Browse Abstracts (245 total)

| by Wells, Rosemary

Mary Elizabeth loves her new puppy, Lucy. She discovers that puppies need special care and understanding.

| by Bloom, Suzanne

A very persistent pig tries to escape from his pig pen everyday by going to great lengths to be free. The owners finally give up and keep the pig in their parlor.

| by Sturges, Phileman

In this repetitive story, two children catch ten fireflies and keep them in a jar. Eventually they release them one by one.

| by Wardlaw, Lee

A cat tells his story through a collection of Haiku poems. Starting from when he lived in a lonely cage at the shelter, the cat shares his adventures of traveling to a new place and finding a new home.

| by Balian, Lorna

A little girl has the misfortune of losing her best friend, a cat named Amelia. Her friends and family try to help the little girl by giving her cats that look like Amelia. In the end, Amelia returns home with four kittens.

| by Horowitz, Ruth

Two brothers have a favorite pet cockroach, Max, which lives at the bug lab where their mother works. While at a dedication ceremony for the renaming of the lab, the boys accidentally let Max escape. Now they must find him before he ruins the ceremony by scaring all the people. The boys eventually locate Max but they can't get him off the ceiling. With the help of One-Shot Lil, Max is returned to his cage.

| by Nash, Ogden

Roy and Joy beg their parents for pets, but they are not allowed because of their parents' allergies. One night, the magical Abidan comes and gives the children seeds. In the morning, they have an animal garden, free of allergies.

| by Harper, Isabelle

When Isabelle's grandpa goes to work, she takes care of his dog Rosie. Isabelle does everything for Rosie -- feeds him, plays with him, and even bathes him. Isabelle loves to take care of Rosie!

| by Brutschy, Jennifer

A little girl gets a pet rabbit and discovers that a fox has eaten her pet. She goes with her father to hunt the fox, but feels sorry for it when she sees its hungry eyes. Then she asks her father not to kill it.

| by Hazen, Barbara Shook

A young boy does not understand why in tight times he cannot get a dog.

| by Donnelly, Liza

Rex and his dog decide to go sledding. While sledding, they end up in the North Pole and meet up with a dinosaur who takes them to Santa's workshop. Rex tells the elves that they're making the toy dinosaurs wrong, helps them fix their mistake, and ends up saving Christmas.

| by Herriot, James

A kitten is left on Christmas Day for Mrs. Pickering by a stray cat who dies. Buster, the kitten, changes the lifestyle of Mrs. Pickering.

| by Freeman, Don

A dog named Hugo is a rescue dog for skiers. One day, Hugo finds a lost skier and brings him to safety.

| by Brown, Margaret Wise

Muffin, a dog, has a cold and must stay indoors to rest. As he sleeps, he hears many indoor noises that children might like to practice.

| by Wallace-Brodeur, Ruth

Mitch has been Michael's pet for 15 years. He is an important part of the family, and Michael loves him very much. When Mitch becomes ill, Michael has a difficult time dealing with the fact that Mitch is dying.

| by Salt, Jane//Hawksley, Gereard

A baby has many new things to see and touch at the supermarket. At home, it is time to unload the groceries and make dinner.

| by Priceman, Marjorie

Kate is a little girl whose best friend is a frog. When the frog causes too much trouble, her mom tells her to get rid of it. As Kate tries to find a decent home for her frog, he escapes.

| by Anderson, C.W.

Billy is a young boy who gets a pony for his birthday. He names the pony Blaze. The two become close friends. They enter a horse show together.

| by dePaola, Tomie

A little old lady attempts to have pancakes for breakfast but is hindered by a scarcity of supplies and participation of her pets.

| by Levy, Elizabeth

A group of young friends start a music group and want to enter a contest. Their dog, Arnold, howls in their song It's a Dog's Life. A boy from another group sabotages them by feeding Arnold so much pizza that he will not howl anymore.
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