"A library book, I imagine, is a happy book." Cornelia Funke

"Everything puts me in mind of a story." Ben Franklin

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Storytime: Bats, Rats, Black Cats and a Frog

Halloween-friendly animals in unscary situations.

Reading to choose from:

Meeow and the Little Chairs by Sebastian Braun
That Pesky Rat by Lauren Child
Batty by Sarah Dyer
The Red Hen by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley (Rat character)
Copycat by Olivia George, Illus. by Brett Hudson (Orange cat main character, but includes black cat)
The Croaky Pokey! by Ethan Long
Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester, Illus. by Lynn Munsinger
Kittens! Kittens! Kittens! by Susan Meyers, Illus. by David Walker
Baby Bat's Lullabye by Jacqueline Mitchard, Illus. by Julia Noonan


"Draw and color a picture of a cat for each of the following colors: green, blue, red, yellow, orange Tell the following story: Scat the Cat
Scat the cat was a black cat. Everyone in his family was black. But Scat the Cat was tired of being like everyone else. So he said (snap fingers) "I'm Scat the Cat I'm Sassy and Fat I change my colors just like that."
So Scat the cat changed into a (name of color). He was as (green as the grass; blue as the sky, red as an apple, yellow as a lemon, orange as an orange,). Scat the Cat enjoyed being a (name of color) for a few days. But then he got tired. So he said: (Repeat Scat the Cat Verse) *After naming last color: Well Scat the Cat had changed his colors many times. He found out that it wasn't so bad being a black cat. So he said, (Repeat verse) "

from http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/halloweensongs.html

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