Books for Preschoolers on Friday, Nov. 4 and Monday, Nov. 7

I celebrated my birthday last week, so I decided to extend the festivities with a storytime about birthdays, cake, parties, and other festivities.

Image of itemWe started things off with If You Give a Pig a Party. This installment in the “If You Give…” series features an enthusiastic pig who gets carried away with her party planning.

Image of itemI shared two books by author/illustrator Jan Thomas last week, and they were so popular that I decided to throw in another. This week we read A Birthday for Cow. Pig and Mouse are busy baking a cake for Cow’s birthday, but Duck is certain that the celebration should also include a turnip. Pig and Mouse try to explain that turnips are not typical birthday fare, but Duck doesn’t listen.

Image of itemChildren tend to think the presents are the most exciting part of a birthday, so our next book was The Magic Box. When Eva unwraps this birthday present, she finds that the box does not contain a gift. Instead, it is the gift, and when she climbs inside she becomes a master magician!

Image of itemOur last book was I Am Invited to a Party!, part of the popular Elephant and Piggie series. Piggie is thrilled to be invited to a party, and asks Gerald the elephant to go with her. As always, Gerald frets about the details and won’t rest until he is sure he and Piggie are thoroughly prepared.