I'm a big fan of using flannel boards to add dimension and interest to otherwise too-long picture books during story time. I was a big fan of K's version of Little Mouse's First Spring at Storytime ABCs and couldn't wait to try my hand at Lauren Thompson's summer entry in the Little Mouse series. It went over reallllly well, and I can't wait to try flannelizing some of Little Mouse's other firsts.
When Mouse and Minka go out on a summer day they discover...
Juicy, red watermelon
bold, black ants
Bright, blue sky
An orange kite (Don't let go!)
Crumbly white bread that flips over to reveal... an open-faced peanut butter and jelly sandwich
(I took some liberties with this one)
Put it all together and Mouse and Minka say "Hooray for summer!"