Browse Abstracts (107 total)

| by Kitamura, Satoshi

Three sheep go to the beach for the last swim of the year and ask some wolves to watch their fleecy coats. When they return from their swim, they find that their wool is gone. They hire a detective to solve the mystery of their stolen wool.

| by Scarry, Richard

Huckle and Lowly are learning all sorts of fun things. First, they visit the doctor and learn about x-rays. Then they learn about making bread. Finally, they practice safety outside playing in the sun and while walking to the grocery store.

| by Mordivnoff, Nicolas

Terii dreams of growing bigger so he can become a pearl-shell diver like his Uncle Teopu. Uncle Teopu always tells Terii that he will grow bigger when Teopu's hat is all worn out. Whe Terii saves the hat from Kaveka, Uncle Teopu let Terii paddle the canoe. After he saves Teopu from a shark, Terii is ready to become a diver.

| 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 Nolan, Dennis

Christopher goes to the beach and builds a magnificant sand castle. When his castle becomes life size, Christopher becomes its ruler. He faces many conflicts as ruler. In the end, he is saved from danger and returns to the beach.

| by Oxenbury, Helen

Tom goes to the beach with his dad and his stuffed monkey, Pippo. Tom's dad says he must wear a hat so that he will not get sick. Tom thinks Pippo should do the same. Tom lets Pippo wear his sun hat, and Tom wears a newspaper hat.

| by McCloskey, Robert

Sal, Jane and their father go to the beach to search for clams. During the day, Sal loses her tooth in the mud. She does not cry because she knows that when you lose your teeth you are starting to grow up. They take a boat trip to a nearby island to celebrate with ice cream cones.

| by Cowan, Catherine

When a little boy brings an ocean wave home with him, he finds himself in trouble. He soon realizes that he has to take the wave back to the ocean where it belongs.

| by Fife, Dale H

Eric, a young boy, is on vacation at the beach with his family but has not found a treasure to take home. Eric meets a native Californian who tells him of a fish that comes to shore that night. Eric catches a fish at the beach in his hands, gets his picture taken with the fish, and then lets it go back to the sea.

| 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 Kaplan, Howard

A young boy loves playing the piano but especially listening to his father play while his mother sings along. The boy's mother also listens to him play. Shortly after the boy, his sister, and his father come back from a vacation at the beach, the mother dies. Playing the piano helps the young boy and his father cope with their loss.

| by Hammerstein, Oscar

A bunch of friends gather to have a big clambake at the beach. Everyone eats a lot and enjoys the beautiful day.

| by Daly, Niki

Joe loves the beach. He likes splashing his mom and playing in the sand. He doesn't like the big waves though. He would rather pretend to be in the water. When Joe's pretending game tosses him overboard, he becomes scared. A friendly lifeguard helps him find his parents and everyone is happy again.

| by Kumin, Maxine W.

At the beach before breakfast, a relationship is formed between an adult and child. The book is written so that the reader becomes the child. The reader ends up exploring a beach for clams and riding a boat in the ocean to look at lobster traps.

| by Stevenson, James

Two boys are so excited to go to the beach that they fight all the way in the car. Their father gets angry and tells them to stop. After that, all the father hears is Are we there yet?.

| by Buchholz, Quint

A violin player becomes quick friends with an artist, Max, who moves into the apartment above her family's. She is curious about the secrets that were held in his imaginative paintings. When Max does share his paintings with her, she is amazed at what she sees.

| by Pinkwater, Daniel

As polar bear cubs, Larry and Roy know they will be sent off on their own someday. When their mother sends the cubs away, Larry finds himself in New Jersey. Here he must get a job to pay for the muffins he loves to eat. Larry encounters trouble as people realize he is a polar bear, but a kind old man comes to Larry's rescue and gives him a job and a place to live.

| by Mathers, Petra

Lottie's new beach towel certainly comes in handy during her day with Herbie. They are just going on a picnic, but they run into many adventures on the way. From using the towel as a sail, to using it as a veil, both Lottie and Herbie are ingenious when it comes to solving problems.

| by Christelow, Eileen

Bert and Ethel receive a post card from Florida from runaway pigs and an adventure begins. Bert wants to go to Florida to look for the pigs while Ethel wants to go on vacation. When Bert won't stop looking for the pigs, Ethel decides she wants to go home. Bert and Ethel eventually learn that the pigs were right under their noses.

| by Martin, Bill Jr.

A group of happy Hippopotami go on a picnic at the beach in the month of May.
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