But, of all the scary things out there, the scariest thing I was ever scared of as a kids was . . . THE LIBRARIAN!
Yes. The Librarian.
I knew she knew I had a fine and she, in her all-knowing way she had, she also knew I didn't have a single penny to pay that .10 cent fine and because of that fine, I would not be allowed to check out a book. Not a single solitary book. . . anyway . . . Speaking of scary Librarians, the children at Sunrise Elementary School also had a problem,
The Library Dragon by Carmen Deedy OPL Link Whew, I'm so glad she turned out to be nice after all. I'm sure my librarian might have been nice after all, but I was too scared to ever find out. That is why I, as a librarian, am determined to never ever be a scary librarian!
Now, there are a few things that do scare us librarians - - -
(refer to the Rules as posted in Miss Lotty's New Kid Friendly Library)
Now that all of you kids know how to take care of your library books, and you also know how to check hurt books into the book hospital--I can trust you with the most fragile of all of our books-- POP-UP books like this one we saw earlier . . .
Wide Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner (at this point the kids need a movement break--add actions, repetitive phrases and the like to this telling) OPL Link
mmm, do I trust you all yet? Maybe? Maybe not ;)
(Let them opt for the flannel story, or the pop up, or even a telling with the puppets)
Once again, those flies need to really watch out, don't they? Not just for spiders, but frogs too! Oh, dear. We haven't talked about the scariest of the scary yet . . .
Monster Mama by Liz Rosenberg ( I know I turn into a Monster Mama after a certain time late at night!) OPL Link
Ah, but those are just stories. Right? I mean, as one of my favorite storytellers Bill Harley says, there are a lot of kids that think they have a monster that lives under their bed. But, really, it's just their imagination.
. . . except for Alicia, now Alicia really had a monster that lived under her bed . . .
Black socks, they never get dirty, the longer you wear them the stronger they get!
Now run on home, check under your bed, make sure there are no monsters, no hairy heebly jeebly creatures, and most importantly, no dirty socks left to rot under your bed--for you never know, you might just get a stinky sock-loving creepy crawly or two that happen to love BLACK SOCKS!
Goodbye everybody and remember to check out lots of books!