Browse Abstracts (336 total)

| by Isadora, Rachel

A little boy and the children in a poor South African village, sing and expect the arrival of their fathers who work in the mines. They sing, dance, make instruments, and sit in the dark until their fathers finally arrive.

| by Florian, Douglas

What is bigger than a pig?A variety of comparisons are expressed through poetic lyrics and illustrations, all of which are bigger than a pig.

| by Lionni, Leo

Geraldine the mouse finds a large chunk of cheese. She gnaws the cheese into a statue that plays music. She then learns that she has music in her too.

| by Lorenz, Lee

A bunch of farm animals take a weekend trip form the city to the country to learn about country life.

| by Brunhoff, Jean de

Babar, now king, decides to build a beautiful city. With the help of a teacher, he is able to bring things back from his honeymoon to build the city with. All the elephants make the city and the rest of the animals are confused by all the commotion.

| by Ernst, Lisa Campbell

A dog and its owner enjoy time together. Some town members dislike the dog until he saves the day.

| by Johnson, Paul Brett

Every Saturday, Laura's family goes to the market to sell their vegetables. On one lucky Saturday, Laura and her friend Betsy find a delicious surprise!

| by Meddaugh, Susan

The whole family, including Martha, the talking dog, is excited when Skits arrives. Skits is a young and mischievious dog. As he grows, the family thinks that it is time to give him alphabet soup so he will be able to talk. However, it doesn't have the same effect on Skits as it did on Martha. At first everyone is sad, especially Skits, until they discover his other talents.

| by Levy, Elizabeth

Jill's dog Fletcher is not on the front steps when Jill arrives home from school, so Jill and her friend Gwen search the neighborhood for Fletcher. They believe Mr. Fernbach has Fletcher and convince Jill's mother to follow Mr. Fernbach to his studios. Fletcher is found in the studios where he is being used in a dog food commercial.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Solomon Singer, alone and lonely, wanders the streets of New York City dreaming of things he will never have. He dreams of a fireplace, porch swing, a purple wall, a cat, and his boyhood home in Indiana. One night he wanders into a small restaurant where he reads on the menu that this is the place where all dreams come true.

| by Pilkey, Dav

While everyone else is still asleep, the paperboy is up making his rounds. He has to get up very early and get dressed, eat breakfast, and fold his papers. When he is finally done delivering his papers, he goes back to bed just when everyone else is getting up.

| by Hurd, Edith Thacher

Wilson paints a picture of a beautiful world that becomes overrun by too many cities and people. Wilson decides the world he has painted is not suitable to live in and begins to paint what he wants his world to look like.

| by Rey, Margaret

Curious George travels about the neighborhood getting into trouble. He decides to fly a kite and gets swept away. His owner saves him and his friend is happy that his kite is saved.

| by Quackenbush, Robert

New verses are added to an old song describing the Chicago Fire of 1871 The story blames a cow for starting the fire.

| by Ericsson, Jennifer

A little city boy tells jokes, juggles, and sings so a cow will give milk. Eventually, he learns that in order to get milk he needs to squeeze the cow's udders.

| by Steffy, Jan

Amish children have a full day of activities which start very early in the morning. After school, all the children and their parents go on a large picnic and have lots of fun.

| 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 Moeri, Louise

All of the animals in the forest were sad because at night they could not see. All of the animals tried to get the sun to give them a little bit of light for the night. The rabbit stole some sun and created the moon and stars.

| by Shulevitz, Uri

The village of Toddlecreek is very small, but it has a post office that is the heart of the village. A postal inspector comes and decides to close the post office. After this, the village is never the same.

| by Wood, Audrey

On the way to town, Silly Sally gets sidetracked by a dancing pig, a singing loon, a dog who wants to play leapfrog, and a sheep who wants to sleep. When Neddy Buttercup comes along, they all go to town.
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