Browse Abstracts (70 total)

| by Numeroff, Laura

A disguise can help you avoid doing things you don't like. Wear one to the dentist, when you have to take a bath, or when you get ready for school so no one will know it's you!

| by Lerner, Harriet//Goldhor, Susan

Franny B. Kranny loves her wild and crazy hairstyle, but her parents say that she needs to get her hair done before the family reunion. Initially she is upset, but then a bird decides to make her new hairstyle its home. Everyone, including Franny, loves the hairstyle. They want her to keep it, but Franny decide it's now time to cut it.

| 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 Reid, Margarette

A young girl and her grandma spend time together making necklaces from beads. Beads can come in all different shapes, sizes, textures, and materials. They were used by many cultures throughout time. When she puts her necklaces together she learns about each bead.

| by Howe, James

A little cricket is sad and wishes to be a beautiful butterfly. Through talking to an older cricket, the littlest cricket soon realized, that he too, was beautiful.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Poppleton the pig is welcoming the fall. He celebrates the new season with some friendly geese. His friend, Cherry Sue, helps him find a great new coat to stay warm. Pancakes with the Lions turns out to be a sticky situation for Poppleton. Fall has begun and Poppleton is getting ready!

| 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 Mariana.

Miss Flora McFlimsey feels like she is ugly and has no friends. At the end of the May Day, she feels differently.

| by Bright, Robert

Willy the penguin wants to be different. He goes to the city, but he is too different than the people there. So he goes back to the South Pole and discovers he is different because of what he is inside.

| by Carle, Eric

A little chameleon catches flies with his sticky tongue. One day the chameleon goes to the zoo and wishes he could be like all of the animals. His wish comes true. The chameleon sees a fly but he can not catch it because he is mixed up. He wishes he could be himself again.

| by Brown, Ruth

A dirty toad has a slimy, mucky day in the swamp. It turns out that being disgusting pays off when a monster spits out the toad because of its terrible taste. You can't judge a toad by appearance alone.

| by Isadora, Rachel

At ballet class, a young girl named Lili explains to the leader all about ballet. One day she dreams of becoming a great ballerina.

| by Hamanaka, Sheila

A girl uses her imagination to become a tiger, dolphin, horse, jaguar, and wolf. She needs nature to become independent so she can follow her dream.

| by Mitchell, Rita Phillips

Hue Boy is very concerned about his height. Everyone thinks that he is too short. He and his mother try every possible remedy, but nothing works. Finally, Hue Boy's father returns, and Hue Boy loses his feelings of smallness through his pride of being with his father.

| by Tarpley, Natasha Anatasia

Although she is often teased by her classmates about her Afro hair, Kenyana learns her hair makes her unique. Both her mother and teacher help show Kenyana why her hair is so special. Kenyana learns that it only matters what she thinks, not others.

| by Munsch, Robert

A mud puddle is chasing Jule Ann!Every time she goes outside in clean fresh clothes, the puddle is hiding and just waiting to jump on her and make her dirty. Will Jule Ann's next plan work to stop the mud puddle?

| by Swope, Sam

A bug crawls all the way out of her skin!She sleeps then she blossoms into a beautiful butterfly. On her journey, she repeats her chant, Gotta Go!Gotta Go To Mexico! to all the insects and animals along her way. When her destination is reached, she flutters and dances around in the warm sky with her companion. A bug returns, lays her eggs, and the cycle of life is repeated again and again.

| by Milgram, Mary

A family has an adopted son named Joshie. Their neighbor tells them that Joshie is not really their brother because he does not look like them. His new sisters explain to him that Joshie is still their brother even though he is adopted.

| by Moore, Elaine

In a typical city, the morning dawns. Have you ever wondered what goes on before the sun rises while you are still in bed?

| by Brooks, Jennifer

A young princess with a pure heart plays with three gnomes who are handicapped. She is kind and accepting to her new friends. In turn, she gains another friend.
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