Browse Abstracts (112 total)

| by Mainland, Pauline

Yoga is an activity that children can experience in many forms. Children can imitate the ways animals move and position themselves to help relax the body and free the mind.

| by Brown, Mary K.

Mr. Sillypants enrolls himself in swimming lessons. When he thinks about what he has done, he gets scared. When he goes to bed, he dreams that he is a fish. When he wakes up, he feels a little better about taking swimming lessons.

| by Walsh, Ellen Stoll

When her gosslings hatch, Emily's friend comes to visit. When she mistakes a mouse for a fox, the real fox sets her straight when he arrives.

| by Sloat, Teri

An old woman swallows a trout and must keep swallowing different creatures to try and catch the trout. She gets quite a mouthful of animals and fish, then they all swim out.

| by Rayner, Mary

Marathon, the dog, has difficulty sharing his master's enthusiasm for their daily run. One day, an injury to Steve brings a compromise to both of them, so they do an alternative form of exercise -- swimming!

| by Rylant, Cynthia

For Henry and his big dog, Mudge, summer means going on a picnic in the park, taking a bath under the garden hose, and going to the top of the big green hill.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Henry, the dog Mudge, and Henry's dad go to the beach for the day. They swim and play. When a wave carries Henry's toy into the ocean, Mudge risks his life to retrieve it.

| by du Bois, William Pene

Otto, an extremely large dog, sails in a ship on the ocean. He then ends up saving everyone's life because the ship goes down.

| by Numeroff, Laura

Many different animals try to do unusual things such as dogs that wear sneakers. The reader is asked to imagine other funny scenarios with animals.

| by Ormondroyd, Edward

Broderick, the mouse, is determined to be famous, so he goes against his friends advice and becomes a famous surfer.

| by Anno, Mitsumasa

Anno's journey takes us to Northern Europe where we see the land, the people at work and play, their art, architecture, and folklore. We also see an escaping prisoner, some characters from Sesame Street, and other things.

| by Spelman, Cornelia Maude

A little rabbit names situations that makes her angry. Depending on the situation, she chooses different activities to help reduce her anger. She attempts to work through her anger in a positive way.

| by Porte, Barbara Ann

Sam and Abigail take Benton, their dog, everywhere because their mother doesn't like him. However, she learns to like Benton when he scares away another dog to protect her.

| by Stevens, Carla

With the help of his friends, Pig overcomes his fear of water and learns to swim.

| by Shannon, George

The existence of and passing down of a cherished family heirloom depicts one family's history of women. This carved wooden bird is given to the women of each generation, and it brings with it memories of its owners and their lives.

| by Reiser, Lynn

A child can't wait to go fishing on Rocky Pond so she can see animals and have picnics. It's a day full of adventure and fun.

| by Watanabe, Shigeo

Bear asks his father to take him to the swimming pool on a hot day. At first Bear is frightened but then he realizes that swimming is fun.

| by Marino, Dorothy

On his way camping, Buzzy meets three different creatures and learns how they do certain things. This helps him find his way home.

| by Duvoisin, Roger

Snowy, the white bear, and Woody, the brown bear, work together to solve their problems and keep each other safe.

| by Porter, Sue

Ambrose, the badger, buys a pair of skates. He loses control and takes a whole group of animals along for a ride. Ultimately everyone ends up at the ocean to swim and play.
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