Browse Abstracts (16 total)

| by Albert, Richard

A lonely man plants a garden full of vegetables in the middle of the desert. A wide array of desert wildlife finds their way to his garden and watering hole. He wants to be friends with the animals and help them.

| by Elting, Mary // Folsom, Michael

A zoo filled with a wide variety of animals, their behaviors, and the noises that they make creates a fun-filled atmosphere for an exciting riddle using all twenty-six letters of the alphabet. This alphabet guessing game keeps children anticipating what is on the next page as they are learning they connections between animals and letters.

| by Polette, Keith

A retelling of a traditional Asian tale in which a discontented stone-cutter is never satisfied with each wish that is granted him. Set in the desert Southwest.

| by Applegate, Katherine

Hallie and her parents are leaving their home in Nebraska and setting out in a wagon for Oregon. Hallie is sad to leave her home and her grandmother, but she isn't afraid. She is'nt afraid of anything, except for storms. When hallie experiences her greatest storm she's ever seen during her journey, she isn't afraid, though, thanks to her grandmother's beloved quilt and kind words.

| by Smith, J.D

Gustavo wants to be in the family mariachi band, but he cannot play the violines, trompetas, or guitarrones. He finds his place in the band with his singing talent.

| by Fields, Terri

Burro finds it hard to get any help from his friends as he diligently works to turn corn into tortillas. Expect repetition, puns, and an accurate picture of the traditional way that tortillas are made.

| by Ireland, Karin

A little boy talks about taking a variety of animals into public places. Using his imagination he describes what could possibly happen. In the end, he advises to just take people along and leave the animals at home.

| by Lillegard, Dee

Five times a young girl throws her ball into the sky. With each throw, her imagination grows more and more as her ball travels to different parts of the world where it encounters various people and animals. On her last throw, the ball strikes a star and the girl makes a delightful wish.

| by Mora, Pat

With a combination of lyrics in English and Spanish, this poem describes different sounds of the desert. Each page describes new sounds for a frog, coyote, rain, wind, and snake.

| by Lowell, Susan

Cousins of pigs (known as javelinas) attempt a daring rescue from the hungry coyote. The angry coyote huffs and puffs to blow the house down of the first and second javelinas--but not the third!The hungry coyote has a sizzling surprise in the adobe house where the three little javelinas live happily ever after.

| by Miles, Miska

A gosling spends the day with his father, not understanding why his father honks so loudly. That evening, the loud honking saves many farm animals from being surprised by a coyote attack. The gosling understands the value of the honking and hopes to someday emulate it.

| by Steig, William

Zeke is a young pig who has a natural talent for playing the harmonica. He discovers that it is magic and leaves home. After some thinking he goes back and finds that things are not as bad as he thought.

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| by dePaola, Arnold L.

Everyone knows that people communicate through talking. What about animals?How do animals communicate?Looking at different animals we can see that each kind of animal communicates in its own unique way using different sounds.

| by Johnston, Tony

Desert activities are not done when the sun goes down. The bats come out of their cave at night to hunt and move from their daily slumber. The coyote howls alone as the moon shines above. The insects search for sweet fruit. The desert holds many secrets for those who listen to the song.

| by Mora, Francisco X

Two friends, an oppossum and a prairie dog, live together. After being warned by their landlord to pay the rent, they receive a magic bag after saving a coyote's life. This bag takes them on a very exciting adventure.

| by Tudor, Tasha

This counting book uses the numbers 1-20. Each number is given a rhythmical saying to go along with it.

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