Monday, April 13, 2009

Sports and Games Storytime

Toddler Read Alouds
Bouncing Time by Patricia Hubbell
Follow the Leader by Miela Ford
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan
Overboard! by Sarah Weeks
Pickle and the Ball by Lynn Breeze
Play
by SAMi
Sock Monkeys Do the Monkey Monkey! by William Winburn
Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill

Preschool Read Alouds
Boing by Nick Bruel
Bounce! by Doreen Cronin
Duck, Duck, Goose by Kirsten Hall
Dunk Skunk by Michael Rex
Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard
Knick-Knack Paddywhack by Paul Zelinsky
McGillycuddy Could by Pamela Duncan Edwards
My Book Box by Will Hillenbrand
Not A Box by Antoinette Portis
Not A Stick by Antoinette Portis
Silly Goose and Dizzy Duck Play Hide-and-Seek by Sally Grindley
Sitting in My Box by Dee Lillegard
Wiggle by Doreen Cronin

School Age Read Alouds
Bear in Pink Underwear by Todd Doodler

Big Kicks by Bob Kolar
Duck and Goose by Tad Hills
Jump Rope Magic by Alfie Scruggs
My Lucky Hat by Kevin O'Malley
Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill
Sergio Saves the Game by Edel Rodriguez
Swing! by Rufus Butler Seder
Your favorite version of Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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Fingerplays, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Into Flannel Stories
Baby in the Box by Frank Asch
Don't Fidget A Feather by Erica Silverman

Creative Dramatics
Tortoise and the Hare (traditional)
What Game Shall We Play? by Pat Hutchins – with masks

Games
Duck Duck Goose
Follow the Leader
I Spy
Simon Says

A-Hunting We Will Go
A-hunting we will go, a-hunting we will go,
We'll catch a fox and put him in a box,
And then we'll let him go.

A-hunting we will go, a-hunting we will go,
We'll catch a bear and comb her hair,
And then we'll let her go.

A-hunting we will go, a-hunting we will go,
We'll catch a mouse and put him in a house,
And then we'll let him go.

A-hunting we will go, a-hunting we will go,
We'll catch a whale and tickle her tail,
And then we'll let her go.

A-hunting we will go, a-hunting we will go,
We'll catch a goat and put him in a boat,
And then we'll let him go.

Balls Are for Bouncing
(Tune: Hands are for Clapping)
Balls are for bouncing,
Bouncing to this song!
Balls are for bouncing,
Let’s bounce all day along.

Ballls are for throwing…
Balls are for catching…
Balls are for rolling…

Bounce and Catch It
Bounce and catch it, bounce and catch it!
Bounce and catch the ball!
Bounce and catch it, bounce and catch it!
Do not let it fall!

Did You Ever See A Hare?
(Tune of: Did You Ever See A Lassie)
Did you ever see a hare,
A hare, a hare,
Did you ever see a hare
Who runs so fast?
He zips and zaps,
And zooms right on past.
Did you ever see a hare
Who runs so fast?

Did you ever see a tortoise,
A tortoise, a tortoise,
Did you ever see a tortoise
Who crawls so slow?
She knows she’s so low,
Her legs will not grow.
Did you ever see a tortoise
Who crawls so slow?

Hare and Tortoise Song
(Tune of "Farmer in the Dell")
The hare ran so fast,
The Hare ran so fast.
Heigh-ho, the derry-oh,
The Hare ran so fast.

The tortoise crawled so slow,
The tortoise crawled so slow.
Heigh-ho, the derry-oh,
The tortoise crawled so slow.

The hare stopped to rest,
The hare stopped to rest.
Heigh-ho, the derry-oh,
The hare stopped to rest.

The tortoise won the race,
The tortoise won the race.
Heigh-ho, the derry-oh,
The tortoise won the race.

