Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Here We Go "Round the Mulberry Bush ( a going to school book) ...... Tuesday Book Look

Today's Book Look is Will Hillabrand's Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush.

Yesterday's Musical Monday featured the Mulberry Bush song. Today's book takes that same song and expands it into a fun, musically book about a pig's first day in school.

This rhyming story is set to the tune of "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush". It's the first day of school and little pig is scared. He can't quite get the hang of things at school and ends up making messes. When the other pigs go outside to play, he hides inside a mulberry bush. There he finds another little pig hiding also. Read the book to find out what happens next! (Hint - the two become friends)

 This is a great first day or week of school book to read to kids. After reading the book and learning the tune, the children can have fun playing the game (check the Musical Monday blog).

Other book related activities:

Nature: What is a Mulberry?

Art - I love this Mulberry Bush Rebus. Have your kids can make/draw their own rebus for the song.

Art -  Mulberry Bush Coloring Page

Creative Writing - The author of this book took a simple song and made it into a story while staying true to the song, more or less. Have your kids pick their favorite song or nursery rhyme and either add new lyrics or make up a story around the rhyme.

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