105 Ways to Give a Book

Cybils Nominees ABC Giveaway: The Letter G

Goodnight, Little Monster
by Helen Ketteman, illustrated by Bonnie Leick

Goodnight, Little MonsterThis is a typical bedtime book with bath, snack, and favorite toy in bed. Well, typical except for the fact that bath includes a debugging, snack is worm juice — now with fresh worms! — and monster’s favorite lovely is a stuffed slug. The cuteness of the little monster himself provides a great contrast to the creepier, gross-out elements tucked into the illustrations — like the bowl of “candy” that is instead... um, eyeballs. The rhymes make for a fun read-aloud, though the boys will be scrambling over each other to get a closer view of the pictures. Also a fun and different bedtime book for your own little monster.
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The Letter G

Book: Giraffes Can’t Dance, by Giles Andreae

Book: Gorilla! Gorilla! by Jeanne Willis

Song: “What Begins With G?”
(to the tune of Farmer in the Dell)
What begins with G?
What begins with G?
We all know, we’ll tell you so.
What begins with G.

Giraffe begins with G...
Gorilla begins with G...
Girl begins with G...
Book: The Three Silly Girls Grubb, by John and Ann Hassett or Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by James Marshall

Book: Grandmother Winter, by Phyllis Root

Action Rhyme: “Grandma’s Glasses”
These are Grandma’s glasses.
This in Grandma’s hat
This is the way she folds her hands.
And lays them in her lap.
Here are Grandpa’s glasses
And here is Grandpa’s hat,
And here’s the way he folds his arms
And takes a little nap.
(Add motions to the rhyme — dainty for Grandma, bigger for Grandpa.)
Book: The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldon
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Sarah said...

One of my favorite G books if Silly Suzy Goose (Horacek). The kids love that one, especially since they have the chance to participate with the action.

Bridget R. Wilson said...

I have 2 more great & funny "G" books to recommend. Strangely enough, they're both farmyard books.

Gobble Gobble Crash by Julie Stiegemeyer

Giggle Giggle Quack by Doreen Cronin

Unknown said...

My favorite G book is The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble. Love GIggle Giggle Quack too!

bioluminescence said...

I'm thinking gingerbread! The Gingerbread Baby, The Gingerbread Girl, The Gingerbread Cowboy...there are so many good versions! We just did this at our playgroup & let all the kids sniff a container of powdered ginger first. Afterwards we did body tracings on brown paper and thn they could decorate themselves as a gingerbread person.

OR Go Away, Big Green Monster!

Z-Kids said...

The Gunniwolf is a favorite. And I'm quite fond of the version illustrated by Barbara Upton.

Callie said...

Can the curious George books count for G?

G Is for Goat by Patricia Polacco, although it isn't a favorite at our house.

Karen said...

I used Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri earlier this year during storytime. It's a great color book. I also love the Gingerbread books and they are have been a huge it at my library!