Browse Abstracts (250 total)

| by Aliki

The ways that we use our feet are explained in an amusing way. Running, skipping, walking, and kicking are discussed, as well as the different parts of our feet and how we use them.

| by Hudson, Cheryl Willis//Ford, Bernette G.

Young children, who are African American, go about their daily lives. They describe their features including their bright eyes and brown skin.

| by Maguire, Arlene

Children of diverse backgrounds are shown and differences are emphasized. Every child has different interests and strengths and all characteristics should be valued. Everyone is special!

| by Cocca-Leffler, Maryann

The principal, Mr. Tanen, loves wearing different ties until Mr. Apple tells him not to anymore. When Mr. Apple substitutes as principal, he learns the kind of happiness that the ties can bring.

| by Phillips, Mildred

A cow wonders why she says moo but all the other farm animals make different noises. She soon learns that each animal has its own identity and makes its own sounds, making them all unique.

| by Gilroy, Ruth G.//Gilroy, Frank D.

Little Ego does not want to be a mouse and trys to find a creature he would rather be. He discovers that he is a mouse and always will be.

| by Rose, Gerald

A really skinny tiger does not feel part of the jungle, so he leaves home to live with a human family as a rug. He protects the family when robbers come into the house.

| by Meddaugh, Susan

The whole family, including Martha, the talking dog, is excited when Skits arrives. Skits is a young and mischievious dog. As he grows, the family thinks that it is time to give him alphabet soup so he will be able to talk. However, it doesn't have the same effect on Skits as it did on Martha. At first everyone is sad, especially Skits, until they discover his other talents.

| by Peet, Bill

Prewitt's tail is very different than the other peacocks. His tail is scary, and everyone wants him to leave. He scares the tiger off who chases him, and soon, he becomes the leader of the group.

| by Otto, Carolyn

A young girl visits her grandparent's farm. As it is about to storm, the girl is able to observe the magic of the rain all around the farm.

| by McPhail, David

The elephant hates hide and seek because he can never find a place to hide. All of his animal friends try and try to find him a hiding place just in time to dodge the hunters.

| by Cantieni, Benita

Little Elephant explains to Big Mouse how things are different in size and how things are seen differently because of their size.

| by Seuss, Dr.

The differences in people and animals are compared using colors and numbers.

| by Raschka, Chris

Like is lonely. Like wonders around seeing flowers and seas. Like finds a friend. Like likes Like.

| by Rubinstein, Gillian

With limited words and large illustrations, this story describes of a family with both a cat and a dog. When the cat is in the house, the dog is out and vice versa.

| by Koontz, Robin Michal

A pushy cat takes over the home of Chicago the rabbit, and then, the two become friends. The story illustrates the need to cooperate and communicate in order to resolve conflict.

| by Kaufman, Angelika

A horse that is really a dog imagines he can fly. He falls asleep in the clouds and dreams of words in different languages.

| by Miles, Miska

Lottie is embarrassed as she begins her new school because her clothes are different, and her cat continues to follow her to class. She tries to fit in with the other children but is unsuccessful. Her cat has kittens in the school which helps her win the friendship of Gertrude. Gertrude helps Lottie to realize that uniqueness is special, not bad.

| by Reiser, Lynn

The relationship between mother and daughter is seen in one girl's family. Each generation of women in the family makes tortillas, picks flowers, washes clothes, and sings lullabies. The little girl does these same things for her doll. This story is told in both English and Spanish.

| by Johnson, Crockett

Twelve different stories teach lessons of politeness, geography, and life experiences. A young girl named Ellen is aided by her stuffed animal who helps her on her journey.
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