Saturday, April 22, 2017

It's an Orange Aardvark!

It's an Orange Aardvark! by Michael Hall

Michael Hall has so many flannel-ing worthy books and I finally buckled down and made one.  I consider this book to be more of an early elementary school book.... but my 5 year old was tickled orange to read it with me so maybe Pre-K to 2nd?

Summary from Amazon:
Five carpenter ants at home in their tree stump hear a noise. What is it? One ant thinks it is a hungry aardvark lurking outside the stump, just waiting to eat them. One ant makes a hole in the stump to see. Orange light floods the stump—it's not an aardvark, proclaims the ant chorus. It's orange! So what is lurking outside the stump? This very funny picture book features die-cut holes on almost every page, suspenseful page turns, a wonderful surprise ending, and an introduction to a rainbow of colors.

 You are looking at the tree stump from the inside where the ants are:

As each new hole is drilled, a new color of light shines in:

More true-to-life camera lighting:

Pssst... you shouldn't leave your flannel pieces bunched up in your storytime travel box and then forget about them if you don't want it wrinkled.  Just a tip. 🙂

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Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes

Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes by James Dean

A Pete the Cat book I can get on board with again.  There are no blue shoes or groovy sunglasses, but I found this book on a Valentine's display at Barnes & Noble and thought it was the perfect book to mix up my Valentine's theme.

I used this set in my Valentine's theme this past February and the kids loved it!  I shared this book with my son's Kinder class and they were especially excited when Pete the Cat asked me to bring these cupcake erasers to them (randomly found them in the party isle at Walmart).

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