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

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

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Storytime: Hair!

Our storytime celebrates the hair we wear, even on bad hair days.
Here are some reading possibilities:

  • Hairs/Pelitos (English and Spanish) by Sandra Cisneros, Illus. by Terry Ybanez
  • The Hair Scare by Jeffrey Fisher
  • Crazy Hair by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean
  • Big Bouffant by Kate Hosford, Illus. by Holly Clifton - Brown
  • Happy to Be Nappy by bell hooks and Chris Raschka
  • Very Hairy Harry by Edward Koren
  • The Pig in a Wig by Alan MacDonald, Illus. by Paul Hess
  • Don't Cut My Hair! by Hans Wilhelm
  • Ruby's Beauty Shop by Rosemary Wells
  • There is a Bird On Your Head! by Mo Willems
  • Green Boots, Blue Hair, Polka Dot Underwear by Deborah Zemke

Barber, Barber, Shave a Pig (Sung to "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star")

Barber, Barber, shave a Pig

How many hairs will make a wig?

Four and twenty, that's enough

Give the barber a pinch of snuff  (original line)


Then pat the pig with a powder puff... (alternate version)

Michael Finnegan

There was an old man named Michael Finnegan,

He had whiskers on his chinnegan,

Along came the wind and blew them in again,

Poor old Michael Finnegan.

Begin again!

(Repeat, fast, slowly, etc.)

Here is the tune, with slightly different words:

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