Story Time

Snakes
Submitted by: Libby, West University
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Stanley Mows the Lawn by:Craig Frazier
As Stanley tries to mow his lawn he spies a snake. Not wanting to harm the snake, Stanley comes up with a unique way to cut the grass.
Class Two at the Zoo by:Julia Jarman
A class has a routine visit to the zoo until they pass the reptile enclosure.
The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash by:Trinka Hakes Noble
A class trip to a farm is anything but uneventful.
April Showers by:George Shannon
A group of frogs enjoys dancing in the rain and seem unaware of a snake sneaking up.
Snake Mistake by:Mavis Smith
A farmer uses lightbulbs to fool his hens into laying more eggs, but Jake the snake makes a mistake.
Crictor by:Tomi Ungerer
A lady in Paris has a snake as a pet. The snake is smart and helpful when the lady gets in trouble.
Mouse Count by:Ellen Walsh
10 mice count themselves out of trouble with a snake.
Songs
poem - Mother doesn't want a dog
Mother doesn't want a dog.
Mother says they shed,
And always let the strangers in
And bark at friends instead.
And do disgraceful things on rugs,
And track mud on the floor,
And flop upon your bed at night
And snore their doggy snore.

Mother doesn't want a dog.
She's making a mistake.
Because more than a dog, I think
She will not like this snake.

by Judith Viorst
Other
Use a long snake puppet to help you tell the story of Crictor