Browse Abstracts (90 total)

| by Blance, Ellen // Cook, Ann

On a nice sunny day, Monster and the little boy and little girl go to the beach. While relaxing near the water, all the children came over to ask Monster to play hide and seek. Monster hides, but the children always find him. They tell Monster to hide where he cannot be found, so he covers himself with sand. When the children canメt find him, they play on a sand hill. Soon, a boy begins to dig in the sand and found Monster.

| by Blance, Ellen // Cook, Ann

Monster and the little boy see an ad in the newspaper that reads モTOY SALE TODAY!ヤ Together, they bicycle to the store. On their journey, they are very helpful to others. Monster and the little boy serve as policemen to direct traffic, and as mangers at the toy store. They are so busy that they run out of time to shop for their own toys. Everyone is grateful for their unselfish behavior.

| by Herbert, Barbara N.

Danny moves to a new house and discovers a monster on the other side of their garden wall. The monster throws Dannyメs soccer ball back to him, talks, plays, and eats candy with Danny. At school the next day, Danny plays soccer and gets tripped. Both boys yell nasty names at each other. Then, Danny goes home to talk to the monster, Fred, but he wasnメt there. Later, a huge thunderstorm tears down the wall, and Danny sees that モFredヤ is the child that tripped him during soccer. They become fast friends, tear the wall down, and play soccer together

| by Shaefer, Carole

Kessy loved to listen to stories told by his Mama and his cousins on laundry days. One laundry day, Kessy is asked to go to the store and bring back the biggest piece of laundry soap. Kessy returns and tells his story about the biggest soap.

| by Blance, Ellen & Cook, Ann

Monster takes a trip to the circus. While there, he sees many different circus performances. To everyone's surprise, Monster has an act to include himself into the circus ring.

| by Blance, Ellen & Cook, Ann

Monster gets a bike for his birthday. Monster doesn't know how to ride a bike. He is discouraged. The little boy and his friends try to help him, but he is too big. Lady monster comes to help and encourages him. Monster learns how to ride his bike just like all the others in the park.

| by Waber, Bernard

A crocodile named Lyle has a big impact on those he meets in his community. One day, a member of his family loses his job. In the end this bad event is turned around into a job well done by everyone.

| by Shannon, Margaret

Gullible believes everything he hears when his aunt, uncle, or cousin tells him stories. For example, he believes that there are monsters in the basement. When his family tries to trick him again, the joke ends up being on them.

| by Hutchins, Pat

It's Billy's birthday party and all of his monster friends want to play with his new toys. Billy does not want to share, so his friends find new games to play without him. He thinks he can have more fun by himself but soon figures out that isn't the truth. When he receives a gift he can't play by himself, he asks his friends to play finally.

| by Peet, Bill

Cyrus the serpent wants to have more fun, so he decides to follow a ship and destroy it. But he eventually saves it and makes sure it gets to its final destination.

| by Cazet, Denys

It is a dark and stormy night on the farm when Minnie and Moo hear a scream. The barn doors open and out come all the animals panicking. Olga the pig is missing and everyone thinks a monster is responsible. When a flash is seen in the barn, the animals get the nerve up to see what it is. Finally, they learn that it was Olga, not a monster after all.

| by McCourt, Lisa

A mother explains to her child how she would love her child no matter how the child smelled or what she looked like. The child's imagination creates an ugly, sick, terrible, and scary monster that the mother says she still loves.

| by Ungerer, Tom

Monsieur Racine catches a weird looking beast stealing his prize-winning peaches. He likes the beast, studies it, then reports this mysterious creature to experts. He even gave a presentation of the creature when it revealed its true identity.

| by Winthrop, Elizabeth

Every night a monster comes into Maggie's room and messes it up. Maggie asks the monster what she wants and the monster tells Maggie that she is looking for her mother. Maggie helps the monster find her mother in the hall closet.

| by Kellogg, Steven

During his summer vacation with his eccentric aunt, Ralph is forced to take bassoon lessons. When he succeeds at charming snakes, Aunt Georgiana sends Ralph to charm a sea serpent for the navy!The music only makes the monster angry, but Ralph saves the day with his secret weapon.

| 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 O'Keefe, Susan Heyboer

A group of hungry monsters tear up a boy's house looking for food. When they finally get the food, they make an even bigger mess. The boy gets so upset that he orders them all to get out of his house so he can have some peace.

| by Waldron, Jan L.

John Pig was afraid of Halloween and did not go trick-or-treating with his friends. But then, just when he was feeling scared and alone, a witch and a cat bring Halloween to him. They have a party and make lots of treats. John learns that Halloween is a fun holiday.

| by Johnson, Jane

A little boy packs his bag with his special belongings and runs away. In his travels, he comes in contact with bad creatures, but in the end he isn't hurt and goes back home.

| by Morey, Kathleen

Otto is in bed and because the night is so dark, nothing can be seen in his room. He is awakened by a noise that frightens him. Finally, Otto realizes that it was only his dog, Tiki, sleeping soundly with a piece of paper caught over his face.
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