Browse Abstracts (304 total)

| by Hissey, Jane

Little Bear loses his trousers and goes all around the house asking his friends if they have them. Eventually he finds them and they all have a party.

| by Lasky, Kathryn

A farmer is on his way home from the market and discovers the emperor's old clothes along the road. He tries them on and feels wonderful!When he gets back to his farm and beloved animals, he discovers how hard it is to do his chores in his new clothes and finds it is better to just be himself and wear his regular clothes.

| by Kay, Helen

Lewis always loses one of his mittens. His mother is continually making or buying him new pairs. Finally, Lewis meets a girl who has the same problem so they end up matching all their odd pairs.

| by Wells, Rosemary

Max does not want to get rid of his old blue pants!Instead he wants a dragon shirt, but his mom did not give his sister enough money to buy one. Max loses his sister at the story and gets into a little mischief.

| by Rogers, Jean

Pico, an Eskimo boy, is always losing the red mittens his grandmother makes for him. One day, Pico finds his mittens in a box with his dog who has just delivered puppies. He decides his mittens should stay there, so the puppies can keep warm.

| by Manushkin, Fran

Buster loves buttons and even goes so far as to take them right off of people's clothing. Finally, a little girl and her dog set Buster straight.

| by Barrett, Judi

Can you think of reasons why animals should not wear clothing?

| 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 Potter, Beatrix

When the tailor of Glouchester falls ill, he worries that he will not get the mayor's waistcoat finished and not make any money to use for food. But some helpful mice come to the rescue and surprise the tailor on Christmas morning.

| by Potter, Beatrix

Tom Kitten has two siblings. Their mother cleans them all and puts on nice clothes because her friends were coming to tea. The kittens then go out to play and get dirty. Three ducks come by and take their clothes. Their mother is very angry and sends them up to their room.

| by Miles, Miska

Lottie is embarrassed as she begins her new school because her clothes are different, and her cat continues to follow her to class. She tries to fit in with the other children but is unsuccessful. Her cat has kittens in the school which helps her win the friendship of Gertrude. Gertrude helps Lottie to realize that uniqueness is special, not bad.

| by Holl, Adelaide

The sweater Mrs. McGarrity makes is too big for any animal. So, they decide to use her sweater for a circus tent.

| by Reiser, Lynn

The relationship between mother and daughter is seen in one girl's family. Each generation of women in the family makes tortillas, picks flowers, washes clothes, and sings lullabies. The little girl does these same things for her doll. This story is told in both English and Spanish.

| by Manushkin, Fran

Baby rabbit and his big sister go trick-or-treating. In the beginning baby rabbit is afraid of all the costumes, but in the end, he proved that he was brave.

| by Gerstein, Mordicai

A man finds a seal that sheds her skin and becomes a beautiful woman. He falls in love with her and makes her stay for seven years. They have a son who realizes that his father takes his mother's seal skin. The boy finds the skin and gives it to his mother, who then returns to the sea.

| by La Fontaine

The north wind and the sun compete with each other on who can make a man take off his cloak. The wind tries to force the cloak off of the man, but is unsuccessful. The sun makes everything warm, and the man takes off his cloak through the sun's gentleness.

| by Christelow, Eileen

While Olive and Otis pretend to do magic with their father's birthday present of a hat, it blows out the window. Mr. Foxley gets the hat and Olive and Otis must work to get it back in time for the birthday party.

| by Moss, Miriam

Different animals move through the woods and plants with some clues. At the end of the trip, why is there a wolf dressed in human clothing?

| by Payne, Emmy

Katy Kangaroo does not have a pocket in which to carry her son, so she asks different animals to help her. She finally goes into the city and finds a man with an apron.

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

Jennie gets a hat from her aunt but it is very plain. Jennie is upset because it isn't as pretty as other hats. She tries to find a prettier hat. Finally, as Jennie is leaving church, the birds come and decorate it.
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