Browse Abstracts (62 total)

| by Ipcar, Dahlov

Animals are described in their natural homes and how they are able to hide from predators.

| by Zion, Gene

Nibble, a squirrel, plans his Thanksgiving dinner of acorns, but a mean squirrel comes up and cons the food from Nibble. Through a series of strange circumstances, Nibble is able to get his family's acorns back and even get back at the mean squirrel.

| 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 Sanders, Scott Russel

A father takes his son on an educational walk through the woods stopping to look at all of nature's details. They identify different trees and leaves and see several animals along the way.

| by Potter, Beatrix

Nutkin is a little squirrel with no manners. Nutkin and the other squirrels ask Old Brown the owl if they can gather nuts. Nutkin is very disrespectful and bothers Old Brown. Old Brown bites Nutkin's tail off. Nutkin learns a hard lesson.

| by Wolff, Ashley

Let's view a monthly listing of animals around a farm.

| by Marzollo, Jean

A series of questions ask children to use their imaginations so they can leap like a cat, beg like a dog, and act like many other animals.

| by Wolkstein, D.

Little mouse paints a picture and her friends Bear, Squirrel, and Porcupine all see their images in it. Mouse tells them that they are seeing things, but when she takes the painting home she sees it from a new perspective.

| by Schnur, Steven

The autumn season is described using the alphabet. From apple cider to weather, each letter of the alphabet describes what happens from September to December.

| 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 Stevenson, James

These three short animal stories describe a different birthday for an elephant, rest for a hippo, and fun for a bunch of penguins.

| by Ehlert, Lois

Children wait for a big snowday to make their snow family. They create a dad, mom, boy, girl, baby, dog, and cat by using objects found around the house. When the sun comes out, the family melts away.

| by McBratney, Sam

Little Goosey and Big Gander Goose search for shelter from a storm. Together they visit several animals looking for the perfect place but don't want to hide with anyone else. They find a place, but end up sharing it with the other animals.

| by Stevenson, James

Wilfred, a rat, takes on an adventure when he stumbles upon an old museum. He meets many friends there and has great fun exploring the exhibits. When Mr. Thrawl the owner sees them, their adventure comes crashing down. Will they ever have a warm place to sleep again?

| by Potter, Beatrix

Timmy Tiptoes is a squirrel who has a wife named Goody. When it is time to pick nuts to be stored for the winter, the other squirrels think Timmy stole their nuts so they push him into a hole. Timmy stays stuck there so Goody does not know where he is. Finally they find each other with the help of a chipmunk.

| by Edwards, Pamela Duncan

A smug slug strolls on soil toward a slope. A sparrow, spider, swallow tail and other animals attempt to stop the slug from slithering up the slope, but it does not listen. Unfortunately the slop was a frog. Gulp!

| by Carlstrom, Nancy White

The river ice begins to crack as spring descends upon the Alaskan tundra. The raven knows it is time to wake up, so he flies about alerting his animal friends of spring's arrival. The melting ice brings new life and excitement to the animals who live along side the river.

| by Maiden, Cecil

Baby rabbit wants to jump a bushel of apples like her sister but can't until she gets the courage to stand up to a huge purple monster. She then has the confidence to jump the apples.

| by Delton, Judy

Duck hates winter because he thinks that it is too cold and long. Rabbit and Squirrel try to cheer him up and show him that winter can be fun, but nothing works. After a while, Rabbit and Squirrel begin not to like winter. Then all of a sudden, Duck likes winter.

| by Helldorfer, M.C.

Let's enjoy the frosts of autumn, the snow of winter, the renewal of spring, and the warmth of summer. What do we all look forward to during each season of the year?
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