Ms. Eileen here - just wanted to continue with what Patty posted about my storytimes this week and the theme "Outdoors". I have sooo enjoyed it as a theme and the books are ALL just great storytime books! But I wanted to specifically mention 2 that I love- the old favorite being "We Were Tired of Living in a House" by Liesel Moak Skorpen. Originally released in 1969 with illustrations by Doris Burn, here it is:
"So we packed our bag with sweaters and scarlet leaves and gold, and a frog who was a particular friend, and precious stones that caught and held the sun. And we moved to the sea. We liked the sea."
My 4 & 5 year olds were entranced!
My newish favorite is this one by Susan Gal: