Δευτέρα, 17 Οκτωβρίου 2011

Trick or treat, pounding feet, wretched witches roam the street!

Στο Play & Learn κάνουμε γνωστές συνήθειες και έθιμα από όλo τον κόσμο στα παιδιά και στις οικογένειές τους. Η πρώτη διαπολιστισμική μας εκδήλωση είναι το Halloween. Tα παιδιά θα χορέψουν με τα αποκριάτικά τους, θα φτιάξουμε τρελά Ηalloween crafts και θα φάμε απίστευτα Halloween snacks! 

Εδώ σας παραθέτουμε Halloween βιβλία κατάλληλα για την προσχολική ηλικία:
Big Pumpkin
Big Pumpkin
By: Erica Silverman
Illustrated by: S. D. Schindler
Age Level: 3-6
The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever, and now she wants to make herself a pumpkin pie for Halloween. But the pumpkin is so big she can't get it off the vine. 


Hoodwinked
Hoodwinked
By: Arthur Howard
Age Level: 3-6
Mitzi is a witch who likes creepy things. So when she decides to get a pet, she wants the creepiest pet possible. But the bats she tries are too batty, the toad does nothing but eat bugs, and the warthogs . . . well, that’s a whole other story. Mitzi is in despair. She wants a creepy pet that is fun—and that will share her secrets. It seems too much to hope for, until one rainy night when something unexpected scratches on her door. . . . With gentle humor and a touch of magic, Arthur Howard reveals how true friendship sometimes turns up in the most surprising places. 

Pumpkin Eye
Pumpkin Eye
By: Denise Fleming
Age Level: 3-6
All the glorious, spooky, swoopy delights of Halloween congregate on one street for one perfectly bone-chilling night in Caldecott Honor artist Denise Fleming's splendid Pumpkin Eye. Gorgeous, thick pulp paintings depict jack-o'-lanterns, bats, dragons, and toothless hags, while clever, memorable rhymes capture the very essence of Halloween: "Trick or treat, pounding feet, wretched witches roam the street." 

Pumpkin, Pumpkin
Pumpkin, Pumpkin
By: Jeanne Titherington
Age Level: 3-6
Realistic, colored pencil drawings and a straightforward text tell how Jamie plants a seed, watches a pumpkin grow, harvests it, and is sure to save a seed for the following year. The large format and bold typeface create a memorable book that can be read independently.

Sheep Trick or Treat
Sheep Trick or Treat
By: Nancy Shaw
Illustrated by: Margot Apple
Age Level: 3-6
What will happen when the sheep go trick-or-treating? Could there be wolves lurking in the woods, hoping to waylay them as they return home with their bags full of goodies? In crisp verse and whimsically eerie pictures, Nancy Shaw and Margot Apple tell the lively story of a remarkable Halloween adventure. Simple sentences, rhyming text, and a humorous tone make this the perfect treat for beginning readers. 


The Biggest Pumpkin Ever
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever
By: Steven Kroll
Illustrated by: Jeni Bassett
Age Level: 3-6
When two mice fall in love with the same pumpkin, it gets twice as much care! With one mouse taking care of it by day, and another taking care of it by night, it soon becomes the biggest pumpkin ever. They discover what is happening one night and decide to work together to enter their pumpkin in a contest.
 
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
By: Linda Williams
Illustrated by: Megan Lloyd
Age Level: 3-6
On her way home one windy autumn night, a fearless old lady notices a pair of shoes following her (clomp clomp!). Then she sees and hears the pants, shirt, and the rest of the outfit, but she’s not afraid - that is until she sees a large pumpkin head! The little old woman who wasn’t afraid of anything is also a very good runner – and run she does to the safety of her own home. This engaging story, based in traditional literature, is illustrated with crisp, humorous illustrations and encourages listener participation.
 

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