Browse Abstracts (420 total)

| by McDonnell, Flora

It is a hot day for all of the animals. Baby elephant has an idea. He leads everyone down to the water for a cool drink. When everyone has had a drink, the fun begins. Splash!Everyone is cool and wet.

| by Joslin, Sesyle

Baby Elephant is very happy when mother elephant tells him that they are going to cross the ocean and visit France. All night long, Baby Elephant quizzes Mother Elephant about what they will do and say when they get to Paris.

| by Dennis, Wesley

Flip, a young horse, always wakes the other animals. Willie the goat tells Flip about a wooden duck that lives in a swamp and that anyone who comes into contact with the duck receives wisdom. Willie made oup the story so Flip would leave. Flip does leave to search for the duck and actually finds one. He races back and wakes up Willie to show him the duck.

| by Sloat, Teri

An old woman swallows a trout and must keep swallowing different creatures to try and catch the trout. She gets quite a mouthful of animals and fish, then they all swim out.

| by Yorinks, Arthur

Just like any other little girl, Lulu wants a dog. Her parents give her a stuffed poodle named Harry instead of a real pet. At first, Lulu doesn't like Harry at all!But when he comes to life and they have an adventure together, Lulu discovers what a good friend he is.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Henry, the dog Mudge, and Henry's dad go to the beach for the day. They swim and play. When a wave carries Henry's toy into the ocean, Mudge risks his life to retrieve it.

| by Hill, Eric

Curious Spot goes on a journey and meets some interesting animals that live above and below the earth. In the end, he finds his golden treat and ventures on back home. Along the way, you can lift a flap to find his friends.

| by Carlstrom, Nancy White

Nate and his Grandfather have a loving relationship. When Nate goes to visit Grandpappy, they spend all their time together experiencing many adventures and creating memories to last a lifetime.

| by Zion, Gene

On a hot day at the beach, Harry cannot stay cool. He suddenly is covered with seaweed and everyone mistakes him as a sea monster, even his family!

| by du Bois, William Pene

Otto, an extremely large dog, sails in a ship on the ocean. He then ends up saving everyone's life because the ship goes down.

| by Myrus, Donald//Squillace, Albert

Jeff and his mother go to the beach for a day. Jeff runs around collecting things and drawing pictures in the sand. He meets a little girl, Jenny, and spends the day teaching her about art in the sand.

| 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 Baker, Betty

Little Runner pretends that he is grown up like the other men of the tribe. He pretends to hunt and trade like his elders.

| by Kraus, Robert

Gregory the mouse wants to help save Venice because it is sinking. Gregory rounds up his other gondelier friends and they put floats under the city. Then they tie it down to keep Venice afloat and still.

| by Anno, Mitsumasa

Anno's journey takes us to Northern Europe where we see the land, the people at work and play, their art, architecture, and folklore. We also see an escaping prisoner, some characters from Sesame Street, and other things.

| by Ryder, Joanne

A polar bear wonders about the deep sea and the lights in the sky. Her curiosity leads her to explore the mystery of the moon, and bring some of it back to her friends which helps explain why the polar bears came to live on ice and snow.

| by Rohmann, Eric

A boy makes a journey to an island in the middle of the ocean by way of a flying boat. When night falls on the island, cinder-eyed cats come out to play. The creatures of the sea come out of the water to dance and interact with the boy and the cats until the night is over. When it is morning, the creatures all leave and the boy goes home too, until it is night again.

| by Potter, Beatrix

Robinson's trip to the market turns into a life changing experience. After a long trip to town, an adventure in the market, and a near excape on the high seas, he ends up on a tropical island paradise.

| by Daughtery, Charles M.

Wisher doesn't like being a cat. He always wishes he would be a fish. Wisher finally decides that being a cat is the best thing he could ever be.

| by Van Leeuwen, Jean

A young boy and his family leave England with many other people to search for a new life in a new land. They dream of finding a place where they can worship God in their own way. During their journey, everyone endures many hardships, but they find what they are looking for.
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