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Bats! Bats! Bats!

The final Big Dreamer’s Summer Storytime theme was bats: swimming bats, beach combing bats, and singing bats.

A large festival of bats in “Bat Jamboree” by Kathi Appelt held everyone’s attention as fifty-five bats counted to 10 and then back again to create a giant bat pyramid.  The Bat Lady gets to sing in the last act bringing the crowd to their feet.


A lonely bat at the zoo wants to be as popular as the other animals and sets off to see if he can learn to be popular too in “Batty” by Sarah Dyer.  He visits the penguins, lions, monkeys, and birds, all pointing out to Batty that he is limited.  What Batty didn’t realize was that he had made lots of friends in trying to be popular.


A family of bats heads off into the night to visit the ocean in Brian Lies’s “Bats at the Beach”.   Fun is in the air as the bats do everything what a “night” at the beach would bring, especially wearing “moon-tan” lotion.


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There are Monsters at the Library!

The subject of monsters was this week’s theme for Preschool Storytime.  First, we met Leonardo in “Leonardo, the Terrible Monster”, by Mo Willems, who is on the  search to scare someone, anyone!   After finding the perfect boy, Sam, to scare, Leonardo realizes something profound: he wants to befriend the boy.

                                                                                                                                                                    In “Monster  Mess!” by Margery Cuyler, a loud and clumsy monster decides to clean a boy’s room before taking a nap. The monster finds surprises in the room as he cleans, and just as he is settling down to sleep, the boy awakes to find he has a monster to play with!

                                                                                                                                                                       For our last book,”If You’re a Monster and You Know It” by Rebecca Emberley, had fledgling monsters giving it their best growls, stomps, roars and more, to the popular children’s song of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”


Monsters such as Googily and Broc inspired the preschoolers to create their own monsters

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