Browse Abstracts (89 total)

| by Stevenson, James

Wilfred, a rat, takes on an adventure when he stumbles upon an old museum. He meets many friends there and has great fun exploring the exhibits. When Mr. Thrawl the owner sees them, their adventure comes crashing down. Will they ever have a warm place to sleep again?

| by Phillips, Mildred

A cow wonders why she says moo but all the other farm animals make different noises. She soon learns that each animal has its own identity and makes its own sounds, making them all unique.

| by Oakley, Graham

Humphrey and the other mice decide to go back to nature, and Sampson, the church cat, follows. They experience lots of adventures and also realize how much they love their home.

| by Suess, Dr.

Dr. Suess uses bright colors, fun rhymes, and active animals to discuss the different moods a person feels. Some days you feel yellow, like a buzzy bee, while other days you feel brown, low, low down. Despite all the different moods you feel, you're still you!

| by Raskin, Ellen

Even though animals cannot speak, they can make all kinds of noises. Words are not everything!

| by Foster, Doris Van Liew

A young boy and a rabbit have a conversation about which animal they would be if they had a choice. The boy lists many animals but cannot make his mind. The rabbit decides he wants to be the Easter Bunny.

| by Tresselt, Alvin

Johnny Maple-Leaf begins his life as a small brown bud. As time passes and the seasons change, he grows and develops into a mature leaf. Throughout his life, he encounters many animals. The other leaves help to keep him company, whether in the trees or on the ground.

| by Davol, Marguerrite W.

In the beginning, there was nothing. Then the mother of all things created day, night, and the animals. The animals discover that there is a problem with the night curtain because it is too dark at night. How can the animals work together to solve the problem?

| by dePaola, Arnold L.

Everyone knows that people communicate through talking. What about animals?How do animals communicate?Looking at different animals we can see that each kind of animal communicates in its own unique way using different sounds.

| by Haas, Irene

One summer evening a frog jumps into Lucy's room and invites her to a magical birthday party. Lucy goes outside and joins her animal friends in celebrating owl's birthday. While outside in the garden, Lucy discovers an old doll she recognizes as her grandmother's and returns it to the delighted woman.

| by Mariana.

Miss Flora McFlimsey is a doll who decides to take an adventure on a witch's broom on All Hallows' Eve. The adventure is ruined when she must return home to rid her house of five goblins.

| by Kaufman, Angelika

A horse that is really a dog imagines he can fly. He falls asleep in the clouds and dreams of words in different languages.

| by Ryder, Joanne

Do you ever think about what things you have in common with everyone else on Earth?One thing is that we share our world with every living thing. Can you find the snake in the grass?The crabs on the pier?We share our world and we should take care of it.

| by Aylesworth, Jim

The sights and sounds of the country railroad crossing during the first part of the twentieth century are recounted. First there is only the wind blowing with animals standing around. As a car approaches the crossing, the gate is lowered to signal the approach of a noisy train.

| by Polette, Keith

When one duck decides he wants to see what winter is like, he realizes the hard way that it takes a lot of work to be a snow duck. Luckily, he has time and flies south for the winter.

| by Payne, Emmy

Katy Kangaroo does not have a pocket in which to carry her son, so she asks different animals to help her. She finally goes into the city and finds a man with an apron.

| by Sugita, Yutaka

A cat and owl become greedy house guests of a mouse then dream about eating their host.

| by Knight, Hilary

Two children are magically transformed into an owl and a cat. They return back when their parents call them.

| by Reiser, Lynn

A child can't wait to go fishing on Rocky Pond so she can see animals and have picnics. It's a day full of adventure and fun.

| by Willard, Nancy

Friendship is very important to this little rabbit who wants to nap with his bear friend. Unfortunately for the rabbit, he learns he cannot rest as long and as peacefully as the bear can. He learns that he is meant to be free doing somersaults downhill in the snow.
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