Browse Abstracts (96 total)

| by Rayner, Mary

When Garth Pig goes to buy ice cream for himself and his nine brothers and sisters, he is kidnapped in the ice cream truck by a wolf pretending to be the ice cream lady. His siblings come to rescue him.

| by Noble, Trinka Hakes

Jimmy takes his goldfish and boa constrictor to Sealand for a birthday party with his friends. Chaos occurs when the goldfish falls in the whale's tank. Jimmy's party ends up in the tank, and they have a blast with the seals and penguins.

| by Walsh, Ellen Stoll

Three mice discover the fun of painting and mixing colors. While playing with the paint, they leave a space to hide from a cat who was chasing them.

| by Lipkind, William//Mordvinoff, Nicolas

Hobie, a boy chooses Steven, a runt horse as his pet. Everyone puts Steven down until he saves the day for the ranchhands and the owner.

| by Potter, Beatrix

Lucie often loses her handkerchiefs. She asks all of the the farm animals if they have seen them, but no one has. When she goes off to look for them, she finds Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle has washed all of them for her.

| by Potter, Beatrix

The flopsy bunnies fell fast asleep in a ditch outside Mr. McGregor's garden. Mr. McGregor emptied lawn mowing clippings into the ditch and noticed ears standing up. He took the rabbits and dropped them in his sack. Luckily Mrs. Tittlemouse found them and nibbled a hole in the sack so they could escape.

| by Peet, Bill

Dudley the rooster is the only one to wake up to the sun each day. When goose chases him into the forest, the sun doesn't rise the next day. Hector the horse rescues him, and the day goes on.

| by Munsch, Robert

A little girl opens the gate to feed the pigs. All the pigs go running out and she must retrieve them.

| by Rosen, Michael

This dog has three pet humans for whom he is responsible. He loves them and takes care of them. Sometimes they all go to the beach together. The littlest human, Rover, wanders away. No one can find her but the dog. When she is found, the dog promises never to let her out of his sight again.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Henry, the dog Mudge, and Henry's dad go to the beach for the day. They swim and play. When a wave carries Henry's toy into the ocean, Mudge risks his life to retrieve it.

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

Roberto and his paper mouse saves a cat from a dog. The dog traps the cat but when the paper mouse falls, it makes a big shadow and scares away the dog.

| by Johnson, Herschel

A young boy named Mike lives with his grandparents near the train tracks. One day he finds a bird and takes it home. However, he realizes that the bird must be let go so it can live in the country.

| by Grant, Eva

Jaya, a young boy in India, desperately wants a cow for his family. However, when his parents buy Khubi, the cow, Jaya is disappointed because she is so ugly. Despite Khubi's physical apperance, she and Jaya develop a close friendship when Khubi saves Jaya from trouble.

| by Le Guin, Ursula K.

A dragon terrorizes a city. Min and Polo discover what the dragon wants and saves their city in the process.

| by Potter, Beatrix

When Mr. Tidler's wife is trapped in a chimney, she lays an egg. He brings her food and she and her baby survive and escape from the chimney with the help of a boy named Tom.

| by Mathers, Petra

Herbie the duck and Lottie the chicken have been friends for a long time. One day Herbie goes to visit Lottie and finds Lottie spending time with a new friend, Dodo. Herbie becomes very jealous of Lottie's new friendship and he thinks that she doesn't care about him anymore. When Lottie has to leave to visit her sick aunt, Herbie becomes very lonely without Lottie's company. He decides to go over to visit Dodo and finds her stuck on her roof because she is afraid of heights. Herbie rescues her and Dodo tells Herbie how much Lottie cares about him. When Herbie finds out that Lottie is coming…

| by Burningham, John

A little boy dreams that he travels in his toy train and picks up a lot of different animals on his journey who are in trouble.

| by Margolis, Richard J.

A bear sees his friend, Mr. Mole, at the bottom of a well. The bear rounds up his friends to rescue Mr. Mole.

| by Small, David

Paper John is a man who everyone loves. He also has a great talent for making things out of paper. He runs into a devil who appears in town as a thief. Paper John captures the devil before it destroys the town.

| by Asch, Frank

A new character is added to the story of the three little pigs, changing the tale to four little pigs. The fourth pig saves his brothers from the wolf by being resourceful.
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