105 Ways to Give a Book

ABC Storytime: O is for...

The Letter O

Book: My Very Own Octopus, by Bernard Most

Fingerplay: “Open, Shut Them”
Open, shut them, open, shut them.
Give a little clap, clap, clap.
Open, shut them, open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap, lap, lap.
Creep them, crawl them, creep them, crawl them
Right up to your chin, chin, chin.
Open wide your little mouth...
But do not let them in.
(Act out the hand motions.)
Book: Owl Babies, by Martin Waddell, or Little Hoot, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Fingerplay: “Five Little Owls”
The first little owl has big, round eyes.
The second little owl is of very small size.
The third little owl can turn her head.
The fourth little owl likes mice, she said.
The fifth little owl flies all around,
And her wing hardly make a single sound.
(Count owls on fingers, and then “fly” hands around.)
Book: Over in the Meadow, by Olive A. Wadsworth (I sing it instead of reading it.)

Book: Some “O” name book like Olivia, by Ian Falconer; Olvina Files, by Grace Lin; Otto Goes to Camp, by Todd Parr; Owen, by Kevin Henkes; or Otis, by Loren Long

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Julie said...

Don't forget Owl Moon by Jane Yolen - one of my favorites!

Julie said...

Also I'm The Biggest Thing in the Ocean vy Kevin Sherry. The main character is a giant squid, but he sees an octopus in the ocean. Thanks for these ABC Storytimes! We will get through at least M, and maybe more, before breaking for summer reading!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Oh, my kids love Owl Babies!

I also like Orange "O" books like The Big Orange Splot or Orange Pear Apple Bear.

Gretta said...

Olive is a fantastic book that kids of all ages enjoy

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