Browse Abstracts (68 total)

| by Ness, Evaline

An old lady owns a dog and buys it fish, shoes, and even a hat. The dog does many interesting things like dance and read the news.

| by Millen, C.M.

A young girl finds herself down in the dumps, lonely, depressed, and hanging around just like the laundry line outside her window. She doesn't want to do anything and looks so pitiful sitting beside her window all alone: she's got the low-down laundry line blues. Her sister decides that something must be done to cheer her up!She uses jivey rhymes to lift her sister's mood, but to no avail, they just don't seem to work. As a last resort, she drags her lonely blues-stricken sister outside and turns the low-down laundry line into a lively jump rope to play with!Suddenly the low-down laundry lineā€¦

| 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 Wahl, Jan

A young boy named Fritz spends a summer at his grandparents' farm. Fritz finds some exciting new playmates too. See how he spends his adventurous summer.

| by Potter, Beatrix

Pigling Bland is a young pig who is sent to the market with his brother by his mother. His brother gets taken away and he gets picked up by Mr. Piperson who takes him to his home. There he meets Pig-wig who was stolen by Mr. Piperson. The two of them decide to run away together.

| by Carrick, Carol

Christopher's dog, Ben, has an encounter with a porcupine. Ben gets a nose full of quills. Christopher wants to protect Ben by keeping him tied up at night. Christopher's father helps him understand that Ben must learn to fend for himself. Christopher decides to let Ben go so they both would be happy.

| by Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman

The Brooksides enjoy their quiet life now that their children are gone. Soon their life changes after a stray dog joins their family.

| by Ziefert, Harriet

In an effort to find the perfect pet which he believes he should be able to ride, a countryman exchanges his dog for a mare. However he soon finds that the mare is not what he expected which begins a long series of unsuccessful pet exchanges, including a goat, a sheep, a cow, and a rooster among others. In the end, however, the countryman makes a successful exchange, in which he acquires his dog who is always by his side.

| by Krauss, Ruth

A little boy uses his imagination to create a special place to visit.

| by Lent, Blair

Pistachio, a green cow, can ride a bicycle, walk the tightrope, and dance. Her owner, Waldo, hopes to join a circus but the circus owner is not interested in cows until his tent his empty because everyone is watching Pistochio. Waldo and Pistachio are then allowed to join the circus.

| by Hoff, Syd

Harry has an imaginary horse in his room. However, when Harry's family take him to see horses that are free to run, Harry thinks he should set his horse free. He tries, but the horse will not go. The horse loves Harry too much to leave.

| by Maksimovic, Desanka

A shaggy little dog just appears one day and keeps everyone company. Everyone loves him and enjoys his company. Then just as suddenly as he came, he disappears.

| by Cantieni, Benita

Little Elephant explains to Big Mouse how things are different in size and how things are seen differently because of their size.

| by Koontz, Robin Michal

A pushy cat takes over the home of Chicago the rabbit, and then, the two become friends. The story illustrates the need to cooperate and communicate in order to resolve conflict.

| by Johnson, Crockett

Twelve different stories teach lessons of politeness, geography, and life experiences. A young girl named Ellen is aided by her stuffed animal who helps her on her journey.

| by Carle, Eric

Rooster wants to take a trip around the world. Many friends join him along the way. It gets dark, and everyone begins to worry about where they will sleep and what they will eat. Rooster decides he did not plan his trip very well. Everyone decides to go home. Rooster goes home, also. He falls asleep and dreams about his trip around the world.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Right after Henry gets over his cold, his dog, Mudge, comes down with one!Henry does all he can to make Mudge feel better.

| by Handford, Martin

Waldo and his wizard friend journey through a fantasy. It is filled with goblins, giants, monks, dwarfs, mermaids, knights, and hunters. In the end, Waldo will see the truth about himself.

| by Lewin, Betsy

Pepe hatches from his egg to enter the world of the blue-footed boobies. Pepe learns the ways of life on the island as he grows up. One day Pepe meets Tina and they dance, showing off their bright blue feet. Soon Pepe and Tina will be awaiting the arrival of a little blue-footed boobie of their own.

| by Baker, Leslie

At the beach, a mother sees the same characteristics of herself in her daughter. Her day is complete just by watching her daughter have fun.
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