Browse Abstracts (103 total)

| 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 Lillie, Patricia

All of the animals must sound at once before the farmer will get out of bed.

| by Martin, Rafe

A silly rabbit thinks he hears the earth breaking up. He gathers all the animals. A lion comes along and shows the rabbit that the noise he thought was the earth was really an apple falling out of a tree.

| by Myers, Christopher

Black cat creeps through the city streets looking for a home. He encounters many things on his journey including chain-link fences, children playing and jeeps passing in the streets. Observe the sights and sounds of the city while discovering where black cat calls home.

| by Shannon, David

The rain creates unexpected chaos one Saturday morning. The endless arguments in houses and on the street turn into disaster, until the rain finally stops.

| by Feiffer, Jules

George's mother wants nothing more than for her puppy to bark but George can only meow, oink, quack, and moo. When his mother takes George to the vet, a cat, a pig, a duck, and a cow are all removed from deep inside of George. Finally, George is able to bark until he learns to speak!

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

Archie and Peter find a yellow pair of motorcycle glasses. Then some big boys come along and try to take them. Willie, their dog, takes the goggles and runs. After hiding out, they eventually regroup and make it back to their house.

| by Aylesworth, Jim

The sights and sounds of the country railroad crossing during the first part of the twentieth century are recounted. First there is only the wind blowing with animals standing around. As a car approaches the crossing, the gate is lowered to signal the approach of a noisy train.

| by Wikler, Linda

Join Alfonse and Little Bird as they play the game of hide-and-seek. Alfonse and the other geese search all around for Little Bird but have no luck in finding her. If Alfonse were quiet, however, perhaps he might be able to hear her.

| by Root, Phyllis

When mama goes to bed, it is up to grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, sister, and brother to help care for baby. Baby won't stop crying and everyone tries to help figure out what baby wants.

| by Marshall, James

Juliet, George and their mom went to the park. Juliet cries and George grins all the way home. A bird, cat and dog follow them, each one making its own noise.

| by Fleming, Denise

All the animals in the barnyard are where they are supposed to be, but where is the goose?

| by Goble, Paul

An arrogant Indian loses his horse. While he is looking for his horse, he goes duck hunting and fools the ducks long enough to kill them. Because he does not like noises, he tries to stop two trees from creaking. While he does this, he becomes stuck and a wolf eats the Indian's ducks.

| by Murphy, Jill

Mr. Bear, Mrs. Bear, and Baby Bear were all tired so they went to bed. Mr. Bear could not fall asleep, so he tried sleeping in many different places. Everywhere he went there were noises that bothered him.

| by Tafuri, Nancy

When the rooster crows on the farm, all the barnyard animals rise, eat, and enjoy the morning sunrise. The animal noises help the children distinguish one farm animal from another.

| by Nygaard, Elizabeth

The snakes of Snake Alley love their snake band. The snakes hiss and bop their tails to make a great sound together. One summer day, a cricket, frog, fish, bird, and turtle tell the littlest snake that they would like to be in a band and demonstrate their unique sounds. Snake only wants to be with his snake band until he realizes that they never sound different at all and maybe it would be nice to have the other musicians in the snake band too. The other snakes do not like his idea, so the littlest snake starts his own band with the cricket, frog, fish, bird, and turtle.

| by Geringer, Laura

A young girl's mother brings her breakfast to her at the kitchen table. When the mother leaves, the girl's imagination goes wild. She imagines there are many different animals in the kitchen with her during breakfast. When her mother reappears, all of the animals seem to disappear except for the cow.

| by James, J. Alison

This true story tells the tale of a Japanese village defeating their enemy samurai. The villagers use their minds instead of weapons to scare the samurai. Wearing wild masks, setting fires on the beach, and playing the drums of Noto Hanto, kept the village safe.

| by Moore, Elaine

In a typical city, the morning dawns. Have you ever wondered what goes on before the sun rises while you are still in bed?
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