Here's what we read:
Being a Pig is Nice: A Child's Eye View of Manners by Sally Lloyd-Jones; Ills. by Dan Krall
The Cow That Laid an Egg by Andy Cutbill; Ills. by Russell Ayto
The Cow That Was the Best Moo-ther by Andy Cutbill; Ills. by Russell Ayto
I've already professed my undying love for Andy Cutbill and Russell Ayto, but Being a Pig is Nice is also a favorite of mine. For more funny favorites check out our Funny Picture Books list on our website. Child home sick? There's nothing better (besides love :) than a funny book to cheer your little one up when they are feeling yucky.
Another thing that might work is Alligator Pie. What? You've never heard of that remedy?? I do think it's a funny chant :) Here it is:
Alligator pie! Alligator Pie!
If I don't get some I think I'm gonna die!
You can take away the grass
You can take away the sky...
But please don't take away my Alligator Pie!
But, if you're feeling healthy and need to do a few calisthenics, you could try The Grand Old Duke of York. March those men!
Oooohhh, the Grand Old Duke of York (I like to draw the "Oh" out :)
He had ten thousand men. (Get your ten [thousand] men up - hold ten fingers out!)
He marched them up to the top of the hill (March them up with tippy toes!)
and he marched them down again! (March them down to the ground!)
And when they were up they were up! (Quick - back up!)
And when they were down they were down. (All the way down!)
And when they were only halfway up (Just in the middle...)
They were neither up nor down! (Then quick up, then down again!)
It's hard to believe that there is only 1 more Stories in the Park for this summer! I hope to see lots of you next week, and by the way, for our last Stories in the Park we have a special treat lined up for you: BALLOONS! Cayuga Twister will be there to twist up your favorite shapes at the end of our program.
Also of note, this Saturday will be our last Summer Family Storytime for the session. This was a new endeavor, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Basically, every Saturday at 11:00 we have had a storytime (in the Thaler/Howell programming room) which very closely echoes the previous Stories in the Park, but with a craft or project. I started it to serve families who couldn't make it to Tuesday Stories in the Park programs due to scheduling constraints, but who still wished to have some regularly scheduled, early literacy fun at the library. For the first two weeks we only got a couple of families, but after a while the attendance grew to 25 - 35 or so, and we have had a lot of fun! I am trying to dream up something a little extra fun for this Saturday, (think PUPPET THEATER :) so hope to see some folks there!