Browse Abstracts (61 total)

| by Thomas, Patricia

When an elephant announces that he is going to sneeze, all of the animals panic. If he sneezes, chaos will erupt by feathers flying off birds and stripes leaving zebras. Fortunately, the mouse has a plan, and it is up to him to save the animals from the elephant's devastating sneeze.

| by Cazet, Denys

Arnie and Raymond come home from a Halloween celebration at school. Arnie's mother asks them all about the adventures of the day. They tell her about decorating the classroom, playing games, and marching in a parade. After their story, they go off to trick-or-treat.

| by Egan, Tim

Chestnut Cove is a town of strange events, but caring and helpful townspeople. That all changes when King Milford decrees that the one who can grow the largest watermelon will inherit the kingdom. Pretty soon, everyone becomes too greedy to even talk to one another, and it takes a big event to get them back to normal.

| by Stevenson, James

It hasn't rained for months in Mud Flat, and the animals have never been so hot. They try to help each other stay cool, but it is the rain that brings relief and happiness in the end.

| by Raschka, Chris

Roosevelt's sister teases him when he makes mistakes and blushes, calling him a blushful hippopotamus. This makes him angry and sad, but his best friend helps him realize how special he really is.

| by Myers, Walter Dean

Oswego Pete, a monkey living on Monkey Island, is tired of working for his good life. He wants to find the easy life so he challenges Uh-Huh Freddie, the Chief Monkey, for his position. The two of them, along with other monkeys go off in search for the Easy Life. While exploring, they run into challenges and they realize that work is good if you have a good life.

| by Narahashi, Keiko

An adult and child play an imaginative question and answer game. The questions are real situations that Josie experiences, but Josie becomes wild animals when she uses her imagination to answer the questions.

| by Duvoisin, Roger

Veronica, a hippopotamus, goes into the city to be different. While she is there, she gets into all sorts of trouble. Everything works out in the end.

| by Van Gelder, Richard

People and animals have noses. Can you guess which nose belongs to whom?What is that nose used for?

| by Stevenson, James

These three short animal stories describe a different birthday for an elephant, rest for a hippo, and fun for a bunch of penguins.

| by Pandell, Karen

Come work out with the animals while you learn your ABCs. See all the kids stretching, reaching, crawling, and moving just like the cats, bears, elephants, and whales that are pictured nearby.

| by Thaler, Mike

This story consists of four chapters which relate the troubles that hippo has when building a house, when he is painting a landscape scene, when he is healthy while all of his friends are ill, and finally when hippo's friends throw him a surprise party.

| by Bridwell, Norman

Timmy has a job at the zoo helping out Mr.Penny. When Mr. Penny goes out of town, his wife takes over and tries to change everything in the zoo. When Timmy tells Mr. Penny, things turn around quickly.

| by Mayer, Mercer

A girl and boy hippo are riding in a boat. The girl hippo gets the hiccups and her companion does everything to get her to stop. She finally stops but in her place, the boy hippo gets the hiccups and roles are reversed.

| by Hadithi, Mwenye

The Hippo asks Ngai, the omniscent, if he can live in the water. Ngai allows Hippo to do this if he only eats plants and not the fish. In the end, they are both happy.

| by Mahy, Margaret

Robert is followed home from school by a hippo. In the following days, more and more hippopotami follow him home. His father tries to remedy the problem by having a witch give him a pill.

| by Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman

Andrew is a child with an unique ability--he can change into a hippopotamus and fly. His parents have a hard time dealing with this so Andrew runs away. Andrew returns a couple of days later, and all problems get worked out.

| by Martin, Bill Jr.

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

| by Tyler, Linda Wagner

At three o'clock, all the students at school went home except for a young hippopotamus. His mother did not come to pick him up so he helped out around school while he waited.

| by Bennett, Rainey

Little Hippo loves his family-they would do anything for him and watch closely over him every day. Sometimes though, Little Hippo wants to be alone...and he has a tough time escaping them!It is only when he runs away to a secret hiding place, though, that he discovers how much he really loves them!!
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