Tuesday, December 14, 2010

STORYTIME: In the Kitchen

Mr. Cookie Baker by Monica Wellington - Simple bright drawings adorn this simple text picture book about the process of a baker making and selling cookies. The text make this a good book for early readers with short easy to read sentences.

Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? by Karen Beaumont - Mama kangaroo asks everyone if they are the one who ate the cookie dough. A funny book with lots of repetitive rhyming that doesn't get old and a cleverly placed lift the flap feature at the end.

The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) by Philemon Sturges- A funny spin on the traditional Little Red Hen story. My kids know the story form a flannel board I do with them so they can appreciate the changes in the story. The tale is changed just enough so that there is an element of surprise for the listener. The illustrations are amazing and so much fun to look at. Plus, a really good education on what pizza is made out of and how to assemble one.

Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal- Like her popular book "Spoon" this book introduces kids to the uses of chopsticks. I especially love this book because many toddlers have never even heard of a chopstick. I have a box of leftover chopstick packages from a previous sushi library program. I plan on giving each child a pair to take home and showing them how to use them. Of course at this age it is going to be hard for them to master the coordination but I will encourage them to try and eat at least one food using their chopsticks (anyway they can figure to) this week.

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