Storytime: Spring Has Sprung!

We interpreted the “Spring” theme pretty broadly, throwing in books about farm animals, bunnies, ducks, and so on. The least thematically appropriate book, The Big Wide-Mouthed Frog, was one of the most successful. There are a lot of versions of this particular tale, but the illustrations in Larrañaga’s book are so great: bold, bright colors; large pictures without excessive detail; obvious facial expressions on the characters. It’s perfect for storytime. My storytime partner – also Amanda – does such an amazing job with this book. I have a hard time imagining doing it myself.

Books for older children

Come Along, Daisy! – Jane Simmons

Old Bear – Kevin Henkes

The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say Moo – Jonathan Allen

Bear Snores On – Karma Wilson

The Big Wide-Mouthed Frog – Ana Martin Larrañaga

Books for younger children

Five Little Chicks – Nancy Tafuri

Clip Clop – Nicola Smee

Little Quack’s New Friend – Lauren Thompson

Whose Chick Are You? – Nancy Tafuri

Too Much – Dorothy Stott


The Ants Go Marching

Five Spring Flowers

Five Bright Kites (with flannel board)

Five Little Ducks (with duck puppet)

Itsy Bitsy Spider

The Little Red Hen

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

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