by Julie A. Gassman, illustrated by Richard Watson
When things go wrong for Roger, he gets crabby. One day, while sitting in the naughty chair, Roger reflects on being called “crabby pants” and thinks that he can change things by simply fixing the pants themselves. With such a perfect plan, whatever could go wrong? This books will be a hit with preschoolers that have been crabby — which is to say all of them — and parents who suffered through a “crabby pants” of their own — which is say all of them. The clear and lively illustrations make it great for storytime, and the story offers a perfect beginning to talk about better solutions for moody behavior.
I couldn’t find an appropriate gift for Crabby Pants, so I’ll use another Cybils nominee,
The Cow Loves Cookies, which can be given with this Cookie Counting toy or look for 105 more ways to give a book.
The Letter C
Book: Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats, by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (alphabet book)
Action Rhyme: “Hey Diddle Diddle”
Book: The Cow That Laid an Egg, by Andy Cutbill, or The Cow Who Clucked, by Denise Fleming
Song: “Ten Little Chickies”
(sung to the “Ten Little Indians” tune.)
Book: I Bought a Baby Chicken, by Kelly Milner Halls (counting book)
Song: “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”
(You know the song. This time just use the animals that begin with “C” — chicks, cows, and cats.)
Book: “C” Is for Clown, by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Extra/Alternate Books: Grumpy Cat, by Britta Techentrup, or Cats, Cats, Cats, by Leslea Newman, or your own favorite cow, chick, or cat book.
Go here for the full text of songs/rhymes/fingerplays.
Go here for more on how to win twenty-five picture books in the ABC Giveaway.
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