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Who's for Lunch
Submitted by: Paula, Katherine Tyra
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
A Frog in the Bog by:Karma Wilson
A frog in the bog grows larger and larger as he eats more and more bugs, until he attracts the attention of an alligator who puts an end to his eating.
The Glerp by:David McPhail
At the expense of his health, the strolling Glerp swallows everyone who gets in his way.
Hungry Hen by:Richard Waring
A greedy fox watches a hungry hen growing bigger every day, knowing that the longer he waits to eat her, the bigger she will be.
My Lucky Day by:Keiko Kasza
When a young pig knocks on a fox's door, the fox thinks dinner has arrived, but the pig has other plans.
A Most Unusual Lunch by:Robert Bender
A frog is strangely transformed after eating a beetle, as is the fish who devours the frog, and so on, in this humorous cumulative story.
Mouse Count by:Ellen Stoll Walsh
Ten mice outsmart a hungry snake.
My Little Sister Ate One Hare by:Bill Grossman
Little sister has no problem eating one hare, two snakes, and three ants, but when she gets to ten peas, she throws up quite a mess.
The Mystery of Eatum Hall by:John Kelly
Mr. and Mrs. Pork-Fowler are invited to spend a weekend of gourmet dining at a spooky castle where their host, Mr. Hunter, is anxious to "meat" them.
Toad by:Ruth Brown
A toad has a close call with a "monster." This is a great descriptive poem.
Wide-Mouthed Frog: a pop-up book by:Keith Faulkner
A wide-mouthed frog is interested in what other animals eat--until he meets a creature that eats only wide-mouthed frogs!
Wombat Stew by:Marcia K. Vaughn
A dingo intent on making wombat stew receives cooking suggestions from the other animals, unaware that they are protecting their fellow creature.
Songs
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
I use a doll with "edible" creatures. It is based on the Pam Adams version.

An illustrated version of the cumulative folk song in which the solution proves worse than the predicament when an old lady swallows a fly. Some pages are die-cut, permitting a portion of the next illustration to be seen.

The book works well, a flannel or other visual could be made.
I Had a Rooster: A Traditional Folk Song by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A folk song with cumulative verses that describe the sounds made by different animals, including a cat, a duck, a cow, a pig, a sheep, a lion, and a baby. This version comes with a CD sung by Pete Seeger.
Teasing Mr. Crocodile
A finger play about 5 monkeys teasing Mr.Crocodile.

http://www.dltk-teach.com/rhymes/crocodile/words.htm