Book-Song-Rhyme

Collection

By: Alexis Gill

-Books-

Knuffle Bunny: A Case of Mistaken Identity

Title/Authors: Knuffle Bunny: A Case of Mistaken Identity by Mo Willems

Plot Summary: A sequel to Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale. Trixie brings her one-of-a-kind knuffle bunny to school only to realize that Sonja has the same exact knuffle bunny, the girls get into a fight over the issue, and both bunnies are taken up by the teacher. As school lets out, Trixie and Sonja get their bunnies back. Trixie realizes in the middle of the night that the knuffle bunny she brought home is not hers and indeed belongs to Sonja. The bunnies are exchanged by very tired parents and the girls become best friends as they both experienced a very "traumatic" event .

Connections: stuffed animals, argument, best friends, lost and found

Tech Info: This book is available in Hardcover, Paperback, and Audio Download

Commotion in the Ocean

Title/Authors: Commotion in the Ocean written by Giles Andreae and illustrated by David Wojtowycz.

Plot Summary: Children’s rhyming book (poem style) describing the different animals living in the ocean - crab, jellyfish, shark, whale, angelfish, as well as animals who live near the ocean such as penguins and polar bears.

Connections: Educates children about animals who live in and near the ocean.

Tech Info: This book is available in hardcover, paperback, and audio CD

Leonardo the Terrible Monster

Title/Authors: Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems

Plot Summary: Adorable children's story about a Monster named Leonardo who is not good at being a Monster as he is not scary at all. Leonardo wants to be a very scary monster so he looks for the most timid and fearful child to scare. He researches and finds Sam and he practices all kinds of ways to scare him. Finally, Leonardo attemps to scare Sam but comes to realize that Sam is not afraid of him, he simply just wants a friend to confide in. Leonardo soon finds that being a scary monster isn't all that its cracked up to be and that being a good friend to someone is a lot more rewarding.

Connections: monsters, friends

Tech Info: This book is available in Hardcover, Paperback, and Audio Download

David Gets in Trouble

Title/Authors: David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon

Plot Summary: David creates a lot of mischievous situations but nothing he does is ever his fault. No matter what he seems to always have an excuse for everything but he soon realizes that apologizing for his actions makes him feel a lot better.

Connections: trouble, accidents, saying "No!",excuses, taking responsibility, apologizing

Tech Info: This book is available in Hardcover, Paperback, Audio

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Title/Authors: Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Plot Summary: Harold uses his purple crayon to draw up his very own imagination. He draws a sidewalk, a moon, a mountain,a boat, water, a window, and whatever he has to draw in order to get back home safely. He continues to take a journey through his own drawings finally making it back home in his bed to go to sleep.

Connections: imagination, crayon, purple, night time, drawing, boats, water, window, landscape

Tech Info: This book is available in Paperback, Hardcover, Audio, Boardbook

Rumble in the Jungle

Title/Authors: “Rumble in the Jungle” Written by Giles Andreae and Illustrated by David Wojtowycz

Plot Summary: This book is a rhyming story about common animals that live in the jungle and gives a brief description about each animal.

Connections: Educates children about the different animals who live in the jungle

Tech Info: This book is available in hardcover, paperback, audio CD, and board book

The Giving Tree

Title/Authors: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Plot Summary: A children's story about the relationship between a boy and a tree. The tree gives anything and everything to the boy that she is able to give because she loves him and wants to make him happy. As he grows older he does not spend as much time with the tree as he did when he was younger and only comes to her when he needs something. The tree still continues to give when he needs something. To me, it portrays the (sad!) relationship between a son and a mother.

Connections: tree, unconditional love, giving

Tech Info: This book is available in Hardcover, Kindle, Paperback, Audio CD

Fox in Socks

Title/Authors: Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss

Plot Summary: Silly book about a Fox named Fox and a man named Knox who talk to each other through tongue twisting rhymes.

Connections: tongue twisters, rhyming

Tech Info: This book is available in Hardback, Kindle, Paperback, Audio Download, Audio CD, Boardbook

I Stink!

Title/Authors: I Stink! by Kate and Jim McMullan

Plot Summary: A garbage truck who comes out at night when everyone is asleep and eats everyone's garbage! Includes many sound effects of a garbage truck and alphabet garbage soup! Funny and sarcastic.

