Trickster Tales Storytimes @ HRL

Trickster Picture Books to Share: 

You can find these books and more in our catalog under the tag: #trickstertales

Tricksters and Riddles Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays to Share:

Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree
Five little monkeys sitting in a tree
Teasing Mr Alligator, “Can’t catch me!”
Along comes Alligator, mouth open wide–
Snap! A little monkey deep inside.
Four, three, two, one…

She sailed away
On a sunny summer day,
On the back of a crocodile.

“You see,” said she,
“He’s as tame as he can be,
I’ll ride him down the Nile.”

Well, the croc winked his eye
As she waved them all goodbye,
Wearing a happy smile.

At the end of the ride,
The lady was inside,
And the smile
Was on the crocodile!

Eensy weensy spider
Eensy weensy spider
Went up the water spout

(‘Climb’ up arm)
Down came the rain

(Wiggle fingers down from head to waist)
And washed the spider out

(Throw arms to sides)
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain

(Raise hands above head, make circle for sun)
Now the eensy weensy spider
Went up the spout again.

The Riddle Song
I gave my love a cherry
That had no stone
I gave my love a chicken
That had no bone
I told my love a story
That had no end
I gave my love a baby
With no crying.

How can there be a cherry
That has no stone?
And how can there be a chicken
That has no bone?
And how can there be a story
That has no end?
And how can there be a baby
With no crying?

A cherry when it’s blooming
It has no stone
A chicken when in the shell**
It has no bone
The story of how I love you
It has no end
A baby when it’s sleeping
It’s no crying.

Join us for storytime at one of our Handley Regional Library Branches this week!

Check the calendar for the dates and times of storytimes at your local branch library.


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