Listen to Judy Collins sing “An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”
A Sick Day for Amos McGee - (ISBN: 978-1596434028)
by Philip Christian Stead
When the elderly Amos, a worker at the local zoo, fails to show up to care for his daily charges, an elephant, tortoise, penguin, rhinoceros, and owl, they take his usual bus trip in reverse and come to care for him. Each offers a special kind of caring as they help him get back to normal. What can each member of your family do to comfort the others when they are under the weather?
Boo Hoo Bird - (ISBN: 978-0545065702)
by Jeremy Tankard
After a sudden blow to the head, Bird is inconsolable -- despite his friends’ efforts to comfort him. Is Bird really hurt that badly, or is he enjoying the role of the injured? Talk about how long he should cry if the injury is not all that serious.
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly - (ISBN: 978-0316931274)
by Mary Ann Hoberman
This rhymed verse or song, loved for many generations, challenges credibility as the lady swallows larger and larger objects. Will she really die? Enjoy this lighthearted version of an easy-to-remember circle story. Children will soon be singing and chanting along with reading.
Itchy, Itchy Chicken Pox - (ISBN: 978-0590449489)
by Grace MacCarone
This very simple, rhyming text offers comfort to families with children suffering from chicken pox. After a few reads, your sons and daughters will be able to join in as you go through its pages.
Little Flower - (ISBN: 978-0805064803)
by Gloria Rand
Little Flower, a pot-bellied pig, loves to play “dead.” One day her owner falls, and Little Flower must find help for her. This resourceful pig manages to attract the attention of some community members who help the woman to the hospital. After the woman recovers, the entire family begins to see Little Flower in a different, more positive way.
The Lady with the Alligator Purse - (ISBN: 978-0316931366)
by Nadine Bernard Westcott
Enjoy this ridiculous saga about what to do when your baby swallows his own bath water and even tries to eat the tub. When mother calls for medical help, she finally resorts to asking the lady with the reptile handbag! What brings the baby back to normal?