Browse Abstracts (401 total)

| by Segal, Lore

Mrs. Lovewright felt lonely so she thought that a cat would make everything better. Instead, she was let down, because the cat was a loner and did not enjoy the company of others. Instead of friends, they became housemates.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

In the Springtime, Henry and his dog, Mudge have many adventures. They enjoy the flowers, play in a puddle and save five new kittens from a mean dog.

| by Kumin, Maxine W.//Sexton, Anne

Joey is a mouse who lives on a farm. He meets a city mouse who is a boy's pet, and they become good friends. They play and do things together until the city mouse has to leave.

| by Miles, Miska

Lottie is embarrassed as she begins her new school because her clothes are different, and her cat continues to follow her to class. She tries to fit in with the other children but is unsuccessful. Her cat has kittens in the school which helps her win the friendship of Gertrude. Gertrude helps Lottie to realize that uniqueness is special, not bad.

| by Freschet, Bernice

Furlie is a cat who is afraid of everything and hides in the house all day. He feels his life is dull, so he practices being brave. He becomes overly confident in himself and becomes a bully. He learns after he meets a bear that everyone should treat one another kindly and equally.

| by Alexander, Lloyd

After a stroke of bad luck, Tooley calls up on the Friendly Folk to help him improve his luck. When Hooks comes to the door, Tooley invites him in the house despite warnings from his cat. Hooks takes advantage of Tooley and makes his luck even worse than before-until the house gobbaleen scares Hooks away.

| by Prelutsky, Jack

A hungry tiger is always eating people, including a grocerer, a baker, and a farmer. One day the tiger makes the mistake of eating the tailor and he learns his lesson.

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

Archie and Peter find a yellow pair of motorcycle glasses. Then some big boys come along and try to take them. Willie, their dog, takes the goggles and runs. After hiding out, they eventually regroup and make it back to their house.

| by Oppenheim, Joanne

A pesky black fly troubles alot of animals and eventually gets caught.

| by Stevens, Carla

With the help of his friends, Pig overcomes his fear of water and learns to swim.

| by Van Leeuwen, Jean

Amanda pig and her family experience five short stories. One describes Amanda playing with her brother and another describes how she organized a birthday party for her dad.

| by Edwards, Pamela Duncan

Mimi Swan loves the ballet. She practices her dancing all of the time and shows that she is very persistent. Mimi Swan dances her way into the Paris Opera House to perform in a production of Swan Lake.

| by Duvoisin, Roger

Petunia is a goose who eats everyone else's food and never touches her own because she thinks the other food is better. Petunia decides to go up a windy hill to get the better grass, but others warn her not to because of wild animals. After escaping from the wild animals, she realizes that her grass is just as good.

| by Duvoisin, Roger

Petunia the goose finds a treasure chest. Before she opens it, she tells her friends about it and they all beg her for gifts. She finds that the chest had nothing in it and that money is not always that important.

| by Polette, Keith

When one duck decides he wants to see what winter is like, he realizes the hard way that it takes a lot of work to be a snow duck. Luckily, he has time and flies south for the winter.

| by Sis, Peter

Rainbow Rhino and his bird friends go on a journey and find places that match their respective colors and stay there. They soon discover that their old home behind the mountain is the best because they are together with all their colors.

| by Rosen, Michael

A group of bear hunters must go through grass, a river, mud, a forest, a snowstorm and a cave before they even see a bear. After finding it, the bear chases them back into their homes.

| by Marino, Dorothy

Buzzy Bear goes south with the birds, but realizes he forgot some important articles. He goes back home, becomes tired, and decides to take a long winter's nap.

| by Marino, Dorothy

Buzzy Bear is determined to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, despite what everyone has told him. In his mind, he finds the treasure - it is a tree full of honey.

| by Raskin, Ellen

A pig, a parrot, and a monkey try to have tea, but their tea party is ruined by a rain storm. They all come up with ideas to solve the problem, but only one works.
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