Donald Crews is one of the few authors or illustrators who holds the attention of the nannies at my story times. I decided to read three of his books in one session, and it worked out very well.
Sail Away by Donald Crews (1995)To make this book interactive, I asked grown ups to say the "putt putt putt" sounds with me.
Song: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Freight Train by Donald Crews (1978)
When we got the page that says, "Freight train," I asked everyone to make their best train sound.
Fingerplay: Here is the Engine
Flying by Donald Crews (1986)
For this book, every time the plane flew over something, we all said, "Whoosh!"
Action Rhyme: The Airplane
Letter of the Day: Letter F
- Song (with puppet): I’m a Little Green Frog
- Song: Hurry, Hurry Drive the Firetruck
- Song: (with ukulele and flannel board): Old MacDonald Had a Farm
- Song (with flannel board): Ten Little Friends (just like Ten Little Indians, but it ends "ten little friends boys and girls.")
Note: For this last song, I used the faces shown in my Flannel Friday post for The Doorbell Rang.
Rhyme: This is Big, Big, Big
Song: Bumpin’ Up and Down in My Little Red Wagon
Song: Gray Squirrel
Song: Sing a Happy Song