Saturday, January 24, 2009

Storytime About Bikes and Trikes

Toddler Read Alouds
Bear's Bicycle by Emilie McLeod
Bertie and Small and the Fast Bike Ride by Vanessa Cabban
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle by Chris Raschka - paperclip pages to shorten
Little Duck's Bicycle Ride by Dorothy Stott
Oh Little Jack by Lilian Moore
Wheels Around by Shelley Rotner
Wheels Go Round by W. Nikola-Lisa
You Can Do It, Rabbit by Paul Dowling

Preschool Read Alouds
Best Bike Ride Ever
 by James Proimos
Big Boy Now by Eileen Spinelli
Blue Rabbit and the Runaway Wheel by Christopher Wormell
Frog Counts to Ten by John Liebler
My Bike by Donna Jakob
My Sister's Rusty Bike by Jim Aylesworth
New Red Bike!  by James Ransome
Off We Go! by Will Hillenbrand
One Wheel Wobbles by Carole Lexa Schaefer
Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter by Axel Scheffler
Red Racer by Audrey Wood
Three Little Bikers by Tony Johnston
What Do Wheels Do All Day? by April Jones Prince
Wheels Away! by Dayle Ann Dodds

School Age Read Alouds
Bear On A Bike
by Cynthia Lu (2015)
Colliding With Chris by Dan Harder
Double Those Wheels by Nancy Raines Day
Let's Go Froggy by Jonathan London
Marta and the Bicycle by Germano Zullo
Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen by Cari Best

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Bicycle Song
I have a little bicycle
I ride it to and fro
And when I see that big green light
I know it's time to go.

I have a little bicycle
I took it to the shop
And when I see that big red light
I know it's time to STOP!

My Tricycle
My tricycle has three big wheels
And a horn that goes beep-beep
I turn in circles, climb up hills
And pedal down the street.

Wheels on the Trike
The wheels on the trike go round and round,
Round and Round, round and round
The wheels on the trike go round and round
All through the town
The pedals on the trike go up and down...
The streamers on the trike go swish-swish-swish...
The bell on the trike goes ding-a-ling-a-ling...

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Storytime About Crocodiles and Alligators

Toddler Read-Alouds
Clarabella's Teeth by An Vrombaut - my favorite
Do Crocs Kiss?  by Salina Yoon
Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree by Eileen Christelow
Hello! Is This Grandma? by Ian Whybrow
How Do You Make a Baby Smile?  by Philemon Sturges
Peek-A-Zoo by Marie Torres Cimarusti
Sleepy Or Not, Mr. Croc?  by Jo Lodge
Tumble Bumble by Felicia Bond
Where's My Mommy? by Jo Brown
Whose Nose and Toes? by John Butler
Wide-Mouthed Frog by by Keith Faulkner

Preschool Read-Alouds

Annabel by Joy Cowley (My favorite... I sing this to the tune of BINGO)
The Crocodile and the Dentist by Taro Gomi
Crocodile Beat by Gail Jorgensen
Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water by Gemma Merino (2014)
Egad Alligator by Harriet Ziefert
Gertie and Gumbo by Matt Novak
Have You Seen the Crocodile? by Colin West
How to Dress A Dragon by Thelma Godin (2017)
I'd Really Like to Eat a Child by Sylviane Donnio
Odd Egg by Emily Gravett
Melissa's Octopus and Other Unsuitable Pets by Charlotte Voake (2015)
Momo and Snap are NOT Friends by Airle Anderson (2014)
Oliver and His Alligator by Paul Schmid
Open Very Carefully: A Book With Bite by Nick Bromley
See You Later, Alligator by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
Solomon Crocodile by Catherine Rayner
There's An Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer
Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
Where's Your Smile, Crocodile? by Claire Freedman

School Age Read-Alouds
Alberto the Dancing Alligator by Richard Waring
Alligators All Around by Maurice Sendak (act out the series of motions)
Alligator Baby by Robert Munsch
An Alligator Ate My Brother by Mary Olson
Counting Crocodiles by Judy Sierra
Dangerous!  by Tim Warnes (2014)
Foxy and the Egg by Alex T. Smith
Gator Gumbo by Candace Fleming
Girl and Her Gator by Sean Bryan
John Jensen Feels Different by Henrik Hovland
Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India by Gerald McDermott
Selfish Crocodile by Faustin Charles
Very Boring Alligator by Jean Gralley - my favorite!

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Well Into Puppet/Flannel Stories
Where's My Mommy? by Jo Brown
Where's Your Smile, Crocodile? by Claire Freedman
Five Little Monkeys Sitting In A Tree by Eileen Christelow
Lady With the Alligator Purse by Nadine Bernard Westcott
Snap by Marcia Vaughan
Three Little Gators by Helen Ketteman

Alligator Pie
Alligator pie, alligator pie
If I don't get some, I think I'm gonna die
Give away the green grass, give away the sky
But don't give away my alligator pie.

Alligator stew, alligator stew,
If I don't get some, I don't know what I'll do.
Give away my furry hat, give away my shoe,
But don't give away my alligator stew.

Alligator soup, alligator soup,
If I don't get some, I think I'm gonna droop.
Give away my hockey stick, give away my hoop,
But don't give away my alligator soup.

Crazy Crocodile
(Tune of "Alouette")
Crocodile, crazy crocodile
Crocodile, swimming in the swamp
Eating all that she can see
Eating all that she can see
She can see - she can see
Oh…

Crocodile, crazy crocodile
Crocodile, swimming in the swamp.

Crocodile Song
(Tune of "London Bridge")
Crocodiles eat fish and snakes… fish and snakes, fish and snakes
Crocodiles eat fish and snakes… and sometimes froggies.

Crocodiles will gobble frogs up… gobble frogs up, gobble frogs up
Crocodiles will gobble frogs up… poor, poor froggies.

Five Hungry Crocodiles
Five hungry crocodiles each made a wish.
Five hungry crocodiles wished for a fish.
One wants a purple fish – help him get his wish
Mmm…
(Count down until no crocodiles are left)

Five Hungry Crocodiles
Five hungry crocodiles each made a wish
Five hungry crocodiles wished for a fish
One wants a purple one.... help him get his wish 
(Count down until none are left)

Five Little Monkeys
Five little monkeys, swingin' in a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile, You can't catch me!
You can't catch me!
Along came Mr. Croc, quiet as can be.
And SNAPS that monkey right out of that tree!

Mr. Crocodile
(Tune of "Frere Jacques")
Mr. Crocodile, Mr. Crocodile
Don't you bite – don't you bite
I can run away from you - I can run away from you
Out of sight – out of sight

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