Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October Storytime Briefly

Fall break left us with only three storytime Thursdays this month.  Here are some of the highlights:

We talked about finding adventure without leaving home.  We read
  • The Story of Fish & Snail by Deborah Freedman
  • Blackout by John Rocco
  • If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin Stead
We talked about Erin Stead's beautiful pictures made using linoleum blocks and pencil, and I showed them a few linoleum blocks and explained the print-making process.

We talked about dogs--well-intentioned, naughty, and loyal.  We read
  • Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton
  • The Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg
  • Bone Dog by Eric Rohmann
Some of the kids were positive that Fritz had actually been turned into a duck, and others were just as certain that he had not.  They made some fairly convincing arguments.

And since we were a week away from Halloween, we talked about scary things.  We read
  • Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers
  • The Kindhearted Crocodile by Lucia Panzieri, illustrated by Anton Gionata Ferrari
  • The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
  • Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown
When I asked what they were afraid of, not one person mentioned food.  Maybe they've never been stalked by carrots.

1 comment:

  1. This is so much fun! I bet the kids adore you.