Today’s storytime featured stories about a big (or sometimes little) critter with four clawed feet, a tail, a big mouth with sharp teeth, scales, and wings… You guessed it! (or at least the kids did from the flannelboard opening) … DRAGONS!
Dinosaurs and dragons rarely get along, but when Freddie, a little dinosaur with his head in the clouds, meets Gingersnap, a little dragon trying to learn to fly, they soon find common ground.
In the heart of the city, among the taxis and towers, a small boy travels uptown and down, searching for his friend. Readers will certainly spot the glorious beast, plus an array of big-city icons they can count. Is the dragon taking the crosstown bus, or breathing his fiery breath below a busy street? Maybe he took a taxi to the zoo or is playing with the dogs in the park.
Draw & Tell
The Princess and the Critter, draw & tell by Richard Thompson
Once upon a time, there was a princess who was thoroughly sick of hearing her father’s knights brag about how they battled fierce dragons… So one day she set off herself to do battle with a dragon…
“The Polka Dot Horse” from Mike the Knight: Magical Mishaps
While Mike is training to be a knight, his younger sister Evie wishes to become a wizard. Accompanied by her pet frog Mr. Cuddles, Evie uses spells to help Mike with his missions, but a series of magical mishaps occurs. In this episode, Galahad is covered with polka dots right before they pose for a knightly statue, so Mike and his dragon friends try to figure out to get rid of the dots on time.
Pasadena Central Library, Preschool Storytime 9/06/2014