Saturday, January 10, 2009

Gary at the Library

Our special correspondent Library Gary reports in from the library on this week's Storytime.

This week's theme was Magic with readings from The Magic Hat by Mem Fox, Cinderella's Rat by Susan Meddaugh, and Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola. There were also some finger puppets and a craft! The craft this week was a rabbit in a magic hat.

Simply cut out a top hat form black construction paper. Then carefully cut a slit in the brim part for the bunny to come out of.

To make the bunny, print and cut out on white paper. Color as desired then tape a popsicle to the back. Hold the top hat upside down and your rabbit will come out!

In the end, Library Daughter came home with the following:

Title: Sleepy in Seattle
Author: N/A
Illustrator: N/A
Discs: 1
Genre: Juvenile DVD
Dewey Decimal: DVD 917.97 Sle
ISBN: 1-59375-688-7
Cost: $0

I've not seen the show yet, but I've seen plenty of Arthur and Buster's Postcards to know this is a very educational and fun series. Buster goes out into the real world and learns new things while real people interact with him (he's usually off camera, but he'll show up in a cartoon now and then).

Title: The Blue Door
Author: David McPhail
Illustrator: John O'Connor
Pages: 32
Genre: Easy Reader
Dewey Decimal: E McP
ISBN: 1-55041-647-2
Cost: $0

We haven't read this one yet, but it's a story about a fox and a rabbit.

Title: Maisy Goes to the Hospital
Author: Lucy Cousins
Illustrator: N/A
Pages: 26
Genre: Easy Reader
Dewey Decimal: E Cou
ISBN: 978-0-7636-3377-6
Cost: $0

Library Mom and I swear Library Daughter has this book, but after much searching it couldn't be found. Either way, we've read it several times. Maisy breaks her leg, goes to the hospital, and makes a new friend.

Title: Franklin's Baby Sister
Author: Paulette Bourgeois
Illustrator: Brenda Clark
Pages: 30
Genre: Easy Reader
Dewey Decimal: E Bou
ISBN: 0-439-20378-3
Cost: $0

This is another frequent flyer around here as Library Dad has read it enough he made up his own words last night instead of reading it verbatim. Franklin is anxious to meet his new baby sister, but she won't be born until Spring. When she finally arrives, he gets to pick his sister's name.

Next week's theme will be Big and Little.

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