Whose Shoes? — preschool storytime

Today’s storytime was all about different kinds of shoes.  Dog in Boots features shoes for various purposes, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes has repetitive chants, Ooh La La Polka Dot Boots is all about rhyme and repeat, and the kids played a Whose Shoes matching flannel board.



Dog in Boots by Greg Gormley; illustrated by Roberta Angaramo: 

After reading “Puss in Boots,” an adventurous dog sets out to find the perfect pair of shoes to suit his every need.


Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin; illustrated by James Dean: 

Pete the cat wears his school shoes when visiting the library, the lunchroom, the playground, and more while singing his special song.


Ooh La La Polka-Dot Boots by Ellen Olson-Brown; illustrated by Christiane Engel: 

Illustrations and brief rhyming text sing the praises of polka-dot boots, which add panache to any outfit.



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“Whose Shoes”

Match the shoes to the outfit.

Ballerina = ballet shoes

Going to school = tennis shoes

Rainy day = rain boots

Day at the beach = flip flops or sandals

Going swimming = flippers

Fancy dress = high heels

Cowboy = boots

Soccer player = cleats



“Elves and the Shoemaker” from Rapunzel and More Classic Fairytales

A pair of elves secretly create an amazing pair of shoes for a poor but kindly shoemaker.



Pasadena Central Library, Preschool Storytime 11/29/2014

Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, Teen Mental Health Initiative, and volunteers. She also coordinates the library's Innovation Lab, STEAM Kits project, and Young Readers League. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member.  A majority of her free time is spent with her two corgis Tyrion and Gimli. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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