Browse Abstracts (88 total)

| by Christelow, Eileen

Five little monkey experience the consequences of jumping on the bed because their mama called the doctor and the doctor said, No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

| by Akass, Susan

Eight of Delushka's nine eggs have hatched. The ninth duckling is scared to come out and needs his mother's help. After he emerges from his shell, he lags behind his siblings due to his fears. All of the farm animals encourage him until he can catch up and join his family.

| by Ernst, Lisa Campbell

Ginger, a circus dog, has been living with clowns, acrobats, and aerialists all her life. She eventually learns tricks and gets to perform. The only thing she really wants is a family. The death defying jump that Ginger performs lands her in the arms of her new owner.

| by Cauley, Lorinda Bryan

Children and animals dance and play together as they clap their hands, stomp their feet, shake their arms, then take a seat.

| by Anno, Mitsumasa

Anno's journey takes us to Northern Europe where we see the land, the people at work and play, their art, architecture, and folklore. We also see an escaping prisoner, some characters from Sesame Street, and other things.

| by Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner

Understand the simple distinctions between living and nonliving things. Experience the living things through plants and animals. Experience the nonliving things through objects such as a rock. The cycles of life and materials for living are explained as well.

| by Scieszka, Jon

Jack writes about a series of events that occur in his book such as a cat eating a rat and a cow jumping over the moon.

| by Palazzo, Tony

Othello, the seal, performs at carnivals. His trainer, Mr. Higgins, helps him perform at all of the carnival shows. Once Othello becomes famous, he is invited to Sealskin Island where he decides to stay.

| by Leaf, Munro

Ferdinand is a bull who likes to smell flowers and be by himself. He grows up and is chosen to be in the bull fights. He enters the ring and sits down to sniff the flowers.

| by Slate, Joseph

An alphabet of animal students get ready for kindergarten and so does their teacher Miss Bindergarten. There are many activities and tasks for each student to do before arriving at school to hear Good morning, Kindergarten!

| by Lively, Penelope

Frog wants to find a new home where he can jump. While exploring the garden the frog encounters some dangers. Thanks to the dragonfly, the frog makes it to the pond- the perfect place for any frog to live!

| by Martin, Patricia Miles

Two young children enter their newly found frog into a jumping contest. They train the frog to jump, but the frog decided he did not want to jump that day.

| by Kalan, Robert

A frog foes all over the pond to try and catch a fly. But in the mean time, he must jump out of danger to avoid getting eaten himself.

| by Walsh, Ellen Stoll

Betsy the frog is tired of hopping and jumping so she begins to dance.

| by Brown, Ruth

A dirty toad has a slimy, mucky day in the swamp. It turns out that being disgusting pays off when a monster spits out the toad because of its terrible taste. You can't judge a toad by appearance alone.

| by Schertle, Alice

Little frog loves to sing in the pond where he lives. One night a hard rain washes him far away and he cannot find his home. He meets a lamb and a dog and goes to their homes, but their homes do not make him sing. Finally, he meets a boy who takes him back to his pond, where once again he can sing.

| by Brown, Margaret Wise

Learn about all of the important things in early childhood from ages one through six. At one, you've found your nose and discovered your toes. By five and six, you've learned some tricks.

| by Wahl, Jan

Dracula and his companion go on an adventure to scare Agatha. To their dismay, they are too late and confront a bat. Together they work to save the bat. They learn that pets can be our best friends.

| by Minarik, Else Holmelund

Pit and Pat are very excited because it is spring. These cats use all their energy to jump over various things.

| by Hoffman, Phyllis

Children go through activities of a typical day. For example, they cook, eat, wash, play, and run.
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