Brazil Over the next several months, we will be updating our Storytime themes on various countries around the world. The 2020 CLSP Reads summer reading theme “Imagine Your Story” will focus on fairy tales and myths from all cultures, so having storytimes on countries can go along with that theme. Of course, focusing on countries is good anytime, as a way to celebrate the wide variety of people in the United States who immigrated from somewhere else. This month, we will celebrate Brazil; for a craft project, make Carnival masks or maracas, using paper plates: https://happybrownhouse.com/paper-plate-carnival-masks/#_a5y_p=4916544 or www.scribbleblog.com/shake-your-maracas/.
Button, Joshua. Steve Goes to Carnival. Steve, the gorilla in the Rio de Janeiro zoo, escapes one night to enjoy the merriment of Carnival.
Carle, Eric. Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth. Animals of the rain forest ask the sloth why he moves so slowly; with repetition to engage the storytime audience.
Crespo, Ana. The Sock Thief. Felipe borrows neighborhood socks drying on the line to make a substitute soccer ball.
DeSpain, Pleasant. The Dancing Turtle. A turtle uses her wits and her flute to escape a hunter who has trapped her.
Mena, Pato. The Perfect Siesta. Several animals fall asleep in the heat of the afternoon jungle; with repetition and great artwork that involves the audience.
Mitchell, Susan K. The Rainforest Grew All Around. A cumulative tale of the plants and animals of the rainforest.
Van Laan, Nancy. So Say the Little Monkeys. In this rhyming indigenous folktale, monkeys need shelter from the rain. Filled with onomatopoeia.
Witte, Anna. The Parrot Tico Tango. In this cumulative tale, a parrot takes fruit from various animals in the rain forest.