Browse Abstracts (103 total)

| by Johnston, Tony

Slither McCreep, a young snake, is upset that his brother, Joe, won't share his toys. Out of anger, Slither breaks Joe's toys. Later, he feels guilty and tries to make up with Joe.

| by London, Jonathan

A group of children enjoy a beautiful summer day by swimming, playing in the hot sun, picnicking, and skipping rocks. Their day ends as they look up at the stars and dream of what tomorrow will bring.

| by Jonell, Lynne//Mathers, Petra

Robbie tries to convince his mommy to get him a pet snake. His mommy tries to discourage Robbie many times. He eventually finds an good solution to please himself and his mom.

| by Ungerer, Tom

Madam Bodot was given a pet snake for her birthday and she named it Crictor. She treated Crictor like her child. She fed him and took him everywhere with her. Crictor becomes the heroic snake of the town when he saves Madam Bodot.

| by Merriam, Eve

This rhyming book uses the numbers one through ten in the fashion of one, two buckle my shoe.

| by Adlerman, Dan

A young girl dreams of all the animals in Africa. The animals seem to capture her attention through their actions. The animals frolick in the dusk of beautiful Africa.

| by Ashman, Linda

Animals make their homes using many different things. Some are made of twigs, others of sand, and others are in caves. Although they are all different, they also have similarities. Castles, caves, and honeycombs are a place to share, play, rest, and live.

| by McClure, Gillian

When news arrives that everyone has to return to the place where they were born to pay tax, a local donkey dealer sells all of his donkeys, including Arrod, a wild and proud donkey. Arrod believes only a king is good enough to have him, but he leads the way to Bethlehem when Joseph, a poor carpenter, and his pregnant wife, Mary, buys him.

| by Bunting, Eve

Hef-Nefert, an Egyptian mummy, tells her story as the wife of pharaoh's brother. She and her husband are very much in love and enjoy a wonderful life together. Eventually both die and become mummies that are viewed by disbelieving people in museums.

| by Baker, Keith

A snake plays hide and seek with the reader by hiding amidst familiar objects such as hats, cats, cakes, ice cream, baskets, and garden plants. The colorful snake blends in with the colorful pictures.

| 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 Walter, Virginia

A young girl waits anxiously for the pizza man to arrive. While she waits, her mother asks her how she would greet the delivery boy if he were a woman, cat, dog, duck, cow, snake, or dinosaur.

| 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 Hoberman, Mary Ann

Oliver Tolliver lives alone in his one little house that has just one of everything. He thinks he is happy until he discovers that having more to share with friends is even better!

| by McLerran, Alice

A family moves from their house in town to a homestead ranch in 1919 The family feels many uncertainties about the move and has several adjustments to make. Together they make the best of their situation while Papa pursues his farming dreams.

| by Lowell, Susan

Little Red Cowboy Hat is sent to her Grandma's house to cheer her up. Along the way Little Red runs into a wolf but escapes. When she arrives at Grandma's, Little Red finds the wolf in Grandma's bed!Fortunately Grandma saves Little Red before she is eaten by the wolf.

| by Marzollo, Jean

A series of questions ask children to use their imaginations so they can leap like a cat, beg like a dog, and act like many other animals.

| by London, Jonathon

Join this celebration of dance and jazz music!A cat named Jazz-Bo leads a band that plays at the sock hop. All the animals gather together for a fun time of dance and rhyme.

| by Coxe, Molly

Mirabel, a goose, and Maxie, a frog, worry when they find out a snake has escaped from the zoo. The snake actually shows up in time to help Mirabel and Maxie and another friendship is formed.

| by McNulty, Faith

After a snake is captured, it escapes inside a young boy's house. This snake finds clever places to hide while the young boys searches for him.
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