“Where Are My Books?”

Spencer loves to read. He reads a book every night. One morning his favorite book goes missing, and in its place is a tulip. Spencer searches high and low, but he can’t find his book. The next morning another book is missing, a nut in its place. And the morning after that, another book is missing. What is happening to Spencer’s books?!

WATCH and LISTEN to Debbie Ohi reading “Where Are My Books?” 

 

ACTION RHYME: “Gray Squirrel”
(you can sing it if you know the tune)

Gray squirrel, gray squirrel
Swoosh your bushy tail.  (wiggle butt)
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel
Swoosh your bushy tail.  (wiggle butt)

Wrinkle up your funny nose  (wrinkle up your nose)
Hold a nut between your toes  (hold up hands like they are paws)
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel
Swoosh your bushy tail.  (wiggle butt)

 

ACTION SONG: “Frisky Squirrel”  (tune: The Grand Old Duke of York)

Oh, the frisky little squirrel
He gathers nuts and seeds.  (make gathering motions with hands and arms)
He hides them for the winter months
So he’ll have all he needs.

Oh, up-up-up he goes  (bounce up or march up)
And down-down-down he comes.  (bounce down or march down)
He runs around – goes up and down. (bounce up, then bounce down)
His work is never done.

Oh, up-up-up he goes  (bounce up or march up)
And down-down-down he comes.  (bounce down or march down)
He runs around – goes up and down. (bounce up, then bounce down)
His work is never done.

 

LEARNING ACTIVITIES:

  • Choose one of the activities from the Teachers Guide on the author’s website.

  • Debbie Ohi loves libraries and squirrels. Can you visit your library’s website to find out more about what resources you can access online to learn about squirrelsClick here for a shortcut to our research databases. Once you go to that page, you can look up more information about squirrels in Britannica School and Elementary Resources (formerly known as Kids InfoBits)What did you learn about squirrels? Can you draw a squirrel? Can you draw a squirrel visiting the library?!

  • Learn how to make a book cover! Click here for instructions.

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