Browse Abstracts (23 total)

| by Cherry, Lynne

Little Groundhog was hungry. His friend Squirrel reminds him that it would not be nice to eat from someone else's garden; he offers to teach Groundhog how to grow food in his own garden. Groundhog learns that cooperation with the birds and insects around him will help meet their needs and help his garden grow. After planting, tending, and harvesting his garden, Groundhog has a feast with his friends.

| by Barrett, Judi

Take a quirky look at what might happen if animals decide to wear clothes. These amusing pictures illuminate the problems and silliness of clothing for animals.

| by Barett, Judi

Wouldn't it be silly if animals wore clothing? It would probably make the lives of animals much more difficult. Enjoy exactly why clothes for animals are completely unnecessary. Would you want your new dress ruined by your porcupine quills?

| by Fox, Mem

A grandmother possum puts a magic spell on her granddaughter which makes her invisible. When the granddaughter decides she wants an identity, they must travel all over Australia for the cure.

| by Mitchell, Susan K.

When a strange little creature appears out of nowhere after the big rains, Australian animals wonder what in the world he can possibly be! His fur, feet, tail, and duck-like bill reminded each of something different. With a down-under spirit, they all pitch in to help him discover where he belongs.

| by Hawell, Fran

Count backwards from ten to one during one of the most colorful times of the year. Learn about bright, colorful leaves and the trees from which they fall. Watch the animals frolicking in the crisp, autumn air as they get ready for the approaching cold winter.

| by Chaconas, Dori

Cork and Fuzz are best friends, but there's one problem, and it's not that one is an opossum and the other is a muskrat. The problem is that Cork is older than Fuzz, but shorter than him. Bothered by this difference, the pair try to make Fuzz shrink and Cork grow. Fortunately, they realize that friendship is more important than a difference in height.

| by Humphrey, Mary

Kids model yoga poses to help them identify different feelings they have within. Twenty simple poses are provided to help children calm, center, and balance themselves. Each pose is correlated with an animal or nature connection then supported with human feelings and words of affirmation.

| by Hunter, Anne

Possum awakes one evening and decides to throw a party in celebration of the beautiful harvest moon. He convinces his meadow friends to take time from preparing for the winter to celebrate with him.

| by Hunter, Anne

Possum is determined to find out who has awakened him and all his animal friends from their winter naps. They soon discover that the Peep!Peep!Peep! is coming from an ambitious frog who is ready to begin spring.

| 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 Van Laan, Nancy

A rhyming story of a visitor coming to someone's home. The family members were each doing their own thing and stopped to answer the door but no one was there.

| by Bunting, Eve

Nina and her brother go with the family to Luke's forest to decorate a Christmas tree. They sing songs, drink hot chocolate, and decorate the tree all night long.

| by Taylor, Thomas

Little Mouse finds a big cupcake, but it is so big he can't carry it home. Other animals come by and ask to try the cupcake, but they can't help him carry it. After all the animals have some of the cupcake Little Mouse is sad. He cheers up when he realizes there's a positive side to the smaller cupcake.

| by Conford, Ellen

Geraldine is an oppossum who likes to hang by her tail and juggle acorns. Her parents tell her that she should do something more worthwhile, so she takes dancing, weaving, and sculpture lessons. She discovers that she is not very good at these things, so she opens her own juggling school.

| by Conford, Ellen

Eugene, the possum, is afraid of the dark. This is a real problem since possums sleep in the day and look for food at night. When he has to rescue his sister one dark night, he discovers he is brave.

| by Carlson, Natalie Savage

Marie Louise was having a good day. When she got home, she was asked to babysit five possums. The possums tired her out with all of their activity. The next day, the possums brought her flower and asked if she would babysit again. It was another good day.

| by Glaser, Linda

Albert and his sister Shirley tell each other stories. They also go to the park and play.

| by Root, P.

One duck gets stuck in the muck down by the marsh. Creatures by the marsh try to help him get free. Creatures come first two, then three, then adding one every time. No one can free the duck by themselves but as a team, the duck is freed.

| by Luttrell, Ida

Mattie takes in a possum for a new pet. She thinks that the possum is a sweet, innocent little pet, but her cat and dog know otherwise.
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