Browse Abstracts (129 total)

| by Fox, Mem

Hattie the hen sees a fox approaching her and the other animals. The fox attacks, and the cow scares the fox away with a loud moo. Then, the animals are silent for a long time.

| by Ets, Marie Hall

Mister Penny takes all of his farm animals to the fair to win a prize. He enters all them but his old horse Limpy. All the animals make trouble at the fair because of their curiosity, and Limpy ends up winning the horse races. Mister Penny wins a prize after all.

| 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 Francoise.

Jeanne-Marie and her sheep, Patapone, sit and discuss how many sheep Patapone will have one day. They talk about what they can get and do. Paptapone only has one lamb but is happy.

| by Singer, Marilyn

Chester is a sheep dog whose family moves from their farm to New York City. Chester no longer has a job to do, so he gets into trouble in the strange city. He runs away, then finds a group of lost students which he leads back to school.

| by Wood, Audrey

On the way to town, Silly Sally gets sidetracked by a dancing pig, a singing loon, a dog who wants to play leapfrog, and a sheep who wants to sleep. When Neddy Buttercup comes along, they all go to town.

| by dePaola, Arnold L.

Everyone knows that people communicate through talking. What about animals?How do animals communicate?Looking at different animals we can see that each kind of animal communicates in its own unique way using different sounds.

| by Hoban, Tana

Animals, flowers, food, and instruments have different textures. A small part of each object is seen first then the whole picture comes into view when you turn the page. (A Wordless Book)

| by Ipcar, Dahlov

Wild animals are tamed by humans to be used as pets and for work purposes in different parts of the world.

| by Carle, Eric

A spider is busy working on its web. As the day goes by different animals come and visit but the spider doesn't have time to talk. By the end of the day, the spider feasts on a fly and has a good night's rest after a hard day's work.

| by Cabrera, Jane

What is cat's favorite color?Cat visits the ten most popular colors to try and decide which color is his favorite. In the end the decision is easy. Cat's favorite color is orange, the color of his mom!

| by Sloat, Teri

Farmer Brown lives on a farm and he and his animals are very content. One day, a tornado whips through the farm picking up Farmer Brown and his animals. When they land back on the ground everyone is mixed up and making the wrong sounds. When the tornado returns and picks up the farmer and the animals again, things return back to normal.

| by Hogrogian, Nonny

A cat goes through a series of trades with many people. Each trade makes the person happy and in the end, the cat gets what it wanted.

| by Ehlert, Lois

Morning comes with the crow of the chickens and the animals must be tended. Everyone in town packs up and heads off to market day. They pass many animals in the fields as they go to the town square in trucks, on motorcycles, and in carts to buy and sell at the market.

| by Shaw, Nancy

Five sheep go shopping to look for a birthday gift for one of their friends. They find the perfect gift but do not have enough money to buy the gift. The sheep share their wool and trade in for the gift.

| 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 Quackenbush, Robert

More and more animals, birds, and, finally, a car and wife keep adding on to the traditional song of Old MacDonald.

| by Martin, Bill Jr.

The question, What do you see?, is asked to eight different animals, a mother and some children. What they see is what is coming up on the next page.

| by Cousins, Lucy

What can rabbit hear?

| by Forrester, Victoria

The birth of Christ has just taken place, and everyone in the barn is warm and safe except for poor Gabriella, a cow who is locked outside. Is it a miracle that a strong, fierce wind causes Joseph to let the cow in so she is safe and warm also?
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