Browse Abstracts (220 total)

| by Steig, William

A hungry fox ruins Pearl the Pig's beautiful day. A talking magic bone saves the day.

| by Hoberman, Mary Ann

Oliver Tolliver lives alone in his one little house that has just one of everything. He thinks he is happy until he discovers that having more to share with friends is even better!

| by Souhami, Jessica

The traditional animals on Old MacDonald's farm are revealed by lifting up some flaps. Maybe you'll discover a new visitor to his farm!

| by Ehrlich, Amy

When little Millie forgets to close the pasture gate, the animals discover the good life inside the house. As the animals take over, the family moves to the barn. After a while, even the animals get tired of their new life, and eventually everything returns to normal.

| by Fleming, Denise

Children love to shout and show what they know, so let them do both! A mouse demonstrates to children how to identify numbers, letters, animals and modes of transportation.

| by Mayne, William

Boark the pig wants to make his wife Sowk happy, so he goes to dig her up some roots. Instead he finds truffles which the two decide to take to the market and sell. On the way Sowk can not resist and eats all of the truffles but one!

| by Lied, Kate

During the Great Depression Dorothy is just a baby, but she remembers how hard her parents had to work. For two weeks the family moves to Idaho and picks potatoes. They use the left-over potatoes to trade for groceries which helps the family survive the Depression.

| by Bond, Felicia

Poinsettia pig gets tired of sharing the crowded family house with her six brothers and sisters. She throws a tantrum when she cannot find a spot to read her book. When the family leaves and she is left alone, she becomes lonely and learns to appreciate her family.

| by Bishop, Clair Huchet//Wiese, Kurt

Pierre and his family are very poor. They work together and save their money to buy a piglet, Marcel. Pierre and Marcel become good friends and when it comes time to kill Marcel, they run away together. Marcel discovers truffles, an expensive food, and becomes The Truffle Pig. No longer is the family poor or hungry.

| by Rice, Eve

Follow the Fox, the Lion, and other animals through the various lessons of life. Aesop's Fables teach many lessons about being clever and playing the fool.

| by Marzollo, Jean

A series of questions ask children to use their imaginations so they can leap like a cat, beg like a dog, and act like many other animals.

| by Williams, Sue

A young child goes out for a walk. By the end of the story he is being followed by a cat, a horse, a cow, a duck, a pig, and a dog.

| by McPhail, David

A new passenger on a ship is placed in a room full of pigs. At first, he finds their lack of manners to be disturbing but when they're gone, he misses the fun atmosphere that they created.

| by Alarcon, Karen Beaumont

Louella Mae has disappeared and her family goes on a wild search around the farm to find her. At the end, not only is her location discovered, but also the fact that Louella Mae is really a pig!

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Spring is coming, spring is coming!Spring cleaning on Poppleton's mind. Poppelton's friend, Cherry Sue, is cleaning too. Poppelton is looking for a bike, but there are so many decisions to make. A red one, a blue one- maybe he'll just walk. Poppleton wants to sleep outside in the new spring air. Can he last the night and discover new things around him?

| by Brooke, L. Leslie

A Mother pig sends her three little pigs out to seek their fortune. In the process, two little pigs are eaten by a wolf. The third little pig outsmarts the wolf, then eats him for dinner.

| by Steig, William

Roland, a singing pig, travels far away to play for the king. Little does he know that a sly fox wants to eat him.

| by Dunbar, Joyce

Six barnyard animals are tricked by a frog to jump into a pond.

| by Wood, Audrey//Wood, Don

Ten pigs dance on a child's fingers, and eventually go to sleep.
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