Browse Abstracts (143 total)

| by Wells, Rosemary

Stanley and Rhoda are brother and sister. They have fun in three short stories as they clean Rhoda's room, deal with Rhoda's bee sting, and play with the babysitter.

| by Rosen, Michael

A group of bear hunters must go through grass, a river, mud, a forest, a snowstorm and a cave before they even see a bear. After finding it, the bear chases them back into their homes.

| by Margolis, Richard J.

A bear sees his friend, Mr. Mole, at the bottom of a well. The bear rounds up his friends to rescue Mr. Mole.

| by Asch, Frank

A new character is added to the story of the three little pigs, changing the tale to four little pigs. The fourth pig saves his brothers from the wolf by being resourceful.

| by Seuss, Dr.

Thidwick was nice enough to let the other animals live on his antlers, but they took advantage of his generosity. Thidwick's life is threatened by a hunter, so he sheds his antlers and frees himself of all his guests.

| by Lively, Penelope

Frog wants to find a new home where he can jump. While exploring the garden the frog encounters some dangers. Thanks to the dragonfly, the frog makes it to the pond- the perfect place for any frog to live!

| by Szulagyi, Mary

A little girl is playing outside with her dog when a storm rolls in. She runs in the house crying, because she is scared. In the comfort of her mother's arms, they watch the storm.

| by Chalmers, Mary

Harry is a little cat who has been misbehaving all day and getting himself into trouble. He gets stuck on top of a house and the fire department gets him down. His mother tells him to throw them a kiss, but he will not. Finally, when he leaves, he blows a kiss.

| by Steen, Sandra//Steen, Susan

Dad and the twins hop into their car to grab some lunch at a restaurant. On the way, they drive through mud puddles so now it's time for a car wash!As the car enters the car wash, something mysterious happens. Oh boy, the twins are in for a big adventure!

| by Westcott, N. B.

Tiny Tim ate soap so his mother calls the doctor, the nurse, and a lady with the alligator purse. The lady with the alligator purse cures Tim with pizza.

| by DeWitt, Jamie

Eleven year old Jamie helps his stepfather, Butch, pick corn one autumn day. When the corn picker becomes plugged up, Butch attempts to climb off the tractor but gets caught and is seriously injured. Jamie saves Butch's life by turning the corn picker off and running for help. Jamie keeps the farm running while Butch recovers from the accident.

| by Polacco, Patricia

Appelemando's dreams color the town. The adults do not appreciate the significance of his dreams until he uses his power to save the children.

| by Miller, Edna

A little mouse finds a jack-o-lantern in the woods and gives it a home. It protects him from predators and the cold air.

| by Barber, Antonia

Gemma is a very caring young child. She saves one of the hen's babies from dying. This child, with the help of her mother, understands that she can't keep it but must put it back into the hen's nest.

| by Stadler, John

Mrs. Calamari moves into a new apartment and the landlord tells her No cats allowed! Mrs. Calamari is not about to put her cats out on the street, she'll have to think of something. Mrs. Calamari and her cats become friends to the landlord and he accepts them.

| by Alexander, Martha

Anthony is tired of his mean mother always yelling at him, so he runs away with his bear. After some fun, he misses his mother, his bed, his pillow, and food. He happily returns to his home.

| by High, Linda Oatman

A young boy gets out of bed early to head to work with his father. They work all day long restoring an old barn to keep it from being torn down. They are the barn savers.

| by Geisert, Arthur

Baby pigs sneak away and get into mischief while their mother sleeps. Eventually they are rescued from their troubles.

| by Miles, Miska

A rabbit goes out to play all by himself for the first time. He watches out for danger and meets a friend along the way.

| by Zweibel, Alan

In a letter to his children, a father reflects upon the importance of a good friend and the value of a place to feel safe and secure. The father recalls various memories of his family as it has grown in relationship to a favorite tree that had been part of their lives since they built their home. The tree seems to help the family through many events but does not withstand a huge storm. The father uses the wood to build a tree house to continue its importance to the family.
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