Browse Abstracts (420 total)

| by Cauley, Lorinda Bryan

Children and animals dance and play together as they clap their hands, stomp their feet, shake their arms, then take a seat.

| 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 Stanley, Diane

This nursery rhyme is about a little girl that gives a dinner party for her animal friends. She serves them dinner in her playhouse.

| by Khalsa, Dayal Kaur

When her parents refuse to get her a dog, May creates an imaginary dog out of a roller skate.

| by Krauss, Ruth

A little boy uses his imagination to create a special place to visit.

| by Hughes, Shirley

Alfie enjoys the outdoors. He goes camping, plays on big trees, and just about anything one could imagine to do in the outdoors.

| 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.

| by Johnston, Tony

Five foxes wanted to go outside in the snow to play. Their grandma told them their bare paws would get cold. On Christmas morning grandma fox gave each of the five foxes mittens so they could outside to play.

| 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 Gackenbach, Dick

An Easter play is presented in which there are no parts for rabbits. Through perserverance, a rabbit earns a role in the play.

| by Guest, Elissa Haden

Iris is disappointed when her family moves to the country. There are no other children to play with and it is very boring for her. No one can seem to cheer Iris up, and then Grandpa comes along. He asks her to take a walk down the road. Will this walk help Iris find what she has been missing?

| by Ormerod, Jan

A little girl gets a kitten and they begin to get to know one another. They eat, take a bath, play and sleep. She is very happy with her new friend.

| 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 Seuss, Dr.

It was too wet to play outside, so Sally and her brother just sat inside. Along came the Cat in the Hat with a bunch of silly tricks that made a huge mess. Right before their mother returns, they clean everything up.

| by Marzollo, Jean

The cat family is getting along great, playing games and building things. Suddenly everything goes wrong and everyone is mad at each other. Finally, they work it out and all is well again.

| by Minarik, Else Holmelund

Two kittens are thrown out of the house because they climbed up the Christmas tree and destroyed it. They begin to think What if... they had their own Christmas tree to play in.

| by Prigger, Mary Skillings

Aunt Minnie McGranahan lives alone and has a very orderly life. She has a system for doing everything from cleaning to feeding her animals. One day, Minnie receives a telegram from across the country telling her that her nieces and nephews need someone to raise them and take care of them. Despite her neighbors' doubts that nine children could never fit into her perfectly ordered schedule, Minnie and the children work as a team and live together quite nicely.

| by Ehlert, Lois

Morning comes with the crow of the chickens and the animals must be tended. Everyone in town packs up and heads off to market day. They pass many animals in the fields as they go to the town square in trucks, on motorcycles, and in carts to buy and sell at the market.

| 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 Wikler, Linda

Join Alfonse and Little Bird as they play the game of hide-and-seek. Alfonse and the other geese search all around for Little Bird but have no luck in finding her. If Alfonse were quiet, however, perhaps he might be able to hear her.
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