Browse Abstracts (120 total)

| by Mitchell, Susan K.

Imaginations soar while following the circle of life in the rainforest. Children learn about the wide variety of creatures lurking in the jungle. Search each page to find unique rainforests with bugs and butterflies hiding in the illustrations.

| by Lionni, Leo

Three have trouble sharing. Each exclaim, It's mine! When a storm comes, they pull together to share a piece of high ground to avoid the flood. They realize that sharing things, including hopes and fears, is the best way.

| by Ipcar, Dahlov

Animals are described in their natural homes and how they are able to hide from predators.

| by Grossman, Bill

A little girl can eat almost anything -- except her peas!An excellent counting book for young children.

| by Farber, Norma

Mimi's shadow runs away and calls for all the other shadows of the world to join her. For one full day the shadows entertain themselves by attaching to different objects. As darkness sets in, the shadows become lost and afraid. They decide to return home to the object that is familiar to them.

| by Goldin, Barbara Diamond

Hershel is a blind boy who loves to play outside and catch frogs in the river. His mother is always angry when he comes home covered with mud. One day Hershel has a dream that he can see. After that, he is able to help his mom make three-cornered fat cakes and cookies to sell at the market so they can earn money.

| by Falwell, Cathyrn

Ten turtles rest on a log. Startled by various sounds, they jump in one-by-one from around the pond then rest in the water for the night.

| by Freschet, Bernice

A lonely spider spins a web in order to catch some food. The spider is careful not to be caught by a toad or an owl. She lays an egg sac and hundreds of spiderlings are produced. The babies, like their mother, spin webs and wait to capture food.

| by Edwards, Pamela Duncan

A boy runs along the pathway of the Underground Railroad until he needs to take a rest. While he is resting, his pursuers are getting closer. They get too close and the boy can not run from his hiding place. Is he bound to be captured or can someone or something help him?

| by Asch, Frank

Bear and Little Bird are thrilled with their new friend Splash, who is really a tadpole. When Splash begins to change, Bear and Little Bird get into an argument about which kind of animal Splash is. They come to realize that every kind of animal is valuable and special.

| by Scieszka, Jon//Smith, Lane

The moral of the story changes with every page depending upon the fable, the ani keeping his talent to himself, he decides to go out into the forest to sing. What he finds is no one believes a frog can sing, so frog has to keep going until someone gives him a chance.

| by Goss, Linda

Frog wants to do something no frog has ever done before; sing!He practices and practices until he gets so tired of keeping his talent to himself, he decides to go out into the forest to sing. What he finds is no one believes a frog can sing, so frog has to keep going until someone gives him a chance.

| by Priceman, Marjorie

Kate is a little girl whose best friend is a frog. When the frog causes too much trouble, her mom tells her to get rid of it. As Kate tries to find a decent home for her frog, he escapes.

| by Lobel, Arnold

Frog and Toad are two friends that have many adventures together, including after baking cookies, trying not to eat the whole batch.

| by London, Jonathan

When Froggy wakes up and decides to play in the snow, he needs to get dressed. Each time he goes out, he forgets to put something on and must come back inside. At last Froggy is ready to play, or is he?

| by Mayer, Mercer

A boy goes to a fancy dinner with his family and in his pocket brings along his pet frog. When the frog gets loose, all kinds of disasters happen.

| by Bourgoing, Pascale

Do you know how a baby chick is hatched?Learn how other animals, birds, and fish lay eggs. Also learn the different ways that eggs are eaten by people, such as fried, caviar, chocolate, and hard-boiled.

| by Roe, Eileen

A little girl tells what staying with her grandmother means for her. It means catching frogs, picking vegetables from the garden, shelling peas for supper, and having peach jam on toast.

| by Mora, Pat

With a combination of lyrics in English and Spanish, this poem describes different sounds of the desert. Each page describes new sounds for a frog, coyote, rain, wind, and snake.

| by Cunningham, David

Imagine the sights and sounds of summertime by a country lake. During bright mornings, hot afternoons, and clear summer nights, the lake is full of life and beauty. Watch deer drink out of the lake and listen to frogs croak with delight as summer arrives.
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