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 Spain; for a craft project, make tissue paper flowers to accompany The Story of Ferdinand: www.sunlitpages.com/2013/04/aarons-preschool-story-of-ferdinand.html .
Dios, Olga de. Searching. Serch travels with his head down and misses all the interesting things around him in this “search and find” story from Spain.
Kimmel, Eric A. Medio Pollito: A Spanish Tale. A one-legged chick travels to Madrid to meet the king.
Leaf, Munro. The Story of Ferdinand. A bull prefers smelling flowers to bull fighting.
Martins, Isabel Minhos. Little Lamb, Have You Any Wool? Originally published in Spain, this variation on the rhyme “Baa Baa Black Sheep” involves a boy who makes clothes from his sheep’s wool but realizes now the sheep is cold.
Sierra, Judy. The Beautiful Butterfly: A Folktale from Spain. A butterfly mourns her husband after he is swallowed by a fish, but the king reunites the two.
Witte, Anna. Lola’s Fandango. Lola feels overshadowed by her talented older sister until she finds some dancing shoes and learns the traditional Spanish dance the Fandango.