Browse Abstracts (165 total)

| by Hearn, Michael Patrick

Sorcerer has a terrible problem with rats. To solve his problem, the Sorcerer changes his porcelain cat into a real cat. In order for this to happen, his apprentice Nickon searches for a bargain is a bargain and uses social interactions to fulfill his sorcerer's request.

| by Mathers, Petra

Lottie's new beach towel certainly comes in handy during her day with Herbie. They are just going on a picnic, but they run into many adventures on the way. From using the towel as a sail, to using it as a veil, both Lottie and Herbie are ingenious when it comes to solving problems.

| by Christelow, Eileen

Bert and Ethel receive a post card from Florida from runaway pigs and an adventure begins. Bert wants to go to Florida to look for the pigs while Ethel wants to go on vacation. When Bert won't stop looking for the pigs, Ethel decides she wants to go home. Bert and Ethel eventually learn that the pigs were right under their noses.

| by Koller, Jackie French

When one monkey too many jumps on a bike, trouble is right around the corner. Only two monkeys on the golf cart at once!Add three more monkeys and disaster strikes. These monkeys need help at a restaurant, going to bed, and illustrating this book!

| by Joslin, Sesyle

Baby Elephant is very happy when mother elephant tells him that they are going to cross the ocean and visit France. All night long, Baby Elephant quizzes Mother Elephant about what they will do and say when they get to Paris.

| by Alborough, Jez

As duck drives home in his truck, he hits a rock which leaves him stuck in the muck. Frog first tries to help, then sheep and finally goat. Working together the four animals are able to get the truck out.

| by du Bois, William Pene

Otto, an extremely large dog, sails in a ship on the ocean. He then ends up saving everyone's life because the ship goes down.

| by Myrus, Donald//Squillace, Albert

Jeff and his mother go to the beach for a day. Jeff runs around collecting things and drawing pictures in the sand. He meets a little girl, Jenny, and spends the day teaching her about art in the sand.

| by Rey, H.A.

Curious George, an African monkey, becomes quite adventurous as he travels on boats, to zoos, and many other places. After taking in the sights and getting into mischief, George is captured and must live at the zoo.

| by Numeroff, Laura

Chimps don't wear glasses. And many other animals don't do silly human activities but when imagination is put to work anything can happen. For example, have you ever seen yaks wearing tuxedos and hippos on boats, and others who ride in parades full of floats?

| by Rohmann, Eric

A boy makes a journey to an island in the middle of the ocean by way of a flying boat. When night falls on the island, cinder-eyed cats come out to play. The creatures of the sea come out of the water to dance and interact with the boy and the cats until the night is over. When it is morning, the creatures all leave and the boy goes home too, until it is night again.

| by Potter, Beatrix

Robinson's trip to the market turns into a life changing experience. After a long trip to town, an adventure in the market, and a near excape on the high seas, he ends up on a tropical island paradise.

| by Van Leeuwen, Jean

A young boy and his family leave England with many other people to search for a new life in a new land. They dream of finding a place where they can worship God in their own way. During their journey, everyone endures many hardships, but they find what they are looking for.

| by Rand, Gloria

Salty the dog travels on a boat around the world with his master.

| by McCloskey, Robert

Burt Dow is an old deep-water fisherman. He goes out in his old boat one day and catches a whale tail. He puts a bandaid on the hole in his tail and later becomes a doctor to all the other whales in that school.

| by Lawson, Robert

The author's grandparents and parents have many ordeals and challenges that they overcome in order to meet each other.

| by Slate, Joseph

Five pigs who love to take baths have their bathtub stolen by a pig witch. The pig witch turns the tub into a giant canoe machine that cleans pigs. The pigs finally figure a way to jam the machine which breaks down. The pigs get the giant canoe from this and now have a bathtub they can all play in together.

| by Postgate, Oliver

Noggin gives presents to all the boys and girls on his birthday. When they play their music on the boat, a whale wants to join in. Noggin makes him an instrument, so everyone is happy.

| by Mathers, Petra

Herbie the duck and Lottie the chicken have been friends for a long time. One day Herbie goes to visit Lottie and finds Lottie spending time with a new friend, Dodo. Herbie becomes very jealous of Lottie's new friendship and he thinks that she doesn't care about him anymore. When Lottie has to leave to visit her sick aunt, Herbie becomes very lonely without Lottie's company. He decides to go over to visit Dodo and finds her stuck on her roof because she is afraid of heights. Herbie rescues her and Dodo tells Herbie how much Lottie cares about him. When Herbie finds out that Lottie is coming…

| by Reiser, Lynn

A child can't wait to go fishing on Rocky Pond so she can see animals and have picnics. It's a day full of adventure and fun.
In partnership with the Center for Digital Scholarship at Miami University Libraries
Powered by Omeka