Browse Abstracts (142 total)

| by Yolen, Jane

Danina's father does not want her to experience life's harshnesses or sorrows. She is surrounded only by beauty. Then, the wind comes and tells her of another world. She accepts it's challenge by setting out to discover the real world and broadening her sheltered life.

| by Melmed, Laura

Little Oh is a woman's only child, who is made from origami paper. The paper doll is restless indoors so she ventures outside for the adventure of her life. What happens when she finally finds her way back home to her mother?

| by Steig, William

Two wooden men sit in a field wondering why they are there and how they were created.

| by Tudor, Tasha

Alexander the Gander loves heliotrope pansies, so he sneaks away from the pond to get a taste at Mrs. Fillow's garden. He eats some nice young vegetables too. When he gets caught, he takes off running for home. Sylvie, his owner, makes him apologize to Mrs. Fillow, and she forgives him.

| by Sage, James

Sassy Gracie has a pair of big, red, heeled shoes. She loves to prance around the house in them despite the fact they get on the cook's nerves. One day the cook is off and she is free to dance about the kitchen. The master has asked her to prepare two chickens for his guest. While they are cooking, she dances and dances until she gets hungry. She eats the chickens just as the guest arrives. Find out how she handles the situation.

| by Buchholz, Quint

A violin player becomes quick friends with an artist, Max, who moves into the apartment above her family's. She is curious about the secrets that were held in his imaginative paintings. When Max does share his paintings with her, she is amazed at what she sees.

| 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 Carlson, Natalie Savage

Marie Louise was having a good day. When she got home, she was asked to babysit five possums. The possums tired her out with all of their activity. The next day, the possums brought her flower and asked if she would babysit again. It was another good day.

| by Rey, Margret//Rey, H.A.

Curious George needs to go to the hospital. While he is there, he succeeds in making a sad girl very happy and creates a lot of mischief.

| by Ginsburg, Mirra

Four mice imagine the adventures they would encounter as sailors on a ship. They fear none of the threatening animals they encounter, except for the house cat that is outside their front door.

| by Kleven, Elisa

The lion paints with his tail. The red bird is curious why his tail changes colors overnight. They become friends even though they can't speak to each other.

| by Brett, Jan

Hedgie is curious about a wool sock on the ground, but when he crawls in to investigate, it gets stuck on his prickles. He feels very embarrassed. When other farm animals laugh at him, he acts confident and proud of his new hat so that soon they wish they had hats too.

| by Brown, Ruth

A little dog wanders around the area one stormy night. The dog observes everything that is going on. He finally rests in the morning.

| by Brown, Margaret Wise

Muffin, a dog, explores the sounds of winter. Muffin makes several guesses what the sounds are, and eventually figures them out.

| by Hill, Eric

Curious Spot goes on a journey and meets some interesting animals that live above and below the earth. In the end, he finds his golden treat and ventures on back home. Along the way, you can lift a flap to find his friends.

| by Rey, Margaret

Curious George travels about the neighborhood getting into trouble. He decides to fly a kite and gets swept away. His owner saves him and his friend is happy that his kite is saved.

| by Rey, H.A.

Curious George, an African monkey, becomes quite adventurous as he travels on boats, to zoos, and many other places. After taking in the sights and getting into mischief, George is captured and must live at the zoo.

| by Marshall, James

A series of stories about seven hippos who are best friends. The story depicts the trials and tribulations of their friendship.

| by Hoban, Russell

Harry goes through the rain door and meets a man and his horse, Lightening. They are chased by a thundering lion and the man sprays water on it to keep it away. They create a rain storm

| by Lionni, Leo

Unlike the other mice, Tillie has always been curious about the wall they live next to. She imagines what could be on the other side of the wall and is determined to find out .
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