Browse Abstracts (30 total)

| by Minarik, Else Holmelund

A dragon comes out of a little girl's book and eats all of her toys. She refuses to let him back in the book until he gives back all of her toys.

| by Teague, Mark

Wendell's room is such a pigsty that he imagines actual pigs living in his room and helping him make the mess. His mother often tells him to clean up the mess, but it isn't until the mess and the pigs get so out of hand that Wendell decides to clean things up.

| by Sis, Peter

A little boy has made a mess in his room with his toy trucks everywhere. His mother asks him to pick up his trucks and as he puts each one away, he names the truck by the work that it does. When he is finished picking up his room, the little boy is praised for doing such a good job.

| by Thomas, Elizabeth

Dorthea's Gramma has very proper and strict ways of doing things including growing green beans. When Gramma leaves for a trip, she leaves Dorthea and her father in charge but they forget to take care of the beans. Everyone is surprised when Gramma returns.

| by Munsch, Robert

A little girl is determined to go shopping in a place called Kapuskasing. Her father stops her from going several times, but Gah-ning doesn't give up. Finally she ends up getting there by balloons.

| by Simmons, Jane

As Mama Duck continually calls for Daisy to follow along, Daisy is distracted by everything around her. Suddenly, Mama Duck is no where to be found, and Daisy is all alone. Will Daisy find her mother and learn the importance of staying close to her?

| by Henkes, Kevin

Two circle dogs live in a big, square house with Mama, Papa, Big Sister, and Baby. They like to run, dig, jump, and eat circle snacks. Most of all they like to sleep.

| by Kellogg, Steven

Pinkerton is sent to to obedience school when his family can't teach him to obey commands. Even in school, the Great Dane gets all the commands confused. Pinkerton saves his family from danger, however, when they use the commands his way.

| by Zemach, Margot

Based on the popular lullaby, a baby is promised a strange assortment of things, from a mockingbird to a horse and cart--all for not crying.

| by Alexander, Martha

David endlessly tries to convince his mother to allow him to have a pet. However, all of his choices are inappropriate. Finally, they agree on fish, so he waits for the fish eggs to hatch. Only, the eggs aren't fish eggs after all.
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