Browse Abstracts (228 total)

| by Zolotow, C.

A mother's story helps a little boy imagine the sights and sounds of the seashore, even though he's never seen the ocean.

| by MacLachlan, Patricia

John's grandfather is blind. John spends the day with him and tries to look at things in the same way his grandfather does.

| by Brown, Margaret Wise

A dog gets something in his eye, so they have to cover both eyes with a bandage. The dog has to use his ears to sense what is going on.

| by Fox, Mem

An old woman sleeps but her dog is disturbed by all kinds of noises. The old woman dreams of all the important events in her life. When she wakes up, her family giving her a surprise 90th birthday party.

| by Caseley, Judith

Sarah helps to choose, to plant, and to water plants in her grandpa's garden. After a while, her grandparents invite her for lunch made with ingredients from the garden.

| by Cowley, Joy

One night as old men and women are going to sleep, the weather outside is stormy and noisy.

| by Hutchins, Pat

An owl tries to sleep during the day, but all the noisy animals keep him awake. At night when the animals are fast asleep, the owl is noisy and wakes them up.

| by Spinelli, Eileen

A young boy points out various places to go and different things to look at -- all with a special color.

| by Wolff, Ashley

While everyone else is busy, the cat sees beautiful sights. When the cat falls asleep, Amy sees the beautiful sights, too.

| by Latimer, Jim

James Bear is tired of grazing and eating alfalfa. He desires to eat something with more calories, protein and more taste. So Bear goes to his friend, the crow, who provides Bear with an oven and ingredients to make a raisin-soybean pie. This is no ordinary pie!

| by Wild, Margaret

Kate is small, quiet, and no trouble at all compared to her four big, noisy, feisty brothers and sisters. It takes a while for her parents to notice that Kate is nearsighted and needs glasses.

| 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 Lears, Laurie

Ian, a boy who has autism, goes for a walk in the park with his two sisters. They explore and learn the differences between how Ian views things and how they do.

| by Zolotow, Charlotte

A sister tells her younger brother all the different things that she will do for him. She will bring him things that will apply to his five senses. Most of all, she brings her brother her love and attention.

| by Crews, Donald

School buses line up to take children to school then bring them home again. How many school buses are there on the last page?

| by Child, Lauren

Herb loves being read storybooks by his mother, as long as she takes the books out of his room when she is done. Tonight though, his mother gets distracted and forgets the book. As Herb is just about to fall asleep, two wolves jump out of the book with the intention of eating him. Herb must now find a way to keep them from eating him. With the help of a fairy godmother (from another book!), Herb escapes the hungry wolves.

| by Maitland, Barbara

Mom likes the noise of the city but not early in the morning. To get away, she decides to visit Uncle Jack who lives on a farm. When they arrive, they discover that the farm is loud like the city -- only there are animal noises instead of car sounds.

| by Stojic, Manya

On the African savanna, the animals are all excited to pass on information about the storm to others. The animals use their five senses to experience and predict the needed rain.

| by Fisher, Aileen

A little girl walks through the wilderness looking at animals and seeing how they live.

| by Fleming, Denise

A little boy observes and hears the sounds that insects and animals make in nature.
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