105 Ways to Give a Book

ABC Storytime: R is for...

Um, I don’t really have an introduction, but a Happy St. Patrick’s Day wish seems in order.

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

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EM said...

I love RATTLETRAP CAR! I use it in workshops as an example of a book that does everything I hate (loose internal rhyme, tons of onomotopoeia) and yet I love love love it. Rules, meant to be broken, etc.

Elaine Magliaro said...

I also LOVE RATTLETRAP CAR. It was one of my favorite books to read aloud when I was an elementary school librarian. It's a great book to use when working with young kids on predicting skills.

My students so enjoyed this book! They loved the onomatopoeia--the fizzelly sizzelly...wappity bappity...lumpety bumpety...bing bang pop!--and the razzleberry dazzleberry snazzleberry fizz.

Gretta said...

The Runaway Bunny because it teaches about unconditional love and the love of parents/children

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