Browse Abstracts (220 total)

| by Teague, Mark

Wendell's room is such a pigsty that he imagines actual pigs living in his room and helping him make the mess. His mother often tells him to clean up the mess, but it isn't until the mess and the pigs get so out of hand that Wendell decides to clean things up.

| by Plourde, Lynn

There are pigs blocking the road!Grandma knows what to do though -- shoo them out of the way!The whole family moves the pigs, hens, sheep, and bulls out of the way so their car can get through.

| by Van Leeuwen, Jean

Through five short stories, Grandmother Pig shows Oliver and Amanda how much fun she is to be around.

| by Pearson, Tracey Campbell

Old MacDonald has a pretty typical day of feeding his animals and doing his chores.

| by Steig, William

Farmer Palmer and his mule Ebenezer travel to town to buy some supplies. On their way home, they encounter obstacles they never thought possible.

| by Lenski, Lois

Farmer Small describes the various chores he does on his farm to keep it running smoothly. He tells what he feeds his animals and how he takes care of his fields.

| by Scarry, Richard

After contracting his third sore throat of the year, Huckle is told that his tonsils need to be taken out. Afraid of the hospital and the word operation, Huckle tries to sneak out. His friend, Lowly, takes Huckle around the hopital to show how others are brave. Huckle decides that he too is brave and will go through with the operation.

| by Van Gelder, Richard

People and animals have noses. Can you guess which nose belongs to whom?What is that nose used for?

| by Sawyer, Ruth

A family lives happily on a farm, but each must do an equal share of work. When food gets scarce, Johnny must leave. A round cake is packed with Johnny's things. When the cake falls out and rolls, it takes animals back to the farm.

| by Ehlert, Lois

Pages with color and shape cut-outs are added together to make animals on a farm. The shapes and animals are labeled.

| by Merriam, Eve

A series of poems on topics such as going to bed, ghosts, wishing fish, dancing pigs, contents of a lunch of box, and the coming of dawn is presented.

| by Tresselt, Alvin

Many different farm animals begin to wake each other up and start their days. Finally, the little boy who lives on the farm wakes and begins his day. This farm is full of many sights and sounds.

| by Van Leeuwen, Jean

This book contains five stories about Amanda the pig. Amanda learns to finish her food before going outside, she learns to have fun on a rainy day, she overcomes her fear of monsters, and she learns to get along and play with her brother.

| by Browne, Anthony

Mrs. Piggott was taken for granted by her two sons and husband. Mrs. Piggott got fed up and left all the work up to the men of the household. After a few day of disaster, Mrs. Piggott came back to a house full of appreciative men.

| by Small, David

George Washington realizes the farm isn't for him. His cows wear dresses, the pigs are in wigs, and the sheep are scholars. He changes his life to politics to get away from the farm.

| by Potter, Beatrix

Illustrations from Beatrix Potter's stories form the basis for this alphabet story of letters.

| 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 Galdone, Paul

When three little pigs leave home to seek their fortune, each builds a house made of various materials. A mean wolf blows down the houses of the first and second pigs, then eats them for dinner. The wolf is outsmarted by the third pig who cooks the wolf for dinner.

| 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 Lester, Helen

Pinkerton always has to be first in everything. On a trip he learns a lesson that being last is alright too.
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