Sunday, March 16, 2008

It's not easy being green

Top o' the mornin' to ya on this St. Patrick's Day! I'm having a major holiday anxiety attack with two holidays falling within the same week.

Since green is the color of the day, let's talk about a terrific book that will entertain young and old alike. "Little Pea" is the tale of a young legume who must suffer through at least five bites of candy before he can scarf down his favorite dessert: spinach. Even the toddlers were chuckling as little pea forced down his daily dose of candy (yuch, blech, pleh) in order to be rewarded with his leafy green dessert.

Try playing a guessing game about green foods before you read "Green Foods" by Patty Whitehouse (nonfiction, Heinemann Library). What are some big green foods? How about some small green foods? Crunchy green foods? Soft green foods? Green drinks? This would make a good flannel board activity, too.

This week in story time, it's bunnies galore. Cowboy Bunnies. . .Little Bunny Foo-Foo. . .Is it just me or do there seem to be an inordinate number of bunny books?

Happy Easter!

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