Friday, October 7, 2016

Clothing Storytime, Friday, October 14 @ 10:30

Really YOUNG group this year, so we started with this book with a great twist on getting dressed. At the end, I take the book around to 'get' the little kids, and then slam it shut -- Go away wolf!  (Guiettier board book)

May be my favorite new storytime readaloud. Big dopey Polar Bear can't find his underwear and little mouse tries to help. Very engaging -- as in it engaged the listeners and they shouted out guesses about who was lurking behind each die cut.
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by the immortal Eric Litwin.  Of course White Shoes would be just as great.  Any excuse to read Pete the Cat.

I also use Dini Dinosaur for bath storytime, but I don't think it would hurt kids to hear such a funny little book twice in one year.  Dini is a very young dinosaur -- he gets very dirty playing and when his mom tells him to get ready for the bath, he keeps getting in without taking his clothes off.  Kind of like Froggy Gets Dressed only backwards.Mem Fox's Magic Hat blows into town, landing on villagers' heads and turning them into different animals....  

More ludicrous clothing ideas from Judi Barrett.  A classic.  You can always shorten by a few pages if the kids start to get twitchy. This year I named a boy and asked if he would lend his t-shirt to a porcupine, keeping it personal.

Why do kids love these dorky books about the passionate adoration that monsters, aliens, and dinosaurs feel for underclothing?  I don't know, but author Claire Freedman is on to something with them.

I love Carter Goodrich's slyly humorous series about Zorro and his buddy, so perfectly doggy.  In this, Zorro suffers the burden of an "outfit" his owner thinks looks "so cute" on him.  All the other dogs and cats make fun of him -- until he meets another dog wearing an outfit.

I love all the books I read at storytime or I wouldn't read them, but this one really is esp. for me.

New this year and so good:  Still Stuck by Yoshitake.  Funny!

Other good books:

Mary Had a Little Glam by Tammi Sauer
Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won
Which Hat is That? by Anna Hines
Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathon London good flannel or metalboard
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (cut and tell, on Kizclub)
The Pirate and the Penguin by Patricia Storms. (The storyline hinges on the fact that no one can tell the penguin and the pirate apart when the penguin wears the pirate hat and the pirate wears the penguin's sweater.)
Curious George Goes to a Costume Party by Rey.  The usual shenanigans.

Down by the Bay

Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Underwear Gone

I love it! A flannelboard of underwear in assorted colors, sung to the tune of Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone.

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