Story Time

Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
• Pre-school • Schoolage
Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock by:Kimmel, Eric A
Anansi the Spider uses a strange moss-covered rock in the forest to trick all the other animals, until Little Bush Deer decides he needs to learn a lesson.
Crafty Chameleon by:Mwenye, Hadithi
A chameleon bedeviled by a leopard and a crocodile uses his wits to get them to leave him alone.
Edward in the Jungle by:McPhail, David M
Edward loves to read about Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, and one afternoon he becomes so absorbed in his book that he finds himself deep in Tarzan's jungle.
Verdi by:Cannon, Janell
A young python does not want to grow slow and boring like the older snakes he sees in the tropical jungle where he lives.
The monkey and the crocodile : a Jataka tale from India by:Galdone, Paul,
A retelling of one of the Indian fables relating to the former births of Buddha in which as a monkey he manages to outwit the crocodile who decides to capture him.
The elephant's Wrestling Match by:Sierra, Judy
Of all the animals challenged by the mighty elephant only a tiny bat was able to defeat him in a battle of wits.
Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale by:Aardema, Verna
A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit.
Nanta's Lion : a search-and-find adventure by:MacDonald, Suse
A Masai child is curious to see the lion that her father and the other villagers are hunting.
The great kapok tree : a tale of the Amazon rain forest by:Cherry, Lynne
The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.
Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, said the Sloth by:Carle, Eric,
Challenged by the other jungle animals for its seemingly lazy ways, a sloth living in a tree explains the many advantages of his slow and peaceful existence.
Coffee Filter Butterfly

Need: Cone shaped coffee filter, watercolor paint, clothespins, black paint, and pipe cleaners

Directions: Take a cone shaped coffee filter and cut it apart. Have the children watercolor each side. Paint a clothespin black and then attach the two wings with
it. Then add a pipe cleaner tied around the clothespin for the antennae.