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Tumblebooks Storytime: BIRDS & BUNNIES

Easter is on its way, which means chicks, ducks, and bunnies are showing up everywhere you look.  Especially if, like my sister the Shipt shopper, you’re looking at the Easter candy aisle at Target.  So this week’s Tumblebooks Storytime features BIRDS & BUNNIES.  Remember, to access Tumblebooks, go to our website and click on the white Tumblebooks rectangle directly below our message about the COVID closure.  You will be asked to enter your library card number in order to continue to the Tumblebooks website.  Once there, click on the INDEX tab to see an alphabetical list of books.  Use the alphabet buttons at the top to narrow your search for the titles.

TUMBLEBOOKS
Chicken Big by Keith Graves On a teeny little farm, in an itty-bitty coop, a very small hen laid a big, giant egg. And out of this egg came one big, humongous . . . something. "It's big!" clucked the little rooster. "It's enormous!" clucked the small chicken. "It's an elephant!" peeped the smallest chicken. No matter how they try, these clueless chickens can't make sense of the gigantic new member of their family until he saves the day.
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal  This is a clever take on the age-old optical illusion: is it a duck or a rabbit?  This simple story will make readers of all ages eager to take a side.
One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root    This counting tale is a feast of sounds and numbers that will have young listeners scrambling to join the slippy, sloppy fun.
Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens   It seems Mr. Rabbit is in a bit of a financial jam. So, he goes to Bear and makes a deal. The Rabbit family will plant and harvest the crops on Bear's land. Rabbit will split the crops with Bear 50/50. All Bear has to do is decide which half - tops or bottoms - he wants. Unfortunately, Bear keeps picking the "wrong half".  [Remember, the T alphabet tab isn't working. Click on S instead, then scroll down.]

HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES
B Is for Bunny  This letter craft features a soft sensory element.
Chicken in a Cup  Use common household items to make a device that sounds like a chicken.
Duck Call  Use a straw to sound like a duck.
Fork Print Chicks  These are just adorable.  You could also make a duckling!
Rubber Duck Math Race  Rubber duckie, you're the one.  You make math time lots of fun!
Sink and Float Peeps  Experiment using those beloved marshmallow Easter treats.

MUSIC & MOVEMENT
Bunny Brown by Caspar Babypants  Bouce and bounce and bounce around!
Chicken Dance  This is a classic.
Chicken in the Corn by Caspar Babypants  Get ready to clap and stomp to this ditty!
Five Little Ducks by Super Simple Songs  Count and quack along with this storytime staple.
Mr. Rabbit by Caspar Babypants  The music video is a delight!

EXTRAS
Chicks Rule on KidLit TV  Watch author Sudipta Bardhan-Qualen read her book about a feathered rebellion.
Creepy Carrots on Hoopla  This movie is inspired by the award-winning book by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown.  It is part of the Bonus Borrows collection.
DK Find Out! Chickens  Learn about the most common birds on earth.
Hatch! on Kidlit TV  Watch author Roxie Munro read her book about new life in the bird community.
National Geographic  Watch a video of 76 ducklings all in a row.
Peg + Cat Chicken Dance Game  Work on sequencing as you help some chickens strut their stuff.  Inspired by the PBS animated series.
Pete the Cat 5 Little Ducks on Hoopla  This audiobook is part of the Bonus Borrows collection.
Quackenstein Hatches a Family on Storyline Online  Watch actress Kristen Bell (voice of Frozen's Anna) read this tale of family and fright, as cute as it is creepy. 
Wolfie the Bunny on Kidlit TV  Watch author Ame Dyckman read her book about family, with a special appearance by the illustrator Zachariah O'Hora.


 

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