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Chicken Finds Winter Hat! And other fun winter stories.

Books about boots, mittens, and hats had the preschool storytime group talking about winter gear. It’s been cold outside with no snow but today’s books had two girls and a chicken venturing out into cold snowy weather and dressing appropriately.

A young girl’s dilemma is finding her boots so she can go outside, in “Holly’s Red Boots” by Francesca Chessa. This is not an easy task. With so many red items,  Holly’s searches the whole house. Can that red item beneath the table be the end of Holly’s search? Will the snow be melted by the time she finds the boots?

Mittens only work when there’s a pair. In “One Mitten” by Kristine O’Connell George a young girl prepares for winter snow fun, if only she can find her other mitten. The rhyming text brings you through the girl’s search  for the mitten and her eventual snow play date with a friend.

Minerva Louise, a chicken, is a lovable character.  “A Hat for Minerva Louise” by Janet Morgan Stoeke brings this adventuresome fowl out into the snow, but first she needs some winter clothes. Will that garden hose and plant pot substitute for a scarf and hat for Minerva Louise? Can a pair of gloves work as boots? Could that set of mittens finally be the hat for Minerva? It just might!

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Why Did the Chickens Cross the Road?

Why did the chickens cross the road?  Because they thought it was a egg-cellent idea!  Chickens was the theme for the Preschool Storytime on February 28th, and from rhyming text to prose we were introduced to the antics of some baby chicks, hens, and roosters.  Here are some of the stories we shared!

Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clarke  kept everyones attention as a scamp of a baby chick is stuck in mud — or so his mother thinks. After involving all the animals on the farm including the farmer, we find the baby chick was just playing in the mud and thanked everyone for joining him.

 Peepsqueak by Leslie Ann Clark had everyone repeating the phrase “He was on the move!” as the baby chick is determined from the start to fly high.  His attempts, though,  always leave him falling down on to soft grass.  Consoled by his mother at his failed attempts to fly, the Gray Goose takes Peepsqueak on a flight above the farm on his back.

Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman told of the Greenstalk family’s farm animals and how they find their way out of predicaments throughout the week by their industrious chickens.  The family finds after all their help that even the chickens need a day of rest.

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