Browse Abstracts (105 total)

| by Shannon, Terry

Juan wishes that his father would forget to say and Juan when he calls on his brothers and him. As he continues to learn his culture and how to become a potter, he begins to feel as though he really belongs.

| by Lerner, Harriet//Goldhor, Susan

Franny B. Kranny loves her wild and crazy hairstyle, but her parents say that she needs to get her hair done before the family reunion. Initially she is upset, but then a bird decides to make her new hairstyle its home. Everyone, including Franny, loves the hairstyle. They want her to keep it, but Franny decide it's now time to cut it.

| by Kuskin, Karla

The members of the philharmonic get ready for a performance. Their routines and all the things they have to do before the concert are discussed.

| by Tresselt, Alvin

This book outlines how a farmer, his son, and the farm animals prepare for a rainstrom.

| by Domanska, Janina

A Peruvian family awaits the day of the carnival. See how they prepare for the exciting day.

| by Potter, Beatrix

Timmy Tiptoes is a squirrel who has a wife named Goody. When it is time to pick nuts to be stored for the winter, the other squirrels think Timmy stole their nuts so they push him into a hole. Timmy stays stuck there so Goody does not know where he is. Finally they find each other with the help of a chipmunk.

| by Boegehold, Betty

Pippa is a field mouse involved in various activities with her family and animal friends. Pippa works, plays, skates, and prepares for Christmas.

| by dePaola, Tomie

Lupe and Roberto are going to play the roles of Mary and Joseph in a reenactment of the night that Jesus Christ was born. Lupe's aunt, Sister Angie, is in charge of the production. However, Sister Angie becomes sick and Lupe and Roberto must proceed to the village. There is a bad snowstorm and the couple gets stranded in the snow. Friends of Sister Angie come to the rescue and play the role of Mary and Joseph, then disappear. Lupe and Roberto finally arrive and close the production. Later, Sister Angie wanders the church and finds the cloaks of the carving of Mary and Joseph covered in fresh…

| by Cooper, Elisha

At the county fair, there are many animals to see, events and contests to try, and lots of food to eat. But the fair can't last forever -- soon all the tents have to come down.

| by Wild, Margaret

Old pig and Granddaughter have spent a long time together, but soon Granddaughter will be on her own. Before Old Pig leaves, she takes time to notice all the great things around her. Grandaughter will miss Old Pig, but she will always remember everthing Old Pig has taught her.

| by Hall, Malcolm

A printing press, run by animals, has a mystery. Someone is stealing the letters which ends up making very confusing headlines.

| by Komoda, Beverly

Simon, the cat, prepares soup for dinner for his monkey friends, but he keeps getting interrupted during his preparations.

| by Soto, Gary

Chato's friend, Novio Boy, always gets sad at birthday parties because he is from the pound and does not know when his birthday is. Chato decides to throw his friend the biggest party ever, but in the hustle and bustle, forgets to invite the cat of honor!Now that he is found, it's time to celebrate.

| by Caseley, Judith

Zoe decides to have a slumber party for her birthday celebration. She invites four of her friends, and they celebrate with pizza and chocolate cake. After a couple of conflicts at bedtime, they all fall asleep with the help of Zoe's mom.

| by Carlstrom, Nancy White

For Jesse, Halloween is an exciting time to carve pumpkins, trick or treat, and scare others. With confidence, Jesse trick or treats but soon gets frightened by all the many costumes. With his own mask he overcomes his fear and scares everyone else. What a scare, Jesse Bear!

| by Alexander, Martha

Anthony wants to go to the moon. His only problem is that he does not know how to build a spaceship. When Anthony goes to sleep, his friend blackboard bear builds a spaceship. Together they pack the spaceship for their trip. Anthony begins to get worried about the trip and decides he will stay safely at home while blackboard bear goes to the moon himself.

| by Kesey, Ken

It is autumn, and Big Double the Bear is eating everything in sight to prepare for hibernation. Little Tricker the squirrel must save his friends and his home from the very hungry bear.

| by Waldron, Jan

All the little pigs are in a hurry to go Christmas shopping. However, they discover they have an empty wallet. When angel pig pays them a visit, they soon learn what Christmas is really about.

| by Lenski, Lois

Mr.Small maintains a little auto and goes for a drive. His drive starts in the country and continues through a town. After many adventures in his auto. Mr. Small returns to his garage.

| by Raschka, Chris

Have you ever wanted to be a sardine?Arlene does, but there are many steps to go through first. From going into the nets, to the factory, and finally into a can. Arlene becomes a sardine right before your eyes.
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