Storytime this week was actually all things beginning with the letter F, which is fun, fantastic, and frustrating. Mostly the later. Because so many things start with F, including four-letter things, I like to focus (which also starts with an f) on one thing from the kit. This week it was Frogs, which was perfect because it was a frog friendly day, rainy and cool. We did talk about the letter F and all my little friends (sorry I always try to use lots of words that start with the letter of the theme during the story time) would shout out when we used a word starting with that letter.
Some fun frog tales, a few of which I read in storytime:
Fine As We Are, Algy Craig Hall. Frog Family of two, finds they can be fine as two or as many.
The Green Frogs: A Korean Folktale, Yumi Heo. A Folktale about two disobedient frogs and their mother.
Jump, Frog, Jump! Robert Kalan, Fun cumulative story with refrain, “Jump, Frog, Jump!”
A Frog in the Bog, Karma Wilson. Such a good read aloud, I just want to chant it!
Froggy Gets Dressed Jonathon London. In my mind, the best of all the long Froggy series, plus underwear humor.
City Dog, Country Frog Mo Willems, Jon Muth. I wish I didn’t care about copyright and could swipe some images from this book for my blog. Dogs AND frogs!
A Place for Frogs Melissa Stewart, Higgins Bond. Amazing illustrations, simple text.
Down by the Cool of the Pool Tony Mitton. A great candidate for repetition, a frog leads off a dance.
Green Wilma, Tedd Arnold. What if you woke up one morning and were a frog?
The Wide-Mouthed Frog: A POP-UP BOOK, Keith Faulkner. A good book to have as an office/reference title, because it is great for storytime, but lousy as a circulating title.
And one title to have on hand to share the pictures, if not the text:
Frogs, Nic Bishop.
We also did a rousing rendition of Five Little Speckled Frogs, shoo fly don’t bother me with our egg shakers, and I did a fold and tell story of the rainhat. Lots of fun for a rainy day!