One snowy morning, a squirrel and a chipmunk discover a lump of snow with all kinds of weird things stuck in it. The duo gathers up the buttons, mittens, carrot, hat, scarf, and other objects and brings them back home, where they make a delectable soup for a small gathering of friends. But when morning comes, they wonder if someone else had placed those items there in preparation of their own cooking plans.
Polly belongs to Molly, Eric belongs to Derek, and Lawrence belongs to Florence. But Mr. Scruff belongs to no one! He's a dog waiting at the animal shelter for just the right person to adopt him. When Jim comes along, he is certain Mr. Scruff is the perfect dog for him, but Jim's parents aren't so convinced. Does it matter that Mr. Scruff is old and Jim is young, or that Mr. Scruff is big and Jim is small, or that their names don't rhyme?
Honey's five little siblings are bouncy and LOUD -- and sometimes all she wants is some peace and quiet. Honey earns two carrots a week from babysitting, so the determined rabbit develops a plan to forgo some of her usual treats in order to save up for her own playhouse. Other titles in this financial literacy series for children focus on earning and spending money.
Solomon wants to get dressed all by himself, but a little help from Dad is in order.
What if, instead of a pizza man or pizza woman delivering the pizza, a pizza kitty shows up at your door? Or a pizza cow? How would you say hello?
Bear is mad. Mad! MAD!!! He is so mad that he lies on his tummy, cries, and kicks and punches. But then, after a while, he takes a few deep breaths, has a snack, takes a nap, and resets his day.
Tiger is sleeping, and wouldn't you know it? She's lying right in the way of the other animals, who are all carrying balloons! Will they all be able to make it over her without waking her up? This participatory story requires kids to help propel the plot forward, and the ending is a satisfying surprise.
"Hats are not for cats," insists a top hat-wearing dog. He's even got a poster to prove it! Though he gives example after example of types of hats that are not to be donned by felines, he is eventually convinced by a persuasive cat that the look suits her just fine.
First it was Bella's dog in This Book Just Ate My Dog, and now it's Ben's cat who's gone missing! And though the response is prompt, a coordinated team of rescuers vanishes into the book, too! Not to fear, however; a little bit of tickling should get this book sneezing and return everything back to normal-ish!
This spooky story is one of our October storytime favorites! It's a delicate book with a big pop-up ghost at the end, so unfortunately it is hard to find a copy that a library will allow you to check out.