Here’s A Ball for Bouncing
Here’s a ball for bouncing. I bounce it 1, 2, 3.
Here’s a ball for throwing. Can you catch it? Let me see!
Here’s a ball for rolling, roll it back to me!

I’m Bouncing
I’m bouncing everywhere.
I bounce into the air.
I’m bouncing like a ball.
I bounce until I fall.

One Elephant Went Out to Play
One elephant went out to play,
On a spider’s web one day.
He had such enormous fun
That he called for another elephant to come.

(Keep adding elephants until)
Five elephants went out to play,
On a spider’s web one day.
They had such enormous fun
That they played all day, ‘till the day was done.

Patty Cake
Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man,
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it, and pat it, and mark it with a “B”
And put it in the oven for baby and me.

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Egypt Storytime

Storytime for PreK-Second Grade, inspired by Egypt in Columbus Program

Potential Read Alouds
Azad's Camel by Erika Pal
Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile by Tomi DePaola
Chubbo's Pool
by Betsy Lewin
I, Crocodile by Fred Macellino
I'd Really Like to Eat A Child by Sylviane Donnio
Little Humpty by Margaret Wild
Runaway Mummy by Michael Rex
Ten Little Mummies by Phillip Yates
We’re Sailing Down the Nile by Laurie Krebs
What's the Matter, Habibi? by Betsy Lewin
Where Does the the Brown Bear Go? by Nicki Weiss - includes Egyptian animals
Where's My Mummy?  by Carol Crimi

Book To Retell With Puppets/Flannel
Nine Animals and the Well by James Rumford

Books That Inspire Activities
Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors by Marian Broida
Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky
Riddle of the Nile by Deborah Nash

Props and Activities
- Wear a toga or dress puppets in togas
- Hieroglyphic drawing
- Toilet paper rolls (wrap someone in toilet paper like a mummy)

Alligator Pie
Alligator pie, alligator pie
If I don’t get some, I think I’m gonna cry
Take away the green grass, take away the sky
But don’t take away my alligator pie

Alligator cake, alligator cake
If I don’t get some, I think I’m gonna shake
Take away the river, take away the lake
But don’t take away my alligator cake

Alligator stew, alligator stew
If I don’t get some, I don’t know what I’ll do
Take away my socks and take away my shoes
But don’t take away my alligator stew

Camel Countdown
Five little camels
Carrying heavy packs,
Walking through the desert,
Leaving little hoof tracks

One little camel
had a stiff neck,
But the other four camels
Continued their trek

Four little camels
Passed by a tree
One stopped for lunch
Then there were three.

Three little camels
As the hot winds blew
One lost his pack
Then there were two.

Two little camels
Under the hot desert sun,
One took a nap
Then there was one.

The last little camel
Traveled alone
At the end of the day
He was home, sweet home

Five Smiling Crocodiles
Five little crocodiles floating down the Nile,
Each of them had a great big smile.
They laughed and played on a sunshine day
When a little (red) fish swam over their way

One little crocodile forgot about play!
Something yummy was his wish,
So he swam away after the (red) fish.
(repeat with different colored fish)

One little crocodile floating down the Nile
He no longer had a great big smile
His friends were gone – and so were the fish
So he swam back home with a swish, swish, swish

The Lady and the Crocodile
She sailed away on a summer day
On the back of a Crocodile
You see, said she, he's as tame as can be
I'll ride him down the Nile

The Croc winked his eye
as she bade them all good-bye
wearing a happy smile

At the end of the ride
The Lady was inside
And the smile on the crocodile

Over in the Desert
Over in the desert in the sand and the sun
Lived a mother camel and her little camel one
“March,” said the camel.
“We march,” said one.
So they marched in the desert in the heat of the sun
(Repeat with other desert animals: sand cat, snake)

Sally the Camel (Tune: Dem Bones)
Sally the Camel has two humps,
Sally the Camel has two humps,
Sally the Camel has two humps, so
Ride Sally, Ride! Boom, Boom, Boom.

