Browse Abstracts (112 total)

| by Mahy, Margaret

Norman was a good swimmer who was upset with all of the other swimmers who got in his way. He pretended he was a shark to get them out of his way.

| by Lasky, Kathryn

Lucille wants desperately to go out and play with her older brother and sister in the snow. As Lucille works at putting on her snowsuit, she gets stuck, frustrated and hot. Her patience is wearing thin as she waits on her mom to help. Finally, Lucille joins the snow fun, but does her bad mood go away?

| by Crawford, Laura

An arctic adaptation of モThis is the House that Jack Builtヤ follows polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals, and beluga whales as they chase each other around モthe ice that floats in the Arctic waters.ヤ Learn how these animals live in the cold, icy arctic region.

| by Watson, Wendy

A family shows how they enjoy celebrating the Fourth of July through a series of events like a parade, picnic, and watching fireworks.

| by Winthrop, Elizabeth

There are different types of shoes for various purposes such as skating, swimming, walking, and skipping. We can do many fun activities in so many fun shoes -- especially with your own feet.

| by Wild, Margaret

While some grannies have thin legs or fat kneees, and some grannies wear pantsuits or baggy underwear, and some grannies drive trucks or write books, this granny is special.

| by Mordivnoff, Nicolas

Terii dreams of growing bigger so he can become a pearl-shell diver like his Uncle Teopu. Uncle Teopu always tells Terii that he will grow bigger when Teopu's hat is all worn out. Whe Terii saves the hat from Kaveka, Uncle Teopu let Terii paddle the canoe. After he saves Teopu from a shark, Terii is ready to become a diver.

| by Whippo, Walt

A little white duck and his friends, little green frog, little black bug, and little red snake enjoy spending their time playing and swimming in the water.

| by Cowan, Catherine

When a little boy brings an ocean wave home with him, he finds himself in trouble. He soon realizes that he has to take the wave back to the ocean where it belongs.

| by Ikeda, Daisaku

Akiko and Hiroshi are anxious to explore their new home. They meet a boy named Pablo who helps them explore the sea by swimming and by boat. Pablo becomes their good friend once he is able to accept the fact that Akiko and Hiroshi are not natives of the land.

| by Peters, Lisa

When a little duck comes back to soon for spring, he finds himself in the dead of winter. So the little duck imagines what it would be like if it were spring. To his surprise when he wakes the ice is melting and other ducks are around him.

| by Daly, Niki

Joe loves the beach. He likes splashing his mom and playing in the sand. He doesn't like the big waves though. He would rather pretend to be in the water. When Joe's pretending game tosses him overboard, he becomes scared. A friendly lifeguard helps him find his parents and everyone is happy again.

| by Boegehold, Lindley

One lonely bear sits by himself and has nothing to do. He is joined by another, and eventually is joined by eight more. They all participate in several fun activities together.

| by Kherdian, David

A mother sings a lullaby which describes all things that her daughter, Emily, will do as she grows older. Some of the things the mother envisions Emily doing are picking blueberries for cereal, jams, and pies, making cider, playing in the meadow, planting a garden and playing in the snow.

| by Van Leeuwen, Jean

On their way to the park, Elizabeth and her sister, Sarah, stop to buy ice cream. However, it is such a hot day that the ice cream melts all over them. Before they make it to the park, it begins to rain so they decide to turn around and go back home.

| by Hall, Marie Ets

Young Oley, the harbor seal, is separated from his mother near the shore and ends up on display in the Midwest. Oley soon grows homesick and is set free. However, before Oley is able to be reunited with his mother, he accidently causes everyone to think he is a sea monster.

| by Ward, Helen

Just like Aesop's original folktale, the hare and the tortoise are going to race. The quick but lazy hare takes his speed for granted when he challenges the tortoise. However, when the hare becomes too confident, the tortoise creeps past him to win the race.

| by Pinkwater, Daniel

As polar bear cubs, Larry and Roy know they will be sent off on their own someday. When their mother sends the cubs away, Larry finds himself in New Jersey. Here he must get a job to pay for the muffins he loves to eat. Larry encounters trouble as people realize he is a polar bear, but a kind old man comes to Larry's rescue and gives him a job and a place to live.

| by Flack, Marjorie

A mouse loses his home so he searches to find a new one. When he finds a new home, he makes furniture to lie on. He only leaves to go swimming or teach school.

| by Ayliffe, Alex

Join animals of many shapes and sizes doing the activities they do best. Watch snakes slither, bats swoop, monkeys swing, penguins waddle, and other animals on the move.
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