Browse Abstracts (379 total)

| by Porte, Barbara Ann

A man on a chicken farm only draws chickens in his paintings. He moves to the city, and comically draws chickens with briefcases in elevators.

| by Alexander, Martha

Oliver is becoming a big brother, and is dreading the arrival of his new sibling. He becomes angry and jealous and threatens to leave his mother. However, she is able to convince him that he is loved and needed at home.

| by Berson, Harold

A husband treats his goat better than his own wife. However, the wife gets angry and decides to act like a goat. This begins to worry the husband who starts having nightmares. As a result, he realizes who is more important and begins to fix his mistakes.

| by Cocca-Leffler, Maryann

The principal, Mr. Tanen, loves wearing different ties until Mr. Apple tells him not to anymore. When Mr. Apple substitutes as principal, he learns the kind of happiness that the ties can bring.

| by Rathmann, Peggy

When dad yells 10 minutes till bedtime, the hamster parade shows up to take you on a tour to get ready for bed. From the kitchen to the bath and the bedroom the hamsters help along each step of the way to make getting ready for bed fun.

| by Hale, Sarah Josepha

A lamb, who goes to school, has a famous 19th century nursery rhyme and song written about it.

| by Kern, Noris

Polo doesn't understand how his mother loves him with all her heart. On his way home to ask, he encounters his friends who share with hom how their mothers love them. The penguin loves with all her wings, the seal loves with all her flippers. When Polo finally reaches home and seees his mother, he realizes what it means to love with all your heart.

| by Martin, David

Everyone knows the five little piggies- one that goes to the market, one stays home, one has roast beef, one has none, and one goes we, wee, wee all the way home. Now we will finally learn why these little piggies did all these different things!

| by Johnson, Paul Brett//Lewis, Celeste

A little girl loses her dog Flag in the desert. She and her dad search for a month, but there is no sign of Flag. One day, when the girl returns home from school, she notices an old truck in her driveway. A man found Flag and brought him home!

| by Thompson, Lauren

Upon the arrival of his first Christmas Eve, a little mouse explores his house which is full of Christmas surprises. His Christmas discoveries culminate in the appearance of the one and only Santa!

| by Banks, Kate

Upon entering the world, Baboon and his mother take a trip around the forest. For the first time, Baboon sees animals, water, fire, and even another baboon!While wandering about, Baboon and his mother talk about the great big world in which they live.

| by Martin, Rafe

Will has been told that Wooly Mammoths haven't been around in 10,000 years. Will goes out into the snow one day and with the help of his imagination he finds one.

| by Fatio, Louise

The happy lion is unhappy because all of his friends have mates. His good friend, Francios, takes him to the circus one day and he falls in love with a beautiful lioness. One night, he sneaks out to meet her and takes her back to his cave at the zoo. After many protests, the zoo keeper and the lion trainer decide she can stay. The lion is happy once again.

| by Polacco, Patricia

Patricia has waited ten years to learn to ride a horse. Her father takes her to a stable where she will spend most of her summer learning to ride with Mrs. Mack who knows all about horses. Patricia meets the horse of her dreams named Penny and works hard all summer so that she can ride her. Patricia's summer is complete!

| by Locker, Thomas

A man buys a mare for his stallion. However, the mare is afraid of people. With a little love, the mare finally learns to love the ones who take care of her.

| by Marshall, F.

Kalina, a very untidy Princess, was ordered to clean up herself and her room. A hedgehog, who was actually a Prince, helped her clean up her room. When everything was cleaned up, he turned back into a Prince and the two were married.

| by Kennedy, Richard

Isolated by her father, a young girl finds her only joy in repairing broken pieces of porcelain her father brought her. She forms the pieces into a man who loves her and a horse that helps her escape her father and find true happiness.

| by Ford, Miela

An elephant frolics in the water while his loving mother looks on. Hugs feel great too.

| 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 McGuirk, Leslie

After Tucker and his brothers are born, they do everything together. The puppies eat, sleep, play, and watch T.V., but Tucker likes adventures. He especially loves the snow, and his ability to flip comes in handy when he goes for a ride on some children's sled.
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