Sally the Camel has one hump,
Sally the Camel has one hump,
Sally the Camel has one hump, so
Ride Sally, Ride! Boom, Boom, Boom.

Sally the Camel has no humps
Sally the Camel has no humps,
Sally the Camel has no humps, so
Sally is a HORSE!

Walking Through the Desert
Walking through the desert, 
What do I see?
I see a camel smiling at me!
(repeat with other desert animals)

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Monday, April 06, 2009

Pizza and Spaghetti Storytime

Pizza costume designed by Freemont Library

Toddler Read Alouds
Daddy Makes the Best Spaghetti by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Hi, Pizza Man by Virginia Walter
Hunky Dory Ate It by Katie Evans
I Like Cheese by Robin Pickering
Is the Spaghetti Ready? by Frank Edwards
Let's Make Pizza by Mary Hill
On Top of Spaghetti by Tom Glazer
Pizza! by Jan Pienkowski
Yum! by SAMi

Preschool Read Alouds
Ding Dong Gorilla by Matthew Robinson
Hold the Anchovies by Shelley Rotner
Lady With the Alligator Purse by Nadine Westcott
More Spaghetti, I Say! by Rita Gelman
Oodles of Noodles by Diane Hendry
Pete's A Pizza by William Steig
Pizza for Sam by Mary Labatt
Pizza Party by Grace Maccarone
Pizza Pat by Rita Gelman
Pizza Soup by Faye Robinson
Pizza That We Made by Joan Holub
Spaghetti for Suzy by Peta Coplans
Spaghetti Party by Doris Orgel

School Age
Dragon Pizzeria by Mary Morgan
Gladys Goes Out to Lunch by Derek Anderson
Huggly's Pizza by Tedd Arnold
Froggy Eats Out by Jonathan London
Giant Meatball by Robery Weinstock
I Will Never, Not Ever, Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child
Job for Wittilda by Caralyn Buehner
Little Nino's Pizzeria by Karen Barbour
Little Red Makes A Pizza by Philemon Sturges
On Top of Spaghetti by Paul Brett Johnson
Oodles of Noodles by Diana Hendry
Pizza Counting by Christina Dobson
Sam's Pizza by David Pelham
Spaghetti Eddie by Ryan SanAngelo
Spaghetti and Meatballs for All by Marilyn Burns
Wednesday is Spaghetti Day by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

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Fingerplays, Songs and Story Extensions

Book That Works As A Flannel Story
Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza by Philemon Sturges

Stories That Can Be Retold With Props or Puppets
Mushroom in the Rain by Ginsb
Papa's Spaghetti
Pizza for Sam
Spaghetti for Suzy by Peta Coplans

Do You Know The Pizza Man ?
(Tune of "Do You Know the Muffin Man?")
Oh do you know the pizza man, the pizza man, the pizza man
Oh do you know the pizza man,
Who makes it fresh and hot?
(or..makes it in a pan, sprinkles on the cheese, spreads on the sauce,...)

If You Want to Eat Some Pizza
(Tune of "Happy and You Know It")
If you want to eat some pizza, raise your hand.
If you want to eat some pizza, raise your hand.
If you like bubbly cheese,
Then just say, "Pizza please!"
If you want to eat some pizza, raise your hand.
Repeat with: rub your tummy, shout Hooray!

I Wish I Were a Pepperoni Pizza

(Tune of Oscar Mayer theme song)
Oh, I wish I were a pepperoni pizza,
That is what I'd truly like to be.
For if I were a pepperoni pizza,
Everyone would be in love with me!
Repeat with different kinds of pizzas (e.g. cheese and sausage)

On Top Of My Pizza
(Tune of "On Top of Spaghetti")
On top of my pizza,
All covered with sauce.
I lost my pepperoni
When it rolled off the top!

It rolled under the table
And onto the floor.
It rolled over the carpet
And then out the door!

