SLC Book Boy

the storytime ventures of a children's librarian

Unloved Animals Storytime

on November 28, 2011

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

 Book: But No Elephants – Jerrry Smath


(I love being able to use books that I remember from my youth.)

 Song: I’m an Alligator – from the CD Favorite sing-a-longs. Volumes 1-3

 (used an alligator puppet to lip-sync, tried to get the kids to sing along, but they enjoyed it even if they didn’t!)

Old Black Fly – Jim Aylesworth


(Such a fun book with illustrations at just the right gross level!)

 Activity: Fly is on your nose (see at end)

 (I made little flies for everyone, and moved them to the different body parts with appropriate Bbbbzzzzzing in between. I let the kids choose where the fly would land next, my favorite being on the heart). =]

Book: Vulture View – April Pulley Sayre


(This book was the motivation for the theme, simple with fantastic papercut illustrations.)

Poem: Flea by David L Harrison


(see the full thing here)

(This was really popular, and the second time around I had the kids help me remember which animal got eaten next.)

Book: Aaarrgghh! Spider! –  Lydia Monks


(This was the last book I found for the storytime, and maybe my favorite.)

Puppet: Little Miss Muffet

 (Had a girl puppet and a spider puppet, and the kids loved seeing her scream and run away! We did it over and over…they didn’t prefer the alternate ending where ‘they sang and played all day.’)

 Activity: Instruments!

The Parts:

A Fly is On Your Nose

A Fly is on my nose, A Fly is on my nose

Hi-Ho, just watch me blow the fly right off my nose!

(repete with different body parts. I let the kids pick which part the fly would go to next.)


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