Books:I Don't Want a Posh Dog! by Emma Dodd
First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger - A wonderful book about the contrast between the animal or plant before/after it hatches/blooms. Has cutouts in the book which add interest.
Gotta Go! Gotta Go! by Sam Swope - A little caterpillar has to get to Mexico where she will become a Monarch butterfly.
Guess What I'll Be by Anni Axworthy
Little White Dog by Laura Godwin - A great search and find book where animals are depicted in bold flat planes of color which blend with their surroundings. A fun way to introduce negative space in illustrations. Children enjoy trying to find the animal on each page.
Pouch by David Ezra Stein
Birds by Kevin Henkes
My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort
Activities:The More We Get Together Song
5 Little Monkeys Song and Fingerplay
Open Them Shut Them Fingerplay
My Little Caterpillar Fingerplay