Pan Pizza Hot

(clap hands alone or with a partner)
Pan Pizza hot, Pan Pizza cold
Pan Pizza in the pot,
Nine days old.

Some like it hot, some like it cold
Some like it in the pot,
Nine days old.

Pat-A-Cake Pizza Man
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, Pizza Man
Make me a pizza as fast as you can
Roll it roll and toss it
And sprinkle it with cheese
Put it in the oven - and bake it fast, please!

P-I-Z-Z-A
(Tune of "BINGO")
I know a food that starts with P
And pizza is its name-o
P-I-Z-Z-A, P-I-Z-Z-A, P-I-Z-Z-A
And pizza is its name-o

A Pizza Hut
A Pizza Hut! A Pizza Hut!
Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut!
McDonald's, McDonald's,
Kentucky Fried Chicken, and a Pizza Hut!
McDonald's, McDonald's,
Kentucky Fried Chicken, and a Pizza Hut!

Pizza Shop
Down around the corner in the pizza shop
There were five pieces of pizza with pepperoni on top
Along came (puppet) all alone
He bought a pizza, and took it home.
(Count down until none are left)

Roll, Roll, Roll Your Dough
(Tune of: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat")
Roll, roll, roll your dough
Smoothly as can be.
Roll it till it's big and round,
Then add some good toppings.

Scouts Pizza Song
Eat-a-lot-a Eat-a-lot-a Eat-a-lot-a pizza
Oh no-no don't drop the pizza.
If you drop the pizza nobody eat-za
Oh no don't drop the pizza.

This is the Way We Make A Pizza
This is the way we roll the dough
roll the dough, roll the dough,
This is the way we roll the dough when we make a pizza.

Additional verses:
This is the way we grade the cheese…
This is the way we cut the meat…
This is the way we bake the pizza…

Who Stole the Pizza?
Who stole the pizza from the pizza pan?
Lion stole the pizza from the pizza pan!
Who me? Yes, you!
Couldn't be! Then who?
Repeat with other puppets.


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Saturday, April 04, 2009

I Spy Mystery Storytime

Toddler Read-AloudsDuck's Key, Where Can It Be? by Jez Alborough
Cuckoo Can't Find You by Lorianne Siomades
I Lost My Dad by Taro Gomi
I Miss You Mouse by Greg Foley
I Went Walking by Sue Williams
Maggie's Ball by Lindsay Barrett George
Mama Saurus by Stephan Lomp (2016)
Mommy, Where Are You? by Leonid Gore
Peek In My Pocket by Sarah Weeks
Strange Case of the Missing Sheep by Mircea Catusang
Treasure Hunt by Allen Ahlberg
What's the Matter, Bunny Blue?  by Nicola Smee
Where's the Fish? by Taro Gomi
Who Says Woof? by John Butler
Whose Chick Are You? by Nancy Tafuri
Whose Nose and Toes? by John Butler
Who's Hiding?  by Sebastien Braun
Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? by Jane Manning
Who Took the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? by David Carter
Who Took the Farmer's Hat? by Joan Nodset
Yum! by SAMi

Preschool Read-Alouds
Augustus and His Smile by Catherine Rayner
Closer Look by Mary McCarthy
Dog Gone!  by Leeza Hernandez
Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allen Ahlberg
Foggy Foggy Forest by Nick Sharratt
Guess Who?  by Guido Van Genechten
Have You Seen Duck?  by Janet A. Holmes and Jonathan Bentley
Here A Face, There A Face by Arlene Alda
Hide and Snake by Keith Baker
I Spy With My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs
Look Book by Tana Hoban
Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root
Lost! by David McPhail
Missing Chick by Valeri Gorbachev
Mouse Views: What the Class Pet Saw by Bruce McMillan
Parts by Shelley Rotner
Peek! A Thai Hide-and-Seek by Minfo Ho
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Pete Litwin
Puppy Is Lost by Harriet Ziefert
Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
We're Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
We're Going On A Lion Hunt by David Axtel
What Is This? by Anje Damm
Where in the World is Henry? by Lorna and Lecia Balian
Where Is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox
Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? by Karen Beaumont

