Browse Abstracts (104 total)

| by Willner-Pardo, Gina

Jess is afraid of losing her best friend Molly, because there is a new girl in her class. Jess becomes close with the new girl's turtles. It's not too long until Jess learns what a true friend is and that you can have more than one.

| by Seuss, Dr.

Yertle the turtle is the king of all turtles and everything that he can see. In order to see more things, therefore becoming more powerful, he would stack turtles to stand on. Finally, the stack of turtles got so high that Yertle came crashing down and set all the other turtles free.

| by MacLachlan, Patricia

Eli is a little boy growing up on a farm. He lives with his parents and grandparents, who show him the beauty of farm life.

| by Stevenson, Harvey

Woody spends an exciting summer weekend visiting Grandpa. Together they go canoeing, out for breakfast, and to the beach, as well as share many other special memories.

| by Narahashi, Keiko

An adult and child play an imaginative question and answer game. The questions are real situations that Josie experiences, but Josie becomes wild animals when she uses her imagination to answer the questions.

| by Zagwyn, Deborah Turney

One summer, as young Clee finds herself lost in the shuffle with the arrival of a new baby brother, Uncle Fishtank Hal comes to the rescue when he asks her to care for his special southern-breed turtle. For Clee, caring for the turtle is like therapy to cope with the new changes in her life. That is until the turtle dies due to the harsh cold winter and Clee is forced to bury him out in the yard. Without the turtle, Clee spends time with her new brother and learns to enjoys his company. In spring however, the turtle springs back to like in the compost pile and Clee gains a new outlook on theā€¦

| by Leedy, Loreen

The life cycle of the sea turtle is described. It explains the turtle's instinct to dig holes in the sand and lay its eggs.

| by Asch, Frank

A young turtle on the way to a pond comes in contact with many new experiences. His new experiences take him from being a young turtle to a wise old turtle.

| by McCrea, James//McCrea, Ruth

Two birds like to go sailing everyday until they realize their umbrella is taken during hottest hours of the day. They catch the thief and compromise in order to make everyone happy.

| by Williams, Barbara

No one believes that Albert, the turtle, has a toothache, because turtles don't have teeth. His family thinks he wants attention and is being difficult. His grandmother visits and realizes that all Albert needs is for someone to believe him.

| by MacGill-Callahan, Shiela

Delaware Indians carve a rock into a turtle. The turtle watches man progress as centuries go by. Eventually, it is found by an archaelogist and taken to the New York City botantanical gardens for all generations to revere.

| by Wood, Douglas

This is a tale of the animal's and nature's search for God, and later man's search for God. Through the eyes of God's other creations, we are shown God's unending love and eternal presence in our lives, and we are reminded that we were put on earth to be stewards for the earth and messengers of God's love.

| by Cole, Henry

A boy goes on a nature walk along the woods, meadows, and pond. He explores a variety of animals, birds, plants, insects, and fish on his journey. He explores the ground, sky, and water and sees more than fifty living things.

| by Schoenherr, John

Mother and father goose come to the same pond every year to make a nest to lay their eggs. This year when the eggs hatch, one of the goslings turns out to be a curious rebel. The gosling explores around the pond until the family flies south for the winter.

| by Aardema, Verna

Rabbit and his friends have crossed lion by eating his honey. Lion chases Rabbit two days in a row, but does not catch him. Both times Rabbit outsmarts him. However, Rabbit learns his lesson to stop stealing Lion's honey.

| by Shumaker, Ward

Join pigs, cats, dogs, ducks, and many other animals as they dance the night away. The animals demonstrate many different dances from flopping and dropping to swirling and twirling to the music.

| by Murdocca, Sal

Tuttle, the turtle, loses his shell, so he stays inside a pumpkin. Gradually, he runs into different animals in the forest, and they all pull together to find his shell.

| by Banks, Kate

Upon entering the world, Baboon and his mother take a trip around the forest. For the first time, Baboon sees animals, water, fire, and even another baboon!While wandering about, Baboon and his mother talk about the great big world in which they live.

| by Hayes, Ann

Join the parade as the drum major leads the rest of the marching smithereens down the street towards the cheering crowd. Each animal plays a different instrument to make a sound the crowd loves.

| 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.
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