Friday, May 31, 2013

Shark Attack on Flannel Friday!

Lovin' this SHARK!

I absolutely never expected to love "the shark".  And now I think I need another shark! A bigger shark to scare this shark!  To eat this shark?  Or maybe I need the shark puppet!  Oh yea!

28 years in children's services, 600 ga-zillion books, 40 tra-million story times ...but maybe only two... or three shark books.  I know, honestly, I know, the shark books are popular.  But they always creep me out.  I found myself on the island of St Croix the summer after Jaws was released.  The romantic island honeymoon - great idea - but I was on Shark Alert the entire time!  Life changing movie!  

Here's the home of the shark idea and all the best shark books.  Click the link, really!   Making the shark in felt changed things up for me.  He's not so threatening.  He actually makes me smile. He encourages some inner menace...yes,  I want to be menacing!  Oh, these poor little fish have no idea...stay away from the SHARK!!

Rebecca from Sturdy for Common Things (see above shark idea link) has a great song to go along with this flannel set.  Looks like she linked it from here at the Canton Public Library in Michigan.  

Five Little Fishes

(Tune: 5 Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree)
Five little fishes, Swimming in the sea.
Teasing Mr. Shark, You can`t catch me.
Along comes Mr. Shark, as quiet as can be...and... sssnap!
(Repeat with:)
Four little fishes, etc..

Oh my goodness I love these guys!!

I can't sign off on the shark theme without linking to a snappy, funny YouTube video of Johnny Only singing Baby Shark!  And now it's confirmed - I need three sharks.  Uh-huh, baby shark, momma shark and daddy shark. Hmmm, I think we may be digging for shark teeth in some sand at the library this summer.  Just look at those teeth!  

Dig into reading at your library this summer!

P.S. (Piper Script) I love to dig!! 


  1. I love the shark! He is cute in a 'I'm going to eat you' sort of way! Baby shark is always a hit, but I never thought to put up sharks as we did it - thank for sharing!

    1. I am thinking sharks for all the kiddos to put on the flannel board! Small, medium and large. Just may have to stop for grey flannel today!

  2. The angry eyebrows on your shark are awesome!


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