School Age Read-Alouds
Bertie Was A Watchdog by Rick Walton
Farley Follows His Nose by Lynn Johnston
Grandpa's Teeth by Rod Clements
I Feel A Foot! by Maranke Rinck and Martijn van der Linden
Imagine by Normal Messenger (share an excerpt)
Meet Me At the Moon by Gianna Marino
Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard
Moose Tracks! by Karma Wilson
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
Puzzlehead by James Yang
Science Verse by Jon Scieska (share several poems)
Secret Knowledge of Grownups by David Wisniewski (share an excerpt)
Steal Back the Mona Lisa! by Megan McCarthyTrue Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
Web Files by Margie Palatini
What Do You Do With A Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins (share a few scenarios)

Display for Children to ExploreComposer is Dead by Lemony Snicket
Find Anthony Ant by Lorna and Graham Philpot
Follow the Line by Laura Ljungkvist
I Spy Colors in Art by Lucy Micklethwait
I Spy series by Walter Wick
Look-Alikes series by Joan Steiner
Private I. Guana by Nina Laden
Scoop! by John Kelly
Searching for Oliver K. Woodman by Darcy Pattison
Three Robbers by Tomi Ungerer
Tough Cookie by David Wisniewski
Trouble With Normal by Charise Mericle Harper
What Really Happened to Humpty? by Jeanie Franz Ransom
Who's Hiding? by Satoru Onishi

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Fingerplays, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Well Into Flannel Stories
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.
Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino
It Looked Like Spilt Milk? by Charles Shaw
I Went Walking by Sue Williams
Peek In My Pocket by Sarah Weeks
Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
What's In My Pocket? by David Carter
Where's My Mommy? by Jo Brown
Where's Your Smile, Crocodile? by Claire Freedman
Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? by Karen Beaumont
Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen
Who Took the Farmers Hat? by Joan Nodset

I Spy
I spy with my little eye... something red.
I spy with my little eye... something fluffy.
I spy with my little eye... something that says: "Woof!"
Answer: Clifford puppet
(repeat with other objects, clues)

Riding in My Stroller; What Do I See?
(Toddler flannel script)
I'm riding in my stroller.
What do I see?
Two friendly people who are waving at me!

I'm riding in my stroller.
What do I hear?
Trucks and cars honking right in my ear!

I'm riding in my stroller.
Who trots past?
A big, happy dog who is going so fast.

I'm riding in my stroller.
What do I do?
Kick, kick, kick, there goes my shoe.

I'm riding in my stroller,
Sleepy as can be.
Now my eyes are closing - it's nap time for me!

Who Ate the Pizza?
Who stole the pizza from the pizza pan?
(Puppet) stole the pizza from the pizza pan!
Who me? Yes, you! Couldn’t be! Then who?
(repeat with other puppets)

Who Stole the Cookies?
Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?
(Puppet) stole the cookies from the cookie jar!
Who me? Yes, you!
Couldn't be! Then who?
(repeat with other puppets)

Whose House Is This? (Matching Game)
Flannel pieces: Pond, Lily Pad, Fish Bowl, Nest, Tree, House, Squirrel, Person, Bird, Fish, Frog, Duck

Does a frog live in a tree?
Does a frog live in a nest?
Does a frog live on a lily pad?

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Fingerplays, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Into Flannel Stories
Ah-Choo - A Flower for You
Cow Buzzed by Andrea Zimmerman
Five Little Monkeys Jumping On the Bed by Eileen Christelow
Lady With the Alligator Purse by Nadine Bernard Westcott

Book That Works Well As A Prop Story
Monkey Soup
by Louis Sachar
Taking Care of Mama Rabbit by Anita Lobel

Books That Work Well As Puppet Stories
Bark, George
by Jules Feiffer
Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle


When Monkey Goes to the Doctor
(Tune: “Bear Went Over the Mountain;” use with monkey and props)
When monkey goes to the doctor,
When monkey goes to the doctor
When monkey goes to the doctor,
They listen to his heart.

