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GO TO SLEEP GECKO retold by Margaret Read MacDonald. By comparison, here’s my version told as part of the World Water Day / World Storytelling Day celebration in 2011.
For a very famous person indeed reading this book to a very lively group of young children, (not me!) do check out the KidsRead 10th Anniversary celebration!!
A BIG QUIET HOUSE retold by Heather Forest. I’m a fan of her books , especially WISDOM TALES and WONDER TALES. This story has many variants and is often called The Crowded House - as Fran Stallings does here on her CD, Travelling Tales Vol 1 (track 2)
THE LION AND THE MOUSE retold by Jerry Pinkney.
This is a wonderful WORDLESS BOOK and I spend some time at the start talking about how to use such a book with a child - how you can get kids to supply the text. Other great wordless books in the KidsRead catalogue: Chalk, The Window, Flood.
CHRYSANTHEMUM by Kevin Henkes.
Not an easy book to share with a group (and do warm up your lips/tongue so you’re not tripping over chry-san-the-mum!) But a delightful story for sure.