Story Time

Jungle Animals
Submitted by: Cheryl, Tomball
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Jungle Bullies by:Steven Kroll
A chain reaction follows when an elephant wants to swim in the pond and a hippo chases him away. Hippo in turn chases away lion from his favorite spot and the bullying continues thoughout the jungle until it reaches little monkey whose mama encourages him to stand up for himself. Little monkey then leads the way asking everyone to share as the story reverses and goes back through all of the animals until all are playing the elephant's pond.
If You're Happy and You Know It (Jungle Edition) by:James Warhola
A brother and sister go on a make-believe safari and give a roar like a lion, laugh out loud with the hyena and flap their wings like a parrot as they make there way through the jungle. Based on the original "If You're Happy and You Know It" tune.
Hattie Hippo by:Christine Loomis
4 short stories in which Hatti manages to cause herself grief including overshooting her jump in ballet, eating all the food at her party, splashing all the water out of the pool, and falling asleep while playing hide-and-seek.
Little Monkey Lost by:Keith DuQuette
Little monkey is bored so he leaves his mother to go in search of adventure. His mother has warned him that if he ever gets lost he should ask the other monkeys to help him get home. By talking with the other monkeys he learns to howl, swin, eat fruit, and hug, but none of the monkeys takes him home. He uses his newly acquired skills to find his own way home, and once safely shows the others what he has learned so no one will be bored again. This book is a great way to introduce children to a number of different types of monkeys. At the end of the book, there is a brief description of each one.
Just the Thing by:Damian Harvey
Big gorilla cannot reach an itch so he gets different advice from everyone in the jungle, none of which works. It is not until he returns home that he discovers that the answer to his troubles was there all along. Illustrations and color are excellent.
Songs
The Animals In the Jungle Say....
Adapted by Shelly Lane (Montgomery County Library) and sung to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus."

The parrots in the jungle say squawk, squawk, squawk,
Squawk, squawk, squawk
Squawk, squawk, squawk
the parrots in the jungle say squawk, squawk, squawk,
All day long.

The monkeys..... eee, eee, eee
the lions... roar, roar, roar
the tigers...grr, grr, grr
the snakes....sss,sss,sss
10 Little Tigers
Adapted by Shelly Lane. Sung to the tune of "Ten Little Indians

1 little, 2 little, 3 little tigers, 4 little, 5 little, 6 little tigers, 7 little, 8 little, 9 little tigers 10 little tigers stalking around.
L-I-O-N
(tune of B-I-N-G-O)

I know an animal that lives in the jungle
and lion is his name-o
L-I-O-N, Roar!
L-I-O-N, Roar!
L-I-O-N, Roar!
and lion is his name-o
Itsy Bitsy Monkey
(Tune: Eeecy Weency Spider)

The itsy bitsy monkey climbed up the coconut tree (Climb up the tree by alternating cupped hands one on top of the other in the air)
Down came a coconut and hit him on his knee.......OWWWWWWW!!!
Out came a lion a-shakin' his mighty mane (frame your face with your hands, fanning fingers out for the mane)
Annnnd.
The itsy bitsy monkey climbed up the tree again! (Increase the tempo & climb up the tree)
Chimpanzee
(Adapted by Shelly Lane)

Chimpanzee, chipanzee, turn around (turn around)
Chimpanzee, chimpanzee, touch the ground (Touch the ground)
Chimpanzee, chimpanzee, dance on your toes (Dance on tip toes)
Chimpanzee, chimpanzee, touch your nose (Touch your nose)
Chimpanzee, chimpanzee, give a little clap (Clap)
Chimpanzee, chimpanzee, take a nap! (Lay head on hamds like sleeping)
Craft
http://daniellesplace.com/html/lionscrafts.html Stuffed Lion Craft for Kids (I did not do the stuffing, but cut a cardstock body instead).