They listen to his heart,
They listen to his heart
When monkey goes to the doctor, they listen to his heart
(Repeat with: They take his temperature… They look into his ears… He gets a lollipop)

If You’re Sick and You Know It
(Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)

If you’re sick and you know it, rub your throat – Sore, sore
If you’re sick and you know it, give a cough – Cough, Cough
If you’re sick and you know it, give a sneeze – Achoo!

Itsy Bitsy Monkey
The itsy bitsy monkey climbed up the coconut tree
Down came a coconut and bopped him on the knee
Along came his Mommy, who kissed away the pain
And the itsy bitsy monkey climbed up the tree again.

Miss Polly Had a Dolly
Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick
So, she called for the doctor to come quick, quick, quick
The doctor came with his bag and his hat
And he knocked on the door with a rat-a-tat-tat

He looked at the dolly and he shook his head
And he said, "Miss Polly, put her straight to bed."
He wrote on the paper for a pill, pill, pill.
Said, "I'll be back in the morning with my bill, bill, bill."

This Little Piggy Hurt His Toe
This little piggy hurt his toe
This little piggy said, "Oh! Oh! Oh!"
This little piggy laughed and was glad
This little piggy cried and was sad
This little piggy was oh-so-good
She called the doctor as fast as she could

The Soap on Your Hands
(Tune: Wheels On the Bus)
The soap on your hands goes sud-sud-sud
Sud-sud-sud, sud-sud-sud
The soap on your hands goes sud-sud-sud
And the germs go down the drain

Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands
(Tune: Row Your Boat)
Wash, wash, wash your hands
Wash them nice and clean
Wash on bottom and on top
And fingers in between

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Storytime about Sickness and Boo-Boos

Toddler Read Alouds
Boo Hoo Bird by Jeremy Tankard
Boo Hoo Boo-Boo by Marilyn Singer
Dear Daisy, Get Well Soon by Maggie Smith - my favorite!Five Little Monkeys Jumping On the Bed by Eileen Christelow
Hunky Dory Ate It by Katie Evans
Kiss Baby's Boo Boo by Karen Katz  (2016)
Monkey Soup by Louis Sachar
One Day in the Jungle by Colin West
Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle - stomachache

Preschool Read Alouds
Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
Buzzy's Boo-Boo by Harriet Ziefert
Chicken Soup by Jean Van Leeuwen
Ed and Fred Flea by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Farm Flu by Teresa Bateman
Flea's Sneeze by Lynne Downey
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen
Lady With the Alligator Purse by Nadine Bernard Westcott
Llama Llama Home With Mama by Anna Dewdney
Miss Polly Had A Dolly by Pamela Duncan Edwards
My Cold Went On Vacation by Molly Rausch and Nora Krug
Next Please by Christopher Inns - extra humor hidden in the illustrations (like the eye chart)
One Cow Coughs by Christine Loomis Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas
Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler
Spunky Little Monkey by Bill Martin (2017) ***

School Age Read Alouds
Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Big Sneeze by Ruth Brown
Bronto Eats Meat by Peter Maloney
Dirtiest Hair in the World by Bob McAllen
Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo by E.S. Redmond
Froggy Goes to the Doctor by Jonathan London
Get Well Soon Book by Kes Gray - hilarious!
I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems
My Little Sister Ate One Hair by Bill Grossman
Sneezenesia by Deb Lucke
Sneezy Louise by Irene Breznak
The Sniffles for Bear by Bonny Becker - reminded me of Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems
Yours Truly, Louisa by Simon Puttock

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