Story Time

Be Kind to Animals
Submitted by: Cheryl Rhoads, Tomball
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
The Search for the Perfect Child by:Jan Fearnley
Usually families are looking for the perfect dog, but in this story the premise is reversed. fido, self-described as the cleverest, sharpest, coolest dog detective in the world, is on a mission to find the perfect child. Throughout the book he finds messy, kind, and helpful children, and then comes to a grand conclusion after all his long search.
Not Norman: A Goldfish Story by:Kelly Bennett
After being very unhappy about having a very quiet, non-descript pet, a boy learns that a fish can be a very good pet indeed.
Mr. Pusskins: a Love Story by:Sam Lloyd
mr. PUsskins is a very obnoxious cat who doesn't appreciate his owner, emily. He runs away and after rummaging through garbage cans and gardens and joining the "Pesky Cat Gang," he finds that being free isn't at all as good as he thought it would be and wants to go back to Emily. Emily never gives up on him as she loves him dearly, and when she finally finds him, he is a changed cat.....and they live happily ever after.
Calico's Curious Kittens by:Phyllis Limbacher Tildes
Great pictures that both toddlers and preschools enjoy. Poor Calico spends all her time getting her kittens out of all sorts of troubles. A very amusing book.
Naptime for Slippers by:Andrew Clements
Slippers is so busy burying things, chewing, and sniffing, he doesn't seem to have time for a nap until he has just totally exhausted himself.
Songs
There's a Doggy at the Door
(Tune: There's a Spider on the Floor by Scott Smith)

There's a doggy at the door, at the door
there's a doggy at the door, at the door
There's a doggy at the door
Oh, who could ask for more
Than a doggy at the door, at the door.

There's a doggy in the house in the house
There's a doggy in the house in the house
Are you sure it's not a mouse
No, a doggy in the house.
There's a doggy in the house, in the house.

There's a doggy on the stair on the stair.
There's a doggy on the stair on the stair.
Doesn't anybody care
That a doggy's on the stair
There's a doggy on the stair, on the stair.

There's a doggy in the hall, in the hall.
There's a doggy in the hall, in the hall.
Well, he's playing with a ball
The little doggy in the hall
There's a doggy in the hall, in the hall.

There's a doggy in my room, in my room
There's a doggy in my room, in my room
Now he's chewing at a broom
The little doggy in my room
There's a doggy in my room, in my room.

There's a doggy on my bed, on my bed.
There's a doggy on my bed, on my bed.
Now he's licking at my head
The little doggy on my bed
There's a doggy on my bed, on my bed!
Kittens
Five little kittens
Sleeping on a chair
One rolled off,
Leaving four there.

Four little kittens
One climbed a tree
To look in a bird's nest
Then there were three

Three little kittens
Wondered what to do
One saw a mouse
Then there were two.

Two little kittens
Playing near a wall
One little kitten
Chased a red ball

One little kitten
With fur soft as silk
Left all alone
To drink a dish of milk.
Pets
Hop, hop, hop like your bunny,
Run, run, run like your dog.
Walk, walk, walk like your cat.
Jump, jump, jump like your frog.
Swim, swim, swim like your goldfish.
Fly, fly, fly, like your bird
Then sit right down and don't say a word.
There Was a Little Turtle
There was a little turtle
He lived in a box.
He swam in a puddle.
He climbed on the rocks.

He snapped at a mosquito.
He snapped at a flea.
He snapped at a minnow
And he snapped at me!

He caught the mosquito.
He caught the flea.
He caught the minnow,
But he didn't catch me!
Five Little Puppy Dogs
Five little puppy dogs by the kennel door
One left the crowd and then there were four.
Four little puppy dogs running round a tree
Mother called one home and then there were three.
Three little puppy does playing with a shoe
One ran after a cat, and then there were two.
One little puppy dog sitting in the sun
She went in the kennel, and then there were none.
Craft
http://daniellesplace.com/html/catcrafts.html

3-D Paper Cat Craft for Kids