Books That Invite Participation

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.
Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.

Fortunately by Remy Charlip
Good and bad luck accompany Ned from New York to Florida on his way to a surprise party.

Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo.

Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino
A young llama asks his friends if their mamas are llamas and finds out, in rhyme, that their mothers are other types of animals.

The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel
A young girl names all the clothes that she must wear to play in the snow.

Jesse Bear What Will You Wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom
Rhymed text and illustrations describe Jesse Bear's activities from morning to bedtime.

Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan
A cumulative tale in which a frog tries to catch a fly without getting caught itself.

Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone
The little red hen finds none of her lazy friends willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour, but all are eager to eat the cake she makes from it.

Magic Hat by Mem Fox
A wizard's hat blows into town, changing people into different animals when it lands on their heads.

Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
How can an old man and his wife select one cat from a choice of millions and trillions?

My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman
An entertaining counting/rhyming story about a little sister who has no problem eating one hare, two snakes, and three ants, but when she gets to ten peas, she throws up quite a mess.

Napping House by Audrey Wood
In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion, with just one bite.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a large quantity of food, forms a cocoon around himself, goes to sleep and wakes up a butterfly.

What Baby Wants by Phyllis Root
Various family members try to stop baby from crying, but only his brother figures out what he really wants.

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