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Sugar Sweet Storytime

And Sunday Storytime is back in 2012! To start off the new year, I selected books to indulge everyone’s sweet tooth reading books about deserts that are sugary treats!

Sugar Sweet Storytime Lineup:

Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake by Michael B. Kaplan, illustrated by Stephane Jorisch

After trying chocolate cake for the first time, Betty Bunny declares she loves chocolate cake so much she wants to marry it.

I put in an order request this book in early December because it looked so cute and a nice fit for storytime. When it came into the library, I was a little concerned by the length but it ended up being a perfect read for the kids. Easily their favorite book. And last week Betty Bunny was named one of the New York Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing: Children’s Books 2011!

Five Little Cookies Flannel Board

by Everything Preschool, Adapted by Yours Truly

Five little cookies, With frosting galore.
(Child’s Name) ate the blue one, then there were four.
Four little cookies, Two and two you see
(Child’s Name) ate the green one, then there were three.
Three little cookies, But before I knew,
(Child’s Name) ate the pink one, then there were two.
Two little cookies, Oh what fun,
(Child’s Name) ate the white one, then there was one
One little cookie, We’re almost done,
(Child’s Name) ate the last one, then there was none!

I forgot to take a picture of the flannel cookies I made from felt, but essentially they were brown circles with the coordinating frosting for the rhyme. I took each one down as a child “ate” it. I picked a different storytimer for each cookie.

Maisy Bakes a Cake by Lucy Cousins

The younger kids love Maisy. It’s a fun popup book about baking.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond

A classic.

A Birthday for Cow by Jan Thomas

I’ve read Jan Thomas for storytime before and the kids loved her book, so why not do more? It’s a LBD favorite to boot!

Little Mouse and the Big Cupcake by Thomas Taylor, illustrated by Jill Barton

This is a good read-aloud book for all ages and also a good segue into our….

Sugar Sweet Storytime Craft:

Going into the New Year I didn’t want to a craft that took too much preptime but could also be an easy crowd pleaser.

So, we decorated cupcakes.

Didn’t even go through the trouble of making them from scratch. Just a couple boxes of white cake mix and homemade buttercream frosting.

It’s going to be a good year.

And since, once again, I had a variety of great books to choose from…

Here’s a list of honorable mention books that didn’t quite make it into this storytime, but are great reads:

Mr. Cookie Baker by Monica Wellington

Cat’s Cake by Richard Fowler

Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Jane Dyer

Cupcake by Charise Mericle Harper

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond

Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Jen Corace

Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Marcellus Hall



image sources: betty bunny, maisy, give a mouse a cookie, birthday for cow, little mouse

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