Browse Abstracts (51 total)

| by Sis, Peter

An ambitious man travels to the Artic and becomes friends with the Eskimos. He learns how to survive in the harsh climate. He also is able to help solve some problems for them.

| by Stockdale, Susan

If you take a look in nature, colors and patterns are all around us. The tiger uses his stripes to hide in the grass. The patterned spines on a cactus protect it from predators. What makes these plants and creatures beautiful also protect them as well.

| by Pinkney, Jerry

A young boy and his family befriend a mongoose named Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. In return, he tries to protect the family from some mean cobras who live in the garden. When he succeeds and saves the family, everyone celebrates.

| by Palatini, Margie

Gritch the witch wakes up one morning with a craving for piggie pie!She spends all day searching for eight piggies on old Macdonald's farm and is fooled by the piggies, who hide from her. She finally gives up and goes home with a wolf.

| 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 Vaughan, Marcia

Much to her mother's dismay, Dixie Lee brings home an alligator, a snake, and an owl to be pets and to protect her family from spooky creatures. The creatures prove themselves by scaring away all the spooky creatures, and Dixie Lee is allowed to keep her pets.

| by Haas, Jesse

Hurry!Hurry!If the grass gets wet, then the hay will spoil. Grandpa, Grandma, and Nora work hard to gather the hay before the gray clouds bring the rain. Cooperation and commitment help the family successfully gather the hay.

| by Greene, Carol

The order of the community is safe and secure until one night the mayor makes a law banning cats outside at night. Due to this, the community order is lost and the town is invaded. The old ladies who liked cats point out the problem to the mayor who then lets the cats out at night so order can return.

| by Yorinks, A.

One day, aliens land in Moe and Shirley's yard. They seem friendly, so Shirley invites them to dinner. Moe becomes distressed and calls the FBI. The entire country becomes unnecessarily threatened by these harmless visitors.

| by Miller, Edna

A little mouse finds a jack-o-lantern in the woods and gives it a home. It protects him from predators and the cold air.

| by Jenkins, Steve

All living things are related in some way. The reality of human destruction, and its impact on the survival of animals are key components to the extinction of many animals in our environment. As each species disappears, the world as we know it, forever is changed. Will the little bird who visits your morning windowsill be next?
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