Browse Abstracts (232 total)

| by DeFelice, Cynthia

Playing the bagpipes is Willie McPhee's favorite form of entertainment, but because his audience is unable to pay for his entertainment, Willie is forced to leave. On his journey to find money, he becomes tired and his clothes wear out. Across the forest he sees a dead man and since his shoes are torn, he takes the dead man's boots. As he approaches a house to find hospitality, see how the dead man comes back to haunt him.

| by Munsch, Robert

Jeremiah and Amanda are ready for kindergarten, except for the part where they need to share. Amanda wants the book, the blocks, and the paint. Jeremiah wants the book, the blocks, and the paint. In kindergarten, sharing is key. Will Jeremiah and Amanda find the key?They sure have a surprise for everyone!

| by Kuskin, Karla

The members of the philharmonic get ready for a performance. Their routines and all the things they have to do before the concert are discussed.

| by O'Neil, Alexis

Emily has a very loud voice and her parents and tutor do not know what to do with her. The tutor suggests that she go to a boarding school for quiet girls. Before she leaves for the school, Emily takes a trip into town where she sees a sign for loud help on a ship that is setting sail that day. Emily uses her voice to save several ships from crashing at sea.

| 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 Brown, Margaret Wise

In a big green room, a little bunny is tucked away in bed. He says goodnight to all of the familiar things in his room before falling to sleep. Finally, he says good night to the noises everywhere and drifts off to sleep.

| 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 Dunbar, Joyce

Dora the duck, announces to Pogson the pig, Humphrey the horse, and Gideon the goat that tomorrow is Eggday!There will be a big competition to see who has the best egg. Pogson, Humphrey, and Gideon are so excited about Eggday, but they don't know how to lay their own eggs. Can a pig lay an egg?Can a horse?Or a goat?The animals learn a lesson from Hetty Hen, and Dora has a fun surprise!

| 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 Ets, Marie Hall

A little girl goes on a walk and encounters many animals. When she tries to catch them, they run away. Once she sits quietly, all the animals come to play with her.

| by Fleming, Denise

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

| by Dunrea, Olivier

One mole digs deep underground and affects all the other animals down there because of his noise.

| by Brown, Margaret Wise

A dog named Muffin is very aware of all the sounds surrounding him. He hears trains, whistles, animals, and other noises and explains what each thing sounds like.

| by Kalman, Maira

Through desriptive words and pictures, the various acts of a circus are described. For example, the tight rope is described with words actually on the rope.

| by Causky, Charles

Playful, humorous story in rhyme about domestic animals and the sounds they make.

| by Heo, Yumi

Minho and his mother hear all the sounds of the city when they spend the afternoon running errands like grocery shopping and doing laundry.

| by Kuskin, Karla

Many different animals and sounds are shared through bright illustrations and a rhyming text.

| by Raskin, Ellen

Even though animals cannot speak, they can make all kinds of noises. Words are not everything!

| by Johnston, Tony

A series of several short stories about two friends - a troll and a mole -that describe several adventures they go through together from losing a tooth to being afraid of the dark.

| by Hayes, Ann

Join the parade as the drum major leads the rest of the marching smithereens down the street towards the cheering crowd. Each animal plays a different instrument to make a sound the crowd loves.
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