PJ Storytime: Dinosaurs

There’s no shortage of dinosaurs books in the library, but some great new ones grabbed my attention this past year.

I also finally found the time to create a flannel I’ve been thinking about for the longest time. I’ve always thought that the book “Shape by Shape” would be fun as a flannel but there were a few logistical issues that I had to overcome. I finally had success and started out the storytime with the flannel adaptation.

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Flannel: Shape By Shape

Ever since I first saw the book Shape By Shape by Suse MacDonald I thought, “This should be a flannel story!” The way the pages reveal the dinosaur didn’t translate perfectly onto felt, so it did require some adaptation.

I finally put my mind to it and it turned out great (I think). Unlike the times I’ve used the story book, the kids did not guess right away what it was. I always felt that the cover gave it away.


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