She longs for a pony and gets a wonderful surprise at Christmas.

| by Hader, Berta//Hader, Elmer

Animals of the land prepare successfully for the big snow.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Henry and his dog, Mudge, discover the excitement of snowy winters, Christmas time, and long winter walks.

| by Fleischman, Sid

Farmer McBroom is a successful farmer who has an evil neighbor, Heck Jones, who has tried to steal his farm several times. McBroom is tricked into betting his farm against his neighbor's farm in a race. McBroom overcomes the trickery to win the race and keep his farm.

| by Lesser, Carolyn

For each month, an animal is featured at the farm with an explanation of why it is wonderful to be there.

| by Krauss, Ruth

The forest animals are sleeping during the winter. Suddently they all smell something, run to the scent and realize that it is a flower in the snow.
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