Books We Read
Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert follows a sneaky cat who is bored with his usual canned cat food. He is on the hunt for something “wild” to eat. We follow him as he tries to catch different birds but only ends up with “feathers for lunch” as they all fly away in the nick of time! Suspenseful, colorful, funny and educational – this picture book is a crowd pleaser. At the end of the book you will find factual information about all of the birds who appear on its pages.
Birds written by Kevin Henkes and illustrated by Laura Dronzel is a striking look at the “visuals” birds make at rest and in motion. Each page surprises the reader with its beautiful illustrations and unique take on the life of birds in the wild. The use of symbolism and metaphor is a great takeaway for adults as well.
Toni Yuly’s Early Bird is perfect for infants, toddlers and older preschoolers. The text is simple and the illustrations bold, large and colorful. If you hadn’t already guessed, it’s all about the early bird who catches the worm!
Five Little Birds
One little bird with lovely feathers blue
He sat beside a red bird and
That made two!
Two little birds, singing in a tree
A green came to join them
That made three!
Three little birds wishing there were more
Along came an orange bird
That made four!
Four little birds glad to be alive
Along came a pink bird
That made five!
Five little birds sang happy songs all day.
Then five little birds spread their wings
And flew away…
Bluebird, Where are YOU?
Say: “My little bluebird loves to hide. I think he’s hiding behind one of these egg, but he won’t come out.”
Ask the children: “Can you help me find him?”
“Let’s say it together! Bluebird where are you? Are you behind the ______ egg?”
(orange, purple, pink, light yellow…)
Continue asking the question until you finally find the bluebird behind the last egg on the board!
Action Songs & Fingerplays We Shared
Music from CDs We Shared
Video We Shared
The video we saw – Inch by Inch– is based on the book by Leo Lionni.
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