Connections: alphabet, comedy, garbage truck, sounds and actions of a vehicle

Tech Info: This book is available in Paperback, Hardback, Audio Download

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Title/Authors: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr.Seuss

Plot Summary: This is a simple and entertaining rhyming book that does not have an actual plot yet it educates children about colors, numbers, animals, emotions, and different kinds of people

Connections: rhyming, colors, numbers, animals, emotions, people

Tech Info: This book is available in Hardcover, Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook, Audio, Casette

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I'm A Little Teapot

Title/Author: I’m a Little Teapot or The Teapot Song/ George Harry Sanders and Clarence Kelley

Cited in: Sanders, G. H., & Kelley, C. (1939). I'm a Little Teapot. [CD]. Kelman Music Corporation.

http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/childrens/teapotmp3.htm

Recorded by: Kelman Music Corporation (1939)

Connections: rhyming, teapots, movement


I'm a little teapot, short and stout

Here is my handle (one hand on hip), here is my spout (other arm out straight)

When I get all steamed up, hear me shout

Just tip me over and pour me out! (As song ends, lean over and tip arm out like a spout.)

I'm a clever teapot, yes it's true

Here's an example of what I can do

I can change my handle to my spout (Switch arm positions and repeat tipping motion.)

Just tip me over and pour me out.

Paw-Paw Patch

Title/Author: Paw-Paw Patch

American Folk Song/Unknown Author

Cited in: http://www.kidsongs.com/lyrics/paw-paw-patch.html

Recorded by: Unknown

Connections: paw-paw (fruit) patch, children's names incorporated into song, some fingerplay (picking up paw paws, putting in pocket)


Where oh where is dear little (Child's Name)?
Where oh where is dear little (Childs Name)?
Where oh where is dear little (Child's Name)?
Way down yonder in the paw paw patch
Come on, kids, let’s go find her/him
Come on, kids, let’s go find her/him
Come on, kids, let’s go find her/him
Way down yonder in the paw paw patch
Pickin’ up paw paws,
Put ‘em in your pocket
Pickin’ up paw paws,
Put ‘em in your pocket
Pickin’ up paw paws,
Put ‘em in your pocket
Way down yonder in the paw paw patch


Apples and Bananas

Title/Author: Apples and Bananas/ Unknown Author

Cited in: http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/a008.html

Recorded by: Unknown

Connections: vowels, apples, bananas


I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas

Now change the vowel sound to A:

I like to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays
I like to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays

Now change the vowel sound to E:

I like to eat, eat, eat ee-ples and bee-nee-nees
I like to eat, eat, eat ee-ples and bee-nee-nees

Now change the vowel sound to I:

I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and bi-ni-nis
I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and bi-ni-nis

Now change the vowel sound to O:

like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos
I like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos

Tiny Tim the Turtle

Title/Author: Tiny Tim/ Unknown Author

Cited in: http://www.drjean.org/html/cds_f/silly_lyrics3.html

Recorded by: Unknown

Connections: turtle, bubbles, bathtub, soap, water, pop, finger play



I had a little Turtle, (put one hand over the other and spin thumbs forward-making an “awkward turtle”)
His name was Tiny Tim.
I put him in the bathtub, (Put hands down on floor)
To see if he could swim. (Pretend to swim)

He drank up all the water (Pretend to drink)
And ate up all the soap. (Pretend to gobble)
And now he's in bed, (Lay head on hands)
With a bubble in his throat.

Bubble, Bubble, Bubble, (Put hands together forming a bubble (circle) (Each time you say “Bubble”, spread out the bubble until hands are far apart)
Bubble, Bubble, Bubble,
Bubble, Bubble, Bubble
Bubble, PoP! (when you say “pop”, clap hands together!)


