We started with Sleepyhead Bear by Lisa Westberg Peters, pictures by Ian Schoenherr.
This book is about a bear who just wants to take a nap but can’t because bugs are constantly bothering him! It’s a sweet story and features lots of neat bugs. We had a fun time identifying each bug.
Next we read I Love Bugs by Emma Dodd.
I really love reading Emma Dodd’s books in storytime. That’s really no surprise since we’ve seen one about pets and also one about dogs show up in storytimes. This one was not a disappointment! I can’t recommend her books enough.
Finally, we closed with Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas.
I really enjoy Jan Thomas’ books. This one is a PERFECT read aloud and PERFECT for storytime. It is similar to Monster At The End of This Book and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus in that it speaks directly to the listeners and asks that they are active participants in the story. As a result, this was super fun for everyone. My favorite part is when the bug asks the children to stand… then to sit… and then to stand again. Very silly!
For our craft this week we made spider hats! This was a great craft to get the parents working with their children. Crafts that result in them wearing something as they head out the door are always very cute.