Browse Abstracts (13 total)

| by De Beer, Hans

A baby polar bear wakes up to find himself in a world surrounded by color. He makes many friends, but becomes homesick. His friends help him develop a plan to get back home where everything is white.

| by Pinkwater, Daniel

Larry loves to eat ice cream. It keeps him cool and he doesn't get hungry. After eating a ton of ice cream, Larry is asked to be the spokesbear for Iceberg Ice Cream's new product. Larry is so excited! His picture is shown on posters, billboards, and fliers which advertise the new Larry Bars. Thanks to his new job, Larry has his own walk-in freezer to sleep in and 50 ice cream bars a day.

| by Humphrey, Mary

Kids model yoga poses to help them identify different feelings they have within. Twenty simple poses are provided to help children calm, center, and balance themselves. Each pose is correlated with an animal or nature connection then supported with human feelings and words of affirmation.

| by Wild, Margaret//Tegge, David

Tom is anxious and excited for his first day of kindergarten. When he finally arrives, he does not want his family to leave and insists they stay with him. The next day, Tom feels grown up but now his parents do not want to leave kindergarten.

| by Dunphy, Madeleine

The animals of the fascinating world of the arctic show their land. Nature and the environment are the themes.

| 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 Krensky, Stephen

Santa was not always the lovable gift giver we know him as today. He tried out many jobs starting when he was a young man including chimney sweep, postal worker, cook, zookeeper and circus performer before he found the job that was right for him. He only became the Santa we know and love after meeting the elves at the circus and going to their home where he suggested they work together to give gifts to people around the world on one special night a year.

| by Kern, Noris

Polo doesn't understand how his mother loves him with all her heart. On his way home to ask, he encounters his friends who share with hom how their mothers love them. The penguin loves with all her wings, the seal loves with all her flippers. When Polo finally reaches home and seees his mother, he realizes what it means to love with all your heart.

| by Inkpen, Mike

A boy has lost his beetle. He asks many people and animals in his search for the beetle. The search continues until it is found.

| by George, Jean Craighead

Bessie finds a new friend while exploring an ice ship-- a baby polar bear. She and Snow Bear play together like best pals. Bessie's brother and Snow Bear's mother watch carefully because they are both concerned and worried about their friendship. Will Bessie and Snow Bear's happiness be enough to keep them together?

| by Rockhill, Dennis

A backyard snow bear comes to become an integral part of a little girl's slumber. She explores the arctic landscape in the bear's company and awakens to question the authenticity of the experience. Was her excursion fantasy or reality?

| by Schlein, Miriam

How do you say hello or greet someone? Learn how some animals say hello to one another including lions, polar bears, wolves, monkeys, beavers, zebras, penguins, and elephants. Some animals say hello by nuzzling, some touch hands or hug, and some kiss.

| by Cronin, Doreen

There are many ways to wiggle during the day. Join this dog as he wiggles from morning until night through the pages of lively rhyming text. From flipping pancakes to exploring the moon, your imagination will take you to even more ways to get your wiggles out.
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