Browse Abstracts (230 total)

| by Potter, Beatrix

A collection of short rhymes about animals, food, and their natural habitats personified into human actions.

| by Gag, Wanda

The alphabet is told through the story of a rabbit and his adventures.

| by Kuklin, Susan

Heath describes his day playing with his classmates at nursery school. The children play with the water table, the class rabbit, and the blocks. After their snack, they run, climb, ride, slide, bounce balls, play chase and pretend games on the rooftop playground.

| by Schenley, Ruth Stewart

When a mother says there are too many kittens, the four children in the family must find homes for them. As the children journey, they each find a good home for their kitten by trading it in for another animal. Now there are too many pets for the mother to take care of.

| by Falwell, Cathyrn

Ten turtles rest on a log. Startled by various sounds, they jump in one-by-one from around the pond then rest in the water for the night.

| by Rowe, John

Albert, an old rabbit, does not sleep well so he finds nightly comfort in gazing at the moon. One night, Albert does not see the moon, so he takes full responsibility for putting the moon back into the sky, once he finds it. Can Albert really do this?

| by Grossman, Virginia

Rabbits are shown in Native American tradition. Count to ten as the rabbits perform various rhyming activities. Includes a glossary on Native American customs.

| by Leedy, Loreen

Miss Prime's class is learning about fractions. After class they all go home and practice using their new knowledge by dividing fruit and selling lemonade. The next day the class has a test, but even Miss Prime doesn't always have the right answer.

| by Williams, G.

A little black rabbit and the little white rabbit always play together. The little black rabbit wants to stay with the white rabbit forever. Finally his wish of living with the white rabbit comes true when they get married.

| by Agee, Jon

Milo the magician had one more chance to pull a rabbit out of his hat or else he would be fired. While searching for a rabbit, he finds a bear. The bear is able to pretend his bones are made of rubber and agrees to jump out of Milo's hat. The show is a huge success until the bear becomes tired. Milo wonders what he will do until he realizes that he too can pretend his bones are made of rubber.

| by Yolen, Jane

Piggins the butler solves the mystery of Mrs. Reynard's disappearing necklace before anyone else.

| by Brown, Margaret Wise

A little bunny uses his imagination when he thinks of ways to run away from home. He thinks of becoming a fish, a bird, a mountain climber, etc. His mother tells him how she will catch him and bring him back home.

| by Scarry, Richard

Huckle isn't felling well and he needs to get his tonsils taken out. He's a little worried about having an operation, but after seeing how brave his friends are, Huckle decides to stay in the hospital. After his operation Huckle feels much better and he's more relaxed.

| by Brutschy, Jennifer

A little girl gets a pet rabbit and discovers that a fox has eaten her pet. She goes with her father to hunt the fox, but feels sorry for it when she sees its hungry eyes. Then she asks her father not to kill it.

| by Steig, William

A rabbit turns into a nail whenever he scratches his nose and wiggles his toes. He plays practical jokes and gets into trouble when a hungry cat figures out his secret.

| 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 Cazet, Denys

Arnie and Raymond come home from a Halloween celebration at school. Arnie's mother asks them all about the adventures of the day. They tell her about decorating the classroom, playing games, and marching in a parade. After their story, they go off to trick-or-treat.

| by Lasky, Kathryn

A little bunny named Clyde is nervous about lunch time on his first day at school. Clyde worries about whether he will be able to balance his tray or if anyone will sit with him.

| by Bianco, Margery Williams

A stuffed rabbit searches for his life, yearning to be free and real. He reaches his destiny with the help of a few friends.

| by Morrison, Toni//Morrison, Slade

Patty, Mickey, and Liza Sue just can't handle their freedom. The things they do frighten the adults around them. The adults decide to put them in a big brown box because they care about the youngsters. The children will have everything they need, except their freedom. Isn't that the one thing children need?
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