Who Wants a Pet Dragon?

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of presenting a “pre-show” storytime for a family movie night in the park showing of “How to Train Your Dragon”. Of course, I chose dragon stories. It was a nice ending to the “A Midsummer Knight’s Read” theme we had going on here.

Oral Storytelling:“Book! Book! Book!” (This is a well-loved librarian anecdote about a chicken that comes into the library. One version, “The Well-Read Frog” can be found in Margaret Read MacDonald’s Three Minute Tales. There is also a picture book, Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss that expands this tale. This was not about dragons, but I often use it as a library introduction.)
Read-aloud #1: Me and My Dragon by David Biedrycki
Song/Fingerplay: Fun with Hands
Read-aloud #2: The Tale of Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash and Lynn Munsinger
Fingerplay: Open, Shut Them
Read-aloud #3: The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
Action Song: Let Everyone Clap Hands with Me

Afterwards, I handed out leftover summer reading activity sheets from the library.

Thanks,Gail Borden Public Library, for allowing me to volunteer this summer… and helping me keep up my mad librarian skills! 🙂

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