Browse Abstracts (125 total)

| by Summers, Susan

Atraban is the fourth wise man who is to go see the new born King of the Jews. He never meets the Messiah, but during his travels he is able to help many people with the gifts he carries for the King. After years of travel, Artaban still hasn't met his King, but before both men die Artaban hears the voice of the Messiah.

| by Cowley, Joy

Marta Enos has just finished her homework when she accidentally knocks it out the window. She doesn't know what to do so she asks her grandmother for help. With a song and a warm tortilla, Grandmother helps Marta feel better.

| by Slepian, Jan//Seidler, Ann

Big Hungry Thing and Little Hungry Thing go to a nearby school. After eating such things as flamburgers, blownuts, and crackeroni and sneeze, the Little Hungry Thing wants to play on the slide. Since Big Hungry Thing doesn't agree, the school children give the Hungry Things the slide as a gift.

| by de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk

Red Riding Hood's grandmother is sick so she takes her a little cake to eat. On her way there she stumbles upon a mean, hungry wolf. Will the wolf get to grandma's house before Red Riding Hood?

| by Morrow, Suzanne Stark

Because it is winter and no seals can be found, Inatuk and the people in his village are going hungry. In order to survive, Inatuk's family must move into the city where his father can work. Inatuk has a hard time because he must leave his best friend.

| by Mathers, Petra

Lottie's new beach towel certainly comes in handy during her day with Herbie. They are just going on a picnic, but they run into many adventures on the way. From using the towel as a sail, to using it as a veil, both Lottie and Herbie are ingenious when it comes to solving problems.

| by Palatini, Margie

Gritch the witch wakes up one morning with a craving for piggie pie!She spends all day searching for eight piggies on old Macdonald's farm and is fooled by the piggies, who hide from her. She finally gives up and goes home with a wolf.

| by Whatley, Bruce

The three little pigs move out to build their own homes. But when the big, bad wolf comes, the first two pigs escape to the brick house. Throughout the ordeal, the pigs hear a mysterious voice that turns out to be the illustrator. The illustrator runs out of paint while finishing the story and finally saves the pigs by changing them and the wolf into Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

| by Walsh, Ellen Stoll

Ten mice were playing in a field until a hungry snake comes by to collect them into a jar to eat. The mice outsmart the snake by tipping the jar and getting free.

| 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 Christelow, Eileen

Mama and her five little monkeys want to sell their rusty old car, but they must first clean and paint it. When no one comes to buy it they attempt to move the car, but it ends up in a lake. The crocodiles help to get the car out of the lake then later buy it. With the money from the sale, the monkeys buy a new red convertible.

| by Carrick, Malcolm

Mr. Tod does the hunting for the family. The only problem is that he cannot catch any rabbits. Mr. Tod has many clever ideas for traps. The traps work for Mr. Weasel, but Mr. Tod cannot catch rabbits with them. Mr. Tod and Mrs. Tod decide to switch roles. Mr. Tod is going to take care of the cubs while Mrs. Tod hunt for the rabbits.

| by Lindgren, Astrid

Reynard is a hungry fox who goes to a farm to steal food. There he meets a tomten who shares his food with Reynard.

| by Galdone, Paul

In desire for a boy of their own, a couple bakes a gingerbread boy. The gingerbread boy comes to life, and runs for freedom while being chased by hungry people. A fox, who outsmarts the boy, ends up with a tasty snack.

| by Van Leeuwen, Jean

Through four short stories, Oliver pig takes us along on his exciting first day of school and how he makes friends.

| by Rounds, Glen

The three little pigs leave home to seek their fortunes. Along the way, the big bad wolf tries to eat them. They rely on each other when their homes are destroyed and they are almost eaten by the wolf.

| by Bloom, Becky

A wolf is determined to learn to read so he can gain acceptance by a group of educated farm animals. The wolf goes to school to learn to read and refines his skills through practice and using the library. The wolf becomes so talented his skilss impres the farm animals who then welcome his company.

| by Novak, Matt

Mr. Floop shares his lunch with animals in the park, but then Mr. Floop is hungry. A woman stops by and shares her lunch with Mr. Floop.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

An old woman begins to name her life's belongings because she is lonely and has outlived her friends. When a stray puppy comes to her house one afternoon, the old woman is afraid to become too attached to it. In the end, she does go looking for her new companion.

| by Zion, Gene

When Harry hears that he is about to get a bath, he runs away from home and gets even dirtier until he is a black dog instead of a white dog. When he decides to go home, he is not recognized until he gets a bath!
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