Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tales for Fours and Fives, 8/18

Only one child in the intended age group showed up today for the final Tales for Fours and Fives. The other 10 or so kids in attendance were ages 3 and under. But it was worth it to bore them with these longer books to see the way just that one little boy's face lit up. I'll be saving all three of the books below for school visits and story times for the local preschools!

Opening Song: Hello, how are you?

Book: Peter Spit a Seed at Sue by Jackie French Koller, illustrated by John Manders(2008)
The rhyme in this is sometimes difficult to read correctly, but the humor of the story is worth it. Silly, summer fun.

Song: Shake My Sillies Out

Book: If I Built A Car by Chris Van Dusen (2005)
In the style of Dr. Seuss, Van Dusen relates one boy's imaginings about the perfect car. This book won the 2006 E.B. White Read Aloud Award.

Song: The Wheels on the Bus (Raffi version)

Book: Prudence Wants a Pet by Cathleen Daly, illustrated by Stephen Michael King (2011)
Prudence wants a pet so badly, she begins adopting household objects and trying to teach them tricks.

Song: ABCD Medley

Song: Chickadee

Song: Skinnamarink

6 Cumulative Picture Books

This is the House that Jack BuiltThis is the House that Jack Built by Simms Taback
I loved this book as a child, and Simms Taback's illustrations make me love it even more.
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain: A Nandi TaleBringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
by Verna Aardema
An African shepherd ends a severe drought.
Drummer Hoff (Stories to Go!)Drummer Hoff by Barbara and Ed Emberley
This rhyming story is about a troop of soldiers and the steps they take to build and fire a cannon.
Big PumpkinBig Pumpkin by Erica Silverman
The witch has grown a pumpkin, but it's too big for her to pick.
The Napping HouseThe Napping House by Audrey and Don Wood
Everyone's asleep in the napping house until the bed collapses!
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of AnythingThe Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
Disembodied clothing follows a plucky old woman home.

Flannel Friday: Five Enormous Dinosaurs

Just a simple one this week, adapted from here. I plan to use this until it's time for all the apples, pumpkins, and fall leaves ideas I'm working on!

Five enormous dinosaurs letting out a roar.
One stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp stomp)
and then there were four.
Four enormous dinosaurs knocking down a tree. Clunk!
One stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp stomp)
and then there were three.

Three enormous dinosaurs eating tiger stew. Ew!
One stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp stomp)
and then there were were two.

Two enormous dinosaurs sitting in the sun.
One stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp stomp)
and then there was one.

One enormous dinosaur left all alone.
He stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp)
and then there were none.

Full-size clip art for this rhyme is available here. This week's Flannel Friday host is Tracy at 1234 More Storytimes.
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