Saturday, September 26, 2015

Flannel Friday Roundup for September 25, 2015

Kathryn (Fun with Friends at Storytime) shares Little Forest Animals Revisited.

Storytime Ukulele shares a simple three piece felt to go with the song "I Like Jelly on My Toast."

Jane (Piper Loves the Library) shares a post about the importance of Diversity in Halloween Books as well as a sneak peek at her newest felt set. It's gorgeous and is based on the book Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker.

Katie (Storytime Katie) shares Red Crane, Red Crane based on Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia and inspired by Jane at Piper Loves the Library.

Mollie is hosting the roundup next week.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Spectacular Spots by Susan Stockdale

As with her other titles that I've read (Bring on the Birds and Stripes of All Types), Susan Stockdale uses simple text and bright colored illustrations to introduce the youngest of readers and listeners to animals with spots.

Thoughts: Stockdale is in my top three author's of children's nonfiction that can be used with preschoolers. (The other two are Steve Jenkins/Robin Page and Cathryn Sill.) The additional information in the back of the book adds interest for those readers to want to know more. I love asking my storytime kids to identify the animals they know in the illustrations. I look forward to using Spectacular Spots in my spots and dots storytime this fall.

Themes: Animals, Spots (& Dots, & Stripes), Nonfiction, Elementary Outreach 

(Peachtree, 2015)