Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'd Really Like to Eat a Child

This book is hilarious--the little crocodile gets tired of eating bananas and wants to eat a child instead.  You'll have to read this (very) short book to find out if he gets what he wants.  After I read it, I was thinking, "Awesome Storytime Book."  Which, by the way, I'm now a storytime lady (think: You've Got Mail, when character Kathleen Kelly wears a princess hat and reads to little kids, except I don't own a quaint bookshop in New York...but The FP is pretty dang close in many respects.)

I still don't have a sweet hat to wear, but that hasn't stopped us from having a BLAST. Last week's highlight was The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree.

I loved that book as a child, and since there aren't very many words in it (a must when reading to 3yr olds), and because it is sort of Halloween themed, I tried it out on the little kiddies.

At first some of them looked a little apprehensive, like: Maybe this is going to be a scary book, and I don't like scary.   But they got into it (you know, acting out being the bear with the light, the bear with the stick, and the bear with the rope and answering the questions the book poses to the audience: Do you think they went down that spooky old hall???? (so as not to leave you in suspense, they DO go down the spooky old hall.))

Anyway, the kids loved it, so we read it twice and it was requested again for this week...so they get it again, bless their little hearts. So tuck that away as handy information when entertaining three and four year olds, Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree. It's a hit.


Bridget said...

I bet you are the best Storytime lady! I wish I could see!

Christina LeSueur said...

I love that Berenstein bears book. My family owned it when it was a child and it was a favorite as well. I wish I could be one of your library students. I bet you are awesome!

Arizona Dunbars said...

I want to take my kids to your story time. I love that scene in Your Got Mail!!! I will keep an eye out for a cool hat.

Amanda said...

My kids loved "I'd Really like to Eat a Child." Thanks for the recommend. Also, my friend always wears an obnoxious pair of "reading glasses" for storytime (she's a kindergarten teacher) if the hat idea doesn't ever pan out.