Browse Abstracts (61 total)

| by Freeman, Don

Marty would rather play then get his hair cut. However, if he wants a birthday party, he has to get his hair cut. He has many adventures on his way to the barber.

| 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 Will, Nicolas

No one pays attention to the rooster because he is so tiny. When some eggs disappears, the tiny rooster wants to be the watchman, but the barnyard leader said he was too small. When the watchman falls asleep, the tiny rooster saves the eggs.

| by Bornstein, Ruth

A little green elephant finds himself out of place among a herd of large gray elephants. He sets off in search of a belonging place. Finally he finds one.

| by Tobias, Tobi

Jane wishes she could change her name, hair, eye color, the number of children in her family, and even who her best friend is. In the end, Jane realizes all her wishes will not come true, and she decides to be happy anyway.

| 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 Rylant, Cynthia

Poppleton the pig is welcoming the fall. He celebrates the new season with some friendly geese. His friend, Cherry Sue, helps him find a great new coat to stay warm. Pancakes with the Lions turns out to be a sticky situation for Poppleton. Fall has begun and Poppleton is getting ready!

| by McPhail, David

The elephant hates hide and seek because he can never find a place to hide. All of his animal friends try and try to find him a hiding place just in time to dodge the hunters.

| by Lobel, Arnold

A horse named Lucille is unhappy with her self-image. When the farmer's wife buys Lucille new clothes, she feels grand at first, but later she just wants to be a horse.

| by Drescher, Henrik

Mr. and Mrs. Cranebill found a basket on their doorstep with a baby in it. The baby had an unusually long nose. After some time, the baby turned into a stork and flew away.

| by Scieszka, Jon

When the Princess kissed a frog that turned him into a Prince, they thouhgt they would live happily ever after. But unfortunately, he still had many frog characteristics which made him think he would be happier as a frog. He goes to all of the local witches, but the Fairy Godmother was the only one who could help. She accidentally turned him into a carriage but when the clock strikes twelve, he turns into a prince. When he later kisses his wife, they both turn into frogs.

| by Briggs, Raymond

As a sequel to Jack and the Beanstalk, Jim visits the giant who has poor eyesight, no hair and no teeth. Jim eventually takes the giant glasses, false teeth, wig, and gold coins. In the end, they become good friends.

| by Mendez, Phil

Jacob, a young African American boy, lives with his poverty striken family in the city. He dislikes his culture, life and heritage and is filled with hate. It takes some special magic to change his ideas.

| by Greenfield, Eloise

Three African American children show their friendship for one another in different ways as each child has different interests according to their age (A Board Book)

| by Korschunow, Irina

A young dragon comes to stay with Adam for a while and they help each other overcome the problems that make their school days unhappy.

| by Hamm, Diane Johnston

Josh's grandmother has to stay in a motorized bed because her legs don't work. Josh enjoys visiting her because she is very lively and as active as she can be.

| by Steig, William

Shrek, an ugly beast, is sent out in the world by his parents to discover his future. He scares everyone who sees him. He marries an ugly prince and lives happily ever after.

| by Lester, Helen

A young porcupine named Fluffy is unhappy with his name and tries to change himself until he meets a rhino named Hippo.

| by Seuss, Dr.

Horton the elephant vows to protect a little town that is on a speck of dust. None of the other animals believe that it is possible for people to exist that small, so the town people all band together and yell to prove that they do exist. The smallest one of all makes all the difference and the animals can hear them.

| by Kraus, Robert

Leo is a young tiger that is developing slowly. His father watches him over a season and notices that Leo does not grow. One day, Leo blooms and he is the best tiger in the whole kingdom.
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