105 Ways to Give a Book

ABC Storytime: R is for... (Take Two)

Thanks to all the folks who contributed suggestions for the letter R storytime. I was so blown out last week that I didn’t even get back to post the final version until today, but it’s a good one.

The Letter R

Book: Duck? Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, or Rabbit Ears, by Amber Stewart

Fingerplay: “Five Little Rabbits”
Five little rabbits sitting by the door.
One hopped away, and then there were four.

Four little rabbits moved under a tree.
One hopped away, and then there were three.

Three little rabbits drinking morning dew.
One hopped away, and then there were two.

Two little rabbits resting in the sun.
One hopped away, and then there was one.

One little rabbit isn’t any fun.
He hopped away to find the others,
and then there were none.
Book: Rattletrap Car, by Phyllis Root

Book: Rain Drop Splash, by Alvin Tresselt

Song: “Rain, Rain Go Away”
Rain, rain, go away.
Come again another day.
Little Rosa wants to play.
Rain, rain go away. (Repeat with other names.)
Book: Ruby the Copy Cat, by Peggy Rathman or Ruby’s Wish, by Shirin Yim

Song: “Ram Sam Sam”
A ram sam sam
A ram sam sam
Guli, guli, guli, guli, guli
Ram sam sam...
Book: Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, by Mo Willems

Alternate Books: Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney; Hello, Robots, by Bob Staake; How to Hide a Crocodile and Other Reptiles, by Ruth Heller; Red Sled, by Patricia Thomas


Jacqueline said...

I absolutely love the Rattletrap Car! I think I could recite it without the books!

"and all stuck on with chocolate marshmallow fudge delight!"

BookChook said...

Pam, I called by to leave the comment Booklights capcha wouldn't accept:

"Pam, I have to admit I laughed anyway, though I should have commiserated! I think your tale would make the kernel of a great picture book plot.

Looking forward to this great new blog."

How wonderful that your daughter is doing improv! I love Theatresports and used them a lot in my life as a drama teacher.

Elaine Magliaro said...


RATTLETRAP CAR is one of my all-time favorite picture books to read aloud. It was a great book to use for a prediting exercise I did with kids.