Emma Dodd!

The Plan



Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
Foxy by Emma Dodd
I Love Bugs by Emma Dodd
I Love My Mommy by Giles Andreae

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Pretty Ladybugs”(Sung to: “The Muffin Man”)
Ladybug has 1 black spot,
1 black spot, 1 black spot;
Ladybug has 1 black spot,
Pretty ladybug!
Continue until there are 6 spots.
Credit: Preschool Education

Fingerplay: “Five Little Puppies”
Five little puppies were playing in the sun. (Hold up hand, fingers extended.)
This one saw a rabbit, and he began to run. (Bend first finger.)
This one saw a butterfly, and he began to race. (Bend second finger.)
This one saw a pussycat, and he began to chase. (Bend third finger.)
This one tried to catch his tail, and he went round & round. (Bend fourth finger.)
This one was so quiet, he never made a sound. (Bend thumb.)
Credit: Perry Public Library

Puppet Rhyme: “Bumble Bee”
Bumblebee, bumblebee, landing on my nose.
Bumblebee, bumblebee, now he’s on my toes.
On my arms, on my legs, on my elbows.
Bumblebee, bumblebee he lands and then he goes.
Credit: Mrs. Jones – Insects


Since coloring sheets have gone over so well at the daycare, I’ve decided to go ahead and keep using them. The teachers love the sheets and the practice the kids get with holding crayons.

How It Went

I love Emma Dodd and so do my kids! I did this storytime right around Mother’s Day which is why I went with “I Love My Mommy” instead of “I Love My Daddy.” But as awesome as all Emma Dodd books are…hands down, “Dog’s Colorful Day” wins every time. My kids know that book’s spine and if they see it in my pile, it’s likely that I’ll hear about it before I get to it.

4 comments on “Emma Dodd!

  1. Lisa Jenn Bigelow
    November 11, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    Ha, I’m reading Dog’s Colorful Day (and doing a matching craft — sticking colored dot stickers to Dog) in storytime this morning! Hooray for Dog!

    • Katie
      November 14, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

      Dog is the best!

  2. aplchildren
    November 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    I just did Dog’s Colorful Day last week – with a brand new flannelboard! The kids always love it, and I never get tired of him either. Our theme last week was colors, but the kids launched into an impromptu lesson in counting in Spanish too!

    • Katie
      November 14, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

      Congrats on the new flannelboard! My kids love Dog, too, and often ask if I’ve brought him.

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