Tuesday, July 20, 2010

STORYTIME: Spooky Storytime

Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman - Follows the format of the Russian Folktale "The Turnip."

Aaaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks - A little spider wants to show a family that he would be the best pet ever. But the family really ain't hearing it!

Boo, Bunny by Kathryn O. Galbraith - Really wonderful illustrations and artful use of text. Lots of sound effects that can be used, a fun read aloud.

Boo to You by Lois Ehlert- I just love her style. A funny book featuring 2 mice who don't want a black cat around. The collage art in this book features all autumn colors, sometimes using pictures of different gourds and pumpkins. Have the kids look a the images and see if they can identify some of the vegetables and objects she uses in the collage. Possible follow up craft could be make a collage using leaves and other outdoor materials. Bring some of the gourds featured int he book and let the kids handle them.