Browse Abstracts (57 total)

| by Steig, William

Rotten Island is the dwelling place for horrible monsters. It is full of bad and ugly things--and one beautiful flower.

| by Zimelman, Nathan

When Mitsuo hoes his garden, he finds rare things in nature which he tries not to harm. All the while, his dad makes sure he's working.

| 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.

| by Merriam, Eve

A variety of natural images are shown. These images ask the reader to pause and listen to their silent beauty.

| by Wildsmith, Brian

Rosie becomes seriously ill after the fair leaves town. Everyone is worried until she dreams a beautiful dream about the fair and the carousel. This dream gives her the hope she needs to get well.

| by Wiesner, David

After falling asleep with a book, a boy dreams of a magical adventure. He travels to a kingdom, a forest, and a city where he meets animals and many characters. (A Wordless Book)

| by Lakin, Patricia

A young boy talks about going to watch the sunrise with his dad. He shares all the ways they can communicate with one another.

| by Gauch, Particia Lee

Tanya's ballet class is getting ready for their recital. Tanya is not sure why she was chosen to play the lead, after all she is only Tanya. During practices, Tanya has a hard time dancing like the ugly duckling. After the dress rehearsal, it is time for Tanya to find her character.

| by Moxley, Susan//Sharpe, S.

Gardener George has a wonderful garden at his house in the country. One day he goes to the city and gives the town a beautiful gift - a magical garden of beautiful flowers.

| by Berenzy, Alix

This is a life lesson concerning love is in the eyes of the beholder. This story show how love turned a common frog into a prince.

| by Gauch, Patricia Lee

Poppy is an amazing puppeteer who has the magical ability to listen to wood and carve beautiful marionettes. When he comes across the unique teakwood, Clarinda, he makes the mistake of not listening to what she wants to be. He wants her to be a ballerina, but that is not her passion. Will Poppy help this special marionette achieve her dream and allow her to blossom?

| by Kennedy, Richard

The princess is so beautiful that others become blinded if they look directly at her; in fact, she is even blinded by her beauty. Many princes want to marry her, but only for her beauty, not for herself. Thus, the princess must look in a surprising place to find the meaning of true love.

| by Wolff, Ashley

While everyone else is busy, the cat sees beautiful sights. When the cat falls asleep, Amy sees the beautiful sights, too.

| by Yolen, Jane

Danina's father does not want her to experience life's harshnesses or sorrows. She is surrounded only by beauty. Then, the wind comes and tells her of another world. She accepts it's challenge by setting out to discover the real world and broadening her sheltered life.

| by Anholt, Laurence

Sylvette is a shy young girl, until she meets Picasso. He has moved to France for the summer to work on his art. Seeing Sylvette through his window, he decides to use her as his new model. All summer they work together and become good friends. Picasso helps Sylvette unlock her secrets and artistic talent.

| by Asch, Frank

The child in the story describes the reciprocity between himself,herself and the earth using activities such as playing, listening and growing and emotions and relationships, such as sadness and friendship.

| by Lerner, Harriet//Goldhor, Susan

Franny B. Kranny loves her wild and crazy hairstyle, but her parents say that she needs to get her hair done before the family reunion. Initially she is upset, but then a bird decides to make her new hairstyle its home. Everyone, including Franny, loves the hairstyle. They want her to keep it, but Franny decide it's now time to cut it.

| by Reid, Margarette

A young girl and her grandma spend time together making necklaces from beads. Beads can come in all different shapes, sizes, textures, and materials. They were used by many cultures throughout time. When she puts her necklaces together she learns about each bead.

| by Howe, James

A little cricket is sad and wishes to be a beautiful butterfly. Through talking to an older cricket, the littlest cricket soon realized, that he too, was beautiful.

| by Lobel, Arnold

Many different types of flowers are shown. Within the flowers is a sleeping bee, a scared fieldmouse, and a cat chasing the mouse.
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