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Saturday, December 17, 2011


I've slowly been going through the list of  cumulative stories on my library's website

Sitting Down to Eat by Bill Harley, pictures by Kitty Harvill is a fun, silly story.  Harley has an information page at the end about how he chose to end the story, and how it began as a song.  There's a child sitting down to eat and there's a knock at the door.  Every time it's a different animal and they want to share the meal.  I like that it's so generic.  You can't really tell if the child is a boy or girl.  The animals make a distinct noise and Harley suggests using a distinct voice for each of them, also.  I can see using this with preschoolers and Kindergarteners.  It is a counting book, it rhymes, and is repetitious.  The pictures are cut paper with some paint treatments or crayon here and there.  I couldn't find the actual description, so this is my own analysis.  I found another blogger that has made this into a flannel story.  Looks like a great summer staff project!

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