Browse Abstracts (77 total)

| by Ada, Alma Flor

Through a series of letters between friends, we learn the stories of Goldilocks, The Three Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and Peter Rabbit.

| by Hoban, Russell

Letita is the spring queen and Miss Green tells her she must find a song to put Mr. Brumus, who is in charge of winter, to sleep. With the help of a magic string and her own creativity, she finds a song.

| by Stenmark, Victoria

The song of a very cheerful chick cannot be stopped, even after becoming lunch. Soon the fox, the wolf, and the bear are all singing his happy song.

| by London, Jonathan

The ways of wild animals are vividly described with beautiful poetry.

| by Calmenson, Stephanie

Mr. Panda opens his restaurant and the animals come in by one's, two's, all the way to ten's to dine in his restaurant, Panda Palace. After all the patrons are seated and the restaurant is full, one more guest arrives, a tiny mouse. Will Mr. Panda be able to find room for him?

| 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.

| by Ross, Tony

A wolf goes to a hen's house to eat her up. She tells him she will make him some Stone Soup first. While she makes the soup and he waits, she has him do her chores. Finally, he realizes that she tricks him and he leaves.

| by Hamanaka, Sheila

A girl uses her imagination to become a tiger, dolphin, horse, jaguar, and wolf. She needs nature to become independent so she can follow her dream.

| by Meddaugh, Susan

What would happen to you if you skipped school?Would you have a good story to tell your parents and would they believe you?This little pig's story has lots of adventure.

| by Blundell, Tony

A young boy is captured by a seemingly clever wolf while walking in the woods one day. When the wolf threatens to eat the boy, the boy creatively sends the wolf running in circles and ends up stumping him and escaping!

| by Wahl, Jan

Dracula and his companion go on an adventure to scare Agatha. To their dismay, they are too late and confront a bat. Together they work to save the bat. They learn that pets can be our best friends.

| by Meddaugh, Susan

After talking with a bird on his lovely screen porch, an old wolf realizes that he may be missing out on some wonderful places because he's spent so much time admiring his porch with the beautiful view. Determined to see the world, the old wolf sells his house to a young rabbit family and sets out on his travels. However, after a trip down a river, an afternoon in the hot desert, and a tour of London drowned in rain, the wolf realizes that his front porch really is the best place in the world. However, the rabbits have settled and will not give the wolf his house back. Saddened he runs far…

| by Monfreid, Dorothee de

Felix is walking home in the dark woods when he hears a fox howling, so he climbs into a nearby tree and hides. A tiger comes along and scares the fox, but then an alligator comes along and scares the tiger, which frightens Felix even more. Felix doesn't know how to get home, but then he finds a door which leads to a rabbit's house. The rabbit offers to help him get home and they make it home safely, and end up scaring the fox, tiger and alligator themselves!

| by Prater, John

A boy, his cat, and his mother observe what happens around them. The boy tells the story of what he sees and does throughout the day.

| by Marshall, James

A hungry wolf wanders into an unfamiliar area as he is walking around town. He smells his favorite food, pigs, and looks around to find out from where the smell is coming. The wolf looks up and sees that the ballet Swine Lake is playing inside of a theater. He gets a ticket and takes his seat with the intention of eating the dancing pigs in th show. He ends up becoming entranced by the love story and finds that he is not hungry anymore. The next day he goes to see the show again but this time when a monster in the show is about to appear on stage, the wolf jumps from his seat to the stage and…

| by Wormell, Christopher

Character building lessons are presented in a condensed version of Aesop's Fables. Bright illustrations and simple explanations of these famed lessons present self development messages that range from Be prepared to Be careful what you wish for.

| by Schlein, Miriam

How do you say hello or greet someone? Learn how some animals say hello to one another including lions, polar bears, wolves, monkeys, beavers, zebras, penguins, and elephants. Some animals say hello by nuzzling, some touch hands or hug, and some kiss.
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