Confused Animals: Storytimes for all ages

Stories we shared

Mixed up animal sounds, confusing animal shapes, animals that share qualities, and animals that are confused…

Animal Sounds by Tad Carpenter
Ribbit by Rodrigo Folguiera
My Beak, Your Beak by Melanie Walsh
Windblown by Edouard Manceau
Duck Rabbit by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Meow said the Cow by Emma Dodd

Other stories to try

Oink-a-Doodle-Moo by Jef Czekaj

Pass It On by Marilyn Sadler


Guess what animal!

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Film we watched

Bark, George

Based on the picture book by Jules Feiffer.

“Bark, George,” says George’s mother, and George goes: “Meow,” which definitely isn’t right, because George is a dog. And so is his mother, who repeats, “Bark, George.” And George goes, “Quack, quack.” What’s going on with George?


“Duck Rabbit, Rabbit Duck”

duck rabbit craft


template printed on cardstock or paper
cotton balls

How to make them

Get the template from Sunflower Storytime.

Children can cut out the template, then color one side as a duck and the other side as a rabbit.

Glue a cotton ball for the rabbit’s tail and a feather for the duck’s wing.

Pajama Storytime, Hastings Branch 7/22/13. Ages 3-8.
Infant & Toddler Storytimes, Central Library 7/23/13

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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