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!