Browse Abstracts (220 total)

| 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 Lillie, Patricia

All of the animals must sound at once before the farmer will get out of bed.

| by Rayner, Mary

Life in the busy Pig household is always eventful. Father, Mother, and their ten children have a big party, struggle against bad moods, and all end up in the same bed one night. A collection of seven stories.

| by Axelrod, Amy

Mrs. Pig isn't feeling well so Mr. Pig and the piglets decide to make her favorite chili. There's only one problem--they don't know how to cook!While Mom is taking a nap, Mr. Pig and the piglets make such a mess in the kitchen that Mrs. Pig wakes up to find the firemen cleaning up a big mess.

| 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 Wild, Margaret

Old pig and Granddaughter have spent a long time together, but soon Granddaughter will be on her own. Before Old Pig leaves, she takes time to notice all the great things around her. Grandaughter will miss Old Pig, but she will always remember everthing Old Pig has taught her.

| by Keller, Holly

Geraldine the pig does not want to give up her blanket. So when she gets a doll for Christmas, she makes a dress out of her blanket so she can take it with her.

| 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 Rayner, Mary

Mr. and Mrs. Pig decide to go out for the evening so they get a babysitter, Mrs. Wolf, for their piglets. Mrs. Wolf gets hungry while she is sitting, but not for anything in the kitchen.

| by Stevens, Janet//Crummel, Susan Stevens

Inspired by his hunger, Rooster decides to become a cook. Aided by his friends Turtle, Iguana, and Pig, the four chefs follow a recipe. Cooking terms like sifting, measuring, and beating are learned through their silly misunderstandings as they make the best strawberry shortcake ever.

| by Root, Phyllis

Mrs. Potter loves to keep everything clean but her baby Ermajean always gets dirty. One day while Mrs. Potter is cleaning in the yard, Ermajean crawls over to a big mud puddle in a pig pen andhas a wonderful time getting messy. In the meantime, a pig finds its way into Ermajean's buggy and when Mrs. Potter comes back, she thinks her daughter has actually turned into a pig.

| by Gackenbach, Dick

An Easter play is presented in which there are no parts for rabbits. Through perserverance, a rabbit earns a role in the play.

| 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 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 Ipcar, Dahlov

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

| by Mahy, Margaret

A litte kitten climbs to the top of a Christmas tree and gets stuck -all the others try to help, and end with a animal decorated tree.

| 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 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 Stevens, Carla

With the help of his friends, Pig overcomes his fear of water and learns to swim.

| 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.
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