Browse Abstracts (245 total)

| by Ormerod, Jan

A little girl gets a kitten and they begin to get to know one another. They eat, take a bath, play and sleep. She is very happy with her new friend.

| by Stevenson, James

Maryann and Louie's grandpa had to take car of his neighbors' pets when he was a young boy. He describes the escapades of feeding hundreds of cats, a rabbit, fish and gerbils.

| by de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk

Counting helps explain how a family ended up with a dozen cats.

| by Zimelman, Nathan

Arabella takes her ten cats for a walk every day, but Mean Murgatroyd, the dog next door, scares them away. Arabella comes up with a great idea for dealing with Murgatroyd.

| by Kellogg, Steven

Pinkerton's family decides he needs a friend and gets a cat named Rose. The only problem is that Rose thinks she's a Great Dane like Pinkerton, and Pinkerton now thinks he's a kitten.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

In the Springtime, Henry and his dog, Mudge have many adventures. They enjoy the flowers, play in a puddle and save five new kittens from a mean dog.

| by Khalsa, Dayal Kaur

Julian, a high-spirited farm dog, makes life very uncomfortable for the house cat, Victoria, until he helps save her lost kitten.

| by Stevenson, James

Mr. Hacker decides to leave his home in the city for a country house. At first he is lonely, but eventually he becomes friends with a cat he calls Ellis, and a dog he names Jarvis.

| by Kumin, Maxine W.//Sexton, Anne

Joey is a mouse who lives on a farm. He meets a city mouse who is a boy's pet, and they become good friends. They play and do things together until the city mouse has to leave.

| by Ipcar, Dahlov

Wild animals are tamed by humans to be used as pets and for work purposes in different parts of the world.

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

The neighborhood is having a pet show but Archie can't find his cat. He searches diligently for the cat but can't find it. When the judges are passing out awards, an old woman arrives with the cat while Archie arrives with another pet and also gets a prize.

| by Simmonds, Posy

The night that Sophie and Nick bury their beloved cat, they find all of his cat friends outside. They find out their cat was famous and the other cats wanted to have a party to say goodbye.

| by Rubinstein, Gillian

With limited words and large illustrations, this story describes of a family with both a cat and a dog. When the cat is in the house, the dog is out and vice versa.

| by Kahl, Virginia

A white cat curiously roams one house after another and every house names the cat who visits. When a committee comes to town to make sure every household has a cat, the children change the cats to look different in order to fool the committee.

| by Miles, Miska

Lottie is embarrassed as she begins her new school because her clothes are different, and her cat continues to follow her to class. She tries to fit in with the other children but is unsuccessful. Her cat has kittens in the school which helps her win the friendship of Gertrude. Gertrude helps Lottie to realize that uniqueness is special, not bad.

| by Malone, Nola Langner

Dusty, a cat, and a little girl form a friendship. Dusty grows up and soon must leave. The girl tries to cope with her loss.

| by Clymer, Eleanor

Horatio is a selfish cat who leaves home because his owner, Mrs. Casey, has taken in other animals and doesn't pay attention to him. While he is gone, two kittens adopt him and he must take care of them. When he realizes that he can't do it alone, they all go back to Mrs. Casey.

| by Wahl, Jan

A young boy and his cat, Ginger, do things together. Ginger starts running away and disappearing for whole days and nights. The boy imagines where Ginger could be, and then finds out that Ginger has seven kittens.

| by Pinkwater, Daniel

Aunt Lulu, the librarian, grows tired of living in Alaska. So she moves to New Jersey and takes her fourteen sled dogs with her.

| by Rand, Gloria

Salty the dog travels on a boat around the world with his master.
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