With spring in full bloom and the start of Summer Reading Club right around the corner (Monday, May 4), now seems like a good time to just cut loose and act silly! Enjoy giggling to these goofy books and then try singing and wiggling to these songs: “There Was a Crocodile” by Jbrary, “Do Your Ears Hang Low” by Muffin Songs, “Shake Your Sillies Out” by The Learning Station, and “Tooty Ta” by EFlashApps.
Brief Thief by Michaël Escoffier
Witty, humorous illustrations of great charm tell this story of conscience and mistaken identity as thoroughly as the book’s delightful text. Here a lizard takes the liberty of using what seem to be some old underpants when he runs out of toilet paper. What he doesn’t count on is that his own conscience and an outraged rabbit will be watching.
Silly Sally by Audrey Wood
Dance a jig with a silly pig. Play leapfrog with a silly dog. And that’s just the beginning of all the fun! Come along and join Silly Sally and her outrageous friends as they parade into town in a most unusual way. Exploding with whimsy, humor, and zest. . . . Be prepared to read this one a thousand times!
The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort
An animal-filled version of the classic children’s song “The Wheels on the Bus” ” The seals on the bus go “errp, errp, errp” All through the town.” Two children and their parents board a city bus on their way to a party. At the next stop, who should get on but a group of seals, who holler “errp, errp, errp” at the top of their lungs. Each time the bus stops a new kind of animal joins the passengers and adds to the din, to the children’s delight and the parents’ annoyance. But when several hissing skunks want to come aboard, even the children cry “help! help! help!”This hilarious new version of the beloved children’s song “The Wheels on the Bus” will have young readers errping and roaring and honking along.
What Animals Really Like: A New Song Composed & Conducted by Mr. Herbert Timberteeth by Fiona Robinson
When the National Animal Choir performs the latest song by renowned composer and conductor Mr. Herbert Timberteeth, nothing goes exactly as planned. Mr. Timberteeth has some preconceived notions of what animals like to do that are reflected in his song. But it turns out that lions prefer flower arranging to prowling and shrimp would rather ski than swim! With all the dissension and mayhem, will the show still go on? This hilarious picture book delivers a subtle message about stereotyping that kids, who are so often pigeonholed, will appreciate. Awards and Praise for What Animals Really Like 2012 Winner of the Irma S. Black & James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature “Robinson’s story will keep children giggling at the beaver’s frustrated reactions and the animals’ unpredictable preferences. Encore!”
Moo! by David LaRochelle
When Cow gets her hooves on the farmer’s car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country. Moooo! But a bump in the road brings this joy ride to a troublesome end. Moo-moo. . . Has Cow learned her lesson about living life in the fast lane? Moo?Pairing two talented creators who managed to tell a complete story with just one word–MOO–this imaginative picture book will have readers laughing one moment and on the edge of their seats the next, as it captures the highs and lows of a mischievous cow’s very exciting day.
Just in case the songs and books weren’t enough to satisfy y’all’s silliness, finish off the day making these giggle-inducing “monster” handprints, courtesy of Momstown!