Browse Abstracts (61 total)

| by Hayes, Ann

Join the parade as the drum major leads the rest of the marching smithereens down the street towards the cheering crowd. Each animal plays a different instrument to make a sound the crowd loves.

| by Cazet, Denys

Gregory has quite an imagination which he uses while drawing pictures. In class, they are to draw a still life of a flower vase. Gregory gets carried away, and his vase becomes a spaceship. Gregory thinks he will get in trouble for his drawing, but the teacher loves it and puts it up in the classroom.

| by Hill, Eric

Spot has not come to dinner so Spot's mom is on the look out for him. When searching for her son, she meets an array of other animals. Likewise she finds Spot and they enjoy their meal. (Flip Book)

| by Marshall, James

A combination of five short stories about the adventures of two hippos, George and Martha.

| by Marshall, James

A series of stories about seven hippos who are best friends. The story depicts the trials and tribulations of their friendship.

| by Kipling, Rudyard

A small elephant is very curious about the world around him. He asks many questions to many animals but no one takes the time to answer. One day he asks a crocodile who pulls on his short nose to make it a long trunk. The elephant is unhappy at first but then realizes the advantages of his new trunk. This is how the elephant got a long trunk.

| by Numeroff, Laura

Chimps don't wear glasses. And many other animals don't do silly human activities but when imagination is put to work anything can happen. For example, have you ever seen yaks wearing tuxedos and hippos on boats, and others who ride in parades full of floats?

| by Duvoisin, Roger

A cat and a hippo from two different farms develop a friendship. They find ways to see one another, but they are interrupted several times by their different owners.

| by Duvoisin, Roger

Veronica, the hippo, is bored. When she starts helping all the farm animals, she becomes very useful and fulfilled.

| by Ets, Marie Hall

A curious boy finds an animal talent contest in the middle of the forest. Since none of the animals could laugh, the little boy wins the contest.

| by Cazet, Denys

Arnie comes home from his first day of school in the first grade. His mother makes him a snack and sits down to talk about his day. Arnie tells his mother about all the activities that took place at school. Arnie has a field trip the next Friday, and he begins to get ready for it. Arnie really enjoys school.

| by Marshall, James

George and Martha are two hippos who learn about friendship, not hurting others' feelings, using their imagination, and learning forgiveness in five short stories.

| by Marx, Trish

A family in Budapest, Hungary enjoys taking family trips to the zoo to see the hippos. When the war hits their city, they save the hippos by collecting all the straw things that they can to feed them.

| by Slate, Joseph

Miss Bindergarten and her class have lots of fun preparing for the 100th day of kindergarten. Everyone must bring 100 of some wonderful, one-hundred-full thing! Watch as everyone prepares their special thing and find out what Miss Bindergarten does for the 100th day.

| by Mayer, Mercer

Hippo causes accidents wherever she goes and always says oops.

| by Priceman, Marjorie

Emeline's second grade class takes a field trip to the circus. After the teacher, Mrs. Splinter, gives the class instructions on the proper behavior, the circus begins. Mrs. Splinter tells the class important information about everything they see at the circus icluding the elephants, tigers, acrobats, and even the clowns. In the meantime, Emeline gets out of her seat to buy some peanuts and an elephant picks her up to become part of the circus.

| by Marshall, James

Two hippopotamuses share the stories of their friendship, and the joy of having a friend who cares.

| by Grant, Joan Marshall

A hippopotamus falls in love with an Egyptian princess. He finds a magician who turns him into a statue. The princess discovers the statue and there is a surprise ending.

| by Camp, Lindsay

Hippopotomus and Cheetahare best friends and Hippo always laughed at Cheetah's jokes. Cheetah decides to find new friends who can run and keep up with him because Hippo cannot. In the end, however, Cheetah realizes what a good friend he has in Hippo.
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