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Share a Story: Gray Storytime

If you missed our Gray Storytime this week, don't be blue. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to inspire a colorful storytime that you can do at home. 

From Storytime

My body is tough and gray by Joyce L Markovics

Similar to the Guess What series, this book offers a series of clues for the reader to solve.

I dream of an elephant by Ami Rubinger

Elephants of many colors are described in couplets that invite the reader to complete the rhyme using color-themed clues.


Baby Shark (song)

This song is great fun, but you might remember it as being a little grim, as some campfire songs tend to be. Try the first version demonstrated in this video by Jbrary if you're looking for a more cheerful ending.

This is fun! [sound recording] by Caspar Babypants

Caspar Babypants (a.k.a. Chris Ballew, lead singer of the Seattle-based band Presidents of the United States of America) captures children and adults with his light, airy folk music that will make you happy and want to get up and dance. Our parachute song this week was "It's Gonna Rain," a great song to lift you out of a gray mood.

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

Except the color grey by Arlene Alda

Photographs and simple text introduce colors, including red, blue, yellow, and others (like grey).

An illustrated collection of poems by various authors that describes the different types of rainy days. The poem "November Rain" would be a good one for a gray kind of rainy day.

While spending a lovely day with his mother, a young elephant named Little Gray imagines that when he grows older, his mother will grow younger and he will care for her as his calf.

A little longer of a story, but follows a gray whale along her migration journey over the course of a year.