Another version

I had a little turtle, his name was tiny tim, I put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim. He drank up all the water, he ate up all the soap, he tried to eat the bathtub but it wouldn't go down his throat. At first I called I called the doctor, then I called the nurse then I called the lady with the alligator purse. Measles said the doctor, mumps said the nurse, chicken pox said the lady with the alligator purse. Out walked the doctor, out walked the nurse, out walked the lady with the alligator purse

Tiny Tim the Turtle

Baby Bumble Bee

Title/Author: Baby Bumble Bee/ Unknown

Cited in: http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/b002.html

Recorded by: Unknown

Connections: bumble bee, stinging, mommy, home, wiping, squishing, rhyming, fingerplay


I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Won't my mommy be so proud of me,
(Cup hands together as if holding bee)

I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Ouch! It stung me!
(Shake hands as if just stung)

I'm squishing up the baby bumblebee,
Won't my mommy be so proud of me,
('Squish' bee between palms of hands)

I'm squishing up a baby bumblebee,
Ooh! It's yucky!
(Open up hands to look at 'mess')

I'm wiping off the baby bumblebee,
Won't my mommy be so proud of me,
(Wipe hands off on shirt)

I'm wiping off the baby bumblebee,
Now my mommy won't be mad at me!
(Hold hands up to show they are clean)

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Humpty Dumpty

Title/Author: Humpty Dumpty~ English Nursery Rhyme/Mother Goose

Cited In: The Dorling Kindersley Book of Nursery Rhymes (2000)

Connections: eggs, walls, falling, rhyming, added finger play

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king's horses and all the king's men


Couldn't put Humpty together again.

London Bridge is Falling Down

Title/Author: London Bridge also known as My Fair Lady/

Cited In: (1744). London Bridge. On Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book. London: Mary Cooper.

Connections: London, bridges,


London bridge is falling down

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down,
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair Lady.

Build it up with wood and clay,
Wood and clay, wood and clay,
Build it up with wood and clay,
My fair Lady.

Wood and clay will wash away,
Wash away, wash away,
Wood and clay will wash away,
My fair Lady.

Build it up with bricks and mortar,
Bricks and mortar, bricks and mortar,
Build it up with bricks and mortar,
My fair Lady.

Bricks and mortar will not stay,
Will not stay, will not stay,
Bricks and mortar will not stay,
My fair Lady.

Build it up with iron and steel,
Iron and steel, iron and steel,
Build it up with iron and steel,
My fair Lady.

Iron and steel will bend and bow,
Bend and bow, bend and bow,
Iron and steel will bend and bow,
My fair Lady.

Build it up with silver and gold,
Silver and gold, silver and gold,
Build it up with silver and gold,
My fair Lady.

Silver and gold will be stolen away,
Stolen away, stolen away,
Silver and gold will be stolen away,
My fair Lady.

Set a man to watch all nigh,
Watch all night, watch all night,
Set a man to watch all night,
My fair Lady.

Suppose the man should fall asleep,
Fall asleep, fall asleep,
Suppose the man should fall asleep?
My fair Lady.

Give him a pipe to smoke all night,
Smoke all night, smoke all night,
Give him a pipe to smoke all night,
My fair Lady.

Warm Kitty

Title/Author: Warm Kitty/Edith Newlin

Cited In: Newlin, E. (1937). Warm Kitty. [Online sound recording]. Retrieved from https://treasuryislands.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/origins-warm-kitty/

Connections: kittens, purring, fur, rhyming, fingerplay


Warm kitty, soft kitty,
Little Ball of fur,
Sleepy kitty, happy kitty,
Purr, purr, purr.

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Hickory Dickory Dock

Title/Author: Hickory Dickory Dock/

Cited In: (1744). Hickory Dickory Dock. On Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book. London: Mary Cooper.

Connections: mouse, clock, time, direction (up, down) rhyming


Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck two
And down he flew,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck three
And he did flee,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck four,
He hit the floor,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck five,
The mouse took a dive,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck six,
That mouse, he split,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck seven,
8, 9, 10, 11,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
As twelve bells rang,
The mousie sprang,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
"Why scamper?" asked the clock,
"You scare me so
I have to go!
Hickory Dickory dock."

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Title/Author: Hickory Dickory Dock/Author Unknown

Cited In: (1744). Baa Baa Black Sheep. On Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book. London: Mary Cooper.

Connections: sheep, wool, numbers, rhyming


Baa, baa, black sheep,Have you any wool?

Yes, sir, yes, sir,

Three bags full;

One for the master,

And one for the dame,

And one for the little boy

Who lives down the lane