Browse Abstracts (166 total)

| by Graham, Al

A turtle is tired of the everyday routine of life, and decides to try and climb a hill. He goes through many struggles and failures to get to the top of the hill, but finds happiness once he succeeds.

| by Freeman, Don

A dove and a turtle meet. They are separated by a terrible storm. The dove has a family, but her life is not complete until she finds her friend. She and her family search and find the turtle and his new family.

| by Mayer, Mercer

A boy and his dog go hunting for a frog. They find one but cannot catch him, so they leave and the frog follows them.

| by Pickett, Carla

A lion tries to tell Calvin the crocodile that he is king. Calvin does not believe him, so they have a contest to see who can make the loudest noise. The lion makes the loudest noise, which cracks the dam and the river floods the land. The crocodile helps the lion so he will not drown.

| by Jonell, Lynne//Mathers, Petra

Robbie tries to convince his mommy to get him a pet snake. His mommy tries to discourage Robbie many times. He eventually finds an good solution to please himself and his mom.

| by Weisgard, Leonard

Willy Nilly is a silly elephant, because he keeps forgetting everything that an elephant is supposed to know. As he wanders through the jungle he pretends to act like the animals he sees, but they scold him for this. When he meets a lion, Willy Nilly finally remembers what an elephant is supposed to know.

| by Ungerer, Tom

Madam Bodot was given a pet snake for her birthday and she named it Crictor. She treated Crictor like her child. She fed him and took him everywhere with her. Crictor becomes the heroic snake of the town when he saves Madam Bodot.

| by Falwell, Cathyrn

Ten turtles rest on a log. Startled by various sounds, they jump in one-by-one from around the pond then rest in the water for the night.

| by Trosclair

This story is written in Cajun Dialect and is based on the typical night before Christmas story- except in this story, Santa drinks alcohol, drives alligators, and talks in a Cajun dialect.

| by Donnio, Sylviane

One morning, Achilles the crocodile decides that he wants nothing more than to eat a child. His parents try everything to get Achilles to change his mind, but he refuses. He fails his mission and hunger winds up getting the best of him.

| by Yolen, Jane

Piggins the butler solves the mystery of Mrs. Reynard's disappearing necklace before anyone else.

| by Hurd, Thacher

Miles gets a saxophone for his birthday. He loves to practice the saxophone, but his family won't let him because of the awful sounds he makes. The only ones who appreciated his music are the alligators.

| by Potter, Beatrix

After a near escape from a hungry trout, Jeremy Fisher has a nice meal with his friends.

| by Dahl, Roald

A man is in love with a woman who lives downstairs from him. The woman has a turtle that she wants to grow bigger, so the man helps change the size of the tortoise. The woman falls in love with the man and the two get married.

| by Buckley, Richard//Carle, Eric

A tortoise leaves his shell because he is tired of being slow. Without his shell, he is less protected from other animals and the environment. The tortoise decides that his shell is part of who he is.

| by Wahl, Jan

When a tiger in the village causes trouble, Azad and his father are sent out to search for it. When Azad comes face to face with the tiger, it changes his outlook on hunting.

| by Ross, Tony

Jezebel is a little girl who is perfect in every way. She never does anything wrong or anything she is not supposed to do. Jezebel is in for a surprise when her perfectness brings her face-to-face with a hungry alligator.

| by Carle, Eric

A rooster decides to take a trip around the world. Two cats, three frogs, four turtles and five fish join him along the way. When night falls, all the animals leave the rooster. When all alone, the rooster realizes he is homesick and he returns home.

| by Seuss, Dr.

A compilation of six stories by Dr. Seuss including And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Horton Hatches the Egg, Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Lorax. Each story includes rhyme which makes it fun and easy to read.

| by Waber, Bernard

Lyle, the crocodile, possesses incredible people skills. Sometime this gift can cause problems.
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