Friday, July 11, 2014

Flannel Friday: Chicken Finger Puppets

Another set of crocheted finger puppets! It's chickens this time. In case you missed the others, here they are: elephants, mice, and rabbits.

I use these for farm and chicken themed storytimes. Birds and poultry are two more themes.

Here's an original rhyme to use with the puppets:

"This Little Chicken"
This little chicken ate a worm
This little chicken found a bug
This little chicken said cluck cluck
This little chicken laid an egg
This little chicken flew the coop
-written by Bridget Wilson, September 2009

I used this pattern to make these finger puppets.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

One Gorilla: A Counting Book by Anthony Browne

What it is: a counting book that focuses on primates

What I thought: Gorgeous illustrations...such detail and color. My favorite is the gorilla and the lemurs. An interesting addition to counting concept books.

Storytime Themes: Numbers, Monkeys

(Candlewick, 2013)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bear and Bee by Sergio Ruzzier

A hungry bear wants some honey. The only problem is the bee. Bees are terrible monsters...or are they?

What I thought: Bear and Bee was a perfect book to share at my Teddy Bear Picnic in the fall. I love that Bear doesn't really know what a bee is. Reminds me of The Woods and Ferocious Wild Beasts. Bear and Bee's dialogue is reminiscent of Elephant and Piggie's. I love that Bear and Bee are both wearing shoes. The illustrations are colorful and appealing.

Storytime Themes: Bears, Unlikely Friendships

(Disney Hyperion, 2013)