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Snoring through the Night….

The theme this storytime was snoring, which had Preschool Storytime children trying out some loud and quiet snores before the first book was read.


In the book “Roar of a Snore” by Marsh Diane Arnold, Jack can not sleep. A snore that “rocked the floor and shook the door'” has awaken him. Determined to search out who is snoring like that, Jack wakes the whole house and barn to stop that snore. A kitten, fast asleep in the hay was the culprit. Jack tries to wake the kitten but everyone says just let him sleep. So every ones decides to sleep and snore, with the kitten. What a noise that snoring group made.

We did a trio of hand plays, starting with Boom! Bang! Thunder, then Fireflies, and Two little Apples.  The action rhyme Boom! Bang! Thunder is a fun favorite with the children.

mr night

“Good Night, Mr. Night” by Dan Yaccarino was a quiet lyrical story. A young boy imagines the night, as a man, that wakes after the sun sets. “Mr Night” closes the flowers, quiets the animals and calms the seas. The boy knows that when Mr. Night is out side his window it’s time to go to sleep.  A good book overall.


“Bear Snores On” by Karma Wilson had great illustrations that caught the attention of the children.  In this story, a hibernating bear and his den become a gathering place for creatures during a snow storm.  All the creatures are eating and drinking and having a good time, until a fleck of pepper makes bear sneeze – thus waking him up!  At first bear is mad because he had missed out on all the fun, but then joins the group to have a good time.  After many tales, everyone falls asleep and snores, EXCEPT bear.

The character Bear from “Bear Snores On” was the craft. The bear’s shape was one cut out with paws and his belly glued on. The details of the bear were added with markers.

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Nighty Night

Pajamas not required!

Our second installment of MPL’s Big Dreamers Summer Story time had the theme of the “Night”.  A quiet pastoral setting has  a young boy heading off to bed, in “The Noisy Way to Bed” by Ian Whybrow.  On the boy’s  way to bed he encounters different farm animals each interrupting the him as he tries to rhyme his sentences about going to BED. The animals and the boy eventually settle down to sleep with the boy finally  getting to complete his rhyming story.


“Dark Night”, by Dorothee de Monfreid, told the tale of a boy lost in the forest.   Scared by the woodland creatures and all alone, the boy finds help from a rabbit with a black cape and suitcase.  With the rabbit’s ingenious idea and directions the boy manages to scare the creatures and get safely home.



Ever wonder where you might find a sleeping bear? In “A Place to Sleep” by Holly Meade,”she writes lyrically about creatures going to sleep including a young boy and girl. From fish sleeping with their eyes open in the shallows, to the elephant standing up to nap; this gentle story ends with the children safely in  their beds and sweetly dreaming.

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