Here are the books we read during December!
Snowmen at Night
by Carolyn Buehner
illustrated by Mark Buehner
This is one of my favorite snowmen books – I think I love it because the Buehner’s tell a story on the jacket that they once had a snowman that slid across the yard and ended up facing their front door in the morning! Cute and fun and they kids get a kick out of imaging what the snowmen do when no one is looking.
The Snowman Storybook
by Raymond Briggs
I have always loved the short animated version of this story, and if you haven’t checked it out you should, it is gorgeous and the music is wonderful. This shortened version of the story is just right for little ones and skips the references to Christmas, which we don’t really talk about in Itsy Bitsy Story Time since we have families of many different backgrounds.
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
Big colorful multi-media pictures with tons of texture are the basis for this book about making a snow family. Great tie-in for craft projects!
by Uri Shulevitz
by Patricia Hubbel
illustrated by Hiroe Nakata
Red Sled by Lita Judge
This book cracks me up. I grew up in Wisconsin and we always wore a hat under our hoods! Cute rhyming story of bundling up to play outside. A perfect tie-in to our “Getting Dressed” song!
What is worse than losing two mittens?!? Losing only one! Fun look at what to do with only one mitten!
Adapted and illustrated by Jan Brett
Classic winter tale of what happens to a lost mitten. Jan Brett has several free crafts, coloring pages and activities to download available at her site: http://www.janbrett.com/index.html
I Am Small by Emma Dodd
If You Were an Penguin
by Wendell and Florence Minor
Penguins (Usborne Touchy Feely Board Book)
by Fiona Watt
Short and sweet board book with wonderful illustrations full of things to touch. Some great, very basic, information about penguins and loads to discover on every page!