Today, we shared stories about animals and choosing the perfect pets.


The Octopuppy by Martin McKenna:  Edgar wanted a pet dog, but what he got instead was a rather brilliant octopus named Jarvis.


What Pet to Get by Emma Dodd:  Jack’s mother agrees that he may have a pet, but when he suggests everything from an elephant to a tyrannosaurus rex, she must explain why each would be less than ideal.


If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! by Elise Parsley:  A child provides insights, based on personal experience, into everything that can go wrong if one brings analligator to school for show-and-tell.



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This is not a story about pets, but of figuring out what animal the mice felt.

Flannel board based on Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young

One by one, day by day, six different colored blind mice investigate the “strange Something” down by the pond. Each comes back with a different guess having only touched part of it.  Not until the seventh day, when the seventh white mouse explores the “entire Something”, is its true identity revealed.


Draw & Tell

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“Come Over and See My New Pet” by Jerry J. Mallett and Timothy S. Ervin from More Stories to Draw



Poppy Cat: Bad Robot, from the DVD Birthday Wishes

Join Poppy Cat and her friends as they embark on extraordinary adventures through fantastical lands. Seen through the eyes of Poppy’s imaginative young owner, a little girl named Lara, each episode tells the tale of a very special cat and her colorful band of friends.



Preschool Storytime 10/17/2015, Pasadena Central Library