Story Time

Ducks and Bunnies
Submitted by: Bonnie Langan, Baldwin Boettcher
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school
Books
The Chick and the Duckling by:Mirra Ginsburg
Hatched at the same time, the chick is successful at imitating the duck until the latter goes for a swim.
Rabbit Rambles On by:Susanna Gretz
Duck and Frog decide to teach boastful rabbit a lesson.
Runaway Bunny by:Margaret Wise Brown
A little rabbit who wants to run away tells his mother how he will escape but she is always right behind him.
Tale of Peter Rabbit by:Beatrix Potter
Share Peter Rabbit's many adventures in Mr. McGregor's garden.
Max's Chocolate Chicken by:Rosemary Wells
Max and his sister Ruby go on an egg hunt and vie with each other for the prize - a chocolate chicken.
Danny and the Easter Egg by:Edith Kunhardt
Danny colors Easter eggs with his friends, then hunts for them after they are hidden by the Easter Bunny and gives a special one to his grandmother.
Night Rabbits by:Monica Wellington
Simple text and illustrations depict nighttime activities of young rabbits.
Little Rabbit Foo Foo by:Michael Rosen
Little Rabbit Foo Foo, who mistreats the other forest inhabitants, receives his just desserts from the Good Fairy
Five Little Ducks by:Raffi Illustrated by Jose Aruego
When her five little ducks disappear one by one, Mother Duck sets out to find them.
The Dumb Bunnies Easter by:Sue Denim
It's December 24th and the dumb bunnies are celebrating the holidays in their ridiculous way.
Danny's Duck by:June Crebbin
Danny regularly visits a mother duck and her nest near his school playground, and then one day something wonderful happens.
Rabbit's Good News by:Ruth Bornstein
Rabbit leaves her warm dark burrow and discovers that spring has come.
Songs
Five Little Ducks
Five little ducks that I once knew
Fat ones, skinny ones, fair ones, too.
But the one little duck with the feather on his back
He led the others with a quack, quack, quack.
Down to the river they would go.
Wibble,Wobble, Wibble, Wobble to and fro
But the one little duck with the feather on his back
He led the others with a quack, quack, quack.
Up from the river they would come
Ho Ho Ho and hum hum hum
But the one little duck with the feather on his back
He led the others with a quack quack quack (repeat)
Bunny Fingerplay
Here is a bunny with his nose so funny
And here is his hole in the ground
When a noise he hears, he pricks his ears
and jumps in his hole in the ground
Action Verse
I saw a little rabbit go hop, hop hop
I saw his ears go flop, flop, flop
I saw his eyes go wink, wink, wink
I saw his nose go twink, twink, twink
I said, "Little Rabbit won't you stay?"
He looked at me and hopped away.
Other
Resources: Cassettes - Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett
Everything Grows by Raffi

CopyCat, "Just Ducky", March/April 1990/ p.7
Theme-a-Saurus, "Bunnies", p. 54