Browse Abstracts (96 total)

| by Maclear, Kyo

Spork feels left out. He has a spoon and a fork for parents, which makes him unique compared to the other cutlery. He is never chosen in the kitchen, until something comes along that neither forks nor spoons can handle. His uniqueness comes in handy!

| by Herron, Carolivia

Brenda has nappy hair all over her head. Her Uncle Mordecai tells the story that God gave Brendy nappy hair even though the angels tried to talk him out of it. Brenda is special, because God created the only perfect circle in nature in one nap of her hair.

| by Townsend, Kenneth

Felix, the lion, is embarassed about his bald head and will do anything to cover it up, including stealing hats from people. When none of the hats work, Felix becomes discouraged. With the help of a friendly colonel, Felix becomes the talk of the town.

| by Jackson, Isaac

Jerome becomes good friends with Robert, a new boy at school. On the night that Jerome sleeps over at Robert's house, Robert shares a pair of his pajamas. Jerome learns that it's okay if people do things a little differently.

| by Waber, Bernard

A very special firefly deals with his uniqueness. It is not easy to be different, but this story shows it is okay to be different.

| by Miles, Miska

A gosling spends the day with his father, not understanding why his father honks so loudly. That evening, the loud honking saves many farm animals from being surprised by a coyote attack. The gosling understands the value of the honking and hopes to someday emulate it.

| by Lionni, Leo

Cornelius the crocodile is able to walk upright by standing on his head. The other crocodiles become jealous when Cornelius brags about his skill.

| by Auch, Mary Jane

Pauline, the hen, is trying to lay eggs, but the henhouse is too noisy!She concentrates very hard and finally lays a very unusual egg. Pauline keeps laying eggs, each with a different design and pattern. The eggs are so beautiful that people come from all around to view her eggs.

| by Otey, Mimi

Daddy likes to wear bright mismatched clothes all over town. His daughter feels embarrassed sometimes. Her daddy is also a preacher that everyone loves including his daughter despite his original way of dressing.

| by Keller, Holly

Harrison and Tucker are twin brothers who are very close and act alike as they are growing up. When they go to kindergarten, they end up in different classrooms. Although they are upset intially, they learn to develop differences and like it.

| by dePaola, Tomie

Mr. Satie has to decide whose paintings are better - Henri or Pablo. His decision ends up uniting the two artists and ending their feud.

| by Seuss, Dr.

There are all kinds of different feet. People use their feet for different things and also their feet can be used for the same things.

| by Waddell, Martin

Three young owls become aware of the horror of being alone and learns to cope with the problem differently.

| by Lionni, Leo

An inch worm does not want to be eaten, so he tells the robin that he is useful because he can measure things. Later, he uses his brain to get out of a sticky situation.

| by Lipkind, William//Mordvinoff, Nicolas

A little tiny rooster is disliked by the other chickens. One night a meeting is held to find a night watch man. The little rooster volunteers but is told he's too small. He does it anyway and saver the day.

| by Ipcar, Dahlov

Among the different types of birds, we see which kinds of birds live in the day and the night. We are able to see what they do, sing, and eat while in their environment.

| by Brindel, June Rochuy

A small boy, Luap, goes through a day in his school and town. He sees things differently than most people. For example, he sees people walking on their hands and riding their bicycles backwards. Through this, Luap learns a valuable lesson.

| 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 Krauss, Ruth

Definitions and observations from a child's perspective with explanations for what different things are.

| by Krauss, Ruth

An easy to read children's how-to-book. Random definitions and observations from a child's perspective. This story promotes respect for the little everyday things and language development.
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