Today is the first day of OCTOBER, the start of my favorite time of year. (That would be October through the beginning of January, folks.) Normally, I would be starting my month-long Halloween celebration, but we won't get to put our decorations up until tomorrow (no dance classes after school = TIME), so I decided to wait one more day before turning things ghoulie. Besides, I have two darling books to share with you and I don't want to wait until November!
Are you or your little ones Miss Spider fans? The books by David Kirk are so beautiful, and when my girls were very small, they loved to watch Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends on
Anyway, we checked out two new books by David Kirk, this week. The first, Oh So Tiny Bunny, came out last year.
|Oh So Tiny Bunny by David Kirk. Feiwel and Friends, 2013.|
Oh So Tiny is very little, but he has very big dreams.
Dreams about being big. Dreams about big food.
However, in his dreams, he becomes so big that he becomes very lonely. Just as the loneliness is about to consume him, he wakes to the gentle nuzzle of another bunny. So sweet!
Oh So Brave Dragon came out this year. (Did you see Oh So Brave's cameo in the bunny book?)
|Oh So Brave Dragon by David Kirk. Feiwel and Friends, 2014.|
Oh So Brave may be small, but he is super-brave! He is a gloriously ferocious little guy.
Until he hears a big roar. We know it is his own roar, but he is certain it must belong to a monster.
He roars again to frighten the monster, but once again, he scares himself, never believing the roar could be his own. He rushes about, asking all the other forest creatures if they heard the monster, too.
Finally, he gathers all the other forest creatures up, promising to protect them. Maybe if they all roar together, they will frighten the monster once and for all.
It's been nearly three years since my last bookstore storytime, and these would have been wonderful read-alouds for my little customers. We could have roared together! These days, I read occasionally in our elementary classrooms, and sometimes, Little Sis has me read books and do crafts at her birthday parties. She misses our old Saturday mornings, even though she was pretty little back then. My sentimental babies...
Of course, while we may lament Mom's lack of employment, there is nothing stopping us from having an old-fashioned storytime at home! Complete with printable crafts! I visited David Kirk's Treehouse and clicked on "Playroom." There, you can find lots of printable goodies, coloring pages and puppets and stuff.
Stay tuned for Halloweeny and Autumn goodness, starting tomorrow! I can't promise to blog five days a week, but I do have lots to share.
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